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Mayor Jim
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While we're waiting for the game to be completed and shipped, I highly recommend a vist to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. https://theworldwar.org I've been there several times and highly recommend it. On selected weekends I've discovered some wargamers being allowed to setup in their confercing center which was an added plus.
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I have family and in-laws in the KC area. I'll have to put it on my "to visit" list.
 
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MayorJim wrote:
While we're waiting for the game to be completed and shipped, I highly recommend a vist to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. https://theworldwar.org I've been there several times and highly recommend it. On selected weekends I've discovered some wargamers being allowed to setup in their confercing center which was an added plus.


Good to know the next time I'm in the Midwest. I just had to cancel a trip to London where I was planning to visit the Imperial War Museum featuring a new WWI exhibit. ARRRRGGGGHHHH! It looks amazing.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/first-world-war...
 
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Better yet, listen to this excellent podcast:

http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/

Blueprint for Armageddon series. Turn episode 1 on and just try to turn it off. I'm on episode 4 now.
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I have been watching some amazing Youtube video documentaries. Incredible stuff!
 
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enzo622 wrote:
Better yet, listen to this excellent podcast:

http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/

Blueprint for Armageddon series. Turn episode 1 on and just try to turn it off. I'm on episode 4 now.
Um...good series, but wrong time period I believe?
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Or come to Belgium, visit the In Flanders Fields museum in Ypres and take a tour of the real battlefield. Nothing beats the real thing!
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MayorJim wrote:
enzo622 wrote:
Better yet, listen to this excellent podcast:

http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/

Blueprint for Armageddon series. Turn episode 1 on and just try to turn it off. I'm on episode 4 now.
Um...good series, but wrong time period I believe?


Not the wrong time period. The OP mentioned the Blueprint for Armegeddon series which is a series of 5 podcast Carlin did on WWI. He also does podcasts on tons of other history topics (his piece on Genghis Khan was fantastic). Carlin's Hardcore History is fantastic for wargamers who are also history buffs.

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Apocalypse: World War I is a very good series too.
 
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The Imperial War Museum in London has a centenary exhibition on WWI.
 
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Living in New Jersey, it would be a nice road trip to Kansas City to visit the museum..I think I will plan on it for the spring....
 
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JP Falcon wrote:
Living in New Jersey, it would be a nice road trip to Kansas City to visit the museum..I think I will plan on it for the spring....
While you're heading out there you might also want to make a trip to the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton, OH http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil They have a great section on WWI aircraft with flight simulators you can fly. I was mostly upside down while trying to shoot down some observation balloons gulp
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I second the Air Force museum. Kevin and I were out there last year for one of their WW1 fly ins.

IMO, it is the best airplane museum in the country and I've been to several.

Well worth the trip especially if you can coordinate it with one of the fly in events.
 
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Visited the In Flanders Fields museum in 2012. Amazing.
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Enolough wrote:
The Imperial War Museum in London has a centenary exhibition on WWI.


As does the Imperial War Museum North, which is right next to Old Trafford. So you can see how a former great power failed to cope with the tumultuous changes and brought itself to near bankruptcy, and then after the game you can pop across to the Imperial War Museum.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-north/from-street-to-t...
 
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simon_j_barnes wrote:
So you can see how a former great power failed to cope with the tumultuous changes and brought itself to near bankruptcy, and then after the game you can pop across to the Imperial War Museum.


thumbsup That made me laugh...


Anyway, haven't been to any WWI-specific museums (per se) myself but I did visit Vimy Ridge in 2008. Very impressive. Hard to get to by transit though...
 
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The best WWI (and WWII) tank museums I've seen are:

Britain: Bovington Camp You can even drive a modern tank!

France: Samur (The old cavalry school) You can see a rare Schneider with one side replaced by plexiglass!
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