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    Default Name that Battle!

    The way this game works is you post a picture, painting, representation, or other art form that depicts a battle, then we have to determine which particular battle it was. Those who guess correctly then get reputation and get to post their own battle depiction. Representations do not have to be contemporary with the battle itself. I will start with an easy one:



    Guess! Hint: take note of the symbolic imagery, particularly the combatants, the knight, and the cross.

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    Possibly the battle of Tours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanguineus View Post
    Possibly the battle of Tours?
    Correct (it was a bit obvious, I wanted to kickstart the thread), your turn and +rep!

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    Well, lets try a sea fight (i don't think it's that hard either)

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    I can't make out any flags or markers on the ships in the painting, how about a hint?

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    wild guess - Four Days Battle?
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    uhm....the battle was fought near the western iberian coast and was the first of two battles to carry this name
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    Battle of Porto Bello








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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperator Aemilianus Finnicus View Post
    Battle of Porto Bello
    close but it was a bit earlier

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    Lagos?

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    Oporto?

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    Trafalgar?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Erebus26 View Post
    Lagos?
    Aye, Sir the first battle of Lagos was meant..your turn

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    Crťcy
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    Agincourt

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    no you're both wrong...

    I'll give you a hint - it's nothing to do with the Hundred Years War.

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    Ah yes the troops I notice now look Mongol

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    Battle of Mohi, maybe?
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    Nicopolis.

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