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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookiegod View Post
    the bearded fella on the horse looks like a famous character from the romance of the three kingdoms.
    Not him. Look at the pikes nobody used that in three kingdoms anymore.

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    Default Re: Name that Battle!

    Battle of Gaxia then. Or any of the battles from the Qin period.

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    Yep.

    You can't just guess "any of the battles from the Qin period" that'd be cheating!

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    I can guess whatever I like, it's up to you whether you want to accept it


    This battlefield was conquered as the result of an alliance both partners would like to deny.

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    WTF there isn't a single soldier on that pic!

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    Default Re: Name that Battle!

    Something ISIS!

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    Yes it is indeed something ISIS. Now come on the answer is ez!

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    Nah the entire ME looks just like that. More hints!

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    Default Re: Name that Battle!

    The first image had enough to go on (and derc managed to reverse search it, so you failed aqd!) but I am a gracious god.



    Bonus points if you actually manage to identify/describe the very key moment that I aluded to in both the first pic and the hints.
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    I thought of Tikrit first, but that looks like the Hawijah Kate island, so I'll say the siege of Deir ez-Zhor. The hint doesn't match, though, because during the siege, the Americans managed to bomb the Syrian defenders, although they supposedly targeted ISIL. Unless you are referring not to Deir ez-Zhor itself, but to ISIL's advance that happened thanks to the air raid of the US.

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    It is indeed the siege of Deir ez-Zor (hence why I said the answer was ez!). You're correct in that the Americans bombed the Syrian defenders, and they did so on the Thardah mountain (actually it's like 6 hill tops).
    This position was strategically extremely important and a lynchpin in the defenses of the Syrian Army, as it allowed a view and a lot of control over both the Thayyem Oil field to the south and the airport to the north, through which the Syrians, being in a cauldron, received their supplies. The position was so major that it is impossible that this position would not have been known to US positions as such. And yet it just so happened that the Americans having an interest in cutting off Syria from Iraq, ended up bombing that position. It was not just one bomb either, but a sustained and high precision air attack of a well organised position with all the signs of a regular army (such as sand bags), so this must have been aparent even through targeting cameras.

    To make matters worse, ISIS just so happened to be ready to immediately exploit the air attack (I am not aware of any US bombardments either before or after the event that could have helped the besieged), seizing the hills. The image I first posted is from the Amaq video praising it, shown is the artillery base with the oil fields in the background. ISIS would use these hills as a major staging point for their next offensive, which enabled them to cut the cauldron in two and separate the airport from the rest of the city.

    I can't stress enough how important and helpful the air raid was to ISIS and how implausible both the initial denial and later the excuse by the US led forces were, who, meanwhile to the north, held back and waited, allowing ISIS to focus on the city entirely. Hence why I spoke of allies that didn't want to admit it.

    By some miracle the city held on, so we didn't see the massacre that we otherwise would have.
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    Yeah, the race to Abu Kamal was pretty tense. In Resafa/Sergiopolis, where the vital crossroad is located, the Americans tried to sabotage the advance of the Syrians, but they failed and the government was the first to reach the border with Iraq. And now for something completely different:
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    Quite an obscure battle, but the flags are very useful in identifying it.
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    Default Re: Name that Battle!

    Battle of Bassignano in the Austrian Succession. I was a little bit too lucky because I immediately identified the Genoese, and the republic of Genoa has this very picture on its wiki page :/

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    It's indeed the battle of Bassignano, one of the Franco-Spano-Genoese victories in the Italian front. I chose it, because depictions of 18th century line infantry of the Italian republics is relatively rare. I knew it would be easier, once you identified the flag, but I hadn't realised that the image was even included in Genoa's Wikipedia page.

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    I suppose I could post something, but the issue is that I'm going on holiday and didn't think about that when answering the riddle, so I wouldn't be able to answer your guesses. Can someone please take over for me? Thanks and sorry in advance.

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    Default Re: Name that Battle!

    I jump in

    let's post an unusual one



    this is a battle, which is fought every year
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    Is it the Carnival of Ivrea? Hey, it's the battle of the oranges!
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    yes it is

    it was good to have a change, for once

    over to you dude
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    The aftermath of this battle caused a British PM to resign in disgrace...
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    I can't tell if that is the Zulu War or the Mahdist War.

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