Old Boardgame Grognard
- Aug 31, 2008
An Inglorious Basterds-style HOI3 or 4 AAR? Hell yeah. But my dance card is a bit full at the moment to write one, for sure. Maybe some other gallant and quixotic volunteer?The Hindenburg did famously fly around the site during the games, if it were to burst into flames and crash into the Olympic stadium, taking out the entire Nazi leadership in the fireball, that would be a novel POD and I for one would read the hell out of it.
Alas I fear it is an idea too magnificent for this world and will never see the light of day.
One wonders how many of those mentally fatigued leaders (British and French) of the 30s era also suffered from what may now be diagnosed clinically as PTSD, whether in a moderate or more pronounced form? They would have been notoriously unwilling to say much about it and many would have sought refuge in a bottle and/or be overwhelmed by the litany of diabolical problems they faced.
Of those problems, Palestine was one of the most wicked ... and hasn’t been peacefully and fundamentally solved to this day, to be fair to that generation!