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Join me in honoring the hobby Jeff Foxworthy style...

I've got a couple that kept coming to me... I'm sure you all have plenty more!


If you own tweezers, yet never do any manscaping...
you might be a wargamer.

If you bite your nails, but still have several sets of nail clippers...
you might be a wargamer.

If you buy poster frames by the case...
you might be a wargamer.


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If you play Twilight Struggle
You might be a wargamer
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If you play wargames,
then you might be a wargamer.


(Of course this raises the eternal question "What is a wargame?" The obvious answer: If you are a wargamer and you play a game, then that game might be a wargame.)
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If you shop in the fishing aisle for tackle boxes, but have never fished, you might be a wargamer.

If you think hexes are not just for witches, you might be a wargamer.

If you think the phrase "killer stacks" is not sexual at all, you might be a wargamer.

If you think "Case Blue" has nothing to do with your mom's old suitcase, you might be a wargamer.


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If your vocabulary has more acronyms than words, you might be a wargamer.
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If you currently have no kids on your lawn.
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If the term, "interlocking ZOC" requires no explanation.
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If you notice hexagon-shaped tiles in a restroom and start to imagine using that as the basis for a monster game...
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If you own a t-shirt with a tank on it, you might be a wargamer.

If you've ever watched a combat sequence in a war movie and thought, "I could do better," you might be a wargamer.

If you've won the Battle of the Bulge but still have a beer belly, you might be a wargamer.
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If you have never had to wonder if you are one
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If you are cycling in the countryside and imagining lines of sight and elevation contours while your significant other is waxing poetic about the scenery, you are probably a wargamer (specifically a tactical wargamer).
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If you buy ziplock baggies in bulk,
you might be a wargamer.

If one of your criteria when looking for a new house is: "an extra room which can fit a 5'x9' table in the middle",
you might be a wargamer.
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If you favorite color is Case Blue
You might be a wargamer...
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If your dream floor tiling is a field of hexagons...

You might be a wargamer.
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If you carry a retractable badge holder clip just in case you have to measure line of sight, you might be a wargmaer.
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wifwendell wrote:
If you notice hexagon-shaped tiles in a restroom and start to imagine using that as the basis for a monster game...


Or maybe the invasion plans for Sicily.....
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If you've ever walked an historic battlefield and said "I think we're standing on X47"....you might be a wargamer.
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If you don't have to ask "how good are the classics?".....you might be a wargamer.
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If your criteria for buying a house includes that there is at least one room in it big enough for your favorite monster wargame... YMBAW

If you have chosen to use a smaller bedroom in your house because the master bedroom is the only room big enough for your favorite monster wargame.... YMBAW
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If all the literature in your bathroom are documents arranged by case number.... YMBAW
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If you make a 3 hour detour to visit a famous battlefield that was "close" to your destination.
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If while on a cruise you stare off into the ocean and think of how easy it would be to calculate a torpedo firing solution because you are not zig zagging ...

you might be a wargamer.

/guilty
/also looked at where the moon was compared to the ship for which side was the best to approach without being detected.
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When you ask an overweight woman if she has a mechanized movement phase.....
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If you know the difference between hussars, dragoons, chasseurs-a-cheval, cheveaux leger, and cuirassiers...

If someone randomly mentions the letters "ASL" together in that sequence and it either physically excites or nauseates you...

If you're watching a movie or historical TV documentary about some famous battle and feel a burning compulsion to constantly keep pointing out inaccuracies, even if there's nobody else in the room with you...
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You might be a Wargamer if...

Setting up paper maps covered with thousands of tiny cardboard counters while reading a 50 page rulebook looking over an atlas of the actual battle while discussing the tactics used during the time period is your idea of having a fantastic day.

Your kids talk to you about what they learned in history class about World War II and you snort in derision.

Having 27 games covering a hypothetical conflict about NATO vs the Warsaw Pact in Europe and the Middle East is not enough....it's a good start.

You have had to try to explain to someone what "under the level of the game" is in reference too.

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