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  1. Re: Why no 90 degrees shield rotation for Celtic cavalrymen?

    The original method of thureos positioning looks much, much better than the current method, IMHO.

    https://i.imgur.com/OfGFd9t.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/OfGFd9t.jpg
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    The Astur-Cantabrians! Good work!
    The flat shield boss with a cross symbol is interesting.
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    Lakonikoi are a reform unit. As KH, you're supposed to upgrade your polis and/or farms in Sparta or something like that.
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    Re: EBII Carthaginian test campaign - Test video

    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll put more effort into sending depleted units to my core lands.
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    Re: EBII Carthaginian test campaign - Test video

    Do captains trigger the script, or is it just FMs? I don't retrain units at all. That means I sometimes have to keep spent units outside of cities to avoid the auto-retrain feature (GLITCH!) when I...
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    Re: EBII Carthaginian test campaign - Test video

    Lusitanio, could you tell us how the field costs script works?

    Maybe it was already explained, but it's been so long... :D
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    Re: Iberian Linen armor

    If the leather isn't hardened in some way, its protective value is dubious, methinks.

    These books were recommended to me. I have yet to read them, though.
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    Re: Iberian Linen armor

    Question - how flexible/stiff is Iberian leather armor?

    I see that one of the Late Kinnetoi Kallaekoi troopers is wearing a belt over a leather thorax. Is the belt worn with the intention of...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Thank you. It looks like it stands on friction alone... I want to try it!
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    The late version is awesome, thank you! Looks like my Carthaginian armies will be full of troops from the Iberian peninsula!

    I'm interested in how those belts buckle... they're different than...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    I third it :D
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    The Illyrians should get reworked - at least get rid of the mutant faces I noticed :D
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    The new Ligurian slinger unit is excellent! Well done!

    Just the other day, I was reading about late medieval militia equipment. Residents of certain islands were obliged to own a sling, a sword, a...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Interesting change. I notice that the bronze swords are gone too.
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    New Gallaecian infantry look nice :)

    1. They're spearmen now?

    2. Will there be a late version?

    3. What kind of belt are they wearing? I am not asking about the baldric.
  16. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    Unfortunately, I won't be playing Tsardoms. I simply don't have the time for it. I am interested in helping out as much as I can, though. It's my favorite era of history and I have accumulated a lot...
  17. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    You are not taking into account some important things:

    1. Medieval formations weren't always made up of men who were armed with the same type of weapon. They often consisted of men armed with...
  18. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    I've seen more extant two handed swords than one handed swords in the museums I visited, have pictures from or virtual access to.
    Out of 70 swords from Serbia and Montenegro that Aleksic lists in...
  19. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    Here is a quote from the article you linked :)



    Ragusans used the terms "Sclavonia", "Sclavus" and their epithets to specifically denote Serbia, Serbian rulers, Serbs, Serbian products etc. The...
  20. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    Mgr Aleksić is the leading man in that subject, and in other subjects as well. You really should read his articles. He is continuing the work of other great scholars.
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    HAH! That's the author of the book I mentioned! :D
    He also wrote a great article about military reforms of Tsar Dušan.

    As you can read from the article, the author distinguishes two groups of...
  22. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    The swords I posted are two handed swords - unless the users had really, really big hands, heh.

    However, there are indeed one handed swords with the characteristic S-shaped guard. However,...
  23. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    If there is will to make the unit, I will help.
  24. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    For the most part, swords aren't made to be used against opponents that are wearing metal armor. Some swords of the era do have features (narrow points, for example) that help them make their way...
  25. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    I have one interesting observation about two handed swords from Serbia - few of them have narrow, needle like points. To me, that suggests that they were mostly used like big swords ought to be used...
  26. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    That's another name, I guess. One of the "problems" of our modern age is that we attempt to classify items based on shared characteristics and qualities. That's actually quite hard to do with arms...
  27. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    You mean hand-and-a-half sword? Those can be used in one hand when the situation demands it (if you're fighting from horseback, for example), but they too are primarily meant to be used with both...
  28. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    Mgr Marko Aleksić's "Medieval Swords from Southeastern Europe. Material from 12th to 15th Century" is your go-to book. It has detailed info about typology, chronology, ornamentation etc. It also has...
  29. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    Swords meant to be used with two hands. A whole bunch have been found in Serbia. There's even a local style of two handed sword. I can post some pictures and links.
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    Re: Begginer's question

    I'm more of a Republic type :D
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    Re: Begginer's question

    I do things by the book. One must exercise legal command.
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    Re: Begginer's question

    Hah, so true.
  33. Thread: Scordisci

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    Re: Scordisci

    Nice thingies from various Celtic necropolises from Serbia. Now kept in the National Museum, Belgrade.

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    If anyone is interested, I have pictures of Illyrian helmets, Roman...
  34. Re: Tsardoms Total War - FACTION PREVIEW: Tsardom of Serbia (Complete overhaul)

    I noticed that there isn't a longsword unit. How come?
  35. Thread: The best unit(s)

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    Re: The best unit(s)

    Libyan hoplites may not be my favorite unit, but it's the unit I value the most. They're plentiful, affordable and reasonably effective as line infantry. I only wish they receive an armor upgrade -...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    It's because of the funny hats!
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Late Lusitanian Cavalry are on Twitter :)
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Preview a new unit or release the patch. The magic of beer comands thee!
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    Sticky: Re: Tsardoms Total War - General Discussion & Progress

    Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus mentions Serbia in De Administrando Imperio. That's the middle of the 10th century. That being said, it is correct to say that not all medieval Serbian states and...
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    Sticky: Re: Tsardoms Total War - General Discussion & Progress

    Serbia existed long before 1200. You may be referring to the ascension of the Nemanjić dynasty to Kingship. That happened in 1217.
    Rascia (Raška) is a region. It gets its name from the city of Ras,...
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