What other parts of History do you like?

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Dhekelian

Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2007, 09:37:24 PM »
I meant the 'Dark Spots' lol. I should be on the stage you know ;D

Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2007, 11:36:15 PM »
I study history, so I'm basically forced to like every part of it by my teachers.

On a personal level, I enjoy Dutch and German (military) history the most, any era goes.

Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2007, 11:38:58 PM »
cool, i peronally am very interested in the thirty years war.

the worst european war ever, all taking place on german ground.

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Offline Sharpe

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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2007, 11:56:14 PM »
Now im certaing there is a 30 years war mod being made for m2tw

I'm going to have to find that link tomorrow
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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2007, 12:00:55 AM »
Don't forget that, during the Thirty Years War, the Eighty Years War was still going strong in the Netherlands, as a result there were two treaties that formed the "Peace of Westphalia": the Treaty of Münster and the Treaty of Osnabrück, ending the Eighty and Thirty Year Wars respectively. Eleven years later, the decline of Spanish power within Europe was visible on paper with the Treaty of the Pyrenees, directly related to the Thirty Years War.

In northern Europe, the "Torstenson" War was waged in the first half of the 1640's, establishing Sweden as the primary military power in that area.

Portugal gained status as Spain lost it, Portugal would eventually lose the majority of its colonial empire to the Dutch in one way or the other.

Keeping in mind that, relatively speaking, there were two other major wars being waged (partially) during the Thirty Years War, the amount of total casualties is not all that high, except for casualties in Germany. The war itself caused less casualties than the various plagues and diseases that ran amok amidst the European populace afterwards.

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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2007, 01:34:18 AM »
i like WW1 and just before that
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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2007, 04:47:37 AM »
@Hou Zee

I think thirty millions is quite high for a war of that time.


@William

WWI is definatly the most interesting period. WWI aviation especially! It was that time when european art of war lost its innocence with the introducement of weapons of mass destruction. in my opinion..

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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2007, 05:16:32 AM »
I love World war one planes too, they are so cool.
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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2007, 12:44:43 PM »
Think the 'Age of Rifles' (as in the old SSI period) period is my favorite era.

Plenty of wars to choose from (Krim, ACW, Victorian wars, Boer War etc), new techniques to choose from (trenches, mines, wires, trains, primitve machine guns,... yet cav is not outdated yet).

Most interesting tactics as well for a tactical game, evolved beyond the mere line system of the pre 19th century & before being bogged down to trench warfare  in WWI. Anything after WWI would be better suited as i FPS imho, action is much more focused on individuals & small units instead of real formations.

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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2007, 01:53:31 PM »
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I think thirty millions is quite high for a war of that time.

Very true, but my point was that, regardless of the high amount of people that died in the Thirty Years War, the total amount of dead people for the period was much higher.

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Offline Hokomoko

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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2007, 02:49:21 PM »
I like modern and old.
Medieval times aren't that interesting (IMHO)

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Dhekelian

Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2007, 02:53:47 PM »
Very true Badger, I would also include the Crimean war, I think it is over looked and WW1 onwards should as you say be left to FPS I think. Strategy is not the same in the modern wars of the 20th century (WW1 +). I do however love the bi-planes, although built later as a training plane I have been up in a Tiger Moth and loved it, the dead wasps on the windshield and instruments added to the experience, lol.
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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2007, 03:06:44 PM »
The 'age of rifles' as you called it is a very intresting time

Just before WW1 with the Boer war is a period that i know little about but it still seems intresting

Oh damn it i just love all the periods :)
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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2007, 03:16:10 PM »
as my name imply I do love guns. form the brown bess, to 12lb to M1 Garand, to 105mm arty to the minigun.
So any War with guns i find intresting.
but i do have a soft spot for massed infantry, so 30year war, 7 year war, great northern war, Napoleonics, AWC, krim, zulu ect. are all verry intersting for me

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Re: What other parts of History do you like?
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2007, 03:18:58 PM »
You can't beat the british baker rifle, the first european army to deploy troops armed with rifles, even Napoleon didnt recognise their use beliving them too slow to reload to be effective

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