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POLL: Who Are the Faces in Wargaming (Round 1B)


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Khusrau writes:

Given that the American frigates were pretty much small ships of the line it's hardly surprising they were vastly superior to RN Frigates. Crew quality barely comes into it when the ships were so much larger and more powerful.

For example the United States vs Macedonian, 24lb guns vs 18lb, and a broadside, 1.6 times that of the RN ship.

The Constitution was fortunate to shoot away the masts of the Guerriere, which the board of enquiry found to be defective.

Similarly with the Java, a much smaller ship than its opponent, and other RN Frigates such as the Cyane etc were even smaller, being little more than corvettes with 20 guns or so.

So not quite the great victories of tradition, though creditable.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Napoleonic British
29
8%
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Napoleonic Brunswickers
5
1%
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Napoleonic Dutch
5
1%
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Napoleonic Neapolitans
6
2%
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Napoleonic Portuguese
12
3%
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Napoleonic Spanish
10
3%
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Napoleonic Swedes
3
1%
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Plucky American frigates in the War of 1812
36
10%
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Scots in any war of independence
34
10%
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SYW Austrians
15
4%
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those who are having a darn good time
24
7%
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those who don't take the hobby too seriously
31
9%
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those who don't take themselves too seriously
36
10%
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Turks
5
1%
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Viet Minh
4
1%
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Welsh in any war of independence
14
4%
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wily Johnny Pathan on the North West Frontier
8
2%
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WWII French
25
7%
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WWII Italians
20
6%
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WWII Russians after June 1941
13
4%
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other (explain)
1
0%
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none of these/no opinion
12
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP writes:

In professional wrestling, the wrestlers are usually, but not always, divided into "heels" and "faces". Think pre-NWO Hulk Hogan, and NWO Hulk Hogan.

A face (short for "babyface") is the heroic underdog. He plays by the rules. He often gets shafted by the Referee. Or the Ref is distracted by the Heel's manager while the heel hits the face with a steel chair. He gets no Special Rules to help him win.

In Napoleonics, the British get the leftover +1 for being Highlanders, Rifles, etc. so they cannot be faces. Just minor heels. grin So, in Napoleonics, I would give the Austrians "face" status. Prussians are creepily Teutonic, and Russians are just plain despotic.

In Flames of War, I would have given the British and Americans "face" status, because the Germans can usually push them around due to the Ref favoring them with special rules. However, the recent BAR kerfluffel gave the Brits some heel cred, and I fear the Tank Destroyer Company will do the same for the Yanks.

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