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Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2019 7:23 a.m. PST

Just curious; why are so many opposed to this board?

Dagwood11 Jul 2019 12:15 p.m. PST

I know why I would not support this new board, the civilian figures would need to be divided into all the various time and geographical slots so will need 20 boards, not one. I would prefer them to be put into the relevant existing section.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

Concur with Dagwood. Discussion of civilians relate strongly with discussions of their other genre figures. They don't relate strongly across genres.

TNE230011 Jul 2019 3:17 p.m. PST

for a lot of sci-fic
the mixing of genres is a great if not common thing

among others
I'm mixing PP ACW,WW2, and VN civilians
all for the same game

but
I do believe that civilians wound need to be split out by size/scale

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 8:50 a.m. PST

+1 Dagwood

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jul 2019 3:41 a.m. PST

the mixing of genres is a great if not common thing

I do this all the time as well.

But if I wanted to investigate ACW and WWII civvies (colours, class appropriate dress, crowd composition), I wouldn't want to wade through 300 articles on ancients before I find out that due to rationing, grey wool pants are most common and nobody but the ultra rich has a new pair of shoes in the last four years.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

Another for Dagwood

Damion13 Jul 2019 9:11 p.m. PST

I am interested in civilian figures but like the others have said, civilians are best put in their respective time periods.
It's not like civilians from the 1940s would be of any use in a game set in the 1200s.

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