Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Since this seems to be a hot-button issue

Since there seems to be a lot of hot air about the new Wolfenstein video game, I've been thinking:

Nordic Weasel Games produces a few WW2 games.
Those games can feature Nazi's.
This may be shocking for a game set in a war that was started by the Nazi's but hey, here we are.

In fact, "Where Sten Guns Dare" explicitly and unapologetically is about fighting Nazi's.
You can grab that here:
http://www.wargamevault.com/product/219121/Where-Sten-Guns-Dare 

A game featuring Nazi's is apparently a political statement nowadays and the internet is abuzz with people complaining that a game about killing Nazi's is liberal propaganda or some such.


So I thought it'd be pertinent to establish a few guidelines as to how this controversy might affect our hobby:

1: 
Toy Soldiers aren't actually real people, so you should probably just relax.

2:
In the world of the game, the guys you are fighting (if you play the allies) are Nazis or soldiers fighting for the Nazis.
They're not "alt" anything and they are most certainly not an allegory for this or that modern political frame work.

3:
Playing the Feldgrau dudes in a toy soldier game doesn't mean you're a Nazi.

4:
If you genuinely feel that killing imaginary Nazi soldiers in a toy soldier game is an affront to your political views, then please stop being a terrible person.

5: 
If you feel motivated to write a long drawn-out piece about how the average Landser was actually an apolitical draftee who warglegarblebarble, then rest assured I don't care.


With these guide-lines firmly in mind, go forth and play toy-soldiers.