That is amazing… I had no idea such a place existed. Seems more like battlefield relics and artwork than superweapons, but it is still very cool.
I thought the artwork was the coolest part. In many ways looking at the artwork is more meaningful than just seeing a photograph, it can tell you so much more. They show what it feels like to be there with all the emotion involved; something you can’t usually get from a photo.
It will be even messier if Turkey is part of the EU when this takes place. However I think this should resolve itself before that happens as it doesn’t look like the EU is letting Turkey join anytime soon.
It isn’t certain what will happen with regards to greater Kurdistan (Kurdish areas in Iraq, Turkey, Iran), although it could certainly get ugly there.
Any Kurds in Syria? I’m not sure, and if so what that would imply as well.
Nevertheless, this goes back a long ways to when the British occupied Iraq (taken from the Ottoman Empire in WWI if I am not mistaken). It is always a difficult thing to go back to the pre-colonial (and pre Ottoman empire) nations and boundaries as often they were not clearly marked or identifiable. Besides, there is oil in N. Iraq…and everyone wants a peice of that!
@Tall Paul. I’ve only been to the FMGC and do not have extensive experience at gaming cons but for the first year I’d suggest playing it by ear. Suggesting attendees bring their games and maybe provide what you have in the way of games but not worry too much about having tourneys and judges and stuff. I can assure you that all of us that were at FMGC had a great time and no tourneys were played. Just a bunch of A&A junkies having fun.
––I guess I didn’t say it but I was planning on several “get-togethers” before hosting any large “event” but you make a valid point, Thanks.
----My thoughts on “Rules Judges” was simply to keep the discussions/arguments/punches thrown to a minumum(Grin).
----I’m an “organizer type” of guy. Like with an annual photo contest I organized for another RR museum. I had rounded-up sponsers for winning pics, door prizes, guest VIP speakers, etc., etc. I already have thousands of ideas, hopefully at least a few of them will really be cool. The only objective is FUN (and DEATH to my opponent!), haha.
----“Just a few A&A junkies having fun” always sounds GREAT to me!
I was sixteen years old; it was the Christmas of 1996. I had been playing Risk and heard stories of a WWII game called Axis and Allies. I found the game at Toys-R-Us. My dad thought I was crazy paying over fifty dollars for a board game, but he did like the picture of Rommel on the front cover.
I was Germany my first game. Five of us played. I remember attacking capturing all of Africa. My friend’s father gave up saying the game was too long for his taste.
I wonder what your dad would have thought if he’d known that, a few years in the future, a two-part Global 1940 game costing about three times as much would come on the market, and I wonder what your friend’s dad would have thought if he’d known that this Global 1940 game would take about three times as long to play.
He would just shake his head in disbelief. Dad is very cheap.