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  1. Re: The Siege of Alexandria and the Battle of the Nile, 48-47 BCE

    IMO it would just mean Labienus defeating Anthony and either a return to the status quo or Labienus becoming the next Sulla, perhaps a better Sulla who can comprehend the concept of societal change...
  2. Re: On leather musculated cuirasse and other things.

    For linothoraxes perhaps, but for muscle cuirasses(I do not even understand why the OP merged the two together), I'd argue that the statue depictions show reliefs that would be impossible to carve or...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    Please, enlighten me.
    I mean this without sarcasm.

    I genuinely want to know how they came up with those numbers.




    Again you do with this...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    Firstly, as you said, that is for the velites and their javelins, not the legionaries and their pilum, on which I thought we were arguing on?

    Secondly, I was not arguing that missiles were not...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    ...yes?

    So?

    That does not tie what you are claiming at all.




    No, they did not take steps.
  6. Re: Why Hannibal didn't attack the city of Rome?

    IMO the only chance Hannibal had was Philip not getting tied down in Greece and somehow marching into Italy.

    Hellenistic armies were the greatest experts in siege assaults on Earth at the time,...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    Yes, because the numbers and the tied lines are utterly asinine.

    In order for them to even assume such numbers they would need to locate burials from all major battles fought and then excavate the...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    That book seems to be complete bollocks.

    It took the English hundreds of thousands of arrows to take out a few thousand Frenchman, it took the Parthians allegedly from half a mil to 1 000 000...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    Yes, but that is a silly argument and weightless for the claim you are making.

    For an entire army to depend on that for its style of combat is utterly ludicrous.



    No, it absolutely is not up...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    You could argue that in the sense of the pilum being the primary weapon, in the sense of it being thrown first before engaging in sword combat, but I do not see how else would you tie it, since many...
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    Re: [Release]KCC (Kostic Chronology Costumes)

    Chronica Majora shows it for Otto IV(1175 – 1218) though it was made some decades later, so not that off;

    https://www.hubert-herald.nl/ImpRomOttoIV_bestanden/image060.jpg

    though the one headed...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    They certainly used testudo(whatever it was, of whatever various number of types of formation it could have been) in field battles.

    Most famously at Carrhae, the entire role of the cataphract...
  13. Re: Why didn't Western. European use lanellar that much?

    Well yeah, but archers rarely wore armor til the mid-late medieval period so when they did start to wear it they had a mountainload of mail armor piled up into circulation over centuries of prior...
  14. Re: Why didn't Western. European use lanellar that much?

    Usage of large shields imo.

    With a large shield, plated armor is not necessary, and mail armor is far superior when it comes to bodyheat enclosing, so it is by default a better option.

    Also,...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    I don't really see the issue you speak off, nor do I see the reason for the trajectory of the pila to be flat, javelin throwing by itself, because of the weight of the javeling compared to an arrow,...
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    Re: The Disobedient Roman Soldier

    Very interesting discussion.




    With this I disagree the most, there are many videos of reenactors throwing pila in unison with ranks behind, in fact, the very youtube channel you posted also...
  17. Re: Medieval 2 roster overhaul: 13th century France

    Superb stuff:thumbsup2
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    Re: [Release]KCC (Kostic Chronology Costumes)

    To my knowledge there was no direct rule over the size of the cross, merely the placement of it.

    Same goes for non order crusaders.

    For example Frederick as a crusader is usually depicted with...
  19. Re: Faerūn[Forgotten Realms]TW

    Looking good:thumbsup2
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    Re: Aurei Imperii (mod set at 340 BC)

    Do not spread out too much;)
  21. Re: Empire Rising (Roman Republic last civil war mod)

    Rude
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    Re: SSHIP - General Discussion

    Yes, I know that you want reenactment photos, but I disagree with your taste, and present you with alternative:whistling
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    Re: Mighty music overhaul 2.0

    I have uploaded the files I have found on a separate site;

    https://uploadfiles.io/cxzomuon
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    Re: [Release]KCC (Kostic Chronology Costumes)

    Do as you see fit, as long as you keep doing:thumbsup2
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    Re: SSHIP - General Discussion

    The purger guy at Titanium already made 230 of them, just use his stuff;

    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?698977-Titanium-Loading-Screens-Overhaul


    replace the surrounding vanilla...
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    Re: Mighty music overhaul 2.0

    How did I miss this?

    My God the track set is superb.

    Many tracks are actually a combination of multiple music/ost/tracks merged into one.

    Incredible gem of a submod.
  27. Re: Earliest depiction of a Western-European kite shield

    Interestingly, it seems like a strap design instead of (the most usual at the time)center grip.
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    Re: [Release]KCC (Kostic Chronology Costumes)

    Very nice:thumbsup2
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    Re: SSHIP - General Discussion

    Quoting does not work anymore it seems.

    Lifthrasir;
    >Can you tell me from which period these pic are? Thanks

    13th century

    > If I choose the sword one, the guys with axe will try to pierce...
  30. Re: Why did the the Ming crossbows become so weak compared to earlier Chinese ones?

    The issue is that the Chinese crossbows required crossbowmen to reload with both their arms and feet, resulting in less dense formations and lower rate of fire, which is why they required lots of...
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    Re: SSHIP - General Discussion

    Longswords were in use since the 13th century, but they were not the greatswords of the later period.

    Perhaps the greatsword units should simply have their weapon replaced with spear and shield,...
  32. Re: The viking Rus invasion of Persia, told by a 10th century chronicler

    This is another, later chronicler, Ali ibn al-Athir, describing the same event;



    The Rūs Seizure of Barda’a” (332 A.H./943-944 A.D.)


    In this year(332) armed bands of Rūs went by sea (the...
  33. Re: What else is to be added/ changed in EBII going forward?

    Just build large warship navies and keep them in port.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Unit Overhaul Project [WIP]

    Where did you get the information that the army was mostly Bohemian mercenaries?

    Perhaps the arquebusiers and the gunners were largely Bohemian, but those were just a section of the army, which at...
  35. Re: Why was it okay for America to nuke Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

    "I'll tell you what war is all about.
    You've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough, they stop fighting."

    Curtis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOCYcgOnWUM&t=0m50s
    LeMay
  36. Re: Crux et Aquila - minipreview of the new map, check last page!

    It is not finished.
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    Re: Aurei Imperii (mod set at 340 BC)

    Very nice:thumbsup2
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    Re: Aurei Imperii (mod set at 278BC during Pyrrhus of Epirus campaigns)

    Very nice.



    12 sounds too slow imo, 6 would be ideal.

    Also is it possible to have multiple winter turns per year?

    So to have 2 or 3 winter turns per year?
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    Re: Who wants to make a balance mod with me?

    [/LIST]

    Why?
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    Re: Stainless Steel Unit Overhaul Project [WIP]

    Very nice:thumbsup2
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