I love fantasy battle games and sci-fi... BUT... the idea of playing historical wargaming really perturbs me.
When you're busy re-enacting battles that really did kill hundreds of thousands of people don't you ever feel a bit weirded out by it all? Is there an element of militarism in the historical wargaming community? An undercurrent of death, or more precisely, state regimented murder worship?
Don't get me wrong, I've competed in thai boxing, western boxing and grappling... I think violence can actually be a creative force for the individual. However mass organised murder is a whole different ballgame.
I guess my question really is, is historical wargaming a little disrespectful to all those who lost their lives?
I'm not wanting to start an argument I'm just trying to identify if anyone ever thinks about these themes. Thanks.