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    Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

    With all that polar ice melting and Greenland's ancient glaciers turning into rushing rivers, Trump undoubtedly wants to build some Atlantic Ocean view casinos as rest stops for cruise lines in warm...
  2. Re: New pictures for aruernoi and aedui temples buildings

    These are really good! You've definitely got a lot of skill with graphical art. You should consider helping out in remodeling EBII settlements. I'd like to see it! :)
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    Re: Bosporan trade routes

    To be honest, the Saka, if by the late 2nd century BC they still hold Kushi and the westernmost fringes of what is today's Xinjiang region of northwestern China, then they should rightfully get a...
  4. Sticky: Re: Faction difficulty ratings (your help is needed)

    That's an interesting assessment and you're almost certainly right about the first 20 turns of the game. While the Lugiones and Saka usually get crushed in the half a dozen full campaigns I have...
  5. Re: 'CAPTAIN MARVEL' STAR LASHANA LYNCH SET TO INHERIT '007' FROM DANIEL CRAIG

    Yeah, but we all know the solution you would have for us, Saxdude: Aztec Dinosaurs replacing the roles of good honest hard working white men who smack their housewives and drink brandy in the study...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    The Persian Achaemenid Empire maintained elite units of "immortals" well before the EBII time frame, as explained by the Greek historian and "father of history" Herodotus. As far as I know the...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    I had no idea the Nuristanis remained pagans in Afghanistan until the 19th century, so I would rep you again just for teaching me that, but unfortunately I cannot. ;)

    Another great post! Thanks...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Leslie Nielsen's Frank Drebin of Police Squad voice: "I knew it." :tongue: Now I understand why they don't speak Indo-European languages, just like the barbaric nomadic Finno-Ugric Hungarian Magyars,...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Now this was a solid response! I still don't agree with it but now at least I understand where you are coming from, now that you've listed other sources, not just Quesada Sanz, and laid out a...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    The term "guerrilla" from Spanish "guerra" ("war") is a modern one that developed during the Peninsular War against the Napoleonic occupation in the early 19th century. The Romans did not have a...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Thank you for the validation! I needed that. :tongue: As for additional authors who describe Viriathus and his Lusitanian forces utilizing guerrilla tactics, you could also see these ones below:

    *...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    A stereotype...you make it sound like it's just popular misconception or public imagination rather than the scholarly consensus Quesada Sanz is going against, including (as you will see below)...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Goya died decades before the event that inspired the Cinco de Mayo holiday in Mexico. You know, the Mexican holiday about a French invasion involving national debts and that other Napoleon Bonaparte,...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Um no. I never said all Iberians used guerrilla tactics; if you reread the OP, I was very delicate and deliberate in how I worded things. I just said that Viriathus was a guerrilla leader and that...
  15. Re: Why it is every American's duty to elect Bernie Sanders in 2020!!!

    Bernie Sanders should open up Area 51 to the public as a museum and force the billionaires and the donor class to pay for it.
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    Re: The thread for horrible suggestions

    Agreed. It really is a travesty that EBII has utterly failed to incorporate Serbs, Croats, and Kosovo Albanians and all their various units. And accordions! Where are the accordions!
    ...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    You're damn right it is! :surprise:



    :laughter: That meme never gets old for some reason.



    Perhaps you should go back and reread his works then, because he very clearly states the...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    It appears that Goya made two such paintings meant to accompany each other, the Dos de Mayo de 1808 and the Tres de Mayo de 1808, although the first painting is about "The Charge of the Mamelukes"...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Great points! It definitely validates my claims about the Spanish Civil War, at least the tail end of it. I also wasn't entirely sure about guerrilla activities long after the civil war and even...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Are you typing this on a phone with auto-correct, perchance? It's hard to understand what you're trying to say with so many typos.

    In either case, you raise some very good points, but to counter...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Nice. :D



    That style of tactical retreat you are talking about and persuading enemies to chase you into an ambush is the concursare ("bustling"), which was employed by Viriathus. In either...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Roman histories are littered with examples of Iberian tribes ambushing Romans and surprising their legionary columns in mountain passes and thick forests. For instance, Quintus Fulvius Flaccus being...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    Inconceivable! Don't mess with a Castilian when death is on the line! Ah-ha-hah! Ah-ha-ha! Ah-ha-ha! [Dies]. :tongue:



    Very much agreed!



    :laughter: Hey, that's enough of your pedantic...
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    Re: Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    I like a good contrarian now and then. :D

    Did the Romans fight proper pitched battles in the field against the Iberians and normal lengthy sieges of walled towns and fortified oppida? Yes. There...
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    Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    ...In terms of hellish, endless, resource-draining guerrilla warfare, that is. :tongue:
    Napoleon Bonaparte once called the Peninsular War his "Spanish ulcer". :laughter:

    [This is a cross post...
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    Is Spain basically Vietnam?

    ...In terms of hellish, endless, resource-draining guerrilla warfare, that is. :tongue:
    Napoleon Bonaparte once called the Peninsular War his "Spanish ulcer". :laughter:

    PROLOGUE: Yep, probably...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    How about changing the ridiculous and quite frankly obnoxious and inexplicable invisible naming system we have now with proper surnames? Every Roman character is absurdly named "Romanvs" as their...
  28. Re: So what exactly are they saying on the campaign & battle maps anyway? My transliterations!

    When the Celtic Helvetii spearmen say "Gaisoualos" on the battlefield, I guess what they're trying to tell me is that guys are swallows (i.e. a type of bird), or that guys swallow, which would be...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    Yeah, but they don't work correctly. As displayed in the game, the character's gens is replaced entirely with a new cognomen right after the nomen.

    That's now how it worked.

    For instance, it...
  30. Re: Playing cat and mouse with faction remnants (people on the move) ad nauseam

    Or rather a red-toned man with horns and a pitchfork. Calm down there, Satan. :laughter:



    Yeah, they get the job done sometimes, and they're not incredibly expensive, although I honestly hate...
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    Re: This forum is ripe with sin

    "You have no power here, Gandalf!"
  32. Re: Playing cat and mouse with faction remnants (people on the move) ad nauseam

    You have one of two options. Either commit a massive amount of resources in several full-stack armies to chase them down, which will chew up all your attention and time for a while, or just enslave...
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    Sticky: Re: The Videos Thread!

    This one is one of my new favorites. :laughter:

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    Re: This forum is ripe with sin

    DIE YOU LAYMAN SCUM, DIE!!!!

    Just kidding. Rep's cool in my book too. I see nothing wrong with it, especially if it is blessed by Meloncat, the official protector of JUNIOR!, my church's savior...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    I would love playing another Roman campaign only set in the time of Marius, Sulla, and then Caesar. However, I also love playing as Western Greek factions (currently doing an Epeiros campaign). A...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    Greek ones existed in places like Piraeus outside Athens, also in Syria, and for that matter Roman ones still exist intact. For instance, the famous Tower of Hercules at A Coruņa, Spain, built in the...
  37. Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    Apparently shooting has wrapped up for the film, which will now go into post-production according to the video below:

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    This one is slated to be pretty damn epic indeed. Nice. It was...
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    Re: The thread for horrible suggestions

    EBII keeps dropping the ball over and over again, it's pathetic! Forget the Lithobolos and the Onager, we should have had twenty artillery units by now utilizing palm trees that catapult Indian...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Yeah, am I seeing that right as well? The late version should have chain mail, not the other way around. Right? No?

    Also, the Iberians probably did use a mixture of Thureos and Caetratas shields...
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    Re: The thread for horrible suggestions

    To recap some of the most excellent, awesome, tubular, and noteworthy suggestions throughout this thread and criticism of stupid awful no good very bad EBII for lacking them:

    * Dick Tracey...
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