Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by redmist1122 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:20 pm

Truscott Trotter wrote:
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Got it...pigeon cariers sent out...thanks again.
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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by iwoulike2rage » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:54 pm

You could always use a name generator like this one:
https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/french_names.php

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by Truscott Trotter » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:41 pm

I think Greg was after background as well as names.
Short of making them up yourelf I would google some French commanders of 1940's and steal their biographies.

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by hendrik » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:12 pm

Definetly include certain sergeant Baguette, corporal Camenbert and general Gruyere! ;)

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by Groupe_Franc » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:19 am

I'm going to get snippy for a minute. As a Francophile, I take issue at names like "camembert" or "gruyere".
Here are some names from Jean Larteguy's novels: Major de Glatigny (of distinguished military heritage), Captains Esclavier, Boisfeuras, Lieutenants Merle, Pinieres, Orsini (Corsican)
From the French women's football team: Renard, Torrent, Henry, Thiney, Lesommer

From Indochina: Allaire, LePage, Trapp, Rinasson, Sieurs, LeGrand, Vaillant.

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by Truscott Trotter » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:22 am

From the French women's football team: Renard, Torrent, Henry, Thiney, Lesommer
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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by Groupe_Franc » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:48 am

OK, so they lost to the U.S. So did England. Here are some names from the Mens' side, the current holders of the World Cup: Deschamps, Lloris, Pavard, Digne, Griezman, Giroud

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by Truscott Trotter » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:52 am

Don't worry we lost to the Norwegians!!!

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by Seret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:32 am

Groupe_Franc wrote:
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I'm going to get snippy for a minute. As a Francophile, I take issue at names like "camembert" or "gruyere".
Silly names are part of the fun for a lot of people. It's a game with toy soldiers. People give them to French, or British, or Americans, or Russians. And definitely to zee Germans!

In our group we don't bother giving the little toy soldiers names in CoC, but some people do and it's just a bit of fun.

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Re: Establishing Character Backgrounds for French

Post by Archdukek » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:40 am

Seret wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:32 am
Groupe_Franc wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:19 am
I'm going to get snippy for a minute. As a Francophile, I take issue at names like "camembert" or "gruyere".
Silly names are part of the fun for a lot of people. It's a game with toy soldiers. People give them to French, or British, or Americans, or Russians. And definitely to zee Germans!

In our group we don't bother giving the little toy soldiers names in CoC, but some people do and it's just a bit of fun.
Have to agree with Seret. Most of my Sharp Practice French Leaders are named after varieties of bread, while their British counterparts are named after puddings with Lt. "Spotted Dick" Blunt leading the Rifles and Lt. Cranachan and Captain Trifle in charge of the Regulars. I can also do serious names when the scenario requires it.

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