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POLL: Would You Wargame a Riot?


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enfant perdus writes:

"Why does it have to be a modern riot?"

My thoughts too. Modern riots don't interest me as gaming material, but a lot of historical disturbances do. Luddites, the Gordon Riots, the "Burdett incident", the Peterloo Massacre,etc.; all potentially rich gaming material. What dissuades me is not so much cost or rules mechanisms but a paucity of suitable figures.

Incidentally, one of the most spectacular games I have ever seen was Todd Fisher's 25mm extravanganza featuring the Paris Mob surging through the streets and storming the Tuilleries, much to the consternation of the Gardes Suisses. I don't know how well it played, but crikey it was beautiful.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
sure, why not?
304
58%
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maybe
67
13%
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probably not
71
14%
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definitely no
44
8%
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not interested in modern gaming
33
6%
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not a gamer
2
0%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

With the conventions of the major U.S. political parties coming up soon, there has been much discussion of the possibility of violent protests - perhaps similar to the riots that broke out in Seattle when the trade talks were held there.

Police in riot gear

As a wargamer, would you ever "game" a riot?