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MiniPigs10 Jan 2019 5:32 p.m. PST

I usually become some variation of colonel Sanders when I play the CSA.

Glengarry510 Jan 2019 5:48 p.m. PST

We started one game that way (at the behest of the Confederate commander) but that soon petered out as we concentrated on playing the game… :)

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 5:59 p.m. PST

Nah, it is not very much fun trying to talk like a Yankee…..

MiniPigs10 Jan 2019 6:04 p.m. PST

Not even like Thurston Howell III?

JCBJCB10 Jan 2019 6:35 p.m. PST

No, but I absolutely make "battle noises" (shooting, artillery, explosions) when I paint. My Dad used to draw battle scenes with me on large posterboards on Friday nights, and made "sound effects" like that. I guess I took up the habit.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 6:35 p.m. PST

"Not even like Thurston Howell III?"

Now that made me laugh!!

DJCoaltrain10 Jan 2019 6:38 p.m. PST

I can do a few accents, but I don't. Because – respect.

Winston Smith10 Jan 2019 6:53 p.m. PST

I have a natural Yankee accent.
But when I'm a Reb, I sound like Foghorn Leghorn.

MiniPigs10 Jan 2019 8:23 p.m. PST

I often speak like Mr Bent, Upperclassman at the Academy from the 1980s series "North and South"

"Suh, you are sorriest excuse for a solduh I have evuh seen, suh"

YouTube link

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 9:06 p.m. PST

Accents are mandatory in most games.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 1:09 a.m. PST

People tell me I could be mistaken for a native Virginian if I didn't sound like a complete foreigner.

advocate11 Jan 2019 1:21 a.m. PST

Mummerset. Or is this about a different civil war…

Mr Elmo11 Jan 2019 1:45 a.m. PST

Absolutely. Esteemed gentlemen it is important we fight this war of Northern Agression and protect our beloved State.

Is there any sweet tea left?

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 2:27 a.m. PST


23rdFusilier11 Jan 2019 4:13 a.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 5:15 a.m. PST

The odd affected phrase but generally no

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 7:18 a.m. PST

Hehe… living here in Northwest Georgia, we always have Civil War accents!

Bill N11 Jan 2019 8:11 a.m. PST

Like John I make battle noises, but usually on solo games.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

I do, much to all who hear's dismay!

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 11:34 a.m. PST

Certainly not. I'm English.

DJCoaltrain11 Jan 2019 11:48 a.m. PST

I don't have an accent, but if I'm visiting back home for more than three days I sound like a Hillbilly. And, I start talking Cincinnati. Took me years to lose both accents and I don't want either back. firetruck

MiniPigs11 Jan 2019 12:28 p.m. PST


I am sorry to hear that. Then you have your own issues. :)

Actually when I play the British I tend to talk like Terry-Thomas.

But in ACW games, I like to sing songs like Dixie or When Johnny Comes Marching Home but replacing all the lyrics with "Blah-blahs"

Bob Hume11 Jan 2019 1:06 p.m. PST

No, but we certainly do Monty Python when playing colonials.

ScottS11 Jan 2019 1:19 p.m. PST

I have been known to talk like Christopher Walken as noted Civil War hero Col. E. Angus.

Trajanus11 Jan 2019 2:48 p.m. PST

Depends how much Bourbon I've had at the time!

EJNashIII11 Jan 2019 4:33 p.m. PST

I'm from Maryland. I already sound like either side.

ACW Gamer12 Jan 2019 6:05 a.m. PST

This reminds me of a comedian's bit about getting your butt kicked "Texas style."

He said when you go to Vermont they don't say "put on this sweater vest and prepare for a thrashing, Vermont style."

FlyXwire12 Jan 2019 7:07 a.m. PST

All the time and we figure we can just talk R-E-A-L S-L-O-W too, and come pretty close to them Rebs. ;)

Actually, my wife is from Mississippi, and I used to say she turned one syllable words into two……now after 20 years of marriage, I can't tell the difference anymore!

john snelling12 Jan 2019 8:04 a.m. PST

I do not need to pretend. Born on the outskirts of Philly. One fore father from Switzerland fought for the North, I would disgrace myself trying to do his accent.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 7:17 p.m. PST

Hmmmm….living in rural North Carolina does lend a certain
'air' to one's accent…

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 9:00 a.m. PST

Always wondered. What did a Rebel Yell really sound like? I get grief from my sons cos I do this YEEHAW thing, which they insist is nothing like what the few recordings of very elderly veterans suggest.

I would have been in the Irish Brigade anyway and fortunately my job would have been amputations and extraction of chunks of metal.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 9:01 a.m. PST

Always wondered. What did a Rebel Yell really sound like? I get grief from my sons cos I do this YEEHAW thing, which they insist is nothing like what the few recordings of very elderly veterans suggest.

I would have been in the Irish Brigade anyway.

MiniPigs16 Jan 2019 10:44 a.m. PST

The Rebel Yell sounds like a cat with a chili pepper up its choco hole.

YouTube link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 12:30 p.m. PST

What an amazing resource this film is.

Now I know why my two younger lads give me grief for my YEE-HAW Rebel yell. My eldest son always knew I was a total loser.

How much respect must you have for any country that allows rebels to associate in groups, over 70 years later, in a uniform that marked what could have been seen as treasonous? OK I know the Southern Cross is now, these days, less PC (more I read about the War Between the States, more I understand that, but it was history….)

Great posting. Now I will stick to Napoleonics!

MiniPigs23 Jan 2019 2:10 p.m. PST


About treason and the South during the Civil War.

It may help you and all of us to remember that that was their war, not ours.

huevans01123 Jan 2019 3:11 p.m. PST

Absolutely. And they tell me that my Welsh/Canadian/Virginia accent is pretty spectacular!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2019 3:09 a.m. PST

Sorry I was not clearer.

I meant how much respect I do have for this attitude that allowed folk to once more, decades later, dress as former rebels.

Reading my first message again suggested the reverse as I had asked a rhetorical question!

AICUSV26 Jan 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

Here in the US we put up monuments to those who try to over throw the government.

Personal logo Choctaw Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2019 11:56 a.m. PST

I'll stay on task unlike some of you. My faux Massachusetts accent is completely ruined by my Texas twang.

GROSSMAN30 May 2019 12:15 p.m. PST

No, and I don't feel safe around people who do…

arthur181530 May 2019 12:31 p.m. PST

AICUSV, so do we in Britain: there's a statue of Oliver Cromwell right outside the Houses of Parliament.

Lee49430 May 2019 3:11 p.m. PST

Yes. Absolutely. I try and talk like an American. Cheers!

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