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    Default lol my hometown is in the game

    Now, I know for people who live in London, or Paris, or Rome or any big European city this is nothing new. But i am totaly whigging out because Lexington is a village in the Kaintuk Territory. Once I am able to wrangle control of the area from the Cherokee, I will protect her to the last breath; to bad we can transfer capitals in this game lol.
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    I had a similar pleasant surprise upon learning that Swansea is one of the towns in Britain.

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    Man, Derby (in England) never makes it into anything. I was secretly hoping it might be in Empire. Oh well, maybe mods can help...


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    Yeah I live 30 minutes from a major city in Southern Ontario Canada called London and it is a farm in this game. So I always protect it :).


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    As much as I've enjoyed past TW games and appreciate Japanese, medieval European and ancient Roman scenery, as an American it has been refreshing to play Empire and see familiar place names, landscapes and building styles from home.

    From what I've seen so far, CA has done a good job of replicating the look and feel of colonial American towns and frontier areas. I could nitpick about other things, though - like putting General Howe in Maine after evacuating Boston rather than New York .... I'm sure in real life Washington would've much rather chased Howe into the backwoods of Maine rather than have to defend an island city from amphibious assault by the world's greatest navy ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Beane View Post
    Man, Derby (in England) never makes it into anything. I was secretly hoping it might be in Empire. Oh well, maybe mods can help...
    I don't think anybody actually believes that the East Midlands exists. Only thing we really get any note for is Robin Hood, and thats bloody Nottingham.

    Glad to hear I'm not the only Derby-boy here though.

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    Also, as a tru Lexingtonian, I was gleefuly happy to see that Louisville was NOT on the campaign map

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgolas View Post
    Yeah I live 30 minutes from a major city in Southern Ontario Canada called London and it is a farm in this game. So I always protect it :).
    Mine is there too, Trois-Rivières. Not a very big town compare to Europeans cities but it was an important trade point with the Amerindian back then.

    Hey Belgolas did you also laugh when you saw they made Montreal the Capital of Upper Canada? I was pleasantly surprised none of us Canadian go flaming when they saw this or that they made Washington the conquerer of Quebec (Sherman must be smiling in his tomb). Poor Wolfe at least he got mentioned in the pre-battle loading screen message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Beane View Post
    Man, Derby (in England) never makes it into anything. I was secretly hoping it might be in Empire. Oh well, maybe mods can help...
    East mids born and bred (Leicester),

    it's true, even when they based a sitcom in Derby(the iceskating one) they all had yorks accents. try the movies deadman's shoes or this is england

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    Leeds is in, also seems to appear before manchester too, little things..
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    Nothing really on the map for Wilmington, we're I'm at. But Charleston is a major city, so that's cool. It's like Wilmington south (or we're like Charleston north, not sure which.. both are really cool small beach cities though).

    But I was super stoked in Kingdoms, where in the Americas Campaign there was a tiny little nameless fishing village right where the mouth of the Cape Fear River would be. It was too perfect. My Apache warriors headed east immediately, and with much vigor, when that part of the map was revealed by a scout. The French didn't know what hit em.

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    True, it's good to finally have North America, especially Canada, in a game! Now I can expand my ginormous French colonial empire from my home town of Montreal!
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    Completely OT, but

    Montreal was the destination for my only trip outside the States so far. Absolutely loved it. Great city you have there. It was a spur of the moment thing where me and a few buddies drove up there... in February. This was probably 2004. Snow and ice everywhere, but it was great.

    Favorite sight to see was all the awesome graf that was done near all the skate shops and head shops around Rue St. Catherine. Apparently there's an open competition there every year? Absolutely mind-blowingly amazing tags on some of those buildings. Went to a cool bar that had a nice little skate ramp set up. Couple of good clubs too, though they were unfortunately playing trance (Where's the nu skool?!). Even went to see Le Habs play, although being a Hurricanes fan I can't say that I was pulling for them.

    Favorite moment was seeing the difference between the US and Canadian border patrol. Coming back in, the US side grilled us... a few white dudes from NC driving up to Montreal in mid-winter for 5 days? Pull over there please, where our 10 agents can interview you individually and break down your entire car and let an entire kennel of bloodhounds sniff everything.. Driving in to Canada? One Mountie in basically a phone booth who leaned out and asked "Got any alcohol or Cigarettes?"... "Nope"... "Welcome to Canada! Enjoy your stay." I 3> Canada.

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    I'm stuck with Devonshire Farmlands. It seems the old stereotype of everyone in the Westcountry is a farmer is still going strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlDuce View Post
    It seems the old stereotype of everyone in the Westcountry is a farmer is still going strong.

    lol I hear ya man. I was out of state once and had someone seriously ask me if we wore shoes in kentucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyviking03 View Post
    lol I hear ya man. I was out of state once and had someone seriously ask me if we wore shoes in kentucky.
    Well do you? Way to leave me in suspense.

    That being said Hot Fuzz was bordering on being a documentary when I watched it.
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    Me too!
    Belfast appears in ireland about 40 turns in I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlDuce View Post
    I'm stuck with Devonshire Farmlands. It seems the old stereotype of everyone in the Westcountry is a farmer is still going strong.






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    I know what you mean, I moved to Sussex last year having lived in Somerset for as long as I care to remember.


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    Why is sheffield never in games :( it's 4th biggest city in england :( or is it in and i just didn't notice?
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    The oddest part about it is Lexington was not established until after Kentucky was being settled by the Europeans. There were no Native American villages or towns in Kentucky. Harrodsburg or Limestone would have been more accurate , though both were settled by the English. If it was name Limestone, the location would have to change.

    It would have been more accurate to have a town in Ohio (Chillicoithe) and one in the Tennessee area . (Though Chillicoithe was a Shawnee town).

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    Man, Vancouver isn't even on the map.
    You guys are lucky, since both China, Vancouver, and Krefeld aren't on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miniwally View Post
    Why is sheffield never in games :( it's 4th biggest city in england :( or is it in and i just didn't notice?
    I threw up a fort in Georgia, and it was named Fort Sheffield

    small compensation i know....... lol
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    Actually I was surprised to see Moose Factory but it is one of the oldest settlements and it was my residence for 3 years a long time ago.

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    My home town is there too. Can't believe it.
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    Belfast is in!!!...it is almost Newtownards.

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    I haven't got my copy yet, but is Ipswich ( I really don't hold out much hope) in there?
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    This is turning into a 'What obscure town do you come from?' thread. Which is great .

    Hello to every other member from the East Midlands! One day we will get ourselves a game, and the rest of the country will realise we exist .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Beane View Post
    Man, Derby (in England) never makes it into anything. I was secretly hoping it might be in Empire. Oh well, maybe mods can help...
    They should have Lancaster. It was number one place for the wool industry in Britain, so thus, needs to have a weavers built on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Very Super Market View Post
    Man, Vancouver isn't even on the map.
    You guys are lucky, since both China, Vancouver, and Krefeld aren't on there.
    Vancouver was founded way after the timeframe of the game.

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    Eh, there were tribes living around there. Its just that the area itself doesn't exist in-game
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    Bah. Chelmsford or even Colchester aren't in this game now where am i supposed to get ammo for my chav cannon?
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