As the dude who struggled for years to get an AWI Board on TMP...
Scratch that. I submitted a Poll Suggestion.
One of Bill’s reason for my final expulsion was my dislike for Kevin Kiley. Bill seemed to think that my animosity was dislike for him meddling on “my board”.
(The real stated reason was sticking up for Kings Mountain, but everything tied in.)
For all the nonsense that Kevin posts (militia was useless, the French won the whole thing while we just fed them...), he at least posts useful stuff to disagree with.
For the record, I love militia, and believe that without French aid, the war would have dragged on for a few more years, and tired out the British. But not a good result.
Tango01 just looks for threads written by assholes with an agenda. That agenda is to live off page hits. Not unlike Bill.
They don’t stand up to critical reading. One of his many links today alleges that the AWI killed 100,000 African Americans. 100,000????
It also says that when the British pulled out, they took “thousands” of escaped slaves to Nova Scotia with them. Yeah. Sure they did. The slaves were abandoned.
Again, let me state my biases here.
I admire Washington. Strongly.
I paint all the sides, and enjoy playing them all.
The sides I like to play most are Hessians, Indians and Loyalists.
We were good enough to learn our business, and were stubborn.
Slaves. Uh, ummm, yeah. We got better!
Nobody’s perfect, but we improved.
I don’t have the sheer acreage of books on the AWI that Kevin has, but I consider myself up to snuff.
Having said all this, I would rather see Kevin’s dubious arguments than Tango01’s bullshit links.