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JAFD2603 May 2023 3:19 a.m. PST

There is a discussion at

the Unofficial Lee Clatworthy Parody Account – @lrclatworthy

"If you had to pick one British person to swear allegiance to next Saturday, who would you pick?"

I put down "Phil Barker (author of _De Bellis Antiquitatis_)"

You may disagree, but you're wrong.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2023 5:30 a.m. PST

David Moyes

Bolingar03 May 2023 5:31 a.m. PST

I was born in Rhodesia in 1965 which means I grew up in an environment that rather downplayed the concept of allegiance to anyone British. Old reb, what can I say?

Prince Rupert of the Rhine03 May 2023 5:32 a.m. PST

To late I have a wife allegiance fully sworn going on 23 years now…😁

Marcus Brutus03 May 2023 5:53 a.m. PST

You must mean excommunicated JAF when you mentioned Phil Barker's name. That man has caused more arguments in the world of wargaming than any of us can imagine.

Blutarski03 May 2023 8:39 a.m. PST

Marcus Brutus wrote -

when you mentioned Phil Barker's name. That man has caused more arguments in the world of wargaming than any of us can imagine.

If you are referring to WRG Ancients (and to a lesser but more devious degree DBR), I could not agree more



steve dubgworth03 May 2023 11:37 a.m. PST

i gave mine 50 years ago to "the queen and her descendants" so im already covered. one oath at at time.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2023 1:50 p.m. PST

Probably Phil Harding. Second place is the reigning Grant.

Tempted by Featherstone and Young, on the "better a dead lion" principle.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2023 9:25 p.m. PST

Phil -- maybe more arguments but likewise many, many fun games of DBA around the world for over 30 years. Arguments mostly from people who have not actually read the rules:)

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2023 4:08 a.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2023 5:09 p.m. PST

If Phil's sworn in, I want to see the closed captioning translating Barkerese to English in real time.

And for the record, my 2022-2023 campaigning season was going to be Big Battle DBA until my opponent let his age catch up with him.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2023 10:05 p.m. PST

Another vote for Blackadder ! evil grin

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