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  1. Poll: Re: Which mechanic to increase the late-game difficulty do you prefer in Total War games?

    I never liked the Mongol/Timurid Invasions in Med II and usually countered them with "Secret Service Spam", using all my agents to murder all of their generals before they could take a settlement....
  2. Re: [AWARD] King Athelchan for Curia Service Award

    Few as deserving as Athel. Support :)
  3. Thread: Guess where?

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    It is indeed Guedelon in Burgundy, and as such strictly speaking a 20th/21st cenury castle, since it is currently being built as a research project. They hope to find out which of the historically...
  4. Thread: Guess where?

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    https://i.ibb.co/3RCBBxT/gugugugugugu.jpg
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    Re: Guess where?

    The Sultan's Palace on Zanzibar?
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    Ah, I was suspecting that a bucket in italics might point to a bucket in italy, but didn't know of the particular Bucket of Modena.
  7. Thread: Guess where?

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    The curved narrow street and the late-romanesque style of the belfry remind me of the eastern Adriatic coast, like Dalmatia or Istria, but I haven't found any matches so far.
  8. Thread: Guess where?

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    That's right :) Tel Megiddo, namesake of Armageddon and site of the first historically recorded battle. In a way, the beginning of military history.
  9. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    The category is correct, the particular guess is not.
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    I was considering a somewhat wider category.
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    No, but the category is already the right one.
  12. Thread: Guess where?

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    https://i.ibb.co/gzd5rMw/mjmjmjmjmjmjmjmjm.jpg
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    Re: Guess where?

    The Hoofdtoren and the harbour of Hoorn, West-Friesland.
  14. Thread: Guess where?

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    Is it the Nanga Parbat?
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    Sticky: Re: Medieval Kingdoms Total War Suggestion Thread

    I've noticed that the moorish garrisons are overly large. This is due to the fact that they share many of their units. So if a garrison contains granadine crossbowmen and almohad jund crossbows both...
  16. Thread: Guess where?

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    A Caravanserai then, though that is close to a trade post.
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    Sticky: Re: The Chat Thread (Read OP)

    A truffle for a trifle.
  18. Thread: Guess where?

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    Tatooine, Outskirts of Mos Eisley - obviously.
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    It pains me greatly, but in light of the Curia's apparent inability to maintain even the lowest of standards citizenship has become meaningless. As such I am laying down my citizenship.

    I'm not...
  20. Thread: Guess where?

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    That means the Moselle is a "pretty large river"? :hmm:
  21. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    If it's a French town with a Holy Roman past it is most likely in the Franche Comté, since that was inherited by Emperor Maximilian I iure uxoris. The grudge holding duke might then be the Duke of...
  22. Thread: Guess where?

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    So, a star fort or a town with star-fort-ish fortifications. The flag on the belfry shows a black eagle on gold, I think, which is probably a municipal or regional coat of arms (the only European...
  23. Thread: Guess where?

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    It's almost exactly 15 for me.

    Repped you both, 'cause getting ninja's by Abdül is no shame.
  24. Thread: Guess where?

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    This one wasn't easy. I only found it after restricting myself to the Mittelrheintal, as you had said the church was above a town, so the valley had to be steep, which is not the case south of Mainz...
  25. Thread: Guess where?

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    Found it, it's St. Martin in Oberwesel. I actually went through there by train last weekend, but must have looked the other way. Turns out the weird tower was part of the city walls before being...
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    The church is definitely Gothic. The tower is unusually stout and the lower part looks like it may be from the same time as the nave (the plastering may be a later addition), but the crenels at the...
  27. Thread: Guess where?

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    This is a Dutch railway station, that much is certain from the logo.
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    This is the core point where I would disagree: Seeing a citizen behave inacceptably towards another member (and not just accidentally so) should be grounds enough for removal of citizenship. Whether...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    We're not here to judge how Ponti and Akar interact, we're here to discuss whether Ponti's behaviour warrants expulsion from the citizenry. This is something we can assess regardless of the motion's...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    The idea that you need an explicit higher standard to decide an Ostrakon is completely beside the point. If we had an explicit higher standard we would not need a public vote, just a an...
  31. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    You got it :)

    The houses are the summer residence of the Icrlandic prime minister and the ridge in the background are one side of the rift, where the European and American plates drift apart,...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    Wiser words have rarely been spoken.
  33. Thread: Guess where?

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    The houses are not permanently occupied and the function of the place is more symbolic and ceremonial than anything else these days.
  34. Thread: Guess where?

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    It's not in the USA.
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    https://i.ibb.co/Yf0qmVc/nmnmnmnmnm.jpg
  36. Thread: Guess where?

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    The cathedral looks very distinctive indeed, but I cannot make heads or tails of it, either.

    From the look of the roofs the city is in Italy, Iberia or southern France. The church has high pointy...
  37. Thread: Guess where?

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    Indeed, that was amazingly fast and accurate! Could someone rep Muizer for me?
  38. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    If you search for "palace golden pagoda" and scroll through the first examples of too famous golden pagodas from elsewhere you eventually get a picture showing the distinctive white pavillion in the...
  39. Thread: Guess where?

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    Mandalay palace in Myanmar?
  40. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    I wouldn't be too depressed about it. Probably not even Maggie Thatcher thought about these islands until she needed them for her reelection. :P
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