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Which historical armies do you enjoy and not enjoy playing while wargaming?
  My favorite One of my fvorites Positive feelings Neutral Negative feelings I avoid I detest Vote Count
Ancient Rome 7.5% (12) 33.8% (54) 33.1% (53) 18.1% (29) 3.1% (5) 2.5% (4) 1.9% (3) 160
Ancient Carthage 2.6% (4) 20.3% (31) 30.1% (46) 35.9% (55) 5.2% (8) 3.9% (6) 2.0% (3) 153
Ancient Athens 2.0% (3) 10.5% (16) 32.9% (50) 45.4% (69) 5.9% (9) 2.0% (3) 1.3% (2) 152
Ancient Sparta 3.2% (5) 16.0% (25) 29.5% (46) 39.1% (61) 9.0% (14) 1.9% (3) 1.3% (2) 156
Ancient Macedon 3.9% (6) 16.9% (26) 24.0% (37) 46.8% (72) 4.5% (7) 2.6% (4) 1.3% (2) 154
Ancient Other 2.0% (3) 9.5% (14) 16.9% (25) 63.5% (94) 4.1% (6) 3.4% (5) 0.7% (1) 148
The Barbarians 1.3% (2) 9.3% (14) 25.2% (38) 40.4% (61) 13.9% (21) 6.0% (9) 4.0% (6) 151
Crusaders 2.6% (4) 10.5% (16) 26.1% (40) 38.6% (59) 14.4% (22) 5.2% (8) 2.6% (4) 153
Armies opposing the Crusaders 0.7% (1) 5.4% (8) 16.2% (24) 50.7% (75) 18.9% (28) 6.1% (9) 2.0% (3) 148
Middle Ages: Ottomans 0.7% (1) 6.0% (9) 8.1% (12) 55.0% (82) 20.1% (30) 6.7% (10) 3.4% (5) 149
Middle Ages: Vlad the Impaler & friends 1.3% (2) 2.7% (4) 6.7% (10) 52.7% (79) 20.7% (31) 11.3% (17) 4.7% (7) 150
Middle Ages: Hapsburgs 2.0% (3) 4.0% (6) 10.1% (15) 60.4% (90) 14.1% (21) 8.1% (12) 1.3% (2) 149
Middle Ages: Others 2.0% (3) 6.1% (9) 12.2% (18) 63.5% (94) 8.1% (12) 6.8% (10) 1.4% (2) 148
Feudal Japan 2.7% (4) 12.1% (18) 25.5% (38) 35.6% (53) 14.1% (21) 8.1% (12) 2.0% (3) 149
English Civil War: Crowell and gang 2.0% (3) 8.1% (12) 12.2% (18) 53.4% (79) 13.5% (20) 7.4% (11) 3.4% (5) 148
English Civil War: The other guys 0.7% (1) 7.5% (11) 14.4% (21) 58.9% (86) 8.9% (13) 6.8% (10) 2.7% (4) 146
Hundred Years Armies 2.0% (3) 7.4% (11) 17.4% (26) 55.0% (82) 12.1% (18) 4.0% (6) 2.0% (3) 149
Age of Reason Prussians 2.1% (3) 10.3% (15) 19.2% (28) 54.1% (79) 8.9% (13) 3.4% (5) 2.1% (3) 146
Age of Reason: Others 1.4% (2) 9.0% (13) 17.2% (25) 58.6% (85) 9.7% (14) 2.1% (3) 2.1% (3) 145
Revolutionary War Americans 10.2% (16) 19.7% (31) 36.3% (57) 19.1% (30) 10.2% (16) 1.9% (3) 2.5% (4) 157
Revolutionary War Brits 3.3% (5) 11.2% (17) 42.1% (64) 24.3% (37) 14.5% (22) 2.0% (3) 2.6% (4) 152
Napoleonic Brits 3.9% (6) 18.1% (28) 35.5% (55) 26.5% (41) 9.0% (14) 4.5% (7) 2.6% (4) 155
Napoleonic French 12.7% (20) 28.5% (45) 27.8% (44) 22.8% (36) 3.2% (5) 3.8% (6) 1.3% (2) 158
Napoleonic Prussians 2.6% (4) 15.0% (23) 37.9% (58) 30.1% (46) 8.5% (13) 3.9% (6) 2.0% (3) 153
Napoleonic Russians 2.6% (4) 12.6% (19) 34.4% (52) 33.8% (51) 9.9% (15) 4.6% (7) 2.0% (3) 151
Napoleonic Turks 0.7% (1) 2.7% (4) 21.2% (31) 44.5% (65) 17.8% (26) 8.9% (13) 4.1% (6) 146
Napoleonic Austrians 4.0% (6) 10.0% (15) 29.3% (44) 38.0% (57) 11.3% (17) 5.3% (8) 2.0% (3) 150
Napoleonic Spain 1.4% (2) 2.0% (3) 23.1% (34) 42.2% (62) 19.0% (28) 11.6% (17) 0.7% (1) 147
American Civil War USA 11.5% (18) 31.4% (49) 22.4% (35) 17.9% (28) 6.4% (10) 5.1% (8) 5.1% (8) 156
American Civil War CSA 13.8% (22) 23.9% (38) 19.5% (31) 17.0% (27) 10.7% (17) 7.5% (12) 7.5% (12) 159
WW1 Allies (Major Powers) 8.0% (12) 16.7% (25) 38.7% (58) 27.3% (41) 6.0% (9) 1.3% (2) 2.0% (3) 150
WW1 Axis (Major Powers) 9.9% (15) 17.1% (26) 31.6% (48) 29.6% (45) 9.9% (15) 0.7% (1) 1.3% (2) 152
WWI Other 4.0% (6) 8.1% (12) 20.1% (30) 52.3% (78) 10.1% (15) 3.4% (5) 2.0% (3) 149
Russian Revolution Reds 5.4% (8) 8.8% (13) 10.1% (15) 43.9% (65) 18.2% (27) 8.1% (12) 5.4% (8) 148
Russian Revolution Whites 2.0% (3) 8.7% (13) 15.4% (23) 47.7% (71) 14.8% (22) 8.1% (12) 3.4% (5) 149
Russian Revolution Anarchists 2.7% (4) 8.2% (12) 8.8% (13) 48.3% (71) 18.4% (27) 8.8% (13) 4.8% (7) 147
Russian Revolution Other 2.1% (3) 5.6% (8) 8.3% (12) 58.3% (84) 14.6% (21) 7.6% (11) 3.5% (5) 144
Spanish Civil War Republicans 2.1% (3) 10.3% (15) 15.9% (23) 43.4% (63) 13.1% (19) 11.0% (16) 4.1% (6) 145
Spanish Civil War Nationalists 1.4% (2) 4.8% (7) 14.5% (21) 43.4% (63) 18.6% (27) 11.7% (17) 5.5% (8) 145
Polish - Soviet War: Poland 2.1% (3) 4.9% (7) 16.1% (23) 56.6% (81) 9.1% (13) 8.4% (12) 2.8% (4) 143
Polish - Soviet War: Soviets 0.0% (0) 4.8% (7) 8.2% (12) 56.8% (83) 12.3% (18) 10.3% (15) 7.5% (11) 146
Finnish - Soviet War: Finland 8.0% (12) 16.7% (25) 26.7% (40) 32.0% (48) 7.3% (11) 6.0% (9) 3.3% (5) 150
Finnish - Soviet War: Soviets 0.0% (0) 5.4% (8) 15.4% (23) 47.0% (70) 17.4% (26) 8.1% (12) 6.7% (10) 149
Chinese Civil War: Reds 0.7% (1) 3.4% (5) 10.3% (15) 54.5% (79) 14.5% (21) 9.7% (14) 6.9% (10) 145
Chinese Civil War: Whites 0.0% (0) 1.4% (2) 9.8% (14) 60.1% (86) 13.3% (19) 10.5% (15) 4.9% (7) 143
WWII USA 20.5% (33) 24.2% (39) 29.2% (47) 15.5% (25) 6.8% (11) 1.9% (3) 1.9% (3) 161
WWII Brits 15.8% (25) 27.8% (44) 36.7% (58) 16.5% (26) 1.9% (3) 0.6% (1) 0.6% (1) 158
WWII French 6.5% (10) 11.0% (17) 31.2% (48) 29.9% (46) 13.6% (21) 4.5% (7) 3.2% (5) 154
WWII Russians 10.1% (16) 22.8% (36) 41.1% (65) 18.4% (29) 5.1% (8) 1.3% (2) 1.3% (2) 158
WWII Chinese 2.6% (4) 5.3% (8) 19.7% (30) 42.1% (64) 17.8% (27) 9.2% (14) 3.3% (5) 152
WWII Germany 21.1% (35) 37.3% (62) 21.1% (35) 8.4% (14) 7.2% (12) 3.0% (5) 1.8% (3) 166
WWII Italy 3.8% (6) 12.8% (20) 31.4% (49) 27.6% (43) 16.0% (25) 5.1% (8) 3.2% (5) 156
WWII Japan 9.7% (15) 22.6% (35) 26.5% (41) 25.2% (39) 9.7% (15) 5.8% (9) 0.6% (1) 155
WWII Other 3.5% (5) 14.6% (21) 16.0% (23) 56.9% (82) 4.2% (6) 4.2% (6) 0.7% (1) 144
Korea UN 4.2% (6) 7.7% (11) 19.7% (28) 49.3% (70) 12.7% (18) 3.5% (5) 2.8% (4) 142
Korea Anti UN forces 0.0% (0) 6.8% (10) 16.4% (24) 47.9% (70) 17.1% (25) 6.2% (9) 5.5% (8) 146
Vietnam USA 8.7% (13) 12.7% (19) 17.3% (26) 37.3% (56) 12.0% (18) 8.0% (12) 4.0% (6) 150
Vietnam French 3.4% (5) 5.4% (8) 16.2% (24) 41.2% (61) 20.3% (30) 6.8% (10) 6.8% (10) 148
Vietnam Ho & friends 2.0% (3) 10.2% (15) 20.4% (30) 38.1% (56) 17.0% (25) 5.4% (8) 6.8% (10) 147
Arab-Israeli Wars: Arabs 3.3% (5) 3.3% (5) 15.3% (23) 38.0% (57) 16.7% (25) 12.0% (18) 11.3% (17) 150
Arab-Israeli Wars: Israel 12.0% (18) 12.0% (18) 18.7% (28) 32.0% (48) 11.3% (17) 8.0% (12) 6.0% (9) 150
Nato 10.0% (15) 21.3% (32) 22.0% (33) 30.0% (45) 9.3% (14) 2.0% (3) 5.3% (8) 150
Warsaw Pact 3.9% (6) 18.4% (28) 19.7% (30) 36.2% (55) 11.2% (17) 2.6% (4) 7.9% (12) 152
Gulf/Terror: The Evil Doers 0.7% (1) 5.5% (8) 8.3% (12) 38.6% (56) 13.1% (19) 15.9% (23) 17.9% (26) 145
Gulf/Terror: USA 8.2% (12) 8.8% (13) 10.9% (16) 39.5% (58) 8.8% (13) 10.9% (16) 12.9% (19) 147
Total Voters 179
This poll is now closed.   179 answers
Poll created by Herr Dr
Closes: Thu Jul 1, 2010 6:00 am


A poll generated by these lists

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/55834/favorite-wargame...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/55858/least-favorite-w...

Hope I got them all. Otherwise, let me know what I missed and I will revise poll at a later date.

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I tried to be objective, but I like too many things...

In essence, I think I dislike big horde armies and like efficient, elite armies. That being said, I play better with big horde armies. Go figure...
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That's what I realized when I put the list together; that I like toooo many historical armies. Which, also explains the size of my game collection whistle
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Slowed - BGG's moderation policies have driven me partially from here
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Yeah, I'll game about any period.
I tried to mark the things I least
enjoyed with 'neutral' though. :P
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Oops, I answered this as a figure gamer. So 'Tend to avoid' does not indicate a dislike, but rather a realistic view that I cannot build up armies for all interesting nations/ time periods.

How about the same for navies?
 
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Michael Dorosh wrote:
Second World War "Commonwealth" might be better than "Brits" - there were subtle differences among the Australians/New Zealanders/Canadians/South Africans etc.


Agree
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WW2 Germany got the most votes
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An inverse poll is needed.

'What army do you enjoy playing against the most?'


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there is a problem...

I am also a miniature player and always end up doung both sides, even if I storngly hate the other side!
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Too bad you can't do a sub-question for each item. I'd be interested to know for each item, if an answer other than "neutral" was

gaming-related (e.g. a side's tactics, strategy, mobility, etc.),
principled (e.g. "I'm not taking the Nazis! Murderers!"), or
taste (e.g. "18th century Redcoats look cool!" or "I'm not playing WWII Soviets. I hate brown.")
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Quote:
Middle Ages: Vlad the Impaler & friends


Vlad the Impaler had friends??
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xmfcnrx wrote:
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Middle Ages: Vlad the Impaler & friends


Vlad the Impaler had friends??

Not only friends, but admirers as well.

"It has largely been forgotten until recently that his tenacious efforts against the Ottoman Empire won him many staunch supporters in his lifetime, not just in modern day Romania but in the Kingdom of Hungary, "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlad_III_the_Impaler

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Still a big hero in Romania and Bulgaria. Read a decent book on him a few years back; very interesting on the political war & insurgency he waged.
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Posted a number of charts here on the first 104 responses:

http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX?14@238.MNECbSqacyG.14@.1dd3...

...a summary chart:

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If you want people to make a firm positive or negative decision don't give a no decision option because, like these results show, you're going to see only slight variations on a bell curve with most respondents indicating the neutral response.

If you want to have 5 options add a Not Familiar/Never Played As option as the 5th option so people must read the high positive, position, negative, high negative options first.

There... .02 said.

Interesting topic otherwise!
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Agreed. I'm pretty neutral. Unless you give me France or Japan. And then I will kick your butt!
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My guess is that I'll be about the only guy who voted Vlad the Impaler/etc as his favorite army. I'll play the Skanderbeg Albanians any game, any time. Sure, I'll usually lose, but still. It's a principle.
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Tried and failed to find the Saxons & the Normans on the list.

Or, pre-revolutionary American colonists & British friends & French & Indians on the list.
 
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Wait a minute! Where are the Zulus? The Boers? Sheesh.

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Mongols FTW
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Keep the suggestions coming on additional armies and I'll re-issue the poll at a later date. How could I have missed the zulus

And, hats off to Mr.Wallace - I wondered who gave Vlad his favorite vote arrrh
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How come there are no Tercios, no Dutch muskeeters, no Swedish Brigades? The Tercios are particularly missed, since they dominated every battlefield in Europe for about 150 years.
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Si non potes reperire Berolini in tabula, ludens essetis non WIF.
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Chad. Vs Libya.
 
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Updated for the last batch of responses...The Wehrmacht moves into first rather convincingly. The Evil Doers still in last.

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And a chart...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/749632/herr-dr
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