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I've been rendered speechless. . .

As my grandfather used to say, "Boys, boys!"

Not an easy thing to do. But geeze Louise, the way some people get themselves all bunched up at the slightest provocation over at Old School Wargaming! Good thing we don’t settle disagreements like Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton did anymore, huh? We now return to your regulalrly scheduled programming.

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Unknown said…
The reactionary response, which I'm glad to provide, is that if affairs of honour were indeed yet conducted according to the Irish Code we would see virtually none of the late unpleasantness which manifested itself on OSW.

"An armed society is a polite society," and all that...
andygamer said…
Sort of On Topic...
I don't know about the new packages, but the old Old Glory F&I Wars French command pack had, amongst other figures, an officer firing a pistol and a standing officer hunched over a bit clutching his chest, shot.

I always thought that a good diorama would be to have two of the pistol-firers set up as if having a duel 20 paces apart and put the shot figure roughly between the two with a white handkerchief at his feet!
Martin said…
Hey Stokes,

Having been in Uncle Sam's Travel Club (Army Branch), and having had people shoot at me and mean it, I too am amazed how riled some folks can get about the silliest things. For the love of little green apples! It's a HOBBY!

Yours,

Martin
marinergrim said…
Responses that may cause people to wonder what the purpose behind the group is at times.
Funny how a what may appear to be a simple thought devolves into an ugly mess.
MurdocK said…
???

Never mind, I like the picture though.

Glad I am not spending time at OSW by the sound of it.
Bluebear Jeff said…
I agree with Stokes . . . and I was quite surprised by it (as well as taken aback).

Generally the OSW group is noticeable for its polite decorum.


-- Jeff
A J said…
I'm inclined to agree, Herzog. It was less than pleasant seeing our comrades-in-(miniature)arms getting their feathers ruffled. Had they the prospect of "breakfast for two, coffee for one," they'd be less touchy. Thankfully Patrick has clamped down on the matter.
guy said…
Sanity appears to have been restored to OSW. Can't be doing with that sort of nonsence. Thankfully normal service continued here. Now back to those hussars. Far more interesting.

Guy
Stokes - nothing we haven't seen before from the gentlemen in question...

...one of them at least has quoted at length how he doesn't take umbrage, likes to call a spade a spade, can't be doing with people who talk around the issue.... but then goes completely AWOL when anyone does exactly that with him...

All grist for the mill, and content for my novel.... LOL! :o))
ColCampbell50 said…
Andy,

It appears that the OG F&IW French command pack still has those two figures, two right-most in first line in the below image:

www.oldgloryminiatures.com/proddetail.asp?prod=FIW%2D06

Jim
http://colcampbellbarracks.blogspot.com/
MurdocK said…
cool pistol pair YES ColCampbell50.

perhaps worth a set?

hmmm...Jeff will think I am becoming converted away from Nappies again.

Perhaps I shall have to get one on the QT.

;-)
Conrad Kinch said…
Hmm...settling things by the Irish code might perhaps be an idea.

I've always considered the manifesto produced by the Clonmel Assizes in 1777 my native land's great contribution to western culture.

A recent study underlining how the code was honoured rather more in the breach than in the observance can be found here.

http://www.amazon.com/That-Damnd-Thing-Called-Honour/dp/1859180396
Bloggerator said…
It's funny in the extreme how a bunch of paunchy, middle-aged white guys can get so red in the face over so little.

Considering the above, the said parties to the dispute had better watch their fat and salt intakes and perhaps exercise a little more if they wish to raise their blood pressure in such a fashion.

Not an edifying spectacle.

Greg Horne
Poruchik said…
The latest special figure set for the Old Glory Army is a dueling set. I rarely buy the OG's anymore; however, I joined at Hcon for the duelist set as IMO they alone are worth the $50 (did I actually say that?!?!?!?!?!).

http://www.oldglory25s.com/

They are about half way down the page.

Donald~

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