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POLL: Greatest Wargaming Movies (Round 1A)


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Private Matter writes:

Maybe I took the poll the wrong way but I selected the top five movies that "inspired" or "inspire" me to do a wargame scenario. The movie is the inspiration which means I can take the scenario straight from the movie or the movie has inspired me to get further details for the scenario from the actual historical event. I try not to get pedantic about such things.


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VOTING RESULTS
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300 Spartans, The
21
2%
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55 Days to Peking
55
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Action in the North Atlantic
1
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African Queen, The
5
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Alamo, The (1960)
38
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Alexander
10
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Alexander Nevsky (1938)
18
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Aliens
37
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Apocalypse Now
23
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Attack Force Z
3
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Band of Brothers
85
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Barry Lyndon
12
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Bataan
5
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Battle for Los Angeles
21
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Battle of the Bulge
16
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Battleground
7
1%
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Beau Geste (1939)
24
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Ben Hur
5
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Black Hawk Down
53
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Bladerunners
5
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Blue Max, The
24
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Boys in Company C, The
0
0%
 
Braveheart
27
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Bridge at Remagen
14
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Bridge Too Far, A
89
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Captain Blood
3
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Captain Horatio Hornblower
20
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Carry On Up the Khyber
11
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Castle Keep
3
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Channel Dash
0
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Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
22
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Cleopatra
3
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Conan the Barbarian (1982)
20
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Conan the Destroyer (1984)
4
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Corvette K 225
0
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Cross of Iron
42
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Crossing, The
2
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Cruel Sea, The
3
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Dam Busters
3
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Das Boot
12
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Dawn Patrol, The
15
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Dogs of War
8
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Downfall
3
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Dr. Zhivago
4
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Eagle has Landed, The
21
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First Blood (Rambo)
3
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Flyboys
7
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Four Feathers (1939)
37
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Full Metal Jacket
21
2%
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Fury
18
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other (explain)
2
0%
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no opinion
9
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP opines:

My one criterion here (which you will probably ignore) is that this movie must lead to wargaming scenarios! Either you put the game on, or you dream about doing them.

Now, film pedants will argue for Citizen Kane as the Greatest Movie Evah!. Ptui! You can't make a wargame out of that! Neither, sadly, the Godfather. Or Singin' in the Rain.

My favorite movie inspirational for gaming is Zulu. I have played in at least two Rorke's Drift scenarios, both with widely different rules.

Earlier tonight I mentioned The Man Who would Be King. There is certainly an army, but used against who?

The Wind and the Lion has possibilities.

People have been gaming The Lord of the Rings since the Courier was mimeographed.

I would love to do Shaka Zulu.

Note I have not left out miniseries…

What do you suggest? (I have deliberately left out a few, knowing they will show up.)

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.