Tac Error wrote:
The "realism" in any sort of wargame will reflect the biases and prejudices of its designers, IMO.
Total objectivity doesn't exist in real life, even in natural sciences. I remember reading a epistemological study which noted that professionnal researchers often ignore data that doesn't confirm what they tought the results would be.
As a student in history, I'm sensitive to that reality. When we write about some historical period, our works reflect our conceptions, but we try to be truthful and not to manipulate the facts. It's hard to do and we aren't always totally objective, but that's an integral part of this human science. The finding of the truth is an ever restarting quest and you have to look of on many points of view to start to see the truth. Often, young people who begin their history classes think that what they ear is simply the truth, but in fact, it's only what we think is the truth at this time. All sciences evolve over time and history is no exception.
So I completely agree with you, but it doesn't stop me to love realistic games. ^^