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29 Jun 2020 9:50 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Jun 2020 9:42 p.m. PST

We asked you to decide – TMP link

Favorite Miniatures Euphemism?

11% said "Got wood for sheep?"
5% said "Mind if my unit interpenetrates your unit?"]
4% said "I think it's your activation phase (wink)"

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 7:48 a.m. PST

You know, just having that poll was a lot more embarrassing for miniature wargaming than anything the Outraged People are going to say about Colonial or WWII gaming.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

Agree!! That's why I was one of the 49% that voted "This is ridiculous."


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 11:53 a.m. PST

But somehow neither that nor "not my cup of tea" at 11% show up here. For that matter "none of these" was at 9%. We're at Stalin time here: it's not who votes, but who counts the votes.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Jun 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

You're free to sum up the polls any way you want, Robert. grin I thought the relevant info was which of the five finalists got the most votes.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 1:50 p.m. PST

Five Finalists?
That would be, in order:
1st Place: This is Ridiculous 49%
2nd & 3rd (tie): Wood for Sheep and Not my Cup of Tea (11%)
4th Place: None of These (9%)
5th Place: Interpenetration (5%)

It would appear that not many respondents think of miniature warfare as a Benny Hill routine. Along about next week, the usual suspects are going to suggest we give up winning and losing in order to attract more women to "the hobby." Giving up this sort of thing might be more to the point.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 2:32 p.m. PST

I thought this was about Settlers of Catan and using minis for the game…


von Schwartz30 Jun 2020 6:06 p.m. PST

Geeez….lighten up will ya? What are we coming to if we can't 'poke' a little fun at ourselfs.

Zephyr130 Jun 2020 8:54 p.m. PST

"2nd & 3rd (tie): Wood for Sheep and Not my Cup of Tea (11%)"

That can be easily combined into "Not My Cup of Sheep"…


GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2020 9:11 p.m. PST

Not my wooden cup of tea with sheep.

Syrinx001 Jul 2020 3:27 p.m. PST

Ridiculous for the win. But yet it wasn't mentioned.

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