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25 Jun 2020 10:42 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Jun 2020 10:42 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Does miniature wargaming count as a 'martial art'?

(Videogames may qualify for future Olympics as a martial art.)

71% said "no, wargaming is not a martial art"
3% said "yes, wargaming is a martial art"

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 2:56 a.m. PST

Probably more of a marital art?

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 6:36 a.m. PST

Well this thread gave me a wonderful idea for my next Gunfighter's Ball scenario. The town will have a new lawman; "Marshal Art". (Artimus Wang-Chung).

One must find humor where ever it may come from or else we all lose!

Thanks, Fellahs!

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 9:07 a.m. PST

Running a Napoleonic game at a Detroit Con with over 1000 15mm figures on the table. One of the many players rolled badly and slammed his fist onto the table. The scene is ever embedded in my brain as almost every figure on the table jumped up into the air a good 8 inches, crashing down in disarray.

Now that was some serious Kungfoo!

arthur181528 Jun 2020 2:06 a.m. PST

If wargaming was a 'martial art' wouldn't we have seen a film where Jackie Chan snatches up a battlemat from under the figures, entangles his opponent in it, hurls dice at him and finally overturns the entire table to make his escape?

Zephyr129 Jun 2020 9:50 p.m. PST

No, I think he would flip his opponent up in the air, to land on the pike blocks advancing across the table… ;-)

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