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  •  Um...I wouldn't be surprised to find my friends (3+ / 0-)
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    dressing up as a lot of weird shit. I have a lot of theatrical/role-playing friends. :D

    But even they don't do the Nazi thing.

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    by allergywoman on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 12:44:08 PM PDT

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    •  Granted, World War II reenactments are rare (2+ / 0-)
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      Maybe it's because the hardware is so much more expensive. I wouldn't try to stage great naval battles or air raids, for example. Or maybe it doesn't hold the same emotional draw, as it was mostly overseas.

      But, maybe reenactment of some land battles are popular with veterans somewhere, II don't really know. One sided battles against cardboard cutouts would not be as satisfying to the participants, or informative to the audience. I wouldn't begrudge them for drawing lots to make someone play the bad guy each weekend.

      But, Iott's group identified itself with a particular group of SS, and adopted the politics as much as the uniform. For me, that's two goose steps over the line.

      Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

      by chimpy on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 01:30:07 PM PDT

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      •  There are a LOT of WW2 board games (1+ / 0-)
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        and strategery games, I know. They go on at gaming conventions all the time.

        But again, being Nazis? Not so much in the gaming crowd. Probably one of the reasons I like them so much. :D

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        by allergywoman on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 10:21:53 PM PDT

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