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POLL: Why Wargame the Boxer Uprising?


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The Beast Rampant writes:

The multi-player opportunities for a competition between players on the 'same' side.

I looked into the notion of potentially gaming the conflict, and this point was a big sell.


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19th Century
World War One

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VOTING RESULTS
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Classic colonial-era encounter between ancient v. modern empires.
23
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Colorful uniforms of soldiers fighting on all sides.
44
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Cool figures.
10
3%
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Everyone always has a good time.
4
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Fascinated with the Chinese 'Boxers.'
4
1%
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Good photographic record.
3
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Great sieges.
3
1%
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Interested in the way military forces from eight nations fought together as allies.
31
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Interesting scenarios (e.g. siege/relief of Peking, coastal campaigns, interior missions).
29
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Intrigue of Qing Dynasty imperial court (Empress Dowager, etc.).
5
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It's a little-known period, so no preconceptions.
6
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Jingals!
5
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Lots of cool flags.
8
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Lots of eye witness accounts.
0
0%
 
Many of the battles transfer to a sci-fi setting relatively easily.
2
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Not as one-sided as the Opium Wars.
5
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Opportunity for small scale skirmishes between just about every Colonial power.
31
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Railroads, gunboats, and walled forts are involved.
27
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Sailors and marines play a big part in combat operations.
19
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saw 55 Days at Peking back in the day.
38
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Tigermen!
7
2%
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Very good-looking games.
8
2%
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other (explain)
3
1%
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none of these/no opinion
20
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this is ridiculous
2
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Why do you wargame the Boxer Uprising (a.k.a. Rebellion) of 1899-1901?

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