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POLL: What False Wargaming Assumptions Have You Discarded (Round 1A)


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cybrt54 Supporting Member of TMP writes:

This one needed an "All of the Above"


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
A gamer’s ultimate goal is to become a game designer.
8
2%
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A good game lasts six hours or more.
37
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A model house represents one actual house.
15
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Accurately counting casualties means a more historically accurate game.
28
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Acrylic paints are crap.
27
6%
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Age will never rob me of energy at a convention.
20
4%
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All figures in the same scale will match with each other.
34
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All green troops fight like crap and veterans are ALWAYS better.
14
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All wargamers find fun in the same parts of the hobby as I do.
23
5%
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Army lists accurately depict historical armies.
30
6%
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As I get older, I will game more.
40
8%
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As the hobby grows, there will be fewer and fewer ‘difficult’ gamers.
6
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By the time I reach 50, I will be the oldest person in my gaming group.
4
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Casualties determine the ability of a unit to function as a unit in a linear fashion.
8
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Cavalry in the ACW are best when charging.
5
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Command rules that introduce uncertainty are essential for historical accuracy.
5
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Dedicated historical gamers never play fantasy games.
12
2%
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Dice are neutral.
16
3%
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Dice even out.
23
5%
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Do not deviate from the rules as written.
30
6%
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Ebay will not make flea markets (largely) obsolete.
4
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Equal points = Balanced game
37
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Essex and Minifigs will always dominate 15mm gaming.
10
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Established vendors are forever.
30
6%
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Every period needs its own ruleset.
11
2%
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other (explain)
2
0%
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none of these/no opinion
10
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP says:

…this came to mind when I was reading the poll suggestion of favorite Napoleonic rules.

It got me thinking about how… religious the Napoleonic discussion board has become. There are witch hunts for heretics there, and I would not be surprised to find out that there have been murders committed there. grin

I did not start out in The Hobby the usual way, playing with toy soldiers as a lad, and making up rules and then "graduating" to blah blah blah. I had cowboys and dinosaurs and a back yard and a front porch with railings. No military strategy, beyond PSHKEW and the tank hit the T Rex, who fell off the railing.

I started when I was 14 with Avalon Hill boardgames, and did not hear about formal miniatures game for at least five years, from the pages of Strategy and Tactics (a very early one). It was Napoleonics, of course.

So, for the longest time, I associated miniatures with Napoleonics. However, that is not what I started with. My first miniatures were Ancients, a mess of Persian, Macedonian and Roman. I converted Airfix Robin Hood figures into peltasts, using beer can tabs for shields, etc. Then, I got into TSATF Zulu War and AWI with 1776 rules.

I always felt guilty about not doing Napoleonics, though. It was almost like I was not quite a "REAL" wargamer, unless I showed up at the Master's home with four 48-figure regiments of the Wogastisburg Schlempffenbuetel Leib Garde. (They had to be 30mm, too.)

So, I dabbled in 15mm (I felt guilty about that) British Napoleonics. I was on fire for a few months, painting Scots Guards, Highlanders (both), Rifles, etc. Suddenly, it dawned on me that I had no real interest in them, so I sold them.

Strangely, I repeated this process a few years later.

Finally, I had the liberating flash of insight that if it bored me, what the heck was I doing it for? I decided that anyone who wanted to, could play with my Ancients, my Zulus, my Hessians (they already did, by the way), and if someone else wanted to do a Napoleonics game, they could lend me troops.

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