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Computer Wargaming / Re: Here's to FRIDAY
« Last post by MetalDog on Today at 03:50:07 PM »
This morning, it will be the first showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Upon my return, it will not be anything appropriately space themed.  No, it will be the exact opposite, Medieval 2:TW as Venice.  I am beset by enemies and my allies are worthless.  Oh, and the Mongols just showed up in the Holy Land, which I have spent an inordinate amount of time and treasure building up.  Now I guess the invaders will have a nice home.

That sucks.  No chance of fighting them off?

The only position I don't hold Number 1 in is Finance, so, the prospects of keeping what I had in Europe are high.  Even with war from the Byzantines, Milanese, Sicilians, and Egyptians, I should come out on top.  But I saw the initial troops the Khan brought with him.  They are plentiful and experienced. 

They are outside a Turkish city at the very eastern edge of the map.  I've made diplomatic contact with them and offered up my Map Information.  If I can get them to take Turkey from the east, leaving me relatively undisturbed in Jerusalem, I may be able to finish Byzantium from the west.  Even if they take the Holy Land from me, I should be able to make comparable territorial grabs in Italy.  Milan is going down!

Nice.  Good luck, sir!

At the time of the last writing, I was facing four enemies.  Now, I have seven.  To the previous four, Egypt, Sicily, Milan, and Byzantium, I have added Holy Rome, the Mongols, and my treacherous allies, the Hungarians.  In an effort to stop some of these wars or prod allies to action in my defense, I have my diplomatic corps working overtime.  Unfortunately, not only have I been unsuccessful, but, my foray with Hungary ended with him repudiating our alliance and immediately declaring war. 

I've lost and regained Thessalonica and added Milan, Genoa, Smyrna, and Nicaea.  I have a powerful army one turn outside Constantinople, but, there is a Muslim jihad on the Byzantine capitol and their army is at the walls.  Oddly, this is the second turn it has been there and not put it under siege.  All I need is one more turn and I can grab it for myself.  Short of Generals in the right place, but more coming through the family tree.  Oh, and I am slowly improving the Holy Land as the Mongols mill around Baghdad. 
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Jukebox Playlist
« Last post by bob48 on Today at 03:36:59 PM »
Feast your eyes and ears!

Music, TV, Movies / Decades Feeder Bracket - 1969 Round of 16
« Last post by MetalDog on Today at 03:29:43 PM »
1969 just has some great songs.  Artists at the height of their powers.  The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, CCR.  Holy CRAP there's a lot of good stuff here!  One note, although I'm sure it's obvious, I substituted Aerosmith for The Beatles.  It's almost as revered as the original anyways.  I hope some of these are difficult as hell for you ;)  And thanks for voting.  You guys make it possible.  O0  :bd:  \m/

The 1/16

The 8/9

The 5/12

The 4/13

The 6/11

The 3/14

The 7/10

The 2/15

Conventions, Clubs & Special Events / Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
« Last post by bob48 on Today at 03:21:27 PM »
I wish! ;)
Conventions, Clubs & Special Events / Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
« Last post by Bison on Today at 02:57:42 PM »
You also should realise that for one thing, I'm not as young as I used to be and find driving longish distances very tiring, although it was not an issue when I was younger. I should add that to go to such an event would likely mean staying in a hotel or B&B and buying meals. Unfortunately, I don't have the disposable income to be able to do that. Hobby money that I do accumulate usually goes on a game, an event which, given the cost of games, is a pretty rare event.

The problem is clear.  The gaming convention needs to change its location to your home town.  :)
Another winter weather advisory for overnight here for ice and snow that didn't appear anywhere until just hours before  >:(
Have you thought of pawning the armor-piercing frying pan?
Computer Wargaming / Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
« Last post by Gusington on Today at 02:40:42 PM »
^'re right.
Computer Wargaming / Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
« Last post by Toonces on Today at 02:33:47 PM »
I was all like standard edition FTW! until you went and mentioned jousting tournaments.   :-\
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