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    Re: Name that Battle!

    It's the Russian brig Mercury escaping from Selimiye and another Ottoman ship of the line. I didn't know the name of the engagement, but, according to the Wikipedia, it must be the action of 26 May...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Please try to give reasonable answers to the quiz. This is no place for trolling and jokes.
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Fontey, it is! A great French victory and the pinnacle of savoir-vivre!
  4. Three gold nuggets about business practices.

    Firstly, I should mention that all credit goes to Timur 222, a twitter account specialised into researching the commercial aspect of various video-games, according to his followers' requests. One of...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Indeed, it's part of one of the conflicts Oda mentioned. The uniforms could help you make a more specific guess. Also, please take note that neither the French nor the British are in a very warlike...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Thanks Brew! Next one depicts one of the most characteristic episodes of an entire war. It's not very difficult, but I'm running out of more intriguing images:

    https://i.imgur.com/hsVHeSo.jpg
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    Re: Guess the game from the screenshot.

    Good memories, back when I had the family potato PC with zero Internet access and barely capable of launching Rome I in medium graphics.
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    That's the British light infantry at the battle of the Alma.
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    Re: Guess the game from the screenshot.

    https://i.imgur.com/RuIhcyC.png
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    Re: Guess the game from the screenshot.

    The Messenger.
  11. Poll: Juan Carlos goes on self-imposed exile amidst allegations of corruption.

    Yesterday the Royal Household published a letter of former king Juan Carlos to his son and successor, Philip VI, where the former ruler revealed his intention to leave Spain for an unkown destination...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Well, here I am, naively thinking that I found a nice, little challenge, and Oda spoils all the fun just for the giggles. :disgust:
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Thanks guys! Next one is a bit obscure, but the weird combination of flags can help you a lot.

    https://i.imgur.com/CO7wpez.jpg
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    It must be the death of Marshal Turenne at Salzbach. Pretty big blow on the French forces, but overall we still emerged victorious.
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    Re: Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Riots.

    Remember when some experts predicted, in a rather controversial manner, that the protests will harm the Democrats in the upcoming elections? Well, according to a poll launched by Avalanche, an...
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    Re: Feature Fixes

    Given how minor and cosmetic the majority of the listed changes are, I doubt there's sufficient content to justify more videos. Some of them are fine, especially the arrows one (I hate them, ever...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    I know their conclusions have been disputed, but that still doesn't justify the indifference of the media, the effort of the OCPW to censor disagreement and the state intervention in the work of a...
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    Re: Guess where?

    Biebrich Palace it is! After visiting it, I couldn't find the bus station, which made me almost lose the train for Mainz. That was one of the most stressing bus rides I ever had.
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    Re: Guess where?

    Indeed, it's a palace near the Rhine (that pink is very popular in those parts of Germany). That's the view you get from the building:

    https://i.imgur.com/3vlkhxf.jpg
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    Re: Guess where?

    Thanks, pal. Next one is near a river, not the sea.

    https://i.imgur.com/KjYlXO0.jpg
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria II

    An interesting article about the issues surrounding the OPCW's report about the attack in Douma. I can't judge how legitimate are the objections of the whistle-blowers, but the incidents of state...
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    Re: POTF 32 - Nominations

    The figure seems to have been removed and perhaps some accompanying text. However, I can't find anything that says this needs to be erased/eradicated or whatever.

    Up front, you do not need to...
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    Re: Guess where?

    It's the port of Volos in Greece.
  24. Re: Embargo lifted, gameplay videas starting to pop out :)

    Yes, Sirens is one of the few remaining "monsters". Harpies are also now made public:
    https://i.imgur.com/X2BV41m.jpg
    Since giants have also been revealed, I think the only remaning mythical units...
  25. Re: Embargo lifted, gameplay videas starting to pop out :)

    A nice summary of constructive criticism that could help improve the game:

    kKLLyFYL1NA
  26. Predicting the "inevitable" Chinese collapse: A typical case of terrible methodology?

    Recently, I have noticed a growing trend of revisionist analyses that challenge the widespread belief that China will overthrow the United States from their place as the global superpower in the...
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    Sticky: Re: The Chat Thread (Read OP)

    https://i.imgur.com/ugAkLVx.png

    So, even Creative Assembly has doubted the sanctity of national identities. This comes only two years after a DLC featuring a pink-haired hag, six years after the...
  28. Sticky: Re: Total War Saga: TROY announced! - general discussion

    A great video (as always) from Darren about the controversies surrounding Troy. He focuses a lot on how awful the combat looks and, although I don't personally consider it a major issue, he's right...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Great job, guys! It's indeed Mr. Baltatzis, who was executed together with one general and four other politicians (including the man on his left, Prime-Minister Demetrios Gounaris), following the...
  30. Re: Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque

    I think the comment about reparations was a jobe; obviously, there's no such issue, as neither Cyprus nor Greece ever had any legal right to the Hagia Sophia or even the Ecumenical Patriarchate of...
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    Re: History channels.

    Just watched it. I like the narrator's voice, it was more captivating than the usually over-excited description of the majority of Youtubers. Not an expert on Napoleonic history, but I enjoyed his...
  32. Re: Troy to be EPIC store exclusive for 1 year

    Just for clarity, Creative Assembly has actually never claimed that the Blood DLC is sold separately, due to age restrictions. That excuse is one of the few reddit myths, fan create, in order to...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Thanks, mate! For the next one, let's take my avatar.

    https://i.imgur.com/99wI4EK.jpg

    He's rather obscure, so I'll give you some hints. Despite his long career in diplomacy and politics...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Certain someone is reading about the Mexican expedition! :surprise: It's general Forey, one of Napoleon's III marshals that was lucky enough not to participate in the war against Prussia and her...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    In other news, a fraudulent network of imaginary geopolitical experts has just been exposed. It relied on eloquently written articles, whose authors, despite their impressive credentials, were...
  36. Re: What literature to read about the Seljuks, Ghaznavids, Ghorids and Khwarazmians?

    Morgan's Medieval Persia is a very condensed history of Iran from the fall of the Buyids to the rise of the Qajars. The narration is obviously very elementary, because not much can be said about...
  37. Re: Campaign Ideas for a Possible Total War: Ancient Near East

    My dream scenario for Total War is the one centered around the collapse of the Assyrian Empire. Egyptians, Babylonians, Lydians, Medians, Persians and etc. ready to profit from the weakness of...
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Emperor Faustin, first and last of his name, is the correct answer. Faustin loved to roleplay as a Bonapart emperor. He copied the institutions, nomenclature and iconography of the First Empire....
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Next one was also an autocratic ruler. A literal emperor:
    https://i.imgur.com/2aYmtBd.jpg
    https://twitter.com/EpicGames/status/1278694655744454658
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    The man, the legend, Joseph Stalin!
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