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  1. Re: China Detains Journalist For Daring To Question Official Truth

    They're combination of ideology devaluing individual lives, plentiful manpower but lacking war material production. Communism is, in practice, prime example of such ideology, but China does have much...
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    Re: Historical Gameplay Let's Plays

    So, is that the end of your Baktrian campaign? I played it recently and found the transition from allied to factional governments to be most challenging part of it as most of them had too low...
  3. Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35A R3.5 released!

    Argh, gotta rant. AI is sometimes just so stupid. Had to put one army under AI control during massive siege, and it throws two units of my expensive heavy horse archers headon onto enemy phalangitai...
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    I think I got it, but I'm still behind on making a riddle elsewhere and not yet feeling okay...

    Oh well...throwing punches above one's weight?
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    Again. Please, downsize the graphic/area of the siege camp around the city. It's virtually impossible to move an army next to the besieged city to act as reinforcements without clicking the city...
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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    AFAIK poleis are limited in areas far outside the hellenic sphere of influence.
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Well done, lad. It is indeed Soviet LAD Machine Gun. 2 prototypes made during WWII, never accepted into service.

    Your turn.
  8. Thread: What Is ISLAM?

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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    What truly is illogical is trying to apply logic to religion, where central element is omnipotent and thus not a subject to any kind of causality or logic.
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    Re: The thread for horrible suggestions

    It's time to show this thread some love again. Taking advantage of my head being messed up by an illness, I present you:
    Hatjahallthozis: Chatti Elder infantry. Can perform war cry that demoralizes...
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    It was actually a pun about "extremely senior postman" rank that one golem had in Terry Pratchett's book "Going Postal". Which seems to be happening to me when I'm sick so...don't mind my comments.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    What's that rank? Extremely senior sergeant?
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    Re: The most interesting 'barbarian' faction

    Aureakoi can be interesting for a while, if you enjoy simple army compositions. They're literally 5-6 Celtiberian Medium Cav, maybe one or two other light cav, all the swordsmen you can muster and...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    I'm afraid this might take a few days. I'm unfortunately sick, have a headache and so I can't really focus.
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    IIRC it was attempted earlier in development, but abandoned in favor of current use since AI had problems handling it, defending the minor settlement while leaving the actual city barely defended.
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    The ammunition angle will probably be easiest, so I'll give you another hint. It's 7.62mm. Not telling which though.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Thomas Alva Edison.
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    Re: Boii Colonization

    Have you destroyed the Roman colony buildings? Their existence might prevent building the colony.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    My first thought was Saruman :D.
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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    Elephants are great for setting off chain routs because they are more capable of extricating themselves from melee after charge and are frightening. So what I do is to swing them around the flank...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    First hint: it looks like machine gun, it is belt fed like a machine gun, is automatic and has high rate of fire like a machine gun, but shoots pistol ammunition.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Indeed. Malinche (though that was probably a bastardization of her name), christened Marina. A noblewoman from one of the city states within Aztec sphere of influence, she was either sold to slavery...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Alright. I've got something for you.
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/690977327915728961/889966091282026526/minidakka.jpg
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    A big hint.

    For the first time in this thread (yes, I checked), the answer is a member of the fairer sex.
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    Re: Your favorite upcoming games in 2021?

    Jagged Alliance 3 was announced. TBH, looks a bit disappointing...based on the gameplay video it's pretty much XCOM total conversion. At least they didn't use the same two-action system and remained...
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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    Two things. Artillery and cavalry. Oxybeles in particular, in conjunction with phalanx, is a sure way to thin both numbers and morale (use flaming missiles) of any enemy. And of course, since you're...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Is everyone stumped or nobody trying?

    Okay...steel and fire refers to, somewhat poetically, to the company into which this person was forced...
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    Considering they have only 4 ammo rather than 5, I'm guessing it's intentional as they have some kind of heavy javelin.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    ...said Jack O'Neill in virtually every episode of SG1 he appeared in.

    Too easy I guess. Your turn.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Well, since it's obvious that a hint is necessary, let's use this. You're on to something here.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Damn, I hate having to come up with something, always takes a lot of time...
    Oh well, let's see if anyone gets this catchphrase....from one of popular sci-fi series....
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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    So...I just started Baktrian campaign. What's the best way to start generating the colony points ASAP? I don't plan on building additional poleis in the starting regions other than Baktria itself,...
  32. Sticky: Re: HOME RULES that prevent exploiting the M2TW engine deficiencies

    Since I'm mentioned here, a little bit of disclaimer: how well this works depends a lot on how stats of the pike troops are balanced. I haven't played SSHIP for quite some time, and I don't remember...
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    Re: Historical Gameplay Let's Plays

    I see you've stumbled upon the dirty secret of pikes in the streets. You can even replicate this in the field battle, but I'd call that a bit of a dirty trick as AI can't do that.

    See...in M2TW,...
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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    Within EBII installation folder, there is a handy file named "launch recruitment viewer.bat". Running it, assuming you have Java installed, will answer all your questions.
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    It has 200, not 240 men...but it's a unit that would be definitely used way more if it was available. They have spears and tight formation, so they are relatively safe from cavalry attacks while...
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    Given the slow replenishment rate, you rarely end up with more than one of each of those cavalry units among all your troops.

    Some interesting units that deserve analysis IMO: Askamanniz,...
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    Yep...equites are a no-brainer out of desperation. There are too few cavalry units available in Italy. Most of the time, you won't have more than one of every other cavalry unit at most, barring some...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    This person is definitely controversial. Hero, victim, traitor...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Time for first hint: the last two lines refer to the dormant volcano named after this person.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    I'm getting too old for this :wub:.
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