I would like to begin a new thread of discussion inspired by the late "Song of the Spear" line. Some gamers may find it interesting to collect the actual music used by the armies they place on the table. Consider also, that with the use of mp3 players and small speakers, this music becomes emminently portable and can be brought to the board itself. Myself, I can see the fun in playing "Bogurodzica" as my Late Poles advance to meet Teutonic Knights fielded by one of my local opponents, then hear the strains of "Christ ist Erlanden" as I roll my usual dreck and see my knights repulsed. Kind of a very enlightened way to talk smack.
I used to work for an independant record store that deals in used records. I have several albumns of military music, some of the tracks reaching back in time to the end of the DBA/M period. I know that for numerous ethnic groups, many of the traditional hymns and songs have been preserved as a matter of course and are available as recordings. Perhaps it would be interesting for those with expertise in a certain group to share titles of pieces and also if and where they are available. Perhaps, if it doesn't violate too many record comapnies' rights (how can it for traditional pieces) we can share them so interested gamers can get the themes for several of their armies. Could also be a good source of appropriate background noise for competitions.
[ June 20, 2005, 18:14: Message edited by: Jim Rapczynski ]