Bronshtein wrote:Doesn't sound like sneering, sounds like a serious discussion about whether it is useful to add rules determining target selection or let people make their own mistakes.
He even thanks people for joining in and compliments everyone for not letting it sink into distractions.
Seems an almost perfect example of what a wargames forum should look like.
(obviously he ignored Martin Rapier who put forward a reasonable and valid counter argument, but you can't have everything. He wasn't going to change his mind but it did draw out some interesting thoughts about rule design. As long as everyone quits while they are ahead!)
I suspect the main issue is that anyone who has been involved in one of his discussions before now immediately reads his first post in the voice of an adenoidal 9 stone man with bottle bottom specs, who keeps pushing his glasses up his nose, sniffing, and twisting his face into an expression of contempt, so that even when you read "By the way thanks for all thos participating, this is a debate about game desigh that has no sunk into the all to familiar abstrsct discussions on simulation" it reads as 'Please will someone punch me savagely in the mouth?'