What type of WWII fan are you? -1 reply

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[SYN] hydraSlav

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#1 15 years ago

The question is simple - what type of WWII fan are you? I know some people here have been WWII fans/experts way before BF42 came out. And i know there are others that don't really care for WWII, they just like to play. I wasn't interested in WWII untill BF42 came out, and i actually learned more about WWII from the game/ forum discussions then i remembered from the history lessons :p




Ohioan

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#2 15 years ago

Everything non-general, like the front armor thickness of a Tiger or the size of the Sherman tank cannon, I learned from these forums, and from some research into places linked to from these forums. Why? Because the info was relevant to FH and I wanted to know what could kill what. I'm no expert but I have a decent grasp of the war now, at least a lot more then I did in high school. Who said video games are no good?




Mazz

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#3 15 years ago

i started looking into WW2 after i got hooked on Sudden Strike. So i had a ok understanding of WW2 before BF42. I have learned alot on these forums though. Like Ohioan said I actually learned more from games I've played then i have at school (i dont pay attenion there usually but still)

My history teacher is retarded. when we learned about WW2 in class i corrected him about a Tiger (he said it could go 50 mph...... dumbass) and after that he asked me questions about everything.




Mazz

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#4 15 years ago

Mazzi started looking into WW2 after i got hooked on Sudden Strike. So i had a ok understanding of WW2 before BF42. I have learned alot on these forums though. Like Ohioan sadi ive learned more form games then i have from school (might be because i dont pay attenion but....)

My history teacher is retarded. when we learned about WW2 in class i corrected him about a Tiger (he said it could go 50 mph...... dumbass) and after that he asked me questions about everything.




McGibs

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#5 15 years ago

I knew quite a bit about ww2 before playing FH (my dad is a ww2 junkie) but reading in forums and doing research after the fact taught me way more then any history class.




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#6 15 years ago

the forth one, never knew a thing till I bought BF1942/MOH/CoD.




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#7 15 years ago

I am interested in a lot of different subjects in history, and had read a lot about WWII before playing BF1942, but I wouldn't call myself an expert, especially compared to some on this forum. I have a better grasp of politics, economics, and overall strategy in WWII, and know less about the military hardware, aside from general trends in weapons development. If the poll had an item that said "Knew a lot about WWII before playing BF42 - Not an expert" I would check that. I definitely learn a lot of new things reading the forums.




AussieZaitsev

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#8 15 years ago

i was more of a World War One nut because my first war game was Red Baron II (ROCK ON!!!)

DoD bought me to WW2




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#9 15 years ago

I knew a few things about WWII ever since I started playing computer games about it (Silent Service II and Aces over Europe being the games I began with). Back then I started to read some books about the topic. But here I learned a lot of new facts and that some people here are really experts on that topic :)




Beast of War

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#10 15 years ago

Im not interested only in WWII but in military conflict since the beginning of man.

This interest was first really raised when i found a book in the library about strategic mistakes in historical battles. It really showed in detail what weapons were used, why they were used and what advantage they had over the opponent, or why they failed. It went from the first human clubmen to modern age.

In this country when they start at school about WWII they automaticly start about the prosecution and destruction of jews, raids to obtain workers for the factories in germany ( german men were needed in the army ) and always what happend to Anne Frank.

To me this is not interesting, and has little to do with war. It is awefull what happend to these people, but not the worst that happened in history. For example : Most people now have no idea what happend to civilians if a city fell around dark age times and for hundreds of years after that. The slaughtering of unarmed and defenless city people could go on for days in the streets and in their own homes.....ofcourse they liked to torture people to death slowly for amusement and revenge, and what happend to wifes and daughters before they were killed you can imagine. However low regard the germans held for life, they don't measure up in cruelty to soldiers and mercenaries that were long before them. They never tell that in school.....Because WWII is better documented and there are photo's of it it seems more "real" then what happened longer ago.