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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 5:05 p.m. PST

"Does a gamer's country or region have an influence on how a gamer games? What are some of the attributes that may drive gaming style or tendencies? Whether considering table size, game venue, group size or a handful of similar attributes, do differences exist between historical miniatures gamers spanning the globe?…."

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khanscom10 Jul 2024 5:10 p.m. PST

I recall reading many years ago in one of Featherstone's Newsletters about two Tasmanian (I think) wargamers who used peach pits (f/cavalry) and plum pits (f/infantry) dyed red and blue for their games. Availability of commercial figures obviously can affect game aesthetics.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2024 3:44 p.m. PST

(smile)

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TimePortal11 Jul 2024 4:24 p.m. PST

In the southern USA, you will find many more American Civil War gamers than Napoleonic gamers.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2024 4:26 p.m. PST

In Southern France the same…but the other way around

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Brunanburh14 Jul 2024 6:23 a.m. PST

I'm not quite sure what is meant by 'gaming style or tendencies.' That said I have only limited knowledge of non-UK gamers but having been involved in groups for 1/4800 naval and 1/600 air I didn't notice much difference in approach on the basis of nationality. There are major differences of approach within countries, even within towns or clubs and in my experience (limited) the important factors are figure scale, historical period and choice of rules. The combination of these three can sometimes lead to a dogmatic adherence that is quite intense.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2024 4:14 p.m. PST

Thanks!


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