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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 9:51 p.m. PST


"Tabletop Wargaming is one of my hobbies. Episodically it becomes a huge part of my life where many many hours are absorbed with me reading new rules, playing games and the other aspect of it that is a major stress reliever for me – painting the miniatures.

For those not in the know, ‘wargaming' is a hobby started by the publication of Kreigspiel in 1811 although the modern games were really spawned from H.G. Wells' books Floor Games (1911) and Little Wars (1913). The idea is to have small (to scale)tin soldiers, tanks etc on a small table sized (and again to scale) battlefield. Historically this allowed you to recreate famous historical battles in miniature scale. The game is played out with a basic (in most cases) set of rules that dictate the sequence of turns and the ‘stats' for each model. Models move based on their movement stat – so for example a stat of 6 would allow a model to move 6cm's or inches pending on the game your playing. Shooting, fighting and so on are recreated with other model statistics and dice rolls (to add an element of randomness and ‘fog of war' to the game). Typically the winner has more surviving models at the end of the game – much like a real battle…"
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 5:09 a.m. PST

This person's school system should apologize to him at once, and offer free remedial courses. Say what you will for rules writers, they will sometimes include errata. Educators have no sense of shame.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 11:27 a.m. PST

What a shockingly blinkered and under-informed view of the hobby.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 11:54 a.m. PST



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