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forestmen?

Poll ended at Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:58 pm

good
21
53%
bad
3
8%
nuetral
16
40%
 
Total votes : 40

forestman??

Postby skilzz1 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:58 pm

hey peopole I was wondering if you wuld make a vote on forestmen... :? :lol:
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Postby Ianan » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:09 pm

Hurray! I got the first vote!
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Postby Rusty Brick » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:28 pm

Some how in my mind this was always clear--the forestmen are the good guys. I suppose that comes from a "robin hood" mindset, but they are also the simple, normal people who have lives outside of war (they arn't wearing armor all the time). I'm curious to see if anyone thinks they are outright bad.
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Postby Mr. D » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:04 pm

I always thought they were good, probably because of their association with Robin Hood as Rusty Brick said. Also, none of their faces seem evil - all Forestmen are happy!

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Postby Donut » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:10 pm

I voted neutral, it depends on which side of grass your looking at. For the poor the Forestmen are good and for the rich they are bad.
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Postby Paradosis » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:12 pm

Hey, how could they not be good? Don't we all teach our kids to steal from others? I just mugged some greedy suit last week. :wink: Seriously though, I always considered them good guys. Or maybe just cool guys (like Robin hood, I suppose).
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Postby Pikeman » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:03 pm

I voted neutral. It just depends on how you see them.
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Postby Count Blacktron » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:25 pm

Evil of course! They fail to pay their taxes!!! :evil: :wink:
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Postby ohms_dad » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:04 am

I always played with them in cahoots with the falcon knight against the lion knights to make things even, so they were bad.
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Postby Velliscig » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:03 am

Honestly, I just use forestmen as peasants. Either that or bandits..
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Postby Chrislad77 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:35 am

I put good. Didn't think about it much. I've just always assumed they were good. In that period of Legos I don't think any of the factions were really "good" or "bad".
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Postby MarioDAlessio » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:37 am

I voted neutral although with set names like;

• [b]6054 Forestmen's Hideout http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6054.html

6066 Camouflaged Outpost http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/6066.html

1974 Smuggler's Hayride http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/archives/1974.html

I don’t consider those Forrest men on an equal footing with the Lion Knights or Black Falcons, unlike Cedric of the Bull Knights and that Vladek those Forrest men and the later Wolf Pack weren’t invited to any knightly duels; They were standard grinning forest dwelling outsiders, they even imprisoned one of the kings men, so even though I'm siding with them I voted neutral.

This link from a 1988 German Lego Catalogue shows the position I think those Forrest men occupy in the Lego Castle world; http://www.peeron.com/catalogs/1988/medium/5/

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Postby kelderic » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:06 pm

I voted good, because I noramlly think f Robin Hood when I play with them.

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Postby skilzz1 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:31 pm

it kinda depends on if the kingdom is good or bad... :?
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Postby Velliscig » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:39 pm

kelderic wrote:I voted good, because I noramlly think f Robin Hood when I play with them.

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Well then, if you think of Robin Hood being good, then what are the knights and the king? - bad? they are opposed. And Robin Hood is an outlaw so... Taking money from the rich and redistributing it would be the only thing that makes him seem any good; but anyways nice thought.

Good point Chrislad77 on them all not really being bad; that is more how I look at it because - what is bad? Bad is only what you deem is bad. We say ists are bad, but they think they are good and believe the only way to salvation and to praise Allah, is to kill us westerners.
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