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Off-Topic / Re: Questions Thread
« on: 04-04-2018, 17:04:04 »
Thanks, I appreciate your answers.

Off-Topic / Re: Questions Thread
« on: 03-04-2018, 21:04:57 »
Necro. But I'm sure I'll get some answers here.

Recently I'm quite interested in medieval history. Mostly you can find information about knights and the development of their arms and armour. What I'm more interested in though is the equipment of the simple infantry man which is harder to get information about.

So far I know that those usually were rather poorly equipped with mostly a gambeson and a helmet. But what about the arms they used? One source I found simply talks about polearms. I know that swords were hardly affordable for commoners until the arrival of the Falchion.

Then I found this graphic which only goes back to 1200:

Does that mean for the largest part of the medieval (until 1200) the only common melee weapon for commoners was the spear? Or what were the most common weapons? To make it easier to answer, let's restrict this to North Western Europe (France, England, Germany) 1000-1200.

Off-Topic / Re: What do you guys think about my new uniform?
« on: 14-02-2018, 21:02:10 »

At least he can dance. I will copy your dance moves, Damaso.

Off-Topic / Re: What do you guys think about my new uniform?
« on: 11-02-2018, 00:02:14 »

If only I spoke Portuguese. I'm sure we have some gold here.

Off-Topic / Re: What do you guys think about my new uniform?
« on: 10-02-2018, 11:02:27 »
I knew leaving that quote in my profile would pay off.

Exodus 19:15
He said to the people, "Be ready for the third year; do not go near a woman."

Off-Topic / Re: The Book Club - 2017
« on: 18-06-2017, 22:06:23 »
Still, a classic that every FH2'er should read at some point. Whenever I read it, I think back to the movie Fury and wish that someone would come out with some big budget Band of Brothers-like series about Otto Carius and his comrades.
Speaking about it: What happened to the "Masters of the Air" series on which Spielberg and Hanks worked on? Haven't heard about that one in quite a while.

Gaming / Galactic Junk League
« on: 29-01-2017, 13:01:27 »
Hey everybody,

I started to play a new FREE TO PLAY game on steam and I thought some of you might like it also.

It´s called Galactic Junk League. You choose a ship class, unlock items which you can install on your ship and level up "CPU" which is a ressource that defines the maximum your ship can reach. You then can use it against other players: Trial and error.

The great part: You design your spaceship all by yourself with blocks, somewhat like in Minecraft. All you have to do is build around your core, which explodes when hit. Thus with the limited "CPU" ressource, you have to build your own design which should be the perfect balance between firepower, armor, mobility and speed. It´s great to see the different approaches players take on designing their ship. Some make super heavies that are really slow, others prefer mobility etc.

It somewhat reminded me of how people designed tanks in the 2nd world war and thus I think this game might appeal to this community.

Check it out. It´s a lot of fun.

Off-Topic / Re: The Book Club - 2017
« on: 22-01-2017, 12:01:01 »
What is everyone reading in the new year? Have you made it your resolution to read more? Looking for suggestions or to review something you've read recently? Let's have a thread where we can chat about it.
I´m a huge fantasy fan. So I borrowed all four Eragon books from my sister. I don´t understand the hype about it. It sure is gorgeous for a 16 year old. Yet I feel like it´s just somehting hugely influenced by World of Warcraft or movies. Worse, the author tries to include some intrigues and political plot in his universe. Yet it seems clumsy to me.

I´m in book two now and I don´t really enjoy it. Anybody else who read it? Does it get worse or better as the author grows up?

Off-Topic / Re: About Last Night...
« on: 11-11-2016, 13:11:28 »
I studied to become a teacher for one Semester, figured out it´s not my thing and then studied law. I graduated last year.

The difference between the Students is significant. During that one Semester of studying lectureship I hardly did anything and passed with As and Bs easily (Latin and History). Granted, it was the first Semester but from what I could see the next Semesters would have been easy on me too. The students were all friendly and I could come out with them just fine. Some courses you didn´t even have to attend. The professor told us we could just get the paper later. I didn´t feel challenged at all.

I applied for law the next Semester and the work for it was immense. The Students seemed more and more to be competetants as the Semesters passed by. A third of them left after the first 4 Semesters (Zwischenprüfung). Others later because they couldn´t stand the pressure of the final Exams. I heard rumors of Students hiding books in the library so others wouldn´t find them. I remember going to the Library pre Semester to lend a book about the topic of the next Semester because soon they would have been taken by others. Added to that the grading system is appaling. Having a "satisfactory" was quite an achievement.

It was funny to me hearing later that the Students of lectureship were on campus demonstrating how hard their studies were and how they protested against a reformation of their studies.

That being said, there is a huge variation of Students. More social ones (who imo are more likely to study anything related to arts or stuff that helps people) and those who are more competitive. Though law might be a special case. Naturally you have different personalities here and there.

Off-Topic / Re: Revolting Uniting
« on: 09-11-2016, 16:11:59 »
Well, shit. Goodbye, post-World War 2 world order!
The results of the election aren´t anything special to the United States if we look on the political development in the Western world in general. Denmark, Poland and Hungary all shifted to the right in their elections. Now this also happened in the US. In Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and France there are also increasing movements. And of course we have the Brexit. In my opinion this all is a natural consequence of the ever increasing globalization and a general frustration with the political class rather than blatant racism.

If I have to be perfectly honest, I´m also under the impression that in Germany Merkel doesn´t give a single fuck any longer what the population wants. It indeed seems to me we are being ruled by a political establishment that has lost contact with the needs and demands of the common people. Nobody asked the people whether we wanted to take in all these immigrants. The people in Berlin simply declared that everybody should come.

Same applies for the Brexit referendum: The British propably just felt like being ruled by Brussels. Especially Merkels attempt to find a European solution was seen as forcing her immigration policy on others via the EU.

The effect of frustration is fueled by one-sided coverage of events. I´m not going as far as to declare the press is lying but in Germany I´ve witnessed several incidents which show that a certain way of reporting things is desired: A politician who demands that "politics should be about effective solutions to problems and that he would support proposals from the left-wing aswell as those from the right-wing if they are reasonable" is quoted as: "Meuthen wants to work together with Nazis." leaving out the most important part of his statement and totally altering its meaning.

Barely any media tells you about the origin of perpetrators. I always chuckle if the newspaper writes:
"40 people fighting on a street armed with knives" or that
"in an instant 20 agressive people came to oppose the police".
My father already made jokes about this: "Must be the Schneiders and Müllers at it again." That´s what kind of joke parts of our media have become. The biggest issue here is political correctness.

And if the media constantly bashes Trump - and you know the way they report about things - of course his story about fighting the establishment can convince people.

Hate me for it but under these circumstances it´s incredibly refreshing for me to see someone who opposes this mindest of not being allowed to talk about actual problems. I can´t comment on the situation in America and the illegal immigrants. But Trump was spot on with his analysis of Merkels politics against her own people. I hope this is the turning point at which political correctness finally dies out.

Off-Topic / Re: Questions Thread
« on: 26-07-2016, 14:07:30 »
Why didnt they fit the engine in the front of tanks as extra armor for the crew?

Easier vision? Crew cheaper than an engine? Worse handling?
My random guess wouldbe the weight distribution. The frontal armor plate is the thickest and heaviest part of a tank already. Additionaly for turretless vehicles the weight of the gun would cause trouble as seen on the Jagdpanzer IV aka Guderian duck because it was so front heavy. So the motor which is also heavy is some kind of counterweight in the back.

Off-Topic / Re: Revolting Uniting
« on: 24-06-2016, 19:06:16 »
Feel a little sick right now about Brexit.  Honestly crushed by the vote.  Already calls for Scotland independence ref. take 2, and a United Ireland referendum.
I think Merkel trying to force her refugee policy on the whole Union is also to blame. Now the Brexit supporters could use the fear of uncontrolled immigration for their campaign.

Definitely not a good thing losing Europes 2nd largest economy. I just hope Germany doesn´t gain more power in consequence and even more people are getting pissed.

Gaming / Re: Battlefield "1"
« on: 07-05-2016, 22:05:08 »
It's EA, never again.
This. The last time I bought an EA game was Command and Conquer - Tiberium wars in 2007. RIP Cnc.

Off-Topic / Re: Post something happy that happened to you
« on: 13-04-2016, 11:04:07 »
Did you lick her pussy? Because that is very important.
Sir, Yes Sir. And my god do i not regret that. Not to mention the expanded breakfast i got after the lovely night. Great party, sex And food.

Also try and tell her about your masterplan of creating a dictatorialshipment in Europe funded by robots and hookers.
Wait, issent that damaso's idea?
Bouras got my joke. You didn´t. I didn´t expect an answer. Now I´m sitting in the corner shaking in terror because I can´t get the picture out of my head.

Off-Topic / Re: Post something happy that happened to you
« on: 12-04-2016, 20:04:21 »
I know someone who could give you advice on this but he is currently unattainable.

For now it seems I have to appear for him. I have read your case and considered the situation thoroughly. I´ve come to the conclusion that there is one proven option to solve your problems: Did you lick her pussy? Because that is very important.

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