Listen Gang and especially to the Devs of the game, I totally understand that it may not always be possible to add every "wish" to the game you are making due to the tools available in creating the game but for those who are maybe not as "literate" in Canadian Military History, it is very important to note that WW1 is what defined Canada as a Nation on it's own, completely separating it form it's "colonial hold" Great Britain and the wins and loses at Vimy Ridge, Pashendale, Ypres to name a few is what led to Canada finally removing it's "Dominion`status in the Treaty of New Westminster and formed a Nation of it`s own, no longer under the puppet control of the UK (some still believe we are though to this day!).
Discarding Canadians form WW1 or at least in this case practically making them invisible within the British High Command and Military is an affront to the WW1 Canadian Volunteer Veterans. Hence why it completely saddens me that no where can you see them anywhere or that there regiments are mentioned in the battlefields where they made such an impression. And the same could practically be said about the Aussies at Galipolli. they are listed as Brits as well. The suggestion by a Member here about adding a badge on the icon would be an acceptable alternative to me at least.
Again, please Matrix/Slitherine I am not angry over this just as a historian with 5 degrees and a Masters Degree forthcoming next month, I find this utterly heartbreaking that the Canadian efforts overseas in WW1 to be so unimportant in the game. The Americans are listed separately in the game and they lost much fewer men then the Canadians did. Heck ask the Newfoundland Regiment how many they lost. An entire generation of young volunteer men was lost.
I will eventually buy the game because of my loyalty to you all here but I know my dad and several of his Legion Friends whom I meet weekly for breakfast are definitely boycotting the game, One even said it is like the film Saving Private Ryan" where ONLY and ONLY Americans landed on D-Day and ONLY Americans were gallivanting around the fields of Normandy and ONLY the Americans fought the Germans for towns and bridges. The Brits, Canucks somehow stayed in the UK during the D-Day invasion as you never ever see any one else but Yanks in Normandy during that film no matter how many kilometers and areas they ventured in?
All the best to the Devs for a tremendous Game, just slightly heartbroken from my end.
Two things. Firstly, and as said in my previous posts, I think it entirely appropriate that, where the scale justifies it, there are Canadian, Australian or ANZAC counters.
However I disagree with you on the Saving Private Ryan film. I have heard this argument so many times and, imo, it is plain wrong.
If the film was about D-Day generally then you could argue you should have the British, Americans and Canadians represented, at least in one form or another. BUT Saving Private Ryan was a film, personal to America and based on a true story. It was set against the background of the Normandy invasion - in the American sector - it was not about D-Day. There was absolutely NO NEED to mention the British or the Canadians - I have no problem with that at all.
That said, what really $%^*ed me off about the film was the line (I think by Ted Danson) where - surprise surprise Monty gets slated - pathetic. If you don't want to mention us, fine - but give the cheap shots a miss
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