I do not normally re-post other peoples work but this one struck a cord and I want to shar and provide some thoughts of my own. The original article is here: Symbols in Miniature Wargames I think most people who play "Historic War Games" are historically minded and know symbols like the Nazi or Confederate Flag and can put them in their proper context. That said I have never decorated a German tank with a Nazi Flag it just didn't seem right.
General Lee's Army From Victory to Collapse by Joseph Gatthaar it gives a sense of the strong correlation between owning slaves and serving in the Confederate Army. No I am not saying that every Confederate was Racists or a slaveholder that wouldn't be true, but it was a major motivation and one that cannot be dismissed.
That said I think of the Confederate Flag as the Flag of a brave army not as a symbol of racism when it relates to that army. I don't think the Confederate Flag should appear on Government building unless they are museums, or National parks that relate specifically to the Civil War. When used a certain why this flag is a symbol of Racism but then again so is this one.
Fistful of Lead Fantasy: "The Haunted Ruins" - With October being here and Halloween being on the horizon, I figured it was high time I got some spooky gaming in! With the Chaos types I just finished...
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