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    GENERAL RULES

    - One person posts a picture/question/riddle with any details the poster feels are necessary.
    - Everyone else tries to guess the picture/question posted or solve the riddle, whilst providing some details about their guess.
    - The person who guessed correctly then posts their own picture/question/riddle within 24 hours.
    - It is customary, though not an obligation, that the person who guessed correctly gets reputation from the original poster of the picture/question/riddle (or from another player/Gaming Staff if the OP cannot).
    - Anybody can take the turn if a picture/question/riddle isn't posted within 24 hours or if the person who guessed the last picture/question/riddle says that anybody can take his turn.
    - People are supposed to play fairly and to respect the other players and to do their best to ensure that the game keeps flowing. Blatant cheating, lack of respect, lack of input and so on and on might lead to the disqualification of the offending player for that round, this at the exclusive discretion of other players and/or Gaming Staff

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    The way this game works is you post a picture, painting, representation, or other art form that depicts a battle, then we have to determine which particular battle it was. Those who guess correctly then get reputation and get to post their own battle depiction. Representations do not have to be contemporary with the battle itself. I will start with an easy one:



    Guess! Hint: take note of the symbolic imagery, particularly the combatants, the knight, and the cross.
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    Possibly the battle of Tours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanguineus View Post
    Possibly the battle of Tours?
    Correct (it was a bit obvious, I wanted to kickstart the thread), your turn and +rep!

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    Well, lets try a sea fight (i don't think it's that hard either)

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    I can't make out any flags or markers on the ships in the painting, how about a hint?

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    wild guess - Four Days Battle?
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    uhm....the battle was fought near the western iberian coast and was the first of two battles to carry this name
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    Battle of Porto Bello








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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperator Aemilianus Finnicus View Post
    Battle of Porto Bello
    close but it was a bit earlier

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    Lagos?

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    Oporto?

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    Trafalgar?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Erebus26 View Post
    Lagos?
    Aye, Sir the first battle of Lagos was meant..your turn

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    Crťcy
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    Agincourt

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    no you're both wrong...

    I'll give you a hint - it's nothing to do with the Hundred Years War.

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    Ah yes the troops I notice now look Mongol

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    Battle of Mohi, maybe?
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    Nicopolis.

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