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    Sticky: Re: Tsardoms Total War - General Discussion & Progress

    Medieval Bulgaria either didn't have "permanent counties" (i.e. relatively fixed borders) or we just don't know anything about them, as the sources for Bulgarian history are largely foreign ones...
  2. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    If anyone's interested about Kaldellis' Byzantine republic idea (but can't read the book), you can check this episode from the History of Byzantium podcast. ;)
  3. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    In regards to the Vlach rebels idea - there are no contemporary mentions of Vlachs north of the Danube. The only mentions of Vlachs in general are from the last century of the mod's timeframe (the...
  4. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    I think it was already established that the medieval use of "rhomphaia" wasn't like the ancient one. Still, Dawson makes an amateurish mistake in equating the rhompaia with the falx and suggesting...
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    Re: The Story of Kherson

    Aye, in the Slavic languages they were called varyazi, as far as I know. Though I've read that our Slavic word vityaz/vitez might actually be derived from viking (after one of the palatalizations,...
  6. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    I think you're confusing us with Tzardoms. We have Serbia as a playable faction as well, but our end-date is several centuries before the times of Dushan.
  7. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    It depends. There are expensive maces (and flails), but there certainly are also some cheaper ones, made from iron, bones, lead or even stones.
  8. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    Eh, I've said it before, but - no, not really. The case of the Kometopouloi was (most likely) not a civil war or division between eastern and western Bulgarians - Eastern Bulgaria, as well as the...
  9. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    Another option I've seen in some M&B mods is, instead of writing the full English name, to just put their "class" - f.e. "Shtitonostsi [LI]", "Konnitsi [LC]", "Bolyare [HC]" etc. (where LI=Light...
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    Re: so where's download link?

    In other words, Legend acted as both our promoter and our alpha tester, quickly showing us f.e. the crusades exploit (which Tartaros has removed in the newer updates). ;)
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    Re: [Preview] The Bulgarian Empire.

    Here's the next chapter:




    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f266/NikeBG_History/Unsorted/TGC/01-Simeon-Gyudzhenov_zpscxyumc9j.jpg
    Portrait of Tsar Simeon the Great by Dimitar Gyudzhenov,...
  12. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    I wish I could say the same - it's hot in here as well, but I don't seem to be losing any pounds. Time for some exercises, I guess...
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    Re: [Preview] The Bulgarian Empire.

    Inspired by Flieger's preview for the Eastern Franks, some time ago I had decided to try and write a somewhat more detailed, though still basic-enough description of the history of Bulgaria during...
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    Re: Thread about music

    Thanks, I got it! The stihiri might come in handy. They sound surprisingly Western to me though, kinda like Gregorian chants. Then again, as I said, I understand nothing from music, so... :)

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    Re: Thread about music

    Thanks! I was asking, as I'm gathering some music for the South Slavic groups (Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia) for the TGC mod as well, whose timeframe is earlier on (872-1071). Unfortunately, I know...
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    Re: Thread about music

    Do you have any medieval Bulgarian chants besides Ioan Kukuzel's? Perhaps something older (incl. Serbian)?
  17. Re: Usage of Poisoned Arrows in Early Slavic warfare

    The term used is theriac (second-last row of the Greek text), though that doesn't seem much helpful either.
  18. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    I give up! There's no point arguing with you! :unsure: I already showed you not a single one of your four sources actually supports your thesis, not to mention that your original claims about them...
  19. Re: Post-Hunnic Steppe Kingdoms in Europe: the Avars, the Bulgars and their relationship to the Huns

    This isn't too important, but I think you're confusing here the Emperor Nikephoros I Genikos (the one whose skull became a cup in 811) with the Patriarch Nikephoros I, who's one of the main sources...
  20. Re: Post-Hunnic Steppe Kingdoms in Europe: the Avars, the Bulgars and their relationship to the Huns

    The generally accepted theory is indeed that the Onogurs, Kutrigurs and Utigurs were some of the main branches of the Bulgar tribal union (or polyethnos, or supra-tribe, whatever you prefer). The...
  21. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Not necessarily. At least the Bulgarian wording (that I'm using) doesn't necessarily imply it, especially in that context where it could easily be understood as "made to leave". If we want to be sure...
  22. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    And that was my question. If Greek doesn't use another form - then ok (though we're still open to the question of which was the original Slavic form and whether it was the northern Slavs who may have...
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    Re: Are Bosnians linked to the Illyrians?

    Not everyone would be certain even about such things. F.e. I recently read about an old story where the Macedonian government demanded apology from the EU ambassador for calling them Slavs. Likewise,...
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    Re: Cool statues in your city/town?

    I don't know, probably a crew similar to the Destructive Creation team here (the ones with the comic-popart version of the Soviet army monument).
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    Re: Cool statues in your city/town?

    Indeed, I rather like it (Glasgow's monument) myself. The cone even makes him look kinda like a wizard (wasn't Hogwarts somewhere in Scotland anyway?), which can only be an improvement upon the...
  26. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    I don't have time to check your reply for the moment (will edit this post when I can, if there aren't any new ones), but I just wanted to say "Happy Vlasovden (on a 5-minute crook atm)!" A...
  27. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    But "dvayse" is a quite modern phenomenon (only a few decades old), so even if we assume... Actually, sorry, I'm completely lost as to what we were arguing about on this one.


    As I said in that...
  28. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Eh, as I already said, both dvadeset and dvayse mean exactly and absolutely the same thing - twenty. Dvadeset is simply the official form, while dvayse is its colloquial evolution.
    Also, before we...
  29. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    For the Second Bulgarian Empire, not the First. And I personally could agree with it, at least in regards to the period of the early Asenids. Though, of course, Niketas Choniates' "the Moesians, who...
  30. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    Are you sure? In Bulgarian 23 is "dvadeset i tri" (or the more modern, shortened form "dvayse i tri"). And while "dvadeset" consists of "two/twice" + "ten" (so, indeed, it could be seen as "two-tens"...
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    Re: Cool statues in your city/town?

    Sorry about the minor necro (it's been only a few months anyway), but I can't help myself. From the producer of the Tsar Samuil with the Glowing Eyes monument, I present you... Tsar Ioan Sratsimir...
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    Re: Interesting things

    Macedonia.
  33. Re: [Research] Bulgarian, Croat and Serbian Musik in 872-1071

    In the last few months I've been gathering all kinds of music for sifting through (so far I've gathered something like 50 Gbs), so that the Balkan group would have a somewhat better music. And since...
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    Re: Thread about music

    Although I doubt Tzardoms needs any more music recommendations (I remember discussing this many years ago), especially in its current condition, I guess I'll pitch in with a few things. Of course, in...
  35. Re: Medieval Kingdoms Total War: Second Bulgarian Tsardom

    Good one. Though perhaps the oldest mention of the name "Bulgaria" (i.e. exactly "Bulgaria", as a state, not simply "Bulgarians", as people) is from Constantine of Apamea during the Council of...
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    Re: Croats of Sarmatian origin?

    That is not necessarily so surprising. Ignoring the fact that composite bows were used by various other peoples even before that (though including such bows in burials is another matter indeed), the...
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    Re: TGC Preview Alpha-testing Thread - featuring LegendofTotalWar

    The Bulgarian faction is being steadily conquered by Legend in his videos (see first post of the thread, right from the very first vid). He hasn't reached as far as the Serbian territories yet, but...
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    Sticky: Re: Tsardoms Total War - MAP & GAMEPLAY PREVIEW

    Perhaps you meant to say "Let me help you finish this mod!".
  39. Re: What was the single most important/pivotal battle in your country's history?

    While there are several good candidates for "most important Bulgarian battle", there is one which is most obvious - the Battle of the Onglos in 680 - the battle which led to the conquest of Moesia...
  40. Re: The Great Conflicts main discussion thread. Please post here!

    Indeed, those are great quotes! Some of them would have to be split to 2-3 parts, but in any case, very good! :thumbsup2
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