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  1. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    That's right. The Karren is the mountain next to Dornbirn, the neighbouring city of Bregenz, and has an excellent view over the Alpenrhein and the eastern end of the Bodensee.
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    Re: [Amendment] Section 3 - Article I

    Ah, I had overlooked the restriction to 1 point before suspension. I stand corrected then on "half a dozen", though one point is still someone who broke the same rule at least twice. I would expect...
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    Re: [Amendment] Section 3 - Article I

    Except that Abdül demonstrated it is not being made "slightly less strict" but rather ridiculously lax, in as much as you could be a repeat offender with half a dozen violations before the citizenry...
  4. Thread: Guess where?

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    Consider from what height this photo must have been taken from and the topography in the Hinterland of Lindau.

    PS: You are getting close, though.
  5. Thread: Guess where?

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    I have recently been to Austria.
  6. Thread: Guess where?

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    Nope, though the Latitude is almost the same.
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    Re: [Amendment] Section 3 - Article I

    And another step towards mediocrity and self-indulgence...
    "We all make mistakes." is a convenient myth, nothing more. It is not hard to stay on the good side of the ToS and it is sad to see that...
  8. Thread: Guess where?

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    No locks around there, as far as I know. The first step is really to identify the lake in the background.
  9. Thread: Guess where?

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    You're right. It seems I have been tricked by imgbb, which rendered a lower resolution than I uploaded. I have updated my post with a better version of the photo. Hope that's better now :)

    No, but...
  10. Thread: Guess where?

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    The latter should be your starting point. Combine that with the visible Flora and Geography and you should be able to quickly narrow this down.
  11. Thread: Guess where?

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    Noone? The blue thing in the background is relatively well known.
  12. Thread: Guess where?

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    Ach, I want to go back to Croatia... Dalmatia and Istria are just too beautiful.

    I want to know the place this photo is taken from:
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  13. Thread: Guess where?

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    The templum augusti in Pula, Istria, Croatia.
  14. Poll: Re: Which mechanic to increase the late-game difficulty do you prefer in Total War games?

    I never liked the Mongol/Timurid Invasions in Med II and usually countered them with "Secret Service Spam", using all my agents to murder all of their generals before they could take a settlement....
  15. [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: PENDING] Re: [AWARD] King Athelchan for Curia Service Award

    Few as deserving as Athel. Support :)
  16. Thread: Guess where?

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    It is indeed Guedelon in Burgundy, and as such strictly speaking a 20th/21st cenury castle, since it is currently being built as a research project. They hope to find out which of the historically...
  17. Thread: Guess where?

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    https://i.ibb.co/3RCBBxT/gugugugugugu.jpg
  18. Thread: Guess where?

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    The Sultan's Palace on Zanzibar?
  19. Thread: Guess where?

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    Ah, I was suspecting that a bucket in italics might point to a bucket in italy, but didn't know of the particular Bucket of Modena.
  20. Thread: Guess where?

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    The curved narrow street and the late-romanesque style of the belfry remind me of the eastern Adriatic coast, like Dalmatia or Istria, but I haven't found any matches so far.
  21. Thread: Guess where?

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    That's right :) Tel Megiddo, namesake of Armageddon and site of the first historically recorded battle. In a way, the beginning of military history.
  22. Thread: Guess where?

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    The category is correct, the particular guess is not.
  23. Thread: Guess where?

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    I was considering a somewhat wider category.
  24. Thread: Guess where?

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    No, but the category is already the right one.
  25. Thread: Guess where?

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    https://i.ibb.co/gzd5rMw/mjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjm.jpg
  26. Thread: Guess where?

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    The Hoofdtoren and the harbour of Hoorn, West-Friesland.
  27. Thread: Guess where?

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    Is it the Nanga Parbat?
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    Sticky: Re: Medieval Kingdoms Total War Suggestion Thread

    I've noticed that the moorish garrisons are overly large. This is due to the fact that they share many of their units. So if a garrison contains granadine crossbowmen and almohad jund crossbows both...
  29. Thread: Guess where?

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    A Caravanserai then, though that is close to a trade post.
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    Sticky: Re: The Chat Thread (Read OP)

    A truffle for a trifle.
  31. Thread: Guess where?

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    Tatooine, Outskirts of Mos Eisley - obviously.
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    It pains me greatly, but in light of the Curia's apparent inability to maintain even the lowest of standards citizenship has become meaningless. As such I am laying down my citizenship.

    I'm not...
  33. Thread: Guess where?

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    That means the Moselle is a "pretty large river"? :hmm:
  34. Thread: Guess where?

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    If it's a French town with a Holy Roman past it is most likely in the Franche Comté, since that was inherited by Emperor Maximilian I iure uxoris. The grudge holding duke might then be the Duke of...
  35. Thread: Guess where?

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    So, a star fort or a town with star-fort-ish fortifications. The flag on the belfry shows a black eagle on gold, I think, which is probably a municipal or regional coat of arms (the only European...
  36. Thread: Guess where?

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    It's almost exactly 15 for me.

    Repped you both, 'cause getting ninja's by Abdül is no shame.
  37. Thread: Guess where?

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    This one wasn't easy. I only found it after restricting myself to the Mittelrheintal, as you had said the church was above a town, so the valley had to be steep, which is not the case south of Mainz...
  38. Thread: Guess where?

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    Found it, it's St. Martin in Oberwesel. I actually went through there by train last weekend, but must have looked the other way. Turns out the weird tower was part of the city walls before being...
  39. Thread: Guess where?

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    The church is definitely Gothic. The tower is unusually stout and the lower part looks like it may be from the same time as the nave (the plastering may be a later addition), but the crenels at the...
  40. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    This is a Dutch railway station, that much is certain from the logo.
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