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Telegraph blogger attacks Wargames

Postby Kurarugi » Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 12:54 pm

Just thought i would put this up for anyone that wants a look
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timst ... asy-games/
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Re: Telegraph blogger attacks Wargames

Postby Rick » Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 1:42 pm

I think its meant to be an ironic micky take out of the latest porn moral hysteria rather than an actual serious attack on wargames. In either case, its also badly written filler.

"Armies of different creatures that bear more than a passing resemblance to those featured in Tolkien"

Wrong type of bear dude. Back to journalism school for you.
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Re: Telegraph blogger attacks Wargames

Postby Kurarugi » Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 1:54 pm

I also get the feeling that it is a joke of sorts but it is kind of hard to tell and the swing at wargames does seem to come a bit out of left field
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Re: Telegraph blogger attacks Wargames

Postby Sam » Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 2:21 pm

Rick wrote: "Armies of different creatures that bear more than a passing resemblance to those featured in Tolkien"

Wrong type of bear dude.


Sorry to come here representing the Grammar Police... but this is in fact the correct "bear".
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Re: Telegraph blogger attacks Wargames

Postby Rick » Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 3:12 pm

Oops, I have committed the cardinal sin of the grammar nazi and been wrong in my correction. I am shamed and will spend the rest of my existence in solitary contemplation.
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Re: Telegraph blogger attacks Wargames

Postby Sam » Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 3:32 pm

Interesting reactions to the article, though. Some people really seem to have have taken it personally. I agree that it seems more tongue-in-cheek than genuinely critical.

There are some valid observations in the article:

"But it did function like an addiction. Once you get hooked, you find that the price of the models creeps up and up with every year. New ones are always coming on the market, and every five years or so they change the rules completely – which necessitates buying a whole new bunch of stuff."

Seems a fairly accurate summary.

"But what he sells is always an older, inferior product... The rush isn't the same."

True. I think new models generally do look better than there older counterparts.

"I stumbled upon...a super cool new undead army. Lonely and gripped by self-loathing, I succumbed. A few days later, unshaven and sleepless, I found myself sitting amid a pile of skeleton warriors – looking on at the ruination of my life."

Surely we've all been there - the "new army temptation" dilemma! Then the unsuing chaos when you start clipping out all those new sprues :lol:
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Re: Telegraph blogger attacks Wargames

Postby Morph » Tuesday 23rd July, 2013 5:38 pm

Well I thought it was kind of funny, and pretty accurate.
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