- Nov 25, 2010
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- Kraut Corner
No.Is this a question of rivalry between Heer and Waffen SS?
I reject Nazi ideology, thus I do not share the fascination that some people have for the Waffen-SS. Nazi ideology was more deeply rooted in the SS than in the Heer. Of course, there were many Nazis in the Heer. At the same time, not all members of the Waffen-SS were hardened Nazis nor was assignment to the Waffen-SS always voluntary. Altogether, the ideology permeated through the entire society, but not the entire society embraced it.
To better picture it, you might compare it with Trumpism (No, I am NOT saying that Trumpism is Nazism.):
70 million Americans voted for him, so his views permeate society. Not all Trumpists would embrace the storming of the Capitol, many might even abhor it. More Trumpists are in favor of 'the wall' on the border to Mexico than Democrats.
I hope, you get my meaning with regard to the Waffen-SS/Heer.
But what I meant with regard of not liking the solution was aimed at the coloring:
My personal preference in ASL is the non-multicolor vehicular counter art. Broken Ground, BFP, and others do a great job, but I just like the 'original' ASL artwork better and prefer it for its uniformity. For that reason, I never saw the need for black SS counters: It documents some fascination for the SS (not saying fascination for the ideology) which I do not share. Notably, though, there are no 'red' Guards, 'olive drab' Marines - only 'black' SS. Second, the black SS 'violate' my preference for uniformity in the counter art for a given nationality. I don't want to have MPs blue here and black there. I want one uniform system. Lastly, I think white on black coloring does not work well in itself. I prefer reading books black on white and not white on black. Same with counters.