(Rundown News) A British pupil was reported to the anti-terror wing of the police by his school, for daring to play a historical war-game with his father in which fascists were a playable faction.
The father and son duo upload unboxing and gameplay videos to their YouTube channel, “Imperator Vespasian”. After not posting anything for a period of six months, they revealed the reason for their absence in a video entitled “Unexpected side affects of Gaming!”.
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The pair had been building and expanding their models for the counter-historical game, “A Very British Civil War”. Set in an alternate 1938 where Oswald Mosley, the leader of the British Union of Fascists, has become Prime Minister after Edward VIII refused to abdicate, plunging the country into civil war. Various factions are playable, such as the BUF themselves, communists under the banner of the Labour Party, loyalists to the Crown backed by the US and Canada, and so on. The son mentioned to his classmates that he was buying a flag for the BUF models. He was quickly denounced as a fascist himself for daring to engage in such a hobby, and was reported by the school to the anti-terror wing of the police.