Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Of foote and shotte....

Here's a photo that has nothing to do with the text that follows. They are some old Foundry Spartans which I was rather pleased with. But I digress.

Well its more of a mini-rant and probably thoroughly irrational but well, it provokes me. So why is it that people use the words 'foote' and 'shotte' when talking about ECW units? Why? Does it lend greater authenticity to a tabletop unit? If so, why not write everything in contemporary text? Because it renders it impossible to read that's why. So why these particular words? It's a bit like the way WI illustrated used to use 'd*****d' in every single article on the ACW. I know that's how they used to write but the 19th Century was, well, two centuries ago. Are we expected to provide some greater historical context for our little men? Leave it alone and dont shotte yourself in the foote.