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1  Gaming Stuff / General Gaming Discussion / Re: I burned a settlement and I liked it on: July 27, 2014, 09:19:23 am
I agree Ben. Please pop over to the new site and continue this thread there.

I was very happy to see you pop up here yesterday (?) as you are on my exclusive, geekbuddy list over on BGG. Very exclusive list I might add .... LOL!
2  General Category / Site Direction / Re: Free...or not? on: July 27, 2014, 07:40:17 am
Well, that is kind of unfortunate. We were building up a good head of steam here. I hope it does not set us back.

Anyway, I am over there now. Just picking through the remnants of the posts here first ...
3  Gaming Stuff / General Gaming Discussion / Re: Best Music for Wargames?! on: July 26, 2014, 05:26:38 pm
 Grin
4  Gaming Stuff / General Gaming Discussion / Re: Best Music for Wargames?! on: July 26, 2014, 05:22:12 pm
I have been a The Guns of Brixton fan for years and years ...

"How you gonna go?"
5  General Category / Fuck it all / Re: BBC - The Important Battle You Never Heard Of on: July 26, 2014, 05:06:15 pm
'Tis a thick bugger though! LOL!!

An eye opener too. I had never placed the Seven Years / French-Indian War in such a context before.
6  Gaming Stuff / General Gaming Discussion / Re: Played Recently on: July 26, 2014, 05:01:11 pm
Doped up on valium to help with the vertigo...

 Sad
7  Gaming Stuff / Military Games / Re: American Civil War Gaming - General Discussion on: July 26, 2014, 04:58:38 pm
Isn't that a pretty picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.
8  Gaming Stuff / Military Games / Re: I wish Vae Victis was in English on: July 26, 2014, 04:15:54 pm
Which is a big reason why I subscribe to Medieval Warfare magazine. It is in English, but it is published on the continent (Netherlands) and the contributors are from different countries. So you get some interesting subjects and perspectives at times. 

I enjoy MW too, and also subscribe to Ancient Warfare. AW also has an excellent accompanying podcast.

Me too!

Although I did not know about the podcast. Thanks a million for that!!
9  General Category / Fuck it all / Re: BBC - The Important Battle You Never Heard Of on: July 26, 2014, 04:14:05 pm
I am just happy that Quiberon Bay got a mention. People tend to look at The Plains of Abraham as the biggie for French colonial efforts in the New World. I am not so sure you even have a P of A without a Quiberon Bay. At least not the impact of it.

Heck, you may not even have a British Empire without Quiberon Bay. Alfred Thayer Mahan, the great American naval military strategist called it "the Trafalgar of the Seven Years' War," with good reason.

Isn't it interesting?

I do not think I even knew about its importance until I played Wilderness War (now there is a nod in favour of the hobby - as a tool towards learning). I believe playing it stops French reinforcements from arriving in New France. It may be a precursor to other card play too (not sure about that).

Then I picked up Crucible of War by Fred Anderson. "Oh" I said...... Yep, it was pretty important.
10  General Category / Fuck it all / Re: BBC - The Important Battle You Never Heard Of on: July 26, 2014, 04:07:29 pm
Indeed. It certainly helped solidify that dynastic line.

I have even heard the not entirely tongue in cheek appraisal that winning at Tours was one of the worst things to happen for Western Europe!

 Shocked

What they are referencing is the state of knowledge in Western Europe at the time (the so called "Dark" Ages) as compared to the Arabic world. Or the levels of knowledge and arts that the latter would attain, pursue and patronize shortly. At least in Spain.
11  General Category / Fuck it all / Re: BBC - The Important Battle You Never Heard Of on: July 26, 2014, 03:45:12 pm
The podcast I was listening too suggested that some historians have called into question just how much of a "push" the Moorish (if I can call them that) incursion was.

Was it an invasion? Or just a raid? The evidence is lacking as per usual it seems.

Also, it seems that there were later incursions north of the Pyrenees which also failed. Which they feel tends to dilute the decisiveness of Tours a wee bit.

It was compelling enough to make me question my previous belief that Tours may have been THE most important battle in western European history.  It is an interesting debate regardless.
12  Gaming Stuff / Military Games / Re: I wish Vae Victis was in English on: July 26, 2014, 03:34:16 pm
Au fil de l'epee would be a huge attraction for me and VV. Alas, I have never taken the plunge. Oh .... and I cannot speak French of course. Shame on me.   Cry

And the really nifty thing is that there is a focus on battles that are off the beaten path a little bit. At least the English language path.

Which is a big reason why I subscribe to Medieval Warfare magazine. It is in English, but it is published on the continent (Netherlands) and the contributors are from different countries. So you get some interesting subjects and perspectives at times. 
13  Gaming Stuff / General Gaming Discussion / Re: What are you reading related to your gaming? on: July 26, 2014, 03:21:56 pm
Very nice!
14  General Category / Fuck it all / Re: Who are you? Why are you here? on: July 26, 2014, 03:20:01 pm
Oh and I have never been banned either.

Which is disappointing seeing as how I keep pressing the red X on all of your posts...  Grin

Doh!

My revenge will be served cold. Cold I say!
15  General Category / Fuck it all / Re: Why the ****..? on: July 26, 2014, 02:49:36 pm
Will you **** kids quiet the **** down? I'm trying to take a **** ****, you **** little poopiefuckheads.

****!
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