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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

…minority in the United States?.

"The West Coast would then be a much more prominent arena for politics in this country. Based on immigration trends of East Asians to this country, populations in West Coast cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacremento, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle would be dominated by Asian groups, similar to how cities in the South have a prominent African-American population. As their population being the dominant minority, the East Asian vote would be the most sought after vote in the nation, and unlike say the black vote, East Asia would most likely be a swing vote, as you would most likely have earlier generations of East Asian Americans coming over here from situations such as the end of WW2, Korean War that would be conservative and anti-communist, something of value to Republicans. But as Asian-prominent states such as California continues its shift as blue states, the younger generation will be more liberal and thus a potential cash cow for votes for the Democratic Party. Back in the 1990s, it was surveyed that asians were the only racial group more conservative than whites, but as the 2000s came along Asians voted more and more for Democrats. A dominant East Asian minority would cause shockwaves in politics for sure…."
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Tony S16 Aug 2019 3:12 p.m. PST

I just noticed that De Bellis Velitum, a set of ancient skirmish rules from Phil Barker, is for sale on Lulu. Anybody know about this?


Is this like the Horse, Foot and Guns fiasco – that is, a playtest copy of the rules? Or is it finished? I have an old copy of the playtest version of DBV that was on his website from years ago and would be a bit upset if the printed version is identical. Is the Lulu version now finished, or perhaps even includes elephants and chariot rules now?

The preview on Lulu didn't work for me.

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2019 3:50 p.m. PST


You can take a look at them here.


Tony S16 Aug 2019 5:53 p.m. PST

Thanks Mark, but that's the version I have from 1991. (Where does the time go?)

But I wondering if the printed Lulu book is the 1991 playtest edition, or a newer one, or – heavens forbid – the Lulu book is the finished version!

Have you yourself tried DBV in any version?

SpuriousMilius17 Aug 2019 7:59 a.m. PST

I, for one, welcomed my Chinese overlord (overlady, actually) 40 years ago.

Glengarry517 Aug 2019 5:32 p.m. PST

It would look a lot like Vancouver in Canada.

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