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I'm new here (have read the forums for a while now, but finally decided to register). I recently came across a short Wargaming doco on youtube that I thought was pretty cool, and want to share with all you guys as I realised it doesn't have many views so probably not many of you have seen it.
See it here: YouTube - Behind Miniature Lines
I think it is also quite a good way to introduce new people to wargamers as it goes over the basic rules for those who don't know much about wargaming.
what do you guys think?
Interesting video. Any idea what game that was that they were playing?
Oh, I thought FoW was a WWII game.
Flames of war is a WW2 game, could be Field of Glory, that has a Roman period set of rules, Warhammer Historical may have, but i always assumed that needed seprate bases for each minature like warhammer.
It's funny that they show those games, when the more "public" games are Fantasy settings like Warmachine, WHFB and WH40k.
The game they were showing was more historical- the kind favored by military personnel and often the more 'elitist' members of the gaming world. I've met them. I called out one my dad's friends when he showed us a stunning "diorama" of the Battle of Gettysburg. When I pointed out that his confederate artillery was in the wrong place for the actual battle, he got a bit titchy and then I spotted the rulebooks tucked under the table. No shame, but don't run about trying to save face by saying that you're painting toy soldiers for some kind of museum piece. Just say you're a gamer, you hang out with other gamers, you play with toy soldiers, and you enjoy it. Was that so hard?
@qajorgenson- It could be Warhammer Ancient Battles, Fields of Glory or, to be honest, any number of historical wargame! Id guess Fields of Glory
@matus- many wargamers base multiple models on bases for ease of ranking/moving etc.
Cool documentary though.
If you want to read a good book about a wargamer I would recommend 'Achtung Schweinhund' by Harry Pearson- he is a writer for the Guardian newspaper and its actually pretty funny!
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