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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 4:44 p.m. PST

When the very nice person who won explains to you what you did wrong.
OK. Rub it in.

JSchutt07 Nov 2020 4:48 p.m. PST

Having to pack up the stuff that beat you….

USAFpilot07 Nov 2020 4:51 p.m. PST

Simply losing.

SBminisguy07 Nov 2020 4:53 p.m. PST

…the losing part…

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 4:54 p.m. PST

What John OFM said. Then they tell about what books to read,to help you understand,when really it came down to lucky die no I;m not bitter..LOL.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 4:54 p.m. PST

When the guy who won was the same guy who complained about
how bad he was doing through the first half of the game.

von Schwartz07 Nov 2020 5:06 p.m. PST


ChrisBrantley07 Nov 2020 5:26 p.m. PST

Having to put out good money buying all new dice.

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 5:29 p.m. PST

I'll take losing, if I could set the games/my armies/scenarios up.
Losing means I had a game with friends…usually.
Sometimes, when I sit at a table and the scenario is obviously lopsided- it can be annoying.
Playing someone I dislike is annoying- win or lose.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2020 5:30 p.m. PST

I lose 19 games out of 20. The group I play with is extremely intelligent & they don't make many mistakes. So I lose, clean up & come back next time. As the loses pile up eventually there is a win. Never a gimme, I earned it. Best kind of win.

Garand07 Nov 2020 5:56 p.m. PST

"I hate it when a plan doesn't come together…" – Hannibal


Inch High Guy07 Nov 2020 7:14 p.m. PST

Not learning from it.

Major B07 Nov 2020 8:52 p.m. PST

Having to count the silverware!

21eRegt07 Nov 2020 9:03 p.m. PST

Loaning my opponent the dice he used to whip me.

Stryderg07 Nov 2020 9:14 p.m. PST

The little victory dance my opponent does when he wins. Since I play solo, this is very disconcerting and a little embarrassing.

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Nov 2020 9:57 p.m. PST

Truth be told as I recall some of my most enjoyable games I remember the back and forth of the games or the banter among friends but for the life of me, I cannot recall whether I won or lost in many cases.

The reality of most games is that we are playing with toy soldiers or ships. The game is the thing of and by itself and the winning or losing a relatively unimportant secondary item and generally little remembered.

Short of making a mistake in choice of gaming companions, the outcome is secondary to the process.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 1:47 a.m. PST

Not learning from the experience (same as winning)

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 2:26 a.m. PST

When you have done nothing wrong and the dice make winning impossible!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 3:08 a.m. PST

When I can't figure out where I lost it. Hard to learn from those.

Brownand08 Nov 2020 4:40 a.m. PST

Thinking during the whole game that you will win as your army is better but when points are counted you have lost

Mike Mayes08 Nov 2020 4:52 a.m. PST

Making a huge blunder at the beginning of the game due to misunderstanding the rules, scenario, or bad luck; followed by slowly stumbling towards the inevitable.

Also, being beat by someone who complained all game about the unfairness of the rules, scenario or their luck.


Raynman Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 6:20 a.m. PST

If I had a good time, it doesn't matter to me if I lost.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 6:57 a.m. PST

Well, the gloating on the other side can be a little hard to taked

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Nov 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

When the guy who won was the same guy who complained about how bad he was doing through the first half of the game.

This. Plus.

When you thought you might not win, the concerns you were raising about iniquities in the game were important. After you win, those things are not only no longer important enough to invest effort to correct, but they obviously couldn't have affected your opponent.

Corporal Fagen08 Nov 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

Losing to a jerk

smithsco08 Nov 2020 3:50 p.m. PST

Losing to the same army every time because I won't financially invest at the same level.

Losing when you finally build your cheapo army in the right mixture and play the scenario literally perfectly so you slaughter the invincible army just for the opponent to rage quit and then come back and have a BS interpretation of a rule that allows one soldier to hurdle a nine man squad behind sandbags.

altfritz08 Nov 2020 4:25 p.m. PST

When it comes about because of some stupid thing somebody else in the game (but allegedly on your side) does but which effects your troops dramatically. Either misreading deployment, or orders, or giving the wrong unit numbers in Carnage and Glory, or anything like that.

Wargamer Blue08 Nov 2020 7:20 p.m. PST

Nothing. I'm just glad to have a game.

Colonel Bogey Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2020 3:25 a.m. PST

Not winning…

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2020 6:43 a.m. PST

Having to repair and re-paint the losing army after I've clobbered it with a ball peen hammer.


Mister Tibbles09 Nov 2020 4:34 p.m. PST

In my old gaming group, the loser had to pay for dinner. Guess who often had that privilege? Then I learned how to concentrate my artillery fire. ;-)

Sigwald10 Nov 2020 7:27 a.m. PST

For me it's a toss up between being driven before the enemy and the lamentations of the women folk.

Chuckaroobob11 Nov 2020 4:16 a.m. PST

Sign for the win!!

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2020 8:15 p.m. PST

What is this "losing" thing that you are discussing?


von Schwartz14 Nov 2020 5:36 p.m. PST

It gets really boring

Blackhorse MP20 Nov 2020 4:51 p.m. PST

Losing to an arch rival due to his never-ending ridiculously good dice rolls!

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