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Last week, Slate.com ran an article about the popularity of Warhammer 40,000 among American military members. The link is right here.

A few quotes.

First the groaner - The game is essentially Risk but with Dark Eldar and Chaos Daemons.

Sigh.

But that was followed by a better quote: “It’s like playing chess with toy soldiers and using a textbook for rules,” says former Marine Samuel Corum, a combat photographer who served two tours of duty in Iraq.

The second half of the article talks a little bit about the history of wargaming, and about D&D. And another great quote: “Everyone knows guys need stress relief. And as I tell my wife, [Warhammer] keeps me off the streets and out of the bars.”
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Re: Warhammer 40K article at Slate.com but for how long?
whistle 'article' to *swiftly* garner a "take-down" by GW Lawyers in 3... 2.... 1...
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GROGnads wrote:
whistle 'article' to *swiftly* garner a "take-down" by GW Lawyers in 3... 2.... 1...


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surprise Would you 'believe' BOTH this & that 'ones', then? robot
 
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Remember, for normal people, there's Chess, Life, Monopoly and Risk. All games must relate somehow to those games.
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stove wrote:
Remember, for normal people, there's Chess, Life, Monopoly and Risk. All games must relate somehow to those games.

You forgot Stratego.

Also, if normal people play Chess, The Game of Life, Monopoly and Risk, then what kind of person plays wargames?

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Largo68 wrote:
Also, if normal people play Chess, The Game of Life, Monopoly and Risk, then what kind of person plays wargames?


Abby Normal, most certainly.
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"What's a wargame? Oh, it's like Risk, ok."
 
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wifwendell wrote:
And another great quote: “Everyone knows guys need stress relief. And as I tell my wife, [Warhammer] keeps me off the streets and out of the bars.”


You mean you guys don't play wargames in bars?!? surprise
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