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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 6:50 a.m. PST

Do you ever regale your serried ranks of troops to improve morale and performance?

A Lot of Gaul06 Dec 2019 7:41 a.m. PST

My troops are made of metal, so they have tin ears.

Old Wolfman06 Dec 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

It's been known to happen.

Sundance06 Dec 2019 8:46 a.m. PST


Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 8:58 a.m. PST

I've used the carrot and the stick. Maybe I should try the dice…

Legion 406 Dec 2019 9:36 a.m. PST

Not since I got off active duty in '90 … old fart

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 9:51 a.m. PST

Not the troops, but I do give my dice a pep talk.

rustymusket06 Dec 2019 10:11 a.m. PST

I try to have a meaningful dialogue with them and show them how they are appreciated.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

Occasionally, but then I realise what I am doing and question my sanity!

evilgong06 Dec 2019 1:57 p.m. PST


Stryderg06 Dec 2019 2:06 p.m. PST

@ A Lot of Gaul
Good one!

Bismarck06 Dec 2019 2:08 p.m. PST

Thanks Bashytubits!

I have missed these so bad. Hope the move went well and great to have you back!


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 3:17 p.m. PST

Nope, I just threaten decimation, seems to work oK.

Legion 406 Dec 2019 3:22 p.m. PST

Hmmm ? That's a technique … evil grin

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 3:33 p.m. PST

Only in extreme circumstances. If you do it all the time they just tune you out.

14Bore06 Dec 2019 3:48 p.m. PST

More like 1/2 time pep talk but yeah.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 4:43 p.m. PST

No but I did find myself telling some new Celts that I had just finished painting and were going into battle tonight that,"You'll be going into battle and some of you will get killed but don't worry, you will come back to life to fight again another day." Then I thought to myself, "What am I talking to these toy soldiers for?" I did get up early this morning to see if any of them ran away over night.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 4:54 p.m. PST

I never have.

Yes you have.


Last game. Remember?

It would be crazy to talk to inanimate objects.

Hmmm…a bit like talking to yourself?

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 6:18 p.m. PST

No just my dice…be the Dice ..Love the Dice…

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 6:14 a.m. PST

Once or twice yes, when the going got tough and my Regular B Hoplite infantry needed to be reminded exactly who the real enemy were, those silly Persians in front of us or the Athenian fops supposedly holding our right flank!

bobspruster07 Dec 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

My guys get really irked when I put them on bases and they just tune me out. Prior to that, we get along well.

ChrisS194407 Dec 2019 9:23 a.m. PST

Absolutely…but like my children they never listen…..

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2019 3:22 p.m. PST

Nah, I'm an olde skool, tough love-type general, so no pep talks for them.

They do get summarily dressed down when not performing up to par though, as it should be.

redbanner414507 Dec 2019 5:32 p.m. PST

I criticize them very vocally if they don't perform up to my expectations.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2019 6:04 a.m. PST

Narratio, I can't believe you gave the Athenians the post of honor. Why not leave Alcibiades alone with your wife while you're at it?

14Bore08 Dec 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

I'm thinking my pep talks are not doing enough, how many %70 – 80 shots can you miss? I might need a professional motivation speaker to come by.

von Schwartz08 Dec 2019 6:20 p.m. PST

Occasionally, but then I realise what I am doing and question my sanity!

As do we all, Herky.

I don't give them a pep talk, but I play martial music as per their particular nationality.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2019 8:56 p.m. PST

Well Robert, you just HAD to go to Alcibiades, what a cad…

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