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Offline Westfalia Chris

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« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2007, 08:32:49 PM »
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So we're most of us not Normans,  Anglo-Saxons, Romans or even Celts. We're all from some nameless prehistoric tribe!


Beats being somehow related to the nameless git who managed to "lose" that CD with the social security data sets, huh?

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« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2007, 09:07:37 PM »
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Most Brits come from the Basque region of Spain. Considering the number of non-Brits in living history for my family I take the view that a man born in Hackney is from Hackney. :wink:

Did the Scots keep their Kings? The Kings were Scots weren't they? Whilst the majority of their subjects were Picts. And lets not even think about Lowland/Highland or the men on the Marches.

Not even remotely true I'm afraid. I think this idea came about when people tried to decide where the Celtic languages came from. Only later did they understand the Celts spread from Hallstat in Germany into West Europe and the Middle East, possibly reaching Western China. The Basques are a Celtic people, along with the Galicians and Asturians in Spain. And by Celt I mean the culture, not a distinct racial group.

The 'Scots', an Irish tribe landing in Dalriata, had Welsh, Irish, Pictish and Viking subjects. These are the ancestors of the modern Scots.
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« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2007, 11:50:22 PM »
Enough with the UK tribalism, lets see some more pics of those fantastic minis and terrain!  :)
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« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2007, 06:17:46 PM »
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Actually, most Brits have always been here, they've just changed their identity to fit in with each new lot of invaders.

They dug up some preserved prehistoric chap in Devon or somewhere a while back, DNA-tested him, and then DNA tested all the locals near where he was found. Some of said locals were found to be relations of his!

So we're most of us not Normans,  Anglo-Saxons, Romans or even Celts. We're all from some nameless prehistoric tribe!


Living under the glasiers during the last Ice Age then were we - sorry but we're all blow-ins.

Now there's an idea for a wargame - the return of the Ice Pack circa whenever you like!!

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« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2007, 06:29:04 PM »
The ice didn't get as far as Devon, did it?

Anyway, I didn't say pre-Ice Age, I said "prehistoric." Yeah, we're all blow-ins, seeing as mankind is a tropical animal from Africa. But none of this has anything to do with what I said, I was merely making the point that we aren't all quite who we think we are, ethnically-speaking.
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« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2007, 06:54:16 PM »
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The ice didn't get as far as Devon, did it?

Anyway, I didn't say pre-Ice Age, I said "prehistoric." Yeah, we're all blow-ins, seeing as mankind is a tropical animal from Africa. But none of this has anything to do with what I said, I was merely making the point that we aren't all quite who we think we are, ethnically-speaking.

I'm not even from this planet, I'm from the Empire of Helium. :lol:

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« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2007, 06:56:05 PM »
Does that mean you speak with an hilarious high-pitched squeaky voice?  :)

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« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2007, 06:57:54 PM »
Oh yes! :lol:

 

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