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POLL: Wargame Articles: How Do You Like Your Battle Refights?


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General Kirchner writes:

I agree that it is very difficult to please everyone, but i always appreciate the flavor provided by some historical context in those articles, especially if its periods or wars that i am unfamiliar with.

Years ago, some articles as such you mentioned, might have been my entry point into something other than AWI, ACW and WWII.

I was probably well past my teens before i had even heard of the English Civil War. Yes, i had a typical small town American education.

Yes the article was probably badly done and could have been more focused, but it opened a new world to me. I have since read much from plenty of other sources that were more accurate and more in depth. my osprey on austerlitz lead me to a whole series of books on that battle and other books on the Napoloeonic period.

So, while i agree we would like more, better, detailed information, and more effort on scenarios, i give some of it a pass, as a lure to excitement.


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POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP writes:

"Battle/campaign History & how to game" has been a staple article format in wargaming magazines for 30 years or more. Articles, I mean, of the form:

The battle of TMP

1,500 words on the background to the battle, what happened in the battle (including maps) and the consequences for the great TMP war. 500 words on how to game the battle, what rules, where to get figures.
On a scale of 1 (hate) to 10 (My favorite style), how do you rate such articles in general?

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