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The Count's Tavern / Re: Goodbye Photobucket
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:41:44 PM »
In my "History of the Empire", all pictures are back.

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And start to replace the photobucket pictures one by one. 

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Goodbye Photobucket
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:20:38 PM »
There was indeed yesterday a short period where it did not work. Temprorary glitch or a sign of things to come?

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Strange - now it seems to work again. I will go full imgur anyway.

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It seems, photobucket found and closed the loophole.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:10:00 PM »
It is also the case that they did not wear the Morion helmets.  :icon_wink:

Neither the firearms nor the crossbows were particularly suited against lightly armed opponents (like the Indians). At least, the firearms had a psychological effect.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:28:32 PM »
The Mary Rose was built in a transitional period. She herself was re-equipped a number of times. By the time of the Armada (1588), the English navy was well ahead of the Spanish in naval artillery, with better standardisation and a more general inroduction of gun carriages adapted to naval warfare.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:29:37 AM »
The earliest known depictions in Europe of a powder weapon are from 1326, in works by Walter de Milemete: 
- De secretis secretorum, 1326, Bodleian Library Oxford, ms 458( the "Holkham ms"):
- De nobilitatibus, sapientiis, et prudentiis regum, 1326-7, Christ Church Oxford  (‘de Milemete ms’).

The earliest powder weapon found in Europe (the Loshult gun)  dates from ca. 1330/40 (Statens historiska Museum, Stockholm, Inv.-Nr. 2891).

The Mary Rose (which sank at Portsmouth in 1545) had 91 cannon (of various types), but it also had 250 longbows on board.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:40:03 PM »
It is one of the Imperial banners during the Habsburg dynasty. The double-headed eagle stands for the Holy Roman Empire, the central shield contains the colours of the HR Emperor (black and gold) and the colours of Austria.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 05, 2018, 05:28:58 PM »
The historical hand mortar first appears in the 16th century, but reached its peak around 1700. It was never used in large numbers, and had the reputation to be more lethal to its user than the enemy. I am not sure if it was ever in official use with any cavalry unit.

Hellebardier and shield:



Germany, 16th Century. Bayerisches Armeemuseum, Ingolstadt.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:12:10 AM »
As it happens:



Mariano Taccola: De ingeneis. Ca. 1440. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München, Clm 197.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:51:24 AM »
I would not overestimate the problem. As I indicated, the Outriders can only fire the GLB, if they have not moved. Using two hands to fire a weapon should not be an issue from a standing horse. Indeed, in reality, expert riders should be able to do it even on the move.
And as the "Requires Two hands" special rule says (BRB p.75):
"If a weapon requires two hands to use, it is not possible for a model to use a shield or an additional hand weapon alongside it in close combat (although a shield can still be used against wounds caused by shooting or magic). We assume that the warrior in question slings the spare wargear on his back, or simply drops it, until the fight is done."

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The Town Square / Re: Dark times
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:27:26 AM »
What is the essence of this content?
I want to know is to know.

It was a website glitch that made the page layout black from time to time - four years ago...

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
As I said, it is the 4th edition Empire Army Book. The 6th Edition BRB was released in 2000, and all army books were initially replaced by the get-by list in Ravening Hordes (for free!). The 2002 Annual is what I called the 6th edition Steam Tank, because it contains offical rules for the Steam Tank during the 6th edition. The Heraldry of the Empire is part of the 7th edition, where only Engineers where able to take the Grenade Lauching Blunderbuss, even though the Outrider models did indeed have a similarly shaped weapon. Only in 8th edition, the Outrider Sharpshooter was allowed to get the GLB. The fact that the GLB  is a "Move or Fire" weapon helps the verismilitude for including that option.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:42:51 PM »
Ravening hordes was a dumb down version where all the guys were treated the same with no exotic weaponry? ...am I right?

Yes, as srubber said. The 4th edition War Wagon had the same array of experimental weapons as the 6th edition Steam Tank rules (although with different wording). 

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 02, 2018, 05:55:21 PM »
Ravening Hordes did have the War Wagon, but not the blunderbuss.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: war wagon help
« on: February 02, 2018, 05:36:54 PM »
I think it was 4th edition. The 6th edition Steam Tank had the following rules for a blunderbuss: (move or fire, Flame template, S3, armour piercing).

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Community Survey
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:51:04 PM »
I have to say, I find it a little infuriating when people use the state fantasy ended up in as justification for ending it, when the state it ended up in was entirely GW's fault and had nothing whatsoever to do with the setting.

AoS, the IP, is not the reason GW's fantasy sales are up, all of the things they've been doing *around* the IP - community engagement, rapid and regular rules amendments, event support, narrative content and so on - are the reason and they could have worked just as well for the WHF IP.

Quite so.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Community Survey
« on: December 07, 2017, 12:55:13 PM »
Alas, I seem to suffer from "hit-and-pun" antics.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Community Survey
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:55:12 PM »
Yes, Bartolo nailed it.

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The Electors' Forum / Re: Warhammer Community Survey
« on: December 03, 2017, 04:18:43 PM »
Just do not forhet to refer in all free text to Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: What Boardgames are you playing?
« on: November 27, 2017, 08:19:01 PM »
My favourite is still the Lewis chess set - a replica of which I have, but, alas, not a fitting board.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: What Boardgames are you playing?
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:42:52 PM »
Chess every Friday.

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