Goodminton

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Crest of Goodminton

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Proposed Canon

Goodminton was described as a winter dominion, ruled by Overlord Firebaugh.

The side's livery was slate blue with brass buttons.

Goodminton had an alliance with Quisling and Frenemy against Haffaton.

This alliance was broken when Quisling and Frenemy entered Goodminton's airspace in force and demanded the Side's entire treasury. They were driven off, Frenemy being heavily defeated. However, this left Goodminton with five enemies in the Battlespace, dooming the Side.

Former Inhabitants

Cities

At the turn when Wanda popped Goodminton held only two cities: the capital city of Goodminton and one other, Coolminton.

Goodfinger was probably one of Goodminton's original cities lost in the fight with Haffaton. It was later recaptured with help from units Wanda uncroaked.

Goodminton's forces later took Frankburg and Hamfurter from Haffaton.

All Cities save the Capital were lost to Haffaton or razed for Shmuckers following the Kiloton debacle.

The City of Goodminton itself was lost while Wanda was in the field.

Known Units

Real World References

In the video game series Advance Wars[1], most COs of Blue Moon wear uniforms that resemble Goodminton's.[2] The both of them also preside over snowy regions.

There are also resemblances to the now-traditional French Army uniforms[3], and US Union Army uniforms[4] (which were themselves modeled after the French Army uniforms).


The name "Goodminton" probably refers to a version of the racquet game Badminton whereby, instead of trying to force the other team to miss the birdie, the goal is to keep the birdie in play as long as possible. Note that Goodminton's crest depicts badminton shuttlecock (birdie) with a halo above it.

This may be a bit of foreshadowing, indicating that the most important thing that this side could accomplish is to keep a particular unit (or birdie) like Wanda in play, even if it means that it cannot win the standard version of the "game" (i.e. war in Erfworld). The name could also be a play on words with "Good-" and "Bad-" minton, so as to suggest the side is "moral".

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