Great Moments in Literature
(From a conversation on Consim-L)
Subject: Re: Research faults of GBOH revealed!!!!
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 14:22:52 -0400
From: David Ferris
To: Conflict simulation Games
Gary G exposed the ugly, painful truth:
I noticed this too, but I wasn't going to say anything.
Not only do the photographs I possess, taken by Mathew Brady prior to the battle of Gaugamela, show that each of the Persian Leaders were different in facial appearance, but by leading us to believe that all Persian Leaders look alike, the game's designer is making a statement that is rife with political incorrectness.
Are those the same photos that were in Squadron/Signal's "Persian Generals In Action, Volume VIII"?
Besides that, we can clearly see the truth in the contemporary accounts. I quote from Artachoxes' "Oration of Alexander Against Darius":
"In chains, by these deep oceans do fall in my sleep
In my opinion, you just can't get get any clearer than that.
If that isn't enough for you, the evidence in Aeschysophoaristophototlecles' tragedy "Twelve Guys with Swords from Athens", Act IV, is irrefutable:
Heracles: "Look over, by my hand I see the dread Persian's banner, like
[The gods Castor and Pollus fly through the air above the heroes' heads, towards the Persian host]
Bob: "By the land of our fathers, this I do swear, that I shall meet yon
leader in glorious battle and dip my spear in the river of Scolybius.
His armour shall I send to Terbicles, his sword shall I bear in the
streets of Futonia. His eyes shall I offer to Athena, his
thesaloniaaeaaea shall I give to the highest bidder."
[The gods Castor and Pollus fly through the air above the heroes' heads again, this time towards the Greek host, carrying bags of groceries]
Hermanes: "Look close, Orestes, and you shall see their mark. Though
their faces hide in helms of brass, their names do send the seven seas.
[I'm sorry, I just couldn't help myself!]
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