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  1. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    Incorrect.

    It was John Albert who accepted Stephen's conditions for retreat and it was him who decided to break the arrangement.

    Thus, on October 26, Stephen ambushed the Poles while they were...
  2. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    Looked it up and you are right.
    Confused it with another event.

    Still though, I doubt they simply stormed the city, it was at the time larger and better defended than Thessalonica and especially...
  3. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    Yes, but in other places they preformed marvelously.

    Salona for instance, one of the largest Roman cities in the 6th century, with its walls fortified with at least 90 towers, total circumference...
  4. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    This.

    People often have a delusional depiction in their mind of militias being peasants armed with farming equipment.

    The historical description and pictorial sources nearly always paint a...
  5. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    Not even near the amount present in the post 10th century medieval ages...interestingly enough, the vast majority of large/quick conquests done in Medieval Europe was precisely before the age of...
  6. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    Nope.
    Castles.
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    Re: Kosovo/Serbia

    Not really.




    ...reading history?
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    Re: Kosovo/Serbia

    Croatia was nothing but a small and insignificant kingdom in the grand scheme of things, just like Serbia was, even as an Empire.




    Of course it was a weak Empire, it only lasted for 20 years...
  9. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    Why do you keep mentioning Saladin?

    He was incompetent and was humiliated by numerically inferior troops multiple times.

    His massive elite army was annihilated at Montsigard by a detachment of...
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    Re: Kosovo/Serbia

    By that you probably mean objective western historians and not mitomaniac lunatics that you call historians in Serbia.



    Nope, that shows where modern Serbs wish medieval Serbs lived.
    Even if...
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    Re: Kosovo/Serbia

    Those borders are falsified, Bosnia never became a part of the Serb Empire or Kingdom, and yes, that is still pretty small.
    Barely half the size of the kingdom of Hungary, smaller even than...
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    Re: Kosovo/Serbia

    Not really;

    http://sitemaker.umich.edu/mladjov/files/francia950.jpg




    Lol dude get off your high horse, all of us combined barely number 20 milion people, we are nothing to the Great...
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    Re: Child slavery in Switzerland

    The whole thing seems kinda exaggerated and sensationalist.
  14. Re: Why were medieval armies/commanders so unsuccessful?

    Because spectacular defeats in the medieval times are far more popular than spectacular victories.
    For every defeat that the feudal lords had you can find an equal amount or greater amount of...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Millions?
    Why not trillions?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vohNUTTx3A

    :laughter:

    The entirety of Serb ww2 casualties in Yugoslavia was 346,740(Cohen 1996, p. 109).
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    Re: Wallachia vs Romania

    Interesting.

    Well, as a Croatian this comes to me as a slight surprise.

    Namely, Wallachia in my language is "Vlaška" and the Romanian people who came from it were called "Vlasi" and this term...
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    Medieval salutes

    Greetings,

    does anyone have any information about how men would salute each other during the medieval era(particularly the late period)?

    I know about the "rising the sword so the guard comes to...
  18. Re: How historically accurate is HBO's Rome?

    How was he a :wub:?

    ...and what's so conservative about his views?

    If I was freezing my ass of for years in Gaul and sleeping in muddy ditches while fearing barbarians that wanted to skin me...
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    Structural integrity, less likely to bend or cave in.
    Same reason why late medieval plate often looked like metallic hand fans forged together.
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    Those are some really, really small plates, 0.5/.06 cm each...wow.




    First of all, forging plates is less time consuming than mail.
    As the forging techniques improved during the late medieval...
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    I have read more into scale armor and it seems that you were right, it was used extensively at certain periods.

    It was often shown in art and I have even found a depiction of a beautiful "full...
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    The comment was about thrusting, not targeting the torso.
    He said "...stab never works".

    From what I read the thrust is by far the most common description of ones death during the period and the...
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    Re: Most vicious soldier/ low-rank warrior?

    Sigh.
    He is not vicious, the thread is about evil soldiers.
    Read the damn thread.
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    Re: Roman "remnants" in Byzantine Empire

    Dalmatia was transferred in 923 to king Tomislav of Croatia(but was still formally a Roman theme), then was returned to the Romans for a while only to be given away again, but this time integrated...
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    1) A stab is done in less than a second
    2) The man on the left and right are facing forwards looking into the eyes of the man in front of them probably not having the leisure time to keep their...
  26. Re: Does Damask Steel have permission from SS?

    If you find any download links please send me a pm.
    I would like to see what all the hype is about.
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    Re: Mighty music overhaul 2.0

    New update done.
    Revamped/replaced certain tracks and added sections of different tracks and various music in between remaining ones.
  28. Re: Apple store bans all games that show confederate flag. sone games companies refuse to change the flag and are removed.

    Oh Americans, what a pathetic and weak society you have become.
    We genuinely liked you more when you were the villains of the world...at least you were badass.


    We sure will miss you once China...
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    That looks thoroughly ceremonial.

    Then again, Roman Emperors, unlike most other rulers, weren't exactly expected to do much/any fighting so I actually would accept him wearing that to a...
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    Re: Gloomiest latin phrases?

    Cogi qui potest nescit mori

    He who can be forced​, has not learned how to die.
  31. Re: Why is there a huge rise of Afrocentrism in history?

    Yes, but the very presence of natural redheads in ancient Egypt is a massive hit to the balls of every Afrocentric lunatic out there, just as the presence of sub saharan traits on ancient Egyptian...
  32. Re: Why is there a huge rise of Afrocentrism in history?

    No, your racism and completely obsolete notion of race is totally absurd.

    "Dark" does not equal sub-saharan black, for hells sake I am from the Balkans, caucasian to the max and I have family...
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    Sticky: Re: Pictures and Videos

    Manual showing a footman dealing with a horseman;

    http://i.imgur.com/100mdrS.jpg
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    Re: Gloomiest latin phrases?

    Eram quod es, eris quod sum - I was what you are, you will be what I am.


    :)
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    We have basically nothing iron from that period because most of it was either recycled(like 99% of medieval equipment) or, unlike bronze, just rusted over time.

    Though, I know of two more examples...
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    While I agree that bronze is far stronger than most people tend to believe, I am not so sure about "iron only being better because it is cheaper/easier to produce" part, why would the officers and...
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    Sticky: Re: Pictures and Videos

    Another interesting siege depiction showing defending troops throwing pottery, furniture and stone tiles at the enemy;

    http://i.imgur.com/W4Y8Y99.jpg
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    Re: Lorica segmentata/hamata/squamata

    I disagree, the upward thrust is the easiest and most practical move you can the moment the shield is not in the way.
    It is basically a natural, slightly upward, movement from the resting position...
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    Sticky: Re: Pictures and Videos

    A good day for a siege;

    http://i.imgur.com/Rf3Yg0f.jpg
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    Re: Most vicious soldier/ low-rank warrior?

    How about this gentleman;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Ulrich_Rudel

    Supposedly murdered about 2000-6000 people completely by himself from his stuka airplane.

    He is often cited as the...
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