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    what is your favorite time in history mine is Acient Rome

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    The Middle Ages. Dark and bloody, just how I like it!
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    My favourite is the Medieval World... Also, I like the most the Byzantines and the Teutonic Knights...
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    The 90's. It was rather fun.....

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    The Georgian and Victorian Ages, leading a little on to the Edwardian Era.
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    My top 3:

    Middle ages - dark and brutal
    17th century
    Victorian

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    Middle ages.

    Roman era.

    WW2 period ( thanks for reminding me Gregoshi )


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    Roman Era



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    When I was in school, WW2 was my favourite era. At first I read every WW2 book I could get hold of in the library. Then when I discovered war games, I mostly play WW2 games, though some exposure to Roman games sparked a little interest. Then in my 30's I got bit by the American Civil War bug when I attended a battle reenactment and that has been my favourite era of late. However, the release of STW sparked an interest in Japanese history that I came to find much more fascinating than I had ever thought possible before.
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    The Napoleonic Wars was an interesting period as well. Bernard Cornwell did that for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marquis of Roland
    The 90's. It was rather fun.....
    90ies were just a shadow of the 80ies, and those were nothing compared with the 70ies. But every decade cannot match with the 60ies. They were great. A decade were everything was changing and everything was possible.
    So open your mind, brother, and vote for the 60ies

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    the Middle ages. hehehe.

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    Ww2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    90ies were just a shadow of the 80ies, and those were nothing compared with the 70ies. But every decade cannot match with the 60ies. They were great. A decade were everything was changing and everything was possible.
    So open your mind, brother, and vote for the 60ies
    Yea, the 60's looked like a lot of fun, but its not my favorite because I wasn't around back then.

    Give me a time machine and I'll go anyday.

    Living in Los Angeles in the 90's was more interesting than the 80's in my opinion, which is where I was, so I vote 90's.

    Word War II would be a close second, even though I wasn't around back then either.

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    I have a crazy fascination with almost all of antiquity.

    Though I also thoroughly enough WW2 and the Medieval era, the medieval era is my first love.
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    400bc - 400ad
    1905 - 1918
    1933 - 1945

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    90ies were just a shadow of the 80ies, and those were nothing compared with the 70ies. But every decade cannot match with the 60ies. They were great. A decade were everything was changing and everything was possible.
    So open your mind, brother, and vote for the 60ies
    Dirty hippy socialist sixties... The eighties are certainly better! Gimme them Miami Vice suits man, it's summer and the ladies are all dressin' fly! Pity 'bout the synthesizers, but hey, we've still got disco and funk!

    So... you got the eighties, you got now, you got the post-1815 19th century, you got 1901-1945, you got the Middle Ages, you got the Renaissance, you got the 17th century, you got the Dark Ages, you got Antiquity...

    As you can see, little in history does not interest me. Except the sixties. And the seventies.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard
    The eighties are certainly better! Gimme them Miami Vice suits man, it's summer and the ladies are all dressin' fly! Pity 'bout the synthesizers, but hey, we've still got disco and funk!

    As you can see, little in history does not interest me. Except the sixties. And the seventies.

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    to live ?
    today (thank god)
    to learn about ?
    roman era
    to play ?
    middle ages
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    I've been interested in the Peloponnesian war (but obviously not enough to learn how to spell it!) as well as all the battles before it to repel the persians.

    I also still have a hankering for WWII from my mis-spent youth.

    But obviously I'd much rather read a book, watch a movie or discuss in a internet forum than actually have to live it. Crawling around in the mud and being stabbed or shot isn't my idea of a good time. (Except for paintballing of course!).

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    I wonder how well "paintsword" would work.......

    And how is the 80's better than the 90's?

    The 90's rules, baby!

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    wOOt! Non-spam thread from Clayton! (had to, sorry)
    1) Middle Ages, mostly the Holy Roman Empire and Teutonic Knights
    2) Biblical Times+The Papacy
    3) Irish history of the past 1000 years.

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    Originally posted by Marquis of Roland

    I wonder how well "paintsword" would work.......
    Not very well at all. The foam swords can be loaded with so much paint that a hard enough swing will hit anyone within 20 feet regardless of parrying etc etc.
    From those I've talked about it with the practice was given up some time in the 90's.
    And back to the topic....

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    1) Middle Ages (only in Japan, the rest is not as intresting)

    2) Time of the roman empire

    Quite TW, ain't it?

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    I like reading about the antiquity,especially ancient Greece.

    Right now i am into the peloponnesian war,and the work of Thucidides
    which i find a fundamental area of study for history since it includes,alliances,
    protectorates,defensive alliances,embargoes,politics,propaganda,peace treaties,unpredictable events(the epidemy),and a whole lot more events
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    Europe between 1450 - 1815
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    1. Europe 1560-1700
    2. 2nd WW, especially in Asia,
    3. all the rest except the XVIIIth century and middle, late XIXth century

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    Every bit of history has its good bits but also many bad bits.

    Personally I think I'd have liked to have been a teenager in the 60s & in my 20s in the 70s.
    But then the idea of being around during Vietnam, the doomsday clock sitting on 2mins, Aborigines not having the vote in Aus, Apartheid South Africa, US civil rights activists still getting shot & lynched etc isn't really appealing...

    I like the idea that the future may hold some kind of utopia with no big bad stuff, so now being as close to that as is possible I kinda prefer living now.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Utopia's boring.............Nasty stuff is much more interesting
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    The Middle Ages.

    I do wonder how the 90s will be remembered, it was a time when almost everything was 'retro'.
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