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    I don't know if this one is on already but since I am new I would like to know something about you people? Sorry if someone did this before...

    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..

    Please accept and alaborate on other people views...
    Thanks
    Etienne



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    1 Malta (Melita, 50miles approx. south from sicily)
    2 29
    3 Work for one of the biggest mobile phones company in the world.
    4 Favorite Faction/ Rome
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)/ Siege of Alesia
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you/ Julius Ceasar
    7 Fav. Unit in the game./ Gaesatae
    8 Best history book./ The Complete Roman Army
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader./ Ceasar should have dismantled the senate once he was imperator. The senate was at that point nearly useless without a republic. As Tiberius mentioned this many times. Maybe Ceasar could have lived even longer.
    10 Best military maxim./ ''The Rich did what they could, And the poor suffered what they must.''
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say../ Hope a lot will reply.

    Etienne
    Last edited by etipac; 05-04-2009 at 02:04.

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    those are a LOT of questions, but sure, why not...:

    1 Slovenia
    2 21
    3 student
    4 Carthage, Pontos, Seleucia
    5 Cannae, Raphia
    6 Hamilcar Barca, Mithridates VI Eupator
    7 Galatian Brinhentin, Hellenic Katapraktoi, Heavy Libian spearmen etc...
    8 The Ptolemaic Empire
    9 Antiochos III not wanting to allow Hannibal to conduct his attack in italy ( i don't believe they would win, but it would be so much fun to read about it now days)
    10 Fortis cadere, cedere non potest
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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post
    I don't know if this one is on already but since I am new I would like to know something about you people? Sorry if someone did this before...

    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..

    Please accept and alaborate on other people views...
    Thanks
    Etienne


    Answers...

    1 The Netherlands
    2 17
    3 Study...
    4 Favorite Faction: Maybe Rome, or the hellenistic states... Dunno, they are all awesome in EB!
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later): Leuctra, if thats out of time span maybe Magnesia..
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you: Trajan I think or Alexander
    7 Fav. Unit in the game: Again hard to choose, Pedites Extraordinarii or Thorikatai Admetous Basilikou (sp?)
    8 Best history book: The Roman Army: Wars legions and campaigns.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader: That retarded emperor Jovian who gave away all the provinces east of Syria for peace with the Sassanids! If that was out of time span then I would say the decision of Seleukos II Callinicus, he lost a lot of territory, especially to Arsakes I...
    10 Best military maxim: Veni Vidi Vici.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say: Nope

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    I lived for three years not knowing what AAR is.

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    1 A Type 3 over-populated Large City in South-eastern Sinae/Seres.
    2 21
    3 Slave. Sold from birth to capitalism.
    4 MAKEDONIA
    5 The Fifth Siege of Babaropolis of 186BC (till 400ac not later)
    6 Me
    7 Hetairoi
    8 The life of Alexander the great.
    9 Alexandros, for being born. No man in the western world would even be able to rival half of what he's achieved since.
    10 "Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts"
    11 Truth and hope in our Fatherland!
    And death to every foe!
    Our soldiers shall not pause to rest
    We vow our loyalty

    Old traditions they will abide
    Arise young heroes!
    Our past inspires noble deeds
    All Hail Makedonia!

    Immortal beacon shows the way
    Step forth, seek glory!
    Hoist your xiphos into the clouds
    Hail Makedonia!

    Our Basileus stands astride this world
    He’ll vanquish every foe!
    His truth and justice shine so bright
    All hail his brilliant light!

    Never will he be overthrown
    Like mountains and the sea
    His bloodline immortal and pure
    All Hail Makedonia!

    So let his wisdom guide our way
    Go forth and seek glory
    Hoist your xiphos into the clouds
    Hail Makedonia!
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    [QUOTE=etipac;2228732]I don't know if this one is on already but since I am new I would like to know something about you people? Sorry if someone did this before...

    1 Croatia
    2 27
    3 student/ 5 exams to go
    4 Carthage
    5 Battle of river Trebia, Cannae, Carrhae
    6 Alexander
    7 elephants, phalanxes of any kind, catas
    8 Plutarch, Parallel lives
    9 Carthaginian Senate: for not sending reinforcements to Hannibal in Italy
    10 Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam - Latin for "I'll Either Find a Way or Make One", by Hannibal
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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post
    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..

    Etienne
    1. Originally from my mothers tumkin, now at Huddersfield, Blighty
    2. 33
    3. Work: Area Manager, Study: Masters Degree: History
    4. Roman - anything else is just uncivilised!
    5. Don't have a preference
    6. Adolf Hitler - err, complex individual
    7. Numdian Cav.
    8. Don't have one really, reading "The Battle of the Bulge: Britain's Untold Story" at the moment, very very interesting and if your British, quite upsetting - Britain gave so much but recieved no recognition, that going to the US.
    9. "Who dares wins" - says it all really
    10. nope, not really

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    1) The Netherlands
    2) 16
    3) Studying.
    4) Epeiros or Arche Seleukeia
    5) Magnesia
    6) Pyrrhos or Mithridates VII Eupator
    7) Thraikioi Rhomphaiaphoroi
    8) I liked Mithridates the Great by Philip Matyszak
    9) Pyrrhos' decision to abandon the campaign in Italy.
    10) The best sword is the one that is left in its scabbard
    11) No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post
    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..

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    1 Lithuania, but studying in UK atm
    2 20
    3 Studying, preparing for 6! coming exams
    4 Carthage/Makedonia/Hayasdan
    5 Cannae (a lot of Romans dead= )
    6 Alexander/Hannibal both were extremely good
    7 Thraikioi Rhomphaiaphoroi
    8 The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146 BC
    9 A few been mentioned before, but one of the biggest Successor military mistakes was to rely almost exclusively on phalanx forgetting the importance of the cavalry arm, which was the crucial component of Alexander's tactics.
    10 To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
    11 I love EB!!!

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    1 Hamburg, Germany
    2 24
    3 Studying @ "General Engineering Science", aiming for "mechatronics" specialization.
    So far, I have not been very successful at studying because I have "issues" and because I play around too much.
    4 recently: Koinon Hellenon, Arche Seleukeia, Sab'yn - frequently changes depending on the campaigns I play
    5 Thebes - but I do not yet know many ancient battles, so this is likely to change. I have a fascination for ancient Egyptian (pre-hellenistic and pre-persian) military but can not cite any particular battles.
    6 Hieron of Syrakousai (the "gastrophetes"-guy)
    7 atm, Hetairoi - but this frequently changes depending on the campaigns I play
    8 I do not really own any specialized history books (yet), but I like

    "ALEXANDER DER GROSSE" (sp: "Große"; long vowel=>"ß", short vowel=>double consonant "ss" but it's probably due to capital letters not existing for "ß") by Nicholas Hammond,
    1997, translated: 2001 Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH, ISBN: 3 548 36747 X
    a really compelling paperback book with some tactical sketches where appropriate.
    Deals with the entire life of Alexander, and with Philipp's great achievements.
    After reading it I am no longer sure if not Philipp was the greater one...

    "Propyläen Weltgeschichte, 3: Die hellenistische Welt,
    1962 Verlag Ullstein GmbH, ISBN: 3 549 05017 8,
    part of a series encompassing ten books from pre-history to the early (see release year) space age.

    9 Alexander - getting deluded into actually believing he were immortal, thus not bracing the Arche for the eventuality of his death

    10 Eignung, Leistung und Befähigung
    (Regretfully I find that it is hopelessly optimistic about human evaluation and rational but objective, as in "unselfish" judgement. That is, if you try to implement it globally. If ever successfully implemented this could solve some of humanity's problems.)

    Antique favourites:
    "Μολων Λαβε"
    "De inimico non loquaris, sed cogites".

    11 An addition to 10):
    If you understand German, read
    "Wer bin ich und wenn ja, wie viele?" by Richard David Precht,
    2007 Goldmann Verlag, ISBN: 978 3 442 31143 9
    An introduction to didactics, communication, ethics and general (sub-)conscience summing up neurology, psychology, philosophy - basically, a "self-related user-manual".
    Answers (within the limits of current science) three fundamental questions:
    What can I know
    What should I do
    What may I hope for
    If you do not understand German - I don't know if a translation exists yet...
    Last edited by Nachtmeister; 05-10-2009 at 23:37.

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    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..
    1. New York State (as opposed to New York City)
    2. 20
    3. college student
    4. Romani
    5. Pharsallus
    6. Caius Iulius Caesar
    7. Cohors Reformata
    8. Caesar: A Biography by Christian Meier
    9. sending a politician to govern Germania who didn't know the rudiments of where you send your legions
    10. "Hannibal knew how to gain a victory, but not how to use it."
    11. I'm a classics major, so I LOVE THIS FORUM! -M
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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post
    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..
    1 - The Netherlands, Amersfoort (Now 750 years old)!
    2 - 16
    3 - Study
    4 - Koinon Hellenon -> Sparta, Poleis and Hoplites
    5 - The battle of Thermopylae!
    6 - Leonidas, though I'm not really having a favorite, all Spartan kings are great .
    7 - Spartiatai Hoplitai! Spartans forever!
    8 - The Spartan Army, don't know much Historical books and have none but I looked at this preview of the Spartan Army and its definately my favorite .
    9 - The biggest mistake of Sparta, which was not completely following the laws of Lycurgus anymore which made it great!
    10 - Come home with your shield or upon it!
    11 - I'm wondering, anyone having a job about History? Are there actually any jobs if your interested in History? Besides a teacher?
    Last edited by Phalanx300; 05-04-2009 at 15:47.

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    [QUOTE=etipac;2228732]I don't know if this one is on already but since I am new I would like to know something about you people? Sorry if someone did this before...

    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..



    1 Netherlands
    2 29 since yesterday
    3 Last 2 years i'm not allowed to work
    4 Pontus,Casse(for the goidilic),Koinon
    5 Battle of marathon(was the first battle we got teached when i was young)
    6 Fidel Castro
    7 massilian hoplites,worgoz,Agrianian Assault Infantry
    8 Sturm auf die burg-Andrew Langley,Historische waffen und rüstungen-Liliane/fred Funcken
    9 When Vercingetorix send his cavalry for help at alesia(should had stayed with his earlier tactic)
    10 Fear Ensures Loyalty
    11 All hail makedonia(i tryed to restrain myself...did not work)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurgelmir View Post
    11 All hail makedonia(i tryed to restrain myself...did not work)
    Here have a balloon =D :Balloon3:

    and ALL HAIL MAKEDONIA!!! GLORY TO THE SONS OF HELLAS!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalanx300 View Post
    11 - I'm wondering, anyone having a job about History? Are there actually any jobs if your interested in History? Besides a teacher?
    Check out this thread I started on the subject a month ago - it contains some very elaborate points of information about this.
    Last edited by Nachtmeister; 05-04-2009 at 18:03.

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    Originally Posted by etipac
    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..
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    1. Originally a nomad near Khiva, but moved to Susa
    2. 16
    3. Study, except in times of war when fighting is necessary
    4. Pahlava (EDIT: Epeiros is fun too)
    5. Kadesh, 1274 BC
    6. Cyrus the Great
    7. Parthian horse archers, late Parthian bodyguard, classical hoplites, Hellenic native phalanx
    8. I don't know.
    9. When the Persians fell for the trap at Salamis
    10. "When the army marches abroad, the treasury will be empty at home."
    11. I don't know what I'm doing or why I'm doing it.
    Last edited by Zradha Pahlavan; 05-04-2009 at 19:48.
    Parthian Nationalist

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    1 Mrog Arctagone; living in Kimbrolándám.
    2 23
    3 study History mostly
    4 All factions are great; my favourites though are Swęboz, Baktria, KH, Hayasdan and Sab'yn. Recently I've discovered Makedonia too...
    5 can't decide
    6 dito.
    7 Hetairoi Kataphraktoi, Chauci Warband, Thraikian units, Worgozez etc.
    8 Best history book. - don't know enough yet
    9 There are so many it's really depressing...
    10 Most of the stuff qouted in EB, particularly "Oderint dum metuant" Also some Chinese and Japanese ones.
    11 All hail M... no, seriously:
    A Type 3 over-populated Large City in South-eastern Sinae/Seres.
    Sounds like Hongkong...




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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post

    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..

    1. Székesfehérvár/Istolni Belgrad/Stuhlweißenburg/Alba Regia etc, Hungary

    2. 20

    3. Studying, History Bsc on Pécs, currently finishing the second semester (aiming for ancient history specialization)

    4. I like most of the factions, but the favourites are Pontos, Sweboz, Rome and KH

    5. Battle of Zama (Copying others' tactics and using against them...)

    6. Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (wasn't an excellent general, but a fast learner) and VI. Mithridates Eupator (greatest politician and organiser of his time)

    7. Maybe the classical greek hoplites (it's just so classic and oldschool)

    8. Xenophon: Anabasis (awesome book and "story")

    9. Settlement of the Hungarian tribes in the Pannonian Basin

    10. "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." Mao Tse-Tung

    11. Wish there were more factions in EB, stupid RTW engine
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    Skipped essays: Serbian migration into the Kingdom of Hungary in the 18th century, The Order of Saint John in the Kingdom of Hungary

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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post

    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..
    (1). Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    (2). 37
    (3). I'm in the archival profession
    (4). The Hellenistic factions
    (5). Battle of Raphia
    (6). Antiochus III the Great or Pyrrhus
    (7). The Chaeonion Agema
    (8). Too many ;)
    (9). There a lot of idiots in history :)
    (10). Always march to the sound of the guns
    (11). No
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtmeister View Post
    Check out this thread I started on the subject a month ago - it contains some very elaborate points of information about this.
    Thanks for the link. Maybe I'll just try to join the army.

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    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..
    1. Kraków, Res Publica Polonia
    2. 25
    3. Both...
    4. Rome, Baktria, Arvernii/Aedui
    5. Siege of Tyre by Alexander, Magnesia, Ilipa, Aque Sextiae, Vercellae, Sulla's Chaeronea and Orchomenos, Lucullus' Tigranocerta, Alesia, Watling Road
    6. Cyrus I, Alexander, Temistokles, Scipio Africanus, Marius, Sulla, Caesar, Vespasian, Trajan, Aurelianus, Flavius Aetius
    7. All types of Roman legionaries, also Horse Archers
    8. Viktor Suvorov trilogy "Ice breaker", "Day M", "The last Repulic", also Edward Gibbon "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", Anne Applebaum "Gulag: A History", and finally "Anus Mundi" by Wieslaw Kielar (not exactly a history book - memoires of a Polish survivor of German Auschwitz extermination camp. He was one of the first prisoners, before the camp became a major place of holocaust and before first Jewish prisoners arrived, and he was in the camp until the end of the war)
    9. Hannibal's decision to cross the Alps instead of confronting the roman Consular armies (half of his men died of cold and starvation, and in the end he had to confront the army of Sempronius anyway), also decision of Augustus to abandon Germania after the battle of Teutoburg forest (after the battle he was able to concentrate 8 legion along the Rhine, so he could retake the rebelled province with such an awesome force)
    10. Si vis pacem, para bellum
    11. Grass should be legal, Communists should be dead, Britney Spears should do sth for music and stop singing




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    1 So let say from where we come from - Quedlinburg / Germany
    2 Age - 28
    3 Work or Study - Work
    4 Favorite Faction/ - Bactria
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later) - the defeat of Varus in Germania Magna
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you. - Megas Alexandros
    7 Fav. Unit in the game. - Gaesatae / Galatikoi Tindanotae
    8 Best history book. - "Die Germanen" H.F. Döbler (i really like it)
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader. - Caesar crossing the rubicon
    10 Best military maxim. - vae victis (because it should prevent war...)
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say.. - edit: i´m tired now...
    Last edited by Tartaros; 05-04-2009 at 23:12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post
    I don't know if this one is on already but since I am new I would like to know something about you people? Sorry if someone did this before...

    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..

    1. USA Minnesota
    2. 16
    3. I work at a grocery store and studiying to become an EMT
    4. Romani or Arche Seleukia
    5. Cannhae
    6. Hannibal
    7. Tharakitoi Rhomphoria (sp?)
    8. "Spartacus" (Not really a history book at all, but my favorite read when it comes to reading in General. I could read it every day)
    9.Kart-Hadast not supporting Hannibal in his conquests in Italy
    10. Troy fell, Rome fell, But Leningrad DID NOT FALL!
    11. Nope.

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    1. Dallas, TX, USA
    2. 29
    3. Work for a worldwide package delivery corporation.
    4. Romanii, Sweboz
    5. Salamis (I love naval warfare, what can I say)
    6. Scipio Africanus, Marius, Hannibal, Alexander, Gaius Julius Caesar
    7. Marius' mules, what else?
    8. Too many I like to list all.
    9. Pompey's lackluster performance in the civil war.
    10. "Hit hard, hit first, hit often" -W.F. "Bull" Halsey, USN or "Never do what your enemy wishes you to do, it is for this reason alone that he desires it" - Napoleon
    11. Ummm...this is my first post on here...great mod, by far my favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post
    I don't know if this one is on already but since I am new I would like to know something about you people? Sorry if someone did this before...

    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..

    Please accept and elaborate on other people views...
    Thanks
    Etienne
    1. California, the U.S.A
    2. 17 (Turn 18 in July)
    3. Student, prospectively attending University of California at Santa Cruz in the fall with a Major in History, and a minor in Linguistics
    4. Casse
    5. Cannae or Gaugamela
    6. Outside of British Isles: Gustavus Adolphus, In British Isles: Llywelyn fawr
    7. Botroas (No reason specifically, I just think they look cool!)
    8. Currently: Europe: A History, by Norman Davies
    9. Gustavus Adolphus's not taking advantage of an opportunity to take Vienna
    10. "Speed is the essence of war." Sun Tzu
    "You must know, then, that there are two methods of fight, the one by law, the other by force: the first method is that of men, the second of beasts; but as the first method is often insufficient, one must have recourse to the second. It is therefore necessary for a prince to know well how to use both the beast and the man.
    -Niccolo Machiavelli


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    I feel old :P
    I love the smell of bronze in the morning!

    Campaigns completed: Vanilla Seleucid, EB 1.2. Carthaginian, RSII Pergamon

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    That's because you are :P

    lol, don't trust anyone over 30!

    jk.
    "You must know, then, that there are two methods of fight, the one by law, the other by force: the first method is that of men, the second of beasts; but as the first method is often insufficient, one must have recourse to the second. It is therefore necessary for a prince to know well how to use both the beast and the man.
    -Niccolo Machiavelli


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    1. Kansas, USA
    2. 23
    3. Bachelor's in History, about to start work on a law degree later this month
    4. Aedui
    5. Gaugamela and Chalons (though out of the time frame)
    6. Alcibiades, Flavius Aetius, and Gaiseric the Vandal
    7. Gaesatae
    8. AJP Taylor's History of WWI
    9. The Sicilian Expedition
    10. "A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords at dawn."
    Last edited by Cullhwch; 05-06-2009 at 07:54.
    From Fluvius Camillus for my Alexander screenshot

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    Quote Originally Posted by etipac View Post
    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..
    1: The once most important port in ze UK, now about to lose all her battleships .

    2: In the 18th year of my life.

    3: My A Levels start in about a week .

    4: Romani Makedonia BARTIX!

    5: Who can beat Thermopylae? Honestly...One of the most exciting and heroic battles to read and wonder about. I suppose its my favourite because its much more legendary and making a point rather than one of the greatest battles ever fought.

    6: I am going to say Alexander, not because I believe he was the greatest military tactician ever, or because of his major victories. But rather because he had such ambition and fire that he literally took a small country to war and defeated the world's major superpower. Argue all you like, but Alexander had one of the biggest ambitions ever, all things considered, and he basically achieved it, even if he did go a bit nutty in the end.

    7: Pfft!...um...This is boring and unoriginal, I know, but by golly, aren't elephants fun?

    8: I don't know, I have so many favourites. Osprey's Rome and her enemies is very good, and I also really enjoy looking through Master of the Battlefield by Major General Julian Thompson. That is really good for anyone who likes reading about major battles and commanders. Its like the BBC show Time Commanders (R.I.P) but in a book. Its brilliant.

    9: Dying...you really are shooting yourself in the foot with that one.

    10: Well, this one is more of a quote, but I do so love it .

    Saladin boasted that "if (Jerusalem's) walls were iron, yet would I take it," to which Richard replied, "If these walls were butter, yet would I hold them!"

    I also am a big fan of Alea iacta est. If Caesar really said that, then it just gives me a brilliant incite to his character.

    11: I'm always surprised by how many older people play EB and use the forums. Naive of me of course, but I've always seen games as a younger person's past time. I know many of the EB team are much older and actual proffessionals, but I still expected more teens than any others. Interesting.
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    1 So let say from where we come from
    2 Age
    3 Work or Study
    4 Favorite Faction/
    5 Fav. Battle in history (till 400ac not later)
    6 Fav. General/Leader according to you.
    7 Fav. Unit in the game.
    8 Best history book.
    9 Biggest mistake of a faction or leader.
    10 Best military maxim.
    11 Anything else you wanna add or say..
    1 Irvine, CA
    2 18
    3 Study (B.S. Chemical Engineering)
    4 Hayasdan
    5 Delium (424 BC) - prototype novelty tactics, precursor to Epaminondas
    6 Napoléon Bonaparte
    7 Nakhararakan Tiknapah
    8 The Kingdom of Armenia - M. Chahin
    9 Pyrrhus had Lilybaeum. He should not have left, rather attain peace with Carthage, reorganize, and continue.
    10 Napoléon Bonaparte: "The transition from the defensive to the offensive is one of the most delicate operations in war."
    11 Nothing to add, thanks. =)
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    Nice idea! My name is Sam. I've been a history buff for many moons. Mostly 20-21st centuries though. I got RTW not for the period, but b/c I wanted to be able to use real tactics in battle. RTW and EB helped get me into ancient history though.

    (1) I live in a igloo in Saint Cloud MN.

    (2)16.8 yrs

    (3) PSEO @ Saint Cloud Tech (next year) doing Network Admin.

    (4) ummmmm, erggg (which one which one)... Aedui or Casse of the ones I've played. I like the variety from tribe to tribe.

    (5) Marathon. Pheidippidus and all that, what?

    (6) Ariovistus, who else? (fav, not best; he was stomped by G.J.Caesar) He was chieftain of the Suebi, according to Bello Gallico. In terms of a general I like for his battle record, I think he would be John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.

    (7) I'm quite partial to Cretan Archers myself.

    (8) Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (still reading... ) Also A History of Rome by Taylor (?) Grant is a nice overall history of Rome from foundation to collapse. BUT MY FAVORITE EVER IS SUN TZU's ART OF WAR!!! WOW!

    (9) Varus. For existing on the planet. He certainly didn't belong on the frontier, being a politician. Also Darius I for treating warfare as a way to avenge a personal insult from the Greeks. Cost him an aweful lot of men and prestige. Actually, nepotism (appointing relatives to important positions just because you're related) in general probably caused some of history's greatest mistakes.

    (10) (A Greek messenger warns the Spartans of the Persians at Thermopylae, saying: "The Persians will blot out the sun with their arrows!) Dieneces: "If the Persians block the sun with their arrows, then we shall fight in the shade!"

    (11) Boogers are green.

    Also thanks to CA, the EB team, and all the moderators on the forum for all their work!

    *EDIT*

    Oh wait! As long as we're becoming acquainted, how many of you guys are/were addicted to the Civilization series? I've been on it since Civ III.
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