|Thursday, February 26, 2004|
Someone had this "Haunted Front" idea already for a Role Playing Game: Weird War Two
Dave: The Haunted Tank is a comic book I used to read:
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Watching Band of Brothers made me start imagining what is sure to be a hit TV show. Kind of a combination of Band of Brothers, the Haunted Tank and the X-files.
During the Allied campaign in France, rifts develop in the space-time continuum and a certain unit keeps wandering in and out of their reality frame. They meet Prussian Junkers, soviet agents, American Scientists, French hotel keepers, other bands of soldiers, robots from the future, nuclear armed nazis, vampires, mummies, werewolves, and people of all types trying to deal with the rifts and their implications in the war. Some generals are dimly aware that the rifts exist, but most of the western front is simply unaware. However, this platoon seems to be fated to keep having missions into the rifted French countryside. They are cut off from their headquarters for weeks at a time, they sneak back into England, they get abducted by aliens, they have members of the undead join their unit. The possibilities are endless.
The series should be packed with nods to historical facts, large and
minute, and to fiction, good and bad, that came out of the war. The
10 or so main characters of this platoon are developed intensely so that
their personal lives wind around one another in endless and tangled
sub-plots. Then, the rest of the platoon is filled with colorful
stereotypes of American soldiers of the era.