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  1. Sticky: Re: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Dominion of Men - Beta-testing imminent!

    I joined this forum 4 years ago, and the mod was already 4 years in the making or so. Finally something about to come out.
  2. Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    Not Italy, San Marino.
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    Re: What if Russia invaded Ukraine?

    Ukraine offers absolutely no contest to Russia in an open conflict, they'd get steamrolled much like the Georgians. There could be some levee en masse defense of the western cities to give them a...
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    Re: What if Russia invaded Ukraine?

    Ukraine offers absolutely no contest to Russia in an open conflict, they'd get steamrolled much like the Georgians. There could be some levee en masse defense of the western cities to give them a...
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    Re: First Industrial Modern War?

    Modern in the sense of a national, total war? Probably the French revolutionary wars, which first saw armies formed by wholesale conscription of citizens, fighting not for some individual but for the...
  6. Re: If England had won the 100 years war

    I doubt Plantagenets defeating the Valois would be an end-all scenario; the major French magnates could all come up with claims and quite some support if they decided to compete for the throne. It's...
  7. Re: How was the Soviet Union defeated in Afghanistan?

    Well yes, that usually happens in guerrilla wars. They just keep fighting until the invaders get tired.

    Really, there is no military reason. They just outlasted the Russians' will to keep...
  8. Re: Anglish - English without non-germanic words

    Why would those words in particular be difficult to translate? In Latvian, out linguists usually try to make Latvian equivalents of foreign words, sometimes failing miserably - but those two are...
  9. Poll: Re: Debate: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT TERRORISM CAN BE JUSTIFIED

    Definitely. That was their express purpose - to instill fear through destruction. And they did just that.
  10. Re: Atheists, get on in here, how "tolerant" are you?

    Believe what you want, but the moment I hear someone start preaching, I call them out. Usually leaves them pissed off and everyone looking at me like an :wub:, but I can't stand people just stating...
  11. Re: What would (recent) history be like if you were never born?

    There'd be one less entitled :wub: using up tons of resources and not giving anything back. Also, one less person born under perfect conditions to achieve a lot, only to fail and fade into obscurity....
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    Re: Christmas-ify Your Avatars.

    Could someone... Oh wait, nevermind.
  13. Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose' Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    Actually, at least where I am from, most people can point out all European and North American countries and at least the bigger non-EU/NA countries as well.

    To most Europeans, the US is a single...
  14. Re: Gothic cavalry-Did Medieval Knight tactics originate from them?

    No, it wasn't. Until around 1100 knee-to-knee couched lance charges weren't common at all, and even after that, cavalry rarely made an all-or-nothing charge all in one go, unless forced to by...
  15. Re: Gothic cavalry-Did Medieval Knight tactics originate from them?

    Charging people with a sharp stick is hardly something that would take a lot of inventing.

    As for the specifics, no, not as far as anyone can tell. Knightly tactics were generally based around...
  16. Re: The Biggest Battle Ever Fought - Ancient World

    I never said it was, don't patronize me. But it's still a good way to quickly estimate the size of forces by using "army" and "100'000" interchangeably.
  17. Re: The Biggest Battle Ever Fought - Ancient World

    Two German armies vs one Belgian army, one army-sized French force and the BEF, also an army size force. So that's 500-700 thousand troops up front, not considering possible replacements and...
  18. Re: Was the legion really that superior to the phalanx?

    They aren't really directly comparable, I'd say. The legion is a system of organization, not a formation like the phalanx. The advantage legionaries had regardless of what armament they'd be using...
  19. Re: Middle Ages: A prosperous and peaceful period?

    Warfare was definitely a rather constant presence, if generally on a less lethal level. But the middle ages weren't as poor and lawless as sometimes said. Of the wars, most were local disputes...
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    Re: Mongol defeat at Kolikovo

    How could the Germans lose WWII? They had better tanks and small arms and uniforms!

    When will people learn that wars aren't won by weapons or small-scale tactics, or gimmicky tricks? I blame this...
  21. Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose' Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    Utopia my ass. Their way of life is slowly bankrupting them. Businesses are too highly taxed, leading to them either collapsing or selling out, and god forbid you try to start a new one. Not to...
  22. Re: How did Hellenistic armies fare against Parthians?

    Probably quite well. The Seleucids could field more men, with more effective command structures, more consistent logistical support and more varied in composition. The only advantages the Parthians...
  23. Re: Have you ever found your political opinions shifting significantly?

    Definitely. I was stupid in my early teens - a nationalist with deeply authoritarian and bigoted views. Then, with the onset of puberty, I jumped from the frying pan into the fire, becoming an ardent...
  24. Re: The Biggest Battle Ever Fought - Ancient World

    They somehow managed to scrap together more men than the Germans did for Barbarossa, and then to kill all of those men, by hand, in 18 days. Seems legit. Ok, sarcasm mode off, do you actually not...
  25. Re: Dismanlting the million man ancient Chinese army myth

    Hellheaven, manpower is one thing and the ability to deploy it is another. The satraps of western Anatolia probably had a population of several million at their disposal, which could have...
  26. Re: Dismanlting the million man ancient Chinese army myth

    Hold right there. Where the :wub: did I suggest as much that the Persian garrison at Elephantine was in any way similar to the Vigiles? It was a military unit. In Egypt. Consisting (presumably) of...
  27. Re: Dismanlting the million man ancient Chinese army myth

    We only have one garrison to go by, the Elephantine garrison, and it certainly wasn't controlled by the local government - its main reason of existence was to keep the Egyptians down. More evidence...
  28. Re: Dismanlting the million man ancient Chinese army myth

    As for the Achaemenids, we really don't know much about their standing forces at all. We do know that the king had a corps-sized formation at his immediate disposal (various guard units plus,...
  29. Re: Dismanlting the million man ancient Chinese army myth

    Just a note guys, total numbers and numbers on a battlefield are two entirely different things. The Romans could keep an army of around 450k men, all types, but that doesn't mean they ever fielded...
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    Re: Tom Clancy, 66, Passes Away

    HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED? HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!!!!!!!!!
  31. Re: If modern politicians had Medieval titles and names...

    Holy Roman Emperor Angelus, "the alleged woman".
  32. Re: what if Napoleons 1812 russian campain suceeded

    Murica would save the day, as always.
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    Sticky: Re: The Political Profile Thread

    Took this a while ago, but my views have changed considerably.
    http://www.politicalcompass.org/facebook/pcgraphpng.php?ec=4.12&soc=-5.18
    DOB: 1996
    Country of Residence: Latvia
    Nationality:...
  34. Re: Counter-skirmisher tactic/strategy during Napoleonic War?

    I am, I am undermining your reasoning based on oversimplified ideas about warfare at the time.
  35. Re: Counter-skirmisher tactic/strategy during Napoleonic War?

    I didn't say it did. I was just pointing out a flaw with your argument.
  36. Re: Counter-skirmisher tactic/strategy during Napoleonic War?

    This doesn't hold up to reality, though, considering that by the Napoleonic era, armies were no longer invariably drawn up in a single, clearly defined formation, with infantry in the center and...
  37. Re: Counter-skirmisher tactic/strategy during Napoleonic War?

    Despite the increasing use of light infantry units, line infantry were often not too shabby at throwing forward their own skirmish lines. Conventional line engagements were often impossible in built...
  38. Re: My Biggest battle thus far 8000 Spaniards vs 8600 of my Romans

    How is it possible to get 8k men per side, though? Reiforcements?
  39. Re: Racist Ethnic Stereotypes In Rome 2 And Not Realistic Historically

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppidum
  40. Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose' Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aXbAm16_700b_v1.jpg
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