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Severus Snape
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Pascal said, "The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me."
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Gittes, a usually reliable fellow-geek, says this:

As a side note, the article that comes with the game is pretty tepid, and includes a whole host of strawman arguments.

Sean, could you offer some reasons behind your reasoning, please?

And what say the rest of you? Why did Barbarossa fail?

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Tim Taylor
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I have to agree with Gittes on this one.

Tried reading it and set it aside. The palpable tone of condescension for anyone who might harbour a contrary opinion was bad enough, but the use of fallacious argument forms (i.e., logical fallacies) to make each point had me shaking my head in sadness. No thank you.

OTOH, the games each have their own special allure and are well-worth the price of admission (except Roger Nord's offering with its octagons in stead of hexes is a bit wonky).

As to why Barbarossa failed, I think your best bet would be to visit a library (I'm showing my age here, aren't I?).
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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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I don't have the article handy, as the game is on loan. What I recall is the tone. The myths he refuted barely sounded like myths in several spots. When I get it back I'll check in with you on this thread.
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It has been a long time since I read it but I was also of the opinion the article wasn't a very entertaining read.
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The article was 'meh'.

The games are pretty good though. And that's what I bought it for!
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There are articles in this magazine?
 
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Just like Playboy.
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