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I recently saw a great post on the camp at Plei Mei on consimworld and tried to post here on bgg. Apparently the Camp at Plei Mei has nothing to do with Silver Bayonet and is 100% irrelevant. Is this true? I am sure it is on the board!

What is going on in bgg?



Enjoy the pic.
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That photo has nothing to do with the game itself.

Did you submit it under game or creative?
 
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Creative. 100%!

Personally I thought the photo had a lot to do with the game - when I saw the board I also noted the triangular shape of the camps. I thought that is weird - maybe it is some kind of geometry for signifying the defences I thought....

Then I saw the photo and all became clear as a bell. Mr Kibler showed them as they were. Also makes it clear why they are so tough when you look at the structure of the defensive works. This kind of connectivity is what makes me as a wargamer appreciate a game.

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The PAVN attack on Plei Me is what triggered the entire operation.
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Cool picture, thanks for posting it.
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I posted it on CSW.

I thought it was interesting to see that the map depiction matched the actual Camp.

BGG is staffed by euro players. They wouldn't know relevant in a war game from their elbows.

I'm having a blast with SB25. The guy who decides what's relevant should play scenario #8 and then say how irrelevant that pic was.

Great game Mitchell.
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Hi Dan,

I thought the photo was very apt and a great photo, which is why I tried to repost here.

I really get frustrated with the geek mods for images. I frequently get pics turned down, especially for wargames / miniatures where the people have no understanding of what they are approving or commenting on. I would have thought that if someone did not understand or know a game that they would not approve / disapprove and just leave it to someone who does understand.

A lot of euro players put all sorts of inane pics up and when you try and load a game related pic you get shot down!

PS - wonderful game Mitch - thanks to you and the team for all the hard work. It is a pleasure to look at and play.
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Phlegm wrote:

BGG is staffed by euro players. They wouldn't know relevant in a war game from their elbows.


Let's face it: Wargamers are a fringe group. Just look at the production numbers for wargames. The times of Squad Leader are long gone. The fact that most wargames are not good games surely does not help.
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livio wrote:
Phlegm wrote:

BGG is staffed by euro players. They wouldn't know relevant in a war game from their elbows.


Let's face it: Wargamers are a fringe group. Just look at the production numbers for wargames. The times of Squad Leader are long gone. The fact that most wargames are not good games surely does not help.


Agreed wargames and wargamers are a fringe group - always have been and always will be.

I think the point was that people should not necessarily be judging something that they do not have any knowledge or understanding about. If someone posted an image about a game that I knew nothing about I wouldn't have the guts to say an image was irrelevant - unless it was a picture of me eating an ice cream.

As a Spiderman once said... "with great power comes great responsibility."
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livio wrote:
Phlegm wrote:

BGG is staffed by euro players. They wouldn't know relevant in a war game from their elbows.


The fact that most wargames are not good games surely does not help.


"Most Wargamer are not good games"? You're kidding right? Most WARGAMES HAVE been painstakingly designed AND research by their Creator. After 55+ Years as a gamer I've found euro games are the ones that suffer from this not being good games Syndrome.
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Dan I was thinking the same thing, it was kind of an odd comment for the subject of the thread.
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livio wrote:

Let's face it: Wargamers are a fringe group.


DAMN!!

From my point of view it looked all the years quite the opposite...
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That's funny. I posted a picture of the Goodyear Airdock where the USS Akron and USS Macon (Zeppelin aircract carriers) were built which matters for many pre WW2 naval games or so I thought. Same message. Made me laugh.
 
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