Lately, I've been doing a lot of reading since I'm unemployed and have too much free time. And I've done a lot of reading about the American Civil War. I've also been playing a lot of 40k, and I've had an itch to build an Imperial Guard army. I've kicked the idea around of building a Confederate-themed Guard army. So here's my question for you all-- at what point does historical theming cross the line of bad taste?
I bring this up because periodically, we see armies that are covered in swastikas or the like, and it's generally agreed that those are unacceptable. However, in the United States, and particularly in the northern United States, the Confederacy and its symbols are an indication of overt racism and anarchy, and can be considered offensive. Obviously, I don't want to be a hypocrite about this sort of thing, as I have come down hard in the past on nazi-themed armies-- while I suppose that it comes down to the group you play with at the end of the day, I'm curious to know what you all think.
So I'm curious what you all think about where the line is in good taste. At what point do you all think it stops being an interesting hobby project (i.e., converting techno-Confederates with lasguns, beards, and grey flop hats) and crosses into the realm of being tasteless with plastic spacemen?
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