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    Sticky: Re: The Official WIP Screenshot Thread

    Will it be possible to recruit some of these Tharbad units as regional auxiliaries when playing RK or other factions?
  2. Re: The disconnect between the 'Leitkultur' and the actual society

    Non-indicative. And no, I don't post drunk. In fact, I don't get drunk. Maybe you do, you seem to have experience with that state of mind.


    Um, Anti-Semitism is a form of racism. You'd have to...
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    Re: Is Org. died?

    Dito. It's up again now, though.
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    Re: How to survive as Pontus ? VH/VH

    I'd say build the remaining mines and ports ASAP. Also you should consider taking Trapezous, where you'll be able to build ships. The next target should be the two Ptolemaic provinces (Side and...
  5. Re: Vkings were like the SS, and Scandinavians should apologize.

    Knowing journalists, this is probably half "tongue-in-cheek". However, comparing the Vikings to the SS goes too far, and he should publicly apologize for that. There are groups that you can compare...
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    Re: Slingers are overpowered

    There's nothing wrong with slinger balance in EB. You can't make any judgment on balance based on playing VH battle difficulty. The reason your missile troops are causing the majority of casualties...
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    Re: How to survive as Pontus ? VH/VH

    Yes. Type I government = tier 2 regional barracks max.; Type II = tier 3 max. and so on.


    Depends on the region. Definitely not in Amaseia, but some of your homeland regions have interesting...
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    Re: Closing of the Muslim Mind - Book

    Yeah, you might have actually learned something... horribile dictu.
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    Re: How to survive as Pontus ? VH/VH

    Pontos is one of those campaigns where you can't afford too many wrong decisions at the start. I suggest attacking the Seleukids before they attack you (because they will, especially on VH) and take...
  10. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    But still with an Italian majority.


    Well, cacare is a Latin word, so it's sort of historically accurate. Rome could have done with a few more Italian or Italian-American actors IMO, but apart...
  11. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    Well they spoke languages from at least three different families in Iberia (Aquitanian, IE, Semitic, and whatever the hell Iberian belonged to). Depending on the supposed place of origin of Crowe's...
  12. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    That is true, there's an amazing number of British actors in American productions. Hell, every time Hollywood makes a film about WWII or Nazi Germany (which is like every two or three months), the...
  13. Re: The disconnect between the 'Leitkultur' and the actual society

    Leitkultur is an awkward wording made up by conservatives for something that is self-evident in every functioning country. Of course since cultural hegemony in Germany was taken over by psychos in...
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    Re: People of african descent in ancient minoa

    Gypsies originate from the Punjab. They were not present in Antiquity around the Mediterranean, due to their ancestors still residing in India at the time.
  15. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    Could everyone please put spoiler tags around large pictures, in the interest of legibility?

    Regarding Cloud Atlas, while their "white face" was sort of decent, the "yellow face" was just plain...
  16. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    I suspect that portraits of Cleopatra - especially those on coins or formal depictions - were modelled not so much after the real image as according to ideals of her time. Not beauty ideals, that is,...
  17. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    Source?



    That's because historians tend to refute conspiracy theories. It's a pity though we don't really have historians who are as aggressive as some of the more outspoken natural scientists...
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    Re: Latin voice text

    There should be one, but I've forgotten where. Some phrases I can remember are:
    "Dux" (~ leader)
    "Turris ambulatoria" (siege tower)
    "Turris paratae" (Siege tower ready)
    "Aries" (ram)
    ...
  19. Re: What accent or dialect is most often used in (dubbed) movies/TV in your country?

    In Germany, Modern High German is absolutely dominant in the media. To the point that Low German (the other major German language) has been marginalized and mostly replaced by High German with a Low...
  20. Thread: Forage

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    Re: Forage

    I think the foraging trait helps put off the rationing trait, at least for a while. Devastating tiles cuts into the enemy faction's income, which is why you should get rid of enemy or rebel armies...
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    Re: Some inconvenient truths about Hitler

    You're right, the West built up Hitler as the most evil person in history and so on. There are three problems with that: Firstly, the West being west-centric and extremely myopic regarding history...
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    Re: US politics and US sports

    So he used the public nature of his profession to campaign against his own country? That tells me he had no sense of honour, just like that Özil who's been known to dishonour [I]our national anthem...
  23. Re: Apologism of dictatorships by individual Westerners (NOT governments)

    Well, apart from the fact that these standpoints are potentially conflicting with each other, I don't see how all of them are somehow unreasonable.
    Also, very important to note: (current) Western...
  24. Re: Apologism of dictatorships by individual Westerners (NOT governments)

    I think Astaroth has some very good points, even though I don't necessarily agree on everything.


    faz.net comments section is usually pretty decent, although there are lapses (mirroring the...
  25. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    Um no, he never said "all whites look alike". You're just inferring that. That said, I wouldn't call North Africans white, except for a very small percentage. "Light brown" might fit it better.

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  26. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    I think you're talking about the 19th century. Those days are long gone.


    Nonsense. Terms for skin colours are based on pragmatic language use. Racist mis-use came after that.


    I don't care...
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    Re: Ballistas - Worth the trouble/cost?

    I've used Ballistas to great effect when playing Dwarves and Elves, particularly against orcish factions. Especially for Dwarves, they are important because of their range, but also because their...
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    Re: White Guilt in North America

    I think this thread is better suited for the Political Academy.

    On topic:
    People have a short and very incomplete historical memory. That's why they make so much fuss over the last 300 years yet...
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    Re: Army Composition

    I concur with the above. It might also be worth mentioning that it's a good idea to go for specific unit traits such as anti-cavalry, anti-armour, fear inducing, area attack, high lethality, etc....
  30. Re: French and Dutch local elections set to show Wilders and Le Pen as genuine forces in build up to EU elections

    No thanks, we don't need these parties anywhere in Europe. Especially not in Spain. They would be a danger to the local cultural heritage including the stuff built by Medieval Muslims, as is evident...
  31. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    Who's talking about skull shapes? Except you of course.



    All I need to understand? I understand science fairly well, hence my objection to the meaningless buzzwords and phrases you keep using....
  32. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    Nice try at weaseling your way out of the discussion. And apparently we're all racists now.
    You make a lot of words that all sound very scientific, yet they amount to nothing. Because they're...
  33. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    There is no proof that ancient Egyptians were black (where do people pick up these weird ideas?). They had one or two black royal dynasties, but that doesn't say anything about the people. Unless...
  34. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    I don't know what people are thinking, but Persians in the real world aren't exactly dark. Their colour varies between light brown and white. If Persians and Greeks intermarry, their offspring won't...
  35. Re: Most annoying traits/behaviour in fictional characters (minor spoilers)

    Worse yet - nobody ever packs a knife. There are so many instances on movies or TV where some guy who's allegedly a professional soldier/assassin/whatever lethal occupation gets into a serious fight...
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    Re: Deutsch (German)

    Es reicht eigentlich zu wissen, dass es ekelhaft ist und weder von gut integrierten Einwanderern noch von anderen zivilisierten Menschen gesprochen wird.
  37. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    What you said applies to fiction, but not so much to "historical" movies. Getting as close as possible to the actual historical person is a matter of historical accuracy. As such, having a black guy...
  38. Re: Dumb CNN article about "white actors playing 'ethnic' characters"

    The best part is how they discriminate between "white" on the one side and "ethnic" on the other. I'm pretty sure that of all languages, contemporary American English has the most retarded and...
  39. Re: My feminist "history" teacher says Ameilia Earhart was betrayed

    In my experience, the types who study (and teach) modern history (as opposed to Ancient or Mediaval history) are usually the most ignorant and ideological ones. There are a few exceptions though, and...
  40. Re: There seems to be some kind of modern myth about the Romans

    I think the point is that (to my knowledge) there is no principle or commandment in Roman religion (or most other polytheistic religions of the era) that makes it a duty for its followers to convert...
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