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POLL: Misnamed Wargaming Periods


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Jack Burton Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I agree w/ TKindred and Dances with Clydesdales. All these new names for historical periods are invented by grad students and associate professors in search of tenure.

What really bugs me is calling the ECW and TYW "Renaissance"

Oh Yeah, it really was the War Between the States!


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Biblicals
39
22%
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Crimean War
3
2%
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other (explain)
6
3%
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American Civil War
10
6%
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no opinion
43
24%
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World War One
8
5%
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Dark Ages
21
12%
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Malburian Wars
17
10%
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English Civil War
7
4%
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Renaissance
19
11%
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War of the Roses
4
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP muses:

The Dark Ages. Having just recently gotten interested in the Saga rules, I was rather forcibly told that the old wargamers' "short hand" term for the period isn't overly accurate. Historians prefer 'Early Medieval' now.

Even more recently, I found that the English Civil War (ECW) is being replaced by the term "British Civil Wars."

And there are others.

The once ubiquitous 'Biblical' seems to have fallen from grace. Bronze Age or Chariot Wars seem more used.

Which old wargamers' or historical period is now most out of favor?

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