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  1. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    'Nigra atque procellossissima in nocte Valentinianus I mortus est!' :rolleyes:

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  2. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    :laughter:

    Don't force me to answer Mag .... I love Vegetius, poor old moron!

    Perhaps we may compare Vegetius with the glorious and legendary Renault 4!!!!

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  3. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Mag, I've read both, and the Strategicon is good and interesting but ... actually Sun Tzu is on another intellectual level, it's like comparing a FIAT Topolino b (Strategikon):
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  4. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Are you so kind to explain us the matter, Mag? .. or have we to use the Etruscan Divination Techniques to interpret the meaning of your post, Evandros?
  5. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Ah, horsehair ... :mellow:
  6. Re: Israel/Palestine thread with mention to the catalysy- 3 Israeli missing teens and the mobilization for conflict

    I don't understand your point but I like your post Setkh, there is something in it, I can't say what but ... it has its own inherent awesomeness.

    Anyway I still think that all this Hamas' game...
  7. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    So you've applied a metallic crest to your intercisa helmet, well, well, well ... :)
  8. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Yes Mag, I use the system you have described to polish the silver objects here at home and it's works very well, my partner has decided it's one of my duties, and what can I do! I obey! :salute: ......
  9. Re: youtube channel reviewing gibbon's fall of the roman empire

    Yes I'm watching and IMO his positions look interesting.

    At least, they are interesting for you and me, Ragimund, and this it's enough! Isn't it? :)

    Anyway in the next days I'll try yo quote...
  10. Thread: - The Library -

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    Same here! Dammit and they talk of globalization! .... and consider that the Brits and us, we are both in the European Union! :disgust:
  11. Re: youtube channel reviewing gibbon's fall of the roman empire

    Ah, interesting Gainas! The character is a fascinating guy in my opinion! Nice find Ragimund! :)

    No I won't post him my comment, he's British and he looks like a good man and I'm an Italian and...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    IMO many of you guys are considering this international crisis as a Total War Game, but it's not. It's just a political crisis that will be solved using the old normal ways to solve this kind of...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    I don't think Mr. Putin has any interest in getting involved into Ukraine. In fact actually Ukraine is not only a failed state it's also a failed economy and has no resources, Ukraine has only an...
  14. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    I always used this system of Baking Soda and Lemon Juice for silver, I didn't know it worked also for brass and bronze ..
  15. Thread: - Who Am I? -

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    Waiting for a new riddle, I don't consider pointless discussing about German Philosophy, especially if we consider that many young people today doesn't even know about its existence.

    Then, why...
  16. Thread: - Who Am I? -

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    My dear Renatus, has your wonderful mind even be touched by (wait I continue under spoiler) ...

    ... the suspect that when I write that the phrase "Workers of the world, unite!" it's not only a...
  17. Thread: - Who Am I? -

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    Awaiting the new riddle by the winner, I'll try to explain you what I was talking about, but I'll do the job under spoiler, trying to avoid in this way the eventual Off Topic report:

    here your...
  18. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Brass is a wonderful metal, I like it, and yes, the patina will add a nice touch of antiquity to the beauty of the armor, Nobilissimus! :)

    Many today don't understand the important role of the...
  19. Thread: - Who Am I? -

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    As clearly shown by this second post, your first question already contained its own answer, showing us that you already knew the answer to your question while you was writing it, and it's just for...
  20. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    IMO the armor is bronze, and after a slow oxidation process, ... :popcorn:... it will take on a darker shade, so it will be even more beautiful. :rolleyes:
  21. Thread: - Who Am I? -

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    :disgust: The question is rhetoric and redundant, because the singular is commonly used in this case,
    anyway, as you well know, I was referring to the man who presented, at the University of Jena,...
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    Re: Roman troops of Third Century

    W O N D E R F U L! +Megarep for tomy! :thumbsup2

    They are both wonderful, I love immensely the first on the left, it's a mask helmet type I or Guisborough, the original exemplar should be at...
  23. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Wonderful both, armor and spatha, Nobilissimus! :thumbsup2

    May I ask if it is bronze, the metal used to make the armor?

    @Gaiten: No, sadly I get news abot Desperata Ferro only on FB, I wish I...
  24. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Byzantine, not Roman, army. :tongue:
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia with the EU/US trying to steal the limelight for good measure. Development thread. A tale of Diva's, romance and pseudo-warfare

    - IMO The West doesn't exist anymore as a single entity so it cannot be firm. Today we have Britain and USA (with slightly different interests but this is irrelevant) on one side, on the other side...
  26. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Yes, of course, and this is the point: understanding how much is a stereotypical view based on ancient traditions and previous works now lost for us, how much is direct experience and how much is...
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    Thanks Rio and Rhalina! :thumbsup2

    I'll test the file, but I already know that if it's OK for Stath's, it will be good also for me. :yes:




    Mag, try to accept the truth: the Mod is not...
  28. Thread: Eternal Crusade

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    Sadly they are not in FoK Mod (and this is sad because I firmly believe the Eldar would be better balanced with them ...) anyway the Mod is now revived and if you want, take a look to their thread on...
  29. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Good news, it's really a good reading Mag, then I'll ask you some opinion, there are some points I need to clarify inside my mind, because at first the reading looks really easy but then, you begin...
  30. Re: European right courts rules in favor of France's burqua ban

    Vive la France, vive la République, vive le Tricolour! :france:
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    Re: When the mod is released

    Yes, take your time but please, consider also 'our' time, that is, we have to be still alive and possibly in good mental conditions to play the mod! :grandpa:
  32. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    Among these factors the main factor was the money, or better the main factor was the absence of money to support the war in the East, because the money was gone (and many good soldier with it) during...
  33. Thread: - Who Am I? -

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    Ah! I must admit that it was more personal hope than an actual knowledge, of course, and consider that probably I'm influenced by an old German philosopher of whom I'm still one of the last...
  34. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    And don't you think that if you spend all your taxes to finance a meaningless war against the Ostrogoths (who could easily be your main allies in the West) then you have no more money to fight the...
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    Re: Awesome 40K Pictures

    OK, probably it's against official GW fluff but IMO it's just AWESOME!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10453326_691508077587582_5835197333057127654_n.jpg
  36. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    IMO, the point is:
    Observing the financial situation of the Byzantine Empire before the Gothic War, when Justinian took the power, and then observing the financial situation of the Byzantine Empire...
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    Re: Awesome 40K Pictures

    OMG! :shocked: Have you the third eye Hell? :fear:
  38. Thread: - Who Am I? -

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    Yes Gaiten, but 'sursum corde'! Try to see the things in this way: 16 hours but in the meantime you are massing an incredible amount of valuable pecunia (€) under your bed, and this today in Europe...
  39. Thread: - The Tavern -

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    You now Serorio, being old, I don't know the last awesome devices created by the never-sleeping fantasy of the Anglo Saxon historians so today, is the VI century considered part of the Middle Age?...
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    Re: Awesome 40K Pictures

    Nooooooooooo! Watch not the third eye Morbius!


    http://i.imgur.com/KtmrRRH.jpg





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