So - Who WON'T You Portray?

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I Will Absolutely Never Ever Portray...

Any German Unit
13
9%
Any SS Unit
31
22%
Any Soviet Unit
12
9%
Any American Unit
27
19%
Any British Unit
5
4%
Any Japanese Unit
52
37%
 
Total votes: 140
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So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:21 am

We all know that most players have a selection of impressions to choose from. We also know that some people have definite preferences on who they won't portray.
Let's try and get a general idea of who the real WW2 "baddies" are (circa 2011). This stuff is useful for game organisers. Feel free to explain your choice if you want, but don't feel obliged to. Just your vote will suffice. You can tick as many options as you like.

Please, please, PLEEASE don't start bashing or questioning others on their reasoning.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Bazooka Joe » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:41 am

I refuse to portray ATS, WRENs, or WACs.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Yith » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:50 am

What about Italians, Romanians, Polish, Hungarians, Finns?
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Cadaceus » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:51 am

Bazooka Joe wrote:I refuse to portray ATS, WRENs, or WACs.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Japanese for me only because as a pale western european I think I would look daft

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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Ramsay00105 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:55 am

For work and personal reasons I have no interest in portraying Axis or Soviet troops. I see no need to portray American troops and prefer not to do so. I would in addition to British troops portray other allied troops as required and available. So Canadian, Australian, Indian, African, Polish, Dutch and even Free French would be additional options.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Rooster » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:41 pm

Shoudlnt there be an option for no one?
within normal WW2 airsoft rules i would portray anyone, provided i could get the kit.
Even the Japanese, who seem to be the least popular
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:05 pm

Japanese are way off limits for me, they made the SS look like angels. No redeeming qualities for me at all so I can't even use the 'meh, I just portray a fighting soldier' reasoning. I might be persuaded to play as their enemy though.

I don't think I could bring myself to put on a Russian uniform either but my thinking is a bit mixed here as the history is rather more multi-faceted, so I couldn't say 'never ever' but more 'I'd rather not'.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby dadio » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:13 pm

wouldent do american because the rest of the airsioft world seem to have that covered and im fed up with the super american ego .i dont see them as the baddies of ww2 just that i think they had a bit of an agenda relating to the the size of the british empire.not that i think this is translated to the average gi any more than the average german soldier was rageing nazi jew hateing meglomaniac.its just that those in power way above had an agenda that was a little anti british empire and not as white as snow as all the properganda would suggest.now ive said it but id rather do german,at least hitler only reluctantly faught the british.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Rooster » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:18 pm

After reading some of the other comments i think i should jusitfy my feelings towards wearing the Japanese kit
I have played as the Japanese numoerus times on Videogames MOH rising sun and COD world at War, i dont see playing them in airsoft anyworse than playing them on video games. events need enimies, I would use as little insignia as possible and imo, insigina is what gives unifrom the evil or negtaive conotations.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Poacher » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:21 pm

Japanese, mostly because I'm a 6'3" fatbloke. I dont see any reasons not to play them in a game, it's a game?
I would personally avoid any overtly political uniforms, you dont see many on the front lines so not interesting to me.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby dieselmonkey » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:25 pm

I have absolutely no qualms about portraying anyone at all. Except Americans.


But that's mainly because the uniform and equipment, and even the country and culture don't interest me in the slightest.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:29 pm

Yith wrote:What about Italians, Romanians, Polish, Hungarians, Finns?


Were they in WW2? :whistle:
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So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby HeadShot » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:55 pm

The American army in WW2 appear to have become the new Nazis...who'd a thunk it!?

I've no problem portraying anyone, it's just pretend. Just because I put on a uniform doesn't mean my personality or politics change!
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Old Un » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:45 pm

:rofl: Get use out of the kit you have NOW before buying more is my advice in these cash strapped times.
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Re: So - Who WON'T You Portray?

Postby Joseph Porta » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:19 pm

The only ones i wount portray are americans, for my own personal and political reasons

i did have full us ww2 kit, i used it in my "pissing on the american flag" video, and then used it in the first bulge game, but i sold it after that to fund my german stuff


russain, i really like doing
german, i really like doing
japanese, id do to fill out a side, if it was an amazing game, but either borrow kit, or basic green combats
british, if there was an event i really wanted to go to but was booked out as german,i would do brit, but if i could loan kit, as i dont fancy buying it.



im really keen to get a french resistance, kit together, im halfway there, but definatly on the "allo allo" theme, complete with huge mustache and stripy blue and white shirt.


and off ww2 airsoft, , im even getting together a red indian outfit.
ive also done Ali G, and even worn a suit to airsoft before now.
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