- Jul 21, 2006
My last post as this thread is probably getting on shaky ground. Again my apologies to Jacque Althaus Richardson if offended by my previous post. I find threads like this fascinating given my interests and what I do.CSABadass said:But there *is* a viable historical alternative for Althaus--see my post above. There's no need to libel Althaus, and never has been.
(One could--and perhaps should--make the same case for the KIA General Nathan Bedford Forrest III, but I trust the ignorant will insist en masse that he pay for the sins of his grandfather by being labeled a Nazi.)
And I hope his relatives are mad as hell and not shy about letting PI know about it.
Given the thousands of historical figures in Hearts of Iron, I (not having any famous relatives) can cut PI some slack on being sloppy on political orientations, especially those that are used for ahistorical countries and governments. Trying to take into account all countries and all possible governments during the WWII era and fill them with historical leaders was truly a formidable undertaking. It would be boring game if every leader except Hitler, Stalin, FDR, and Churchill was a "black shadow." Also while this is one of the greatest military strategy games ever made, it is just a game with a very, very small following. I am surprised to see a relative of one such leader find us so quickly.
Famous people draw both positive and negative attention and unfortunately and invariably get misrepresented. There are probably hundreds of people portrayed in the game who if they or their relatives were asked or even cared would say they are being wrongly depicted (and indeed they are). We tend to focus only on those that we are most interested in and that means America for most of us Americans. Anyone care about what King Zog's relatives think? Have all the people represented as left-wing radicals, national socialists, or fascists in all the other world country's leader pools been similarly scrutinized? History is seldom accurate and always arbitrary...
edit: Hopefully George Van Horn Moseley doesn't have any e-vigilant relatives