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  1. Re: 'Beast of Omaha' weeps as he recalls slaughter of thousands on beach

    He did what he was surposed to do, as any soldier would do in that situation...
    Hard to believe that he wounded/killed so many though, but thats modern warfare whether you like it or not..
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    Poll: Re: Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

    I voted for both...
    He was great in the way that he stabilised a country torned by civil war and for the most part a good politican..
    His measures against the Irish Catholics were near genocidal...
  3. Thread: The Civil War

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    Poll: Re: The Civil War

    I voted for the royalist side, mostly because I do not think that Cromwell was that better a leader for England than Charles had been..
    Besides I am a supporter of monarchy, though I must admit that...
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    Re: Siege artillery in field battles

    Siege artillery was probably not used that often in field battles since it meant that you had to either drag them along on the marsch or build them once you had arrrived on the battlefield, but how...
  5. Re: Greatest General of the Pre gun era, Cold steel combat

    Might I ask why?
    In comparison with men like Alexander, Hannibal, and Djingis Khan what did Henry V accomplish?
    He only had a very short impact in the HYW, mostly because of his rather short reign,...
  6. Re: If you had the chance to live in any Fictional World...

    I think that I would like to live in Elizabeth Moons medieval fantasy world, it would be cool to join any of the various mercenary companies mentioned in the series (such as Halverics, Vlads or...
  7. Re: Gustavus Adolphus in Livonia and Polish Prussia, 1617-1629

    It is not so hard to understand why Karl XII was so sucessful during the start of the war, I mean he had one of the best armies in Europe at that time..
    The swedish army often fought outnumbered...
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    Re: Pirates of the Caribbean III

    I liked it, even though it was very long..
    Barbossa is the coolest in the film imo...
    When that guy from the EITC slowly walks down his ship while it was being blown to pieces was impressive, I...
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    Poll: Re: Alexander Vs. Philip

    Phillip imo...
    He turned Macedonia into a great power and Alexander pretty much just used the resources that his father had built up, so in terms of leadership Phillip was superior imo...
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    Re: The Stupidest Blunders

    Charles the Bold (Charles le Téméraire) campaign against the swiss in the 1470's has to be on the list of the stupidest blunders, atleast in medieval history..
    His death at the battle of Nancy (5...
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    Re: Danish-Swedish Wars - Who held the upper hand?

    Indeed it is... A couple of years ago I was listening to swedish historian/author Dick Harrison during the medieval week in Wisby, he was talking of King Karl Knutsson who reigned in the late 15th...
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    Re: Danish-Swedish Wars - Who held the upper hand?

    I would say that Denmark had the best navy and Sweden had the best army, although the danes at many occations showed that they could stand up to swedish armies and swedish navies could stand up to...
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    Re: Templars and the Teutonic Order

    The Teutonic order was indeed a religious order with the intent to christian the pagans in the north, however they would change and become a more established political power that shifted their...
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    Re: The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind - Discussion

    I still play Morrowind because of its immense depth, the world is huge and there are so many quests and various other aspects in the game that you wont get bored easily...
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    Re: Coolest fictional military, unit, or character?

    I would probably have to say the Aiel from Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series..
    They are feared by all as they defeated armies that was much larger than their own in the Aiel War and they hardly...
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    Re: XIII Century - Looks very promising

    Looks quite interesting, strange I havent heard anything about it until now but I guess that it is because of the "hysteria" around MTWII..
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    Re: Ideal Army for Fighting the 300 Spartans?

    Any roman army could beat them without too much effort as the romans might use the terrain to break up the spartan formation, should they advance that is, and once that happens the spartans are...
  18. Re: Asterix's Campagnian Villa: A meeting place for TWCs old timers

    I want Morble back, he would add some maturity to these discussions...:P
    Nah seriously it would be great to see him again...
  19. Re: Asterix's Campagnian Villa: A meeting place for TWCs old timers

    I havent seen you since I first joined twc, welcome back Ornlu! Jag visste inte att du var svensk/svensk talande...
    And welcome back profler! It is great to see some of our old timers back in action!
  20. Thread: American Pie

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    Re: American Pie

    The first one was enjoyable because it was a type of movie that I had not come in contact with before and I thought it was quite fun to watch hovewer nowadays I just find them silly, I find most...
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    Re: War stories and experiences of your relatives

    My grandfather fought against the germans in Norway during WWII and spent the last year/years of the war as a guard at a prison camp for Germans on Gotland..
    In the 60's he served as a UN officer...
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    Re: Merry Christmas boys! You're going to Iraq!

    A not so wise descision imo....
    I doubt that a higher number of soldiers will calm the situation down, rather the contrary...
    I thought that the USA was trying to pull itself out of Iraq, hovewer...
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    Re: Greatest RPG ever?

    The obvious answer for me is the Baldurs Gate series, the only RPG that I still play frequently...
    No other game can compete with its complexity and game quality, even the graphics are good imo even...
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    Re: What Famous General Are You?

    I ended up as Joan of Arc...:thumbsup2
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    Re: You have to play this Insane Flash Game

    Some lousy SOB stole my weapons at lvl 12!
    I demand a rematch!
  26. Re: How would Roman legions fare against Medieval armies?

    I think the medieval army would win...
    Why? Well simply because they were generally adopted to a more flexible style of warfare while the romans had their heavy infantry but lacked efficient archers...
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    Re: Greatest Comandeer From Medieval europe ?

    Not true, Saladin was defeated by Baldwin IV at the battle of Mont Gisard in 1177 which predates Richards crusade...
    But I have to agree that Richard was nonetheless one of the best commanders...
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    Re: what factions should have been ingame?

    I would add Burgundy and Aragon.....
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    Re: Take my guns? But how will I shoot things?

    I think hunting is fine as long as you eat what you hunt or, so that you dont just do it for sport, or because an area is overpopulated...
    Í would prefer to hunt with a bow and arrow, though I cant...
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    Re: Honestly, I want to live in a cave....

    I would gladly join you, given the fact that I too love nature...
    The world would be a better place to live in if more did this..
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    Re: The Stockholm Bloodbath

    You are correct! Though the swedish army under Charles XII did defeat the danes and probably could have taken the danish capital in 1700 should they have wanted it... Though of course we all know...
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    Re: The Stockholm Bloodbath

    A fascinating event indeed...
    What one must remember is that up until then Denmark had been the predominant nation in the Baltic area and I would say that Christian 2 was the only Danish King that...
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    Re: Best action actor ever

    I dont know whether he can count as a "action actor" or not but my vote goes to Ed Harris nonetheless...
    I mean Arnold and Stallone can hardly act and just appear silly too me while Willis is way...
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    Re: Happy Birthday(s)!

    Happy b-day Archer!
  35. Thread: Snowing!!!!

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    Re: Snowing!!!!

    Yeah, I "enlisted" on the 31th of July and will serve until the 21th of June...
    Atleast it has stopped snowing now, it is still freezing though...

    edit: I forgot to say one thing...Yesterday we...
  36. Thread: Snowing!!!!

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    Re: Snowing!!!!

    I usually like the sight of snow but now that I am out patroling during the night I cant appreciate it as I used too, imagine patroling from 02.00-05.00 in a snow storm (as I did last night)
    I cant...
  37. Thread: Discworld series

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    Re: Discworld series

    Pratchett is definently one of my favorite authors, and has been for the past couple of years...
    My favorites are: Interesting Times, Small Gods and Night Watch (in no particular order)..
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    Re: House "Belisarius"

    Hail Manji!
    We shall sacrifice lambs/newbs in your honour/honor!
    The house of Ceasars/Belisarius/Manji shall rise to the throne of men!

    :doh:
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    Re: Oh him... imb39 resigns

    Hear! Hear!
    Hail! Hail!
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    Re: Oh him... imb39 resigns

    Hear! Hear!
    Hail! Hail!
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