Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th Update!

First off, to all my fellow Yanks, Happy 4th of July! To all my British friends, don't take it too hard, you still did this a bit later on, so that's something.

Yep, we're still slogging through the final adjustments and tallies to the awards. If anyone cares to read my updates, I've started a running thread of sorts over at TheRPGSite. It was a tough start, as a lot of products I felt superior did not end up where I thought they should be, but additional adjustments and tallies have seen some definite refinements in choice.

I'll look forward to seeing the results released--July 8, get here soon!


Steve said...

Hey, those were Canadians handling those torches! Don't give the Brits too much credit!

James Maliszewski said...

Hey, those were Canadians handling those torches!

I wish I could find the link discussing this, but, as I recall, no Canadian colonial troops were involved in the burning of Washington. The troops used were almost all veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. There may well have been some Canadians among them, but they were not colonial regiments.

I've found that most of the history about the War of 1812 I've learned in Canada is more myth than fact.

Zachary The First said...

jamie mal has the right of it, I think. The Canadians kicked our asses on several occasions, but regular British troops were the ones torching D.C.

Steve said...

Well, it certainly is a popular myth, because it makes the rounds of Canadian comedy clubs and trivia books (not the most reliable of sources, I know).

Zachary The First said...

Yeah, I think its pretty pervasive. I've heard folk comedy song about it, in fact.

Either way, bygones are bygones, and we can all concentrate on fighting the -real- enemy--gingivitis.