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Offline undercovergeek

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US troops rocking the Space Marines
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:18:31 AM »
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gaming/2012/09/warhammer_40k_why_american_troops_love_to_play_a_game_featuring_orks_necrons_and_space_marines_.html

i dont know now whether id be more intimidated by a smiling 11 year old or a big ass Major with a hand full of dice!


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Re: US troops rocking the Space Marines
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 11:11:40 AM »
Great article undercovergeek.  I am fascinated with the subject on how military men play wargames that we all know and love.  My perception is whether it is an FPS or a TBS game a military man will have the advantage over us civies. 
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Re: US troops rocking the Space Marines
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 05:10:52 PM »
When SPI was still rolling strong, there were a lot of military playing board games and microarmor.
In Alexandria, Va, next to the Pentagon, there were at least three very active gaming groups.  Terrible Swift Sword, on Gettysburg, was done to death.
AH's Longest Day, a classic monster boardgame, had one group that played with four or five people per side, doing the whole game.  It ran for about nineteen months, when one player left the military and moved away.
The mega games on the East Front, Drang Nac Osten by GDW, was another favorite.
The microarmor group was led by various army officers, usually captains and majors, who were actual tank unit commanders.  They all did World War II, but given half a chance, the M-60s and T72s flooded game tables.
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Re: US troops rocking the Space Marines
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 05:59:48 PM »
Neat article thanks for sharing!
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Re: US troops rocking the Space Marines
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 06:21:50 PM »
I've spent more time than I care to mention trying to remember how the hell I found it to see what other articles there were.... Age is catching up with me!

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Re: US troops rocking the Space Marines
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 06:03:29 AM »
The microarmor group was led by various army officers, usually captains and majors, who were actual tank unit commanders.

They might've been once upon a time.  But if they were stationed in DC, they weren't commanding anything with a tank at that point.  The nearest tanks were Ft Knox and Ft Stewart.  (Unless you count ARNG units)
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