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by Bombast the Blue
2020-08-03 00:53, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: interesting photos
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: interesting photos

After brief research here's a bit more on the successors of "my" unit: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigada_Mecanizada_(Ex%C3%A9rcito_Portugu%C3%AAs) In Portuguese. If you can't read it skip down unless you really want to see the units coat of arms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanized_Brigade_...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-08-02 23:57, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Status report!
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

Re: Status report!

Also found some spare time for myself to watch samurai movies. Kagemusha were a masterpiece just like Ran. Now prepare to watch Throne of Blood and 13 assassins. Anyone could advise some Sengoku or Genpei-kassen era samurai movies? Just stumbled on this thing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVME...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-29 22:14, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: interesting photos
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: interesting photos

Hungarians were building castles during communism, for us it was somehow "inappropriate" and "reactive".. Much more than one of the castles you may see in Portugal nowadays are from a 1930's reconstructions surge made for propaganda purposes during... fascism... (technically Portuguese historians c...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-29 21:06, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: interesting photos
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: interesting photos

https://photos.app.goo.gl/U6Lox3BUQYzzxc3u8 This is what I call: My first green period. The years are 1989/90. The places are two, first Batalhão do Serviço Sanitário (training) and Brigada Mista Independente, Batalhão de Apoio e Serviços (service). Batalhão do Serviço Sanitário goes like Health Ser...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-22 21:12, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Translations
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Translations

Ale wrote:
2020-07-15 15:35, Wednesday
hardly Celtic per se
This one is probably on the other end, with its tales of Arthur, Peredur, Taliesin and the likes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sit ... gion.shtml

(or at least if its not really Celtic it became the basis for the modern idea of...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-08 20:58, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Translations
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Translations

Narrative to contest in case of medieval Serbia is for example - was (just example again) Serb emperor Dušan (or king Milutin I mentioned) really "fanatically orthodox" while in same time giving personal security to predominantly catholic force of German knights and being Venetian citizen, making h...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-07 22:03, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Translations
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Translations

but there are always some to maybe contest some narratives Perhaps not exactly contest but here's something along the lines of "the other guys' view" I read not very long ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crusades_Through_Arab_Eyes While I'm at books I'll throw in another one about even older ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-07 21:00, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

Parabellum wrote:
2020-07-07 07:32, Tuesday
Ringo Starr 80th Birthday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5rpAqfd35Q
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-06 19:42, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: interesting / useful links
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: interesting / useful links

2nd edition of a link I posted back at JP's:

CASTELOS DE PORTUGAL - CASTLES OF PORTUGAL (Portuguese language only; never mind the "translation for English" link)
Includes images of some castles.
http://castelosportugal.blogspot.com/
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-04 21:57, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Translations
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Translations

no idea about your purpose of translation - probably some outer work - but nonetheless thanks for posting it here... at least I am interested around Actually, concerning purpose, and relating it to this forum, some time into messing with the castles issue it did occur to me that there are parts of ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-07-03 22:07, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Translations
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Translations

This is part of an article on Portuguese castles I translated (spoiled onto English) from "Nova História Militar de Portugal". Its the beginning of the second section of Volume I (the whole thing spans through 5 volumes with over 2500 pages). Some locally specific terms were left as they were and I ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-06-23 10:43, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?
Replies: 30
Views: 1726

Re: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?

btw, glad for some big football leagues back, makes weekends more interesting Here, it sure provides a welcome shift in main theme of conversation, particularly for those we call "doentes da bola" (sick for (foot)ball) And due to the accumulated delay rounds are taking place at around 4 days from e...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-06-11 22:03, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?
Replies: 30
Views: 1726

Re: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhmB6U-x3Mw

Portimonense 2 v Benfica 2

The team from Algarve (down south) scores another hit from outside the perimeter.
by Bombast the Blue
2020-06-04 20:05, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?
Replies: 30
Views: 1726

Re: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scPUq-t ... ure=onebox

Portimonense 1 v Gil Vicente 0
(This guy was really itching to kick ball again...)
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-28 17:59, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: U. S. tries it again... I mean, going "up there"...
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: U. S. tries it again... I mean, going "up there"...

I believe the race to the moon was an endeavour offset from what would have been the logical sequence, from the scientific point of view. Triggered by a reasoning of geopolitical nature more than anything else. An advancement as the Shuttle may appear to have been the fact is that it served orbital ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-27 17:37, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: U. S. tries it again... I mean, going "up there"...
Replies: 2
Views: 206

U. S. tries it again... I mean, going "up there"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aymrnzianf0

NASA TV's live transmission...

Delayed due to the weather.
Next try Saturday...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-27 09:28, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

A monography about another kind of weird: Penguin Cafe Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E3znZoFnN8 Its ex-libris: Perpetuum Mobile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFWxssvTrOI A sort of personal favourite: Bean Fields https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM7SRw3dHwI One of PCOs weirdest achievem...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-20 21:16, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm__TU45RWo&list=PL6DF609EF3DBB40A8 great something-like-blues Older stuff: Beck-Ola - Blues de Luxe (by Jeff Beck / Rod Stewart) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Fm-7N694o The other great monster of the blues rock (with maybe his less known project): Blind Faith - ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-19 21:18, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Gulaschkanone - Steel & Lace's Field Kitchen
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Gulaschkanone - Steel & Lace's Field Kitchen

Meatball Soup Ingredients (base - for around 4 bowls I guess) Water: 1 l Olive oil: not enough to cover the pot's bottom because there will be also... Margarine: enough to at least finish that job Vinegar (preferably cider/apple): Three or four squishes (short squishes, say not much more than a seco...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-17 08:14, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

Too many good people passed recently. An entire generation of jazz and blues old timers has been all but wiped out. :( Speaking of blues here's something with my brother on (the solo guitar), backing the outstanding Guilande. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khOPFmgl5-A&list=PLeD5Ka7Sjn6Pdp4kDuutihx...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-13 12:40, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Hello
Replies: 58
Views: 4286

Re: Hello

btw. just in case jp will be shut, i've dl-ed... Probably important just for those more keen on delving onto the depths of JP's side forums history... And of course for the odd PGX die hard that may eventually come around here... Not long after I was aware of that situation I "ctrl c / ctrl v'd" al...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-13 10:52, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: World War II Books
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: World War II Books

I'm very near finishing one that's focused on a different yet strongly interconnected issue and seems to be of a different type but here it goes: "Der Führerstaat: Nationalsozialistische Herrschaft 1933 bis 1945" (in its original language title) by Norbert Frei. Being about the political, social, ec...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-05-07 09:40, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

Kraftwerk - Autobahn Kraftwerk - Ralf und Florian R.I.P. Florian Schneider (April 7, 1947 - April 30, 2020) There shouldn't be much dispute that "Radioaktivität" stands as "Kraftwerk" 's most iconic theme/album. (It was right from its debut, and, sadly, it gained a new relevance and meaning after T...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-04-30 08:21, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

:cool I am a big metal fan. But unfortunately I have to admit that I don't know the participating musicians / bands. MOONSPELL is the only band from Portugal that I know and have seen in several concerts :o .[/quote] They are Portuguese by birth, but, for practical purposes they seem much more a Ge...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-04-21 16:39, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQyaw3_GWpw

A bunch of Portuguese metal sector musicians joined in this "corona" cover of a (by now) timeless classic...
(Portuguese lyrics adapted to the new theme)
by Bombast the Blue
2020-03-27 15:13, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Imperialism II
Replies: 19
Views: 1365

Re: [Let's Play] Imperialism II

can't believe you never heard of it - it is quite famous and has 4 ! sequels. i own first 3, never found time to try fourth but it is on a "wishlist" (we all have them righ, but time & all...) it was out as i was entering own 20s, didn't follow all games that much as before trying to be serious (bu...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-03-23 17:09, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

I went outside yesterday to buy some food - first time out since the last weekend. Everything is closed down, only grocery stores and pharmacies are open. Stupid people stockpiling toilet paper and fresh food which will spoil in 3 days. A tip - buy fresh just as much as you're sure you're going to ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-02-23 20:40, Sunday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: Help with national names
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Help with national names

The respective names for another countries are welcom! :notworthy You mean countries besides those on the list, like Portugal? To start with, if you go by etymology you get bogged down very quickly in the Portuguese case. The Portuguese form of "scout" would be "escuteiro". Keeping it simple by men...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-02-12 08:26, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

Actually, Toronto is further south than Paris, France, it's thereabouts with Monaco, Nice, etc. And Pennsylvania gets as cold as here, just not for as long - our winters are longer than theirs but the snowfall and temperature is quite similar. :dunno The western portions of continental masses alway...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-02-10 17:32, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 3715

Re: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization

But what would slaves be for? Would they be as useless as Native Coverts? Those units would only make sense when the permanent costs of a trained planter (specialists) would be so high, that you would use "cheap" units instead. But the only permanent cost of any unit is food, and the food consumpti...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-02-10 16:21, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule

New Idea: I also could imagine a 5th age in the game, the Space Age of Discovery, which starts when the player wo his game with the "Space Race" victory condition. Or that even marks the start of a new game :lol Aye! Something like the arrival of the Space Ship porting the match from Civ to Alpha C...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-02-09 11:16, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KP1WgwnYJ5nGS2WN9 CCM mod's Ancient techtree... Its looks somewhere between the original and R&R's in terms of quantity / complexity. One thing you rarely see in CCM is pollution, with perhaps the main source being volcanic eruptions. But maybe the most distinctive feature ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-02-07 23:48, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule

Amadora, Sintra and Cascais are neighborhoods / suburbs of Lisbon...
Come to think of it, when a fifth of the countries population is in Lisbon much of the rest are suburbs...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-02-07 23:15, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 3715

Re: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization

Planting forests would be great. Faster roads would be a nice addition too. Especially on the bigger maps transport is slow. Settlers may need 10 turns or longer to get to a certain colony. It would be enough if colonists could be transported in wagons. That would make them significantly faster on ...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-01-27 13:02, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 3715

Re: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization

Still on the mods... Indian converts seems to work, at least partially: They are "promoted" to free colonist on assignment to a "job". Plant forest works: Tried it once and forest appeared a few turns later. I got the impression the pioneer was consumed though, which I should confirm later on. Shipa...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-01-24 17:02, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 3715

Re: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization

Hell, the only goods you really need in the game are tools (iron ore), muskets (iron ore) and horses, which reproduce themselfs when there is enough food In that aforementioned African map match my booming period stemmed initially, I think, from employing much of the sack obtained from "indian wars...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-01-24 01:06, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 3715

Re: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization

Sounds like it is kind of a bug. I mean the AI would have parked 200-300 unused settlers :huh But the Africa map is kind of strange too. It seems to be not very detailed and surely it would have been possible to place some more hills and mountains and some more forests i think. maybe the AI can han...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-01-20 00:45, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 3715

Re: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization

Number of colonies 186. Number of colonists 2334. (Two or three of the French colonies yielded over 100 "people" each. Most just taking shelter "outside" colony of course.) This when there are only 3 Dutch colonies left, including the capital with the only fortress I'll have to attack. There are sti...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-01-19 13:09, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 3715

Re: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization

Launched a freecol match too. Playing Portugal on Africa map. Slightly smaller than America map. Alas with the original american tribes (maybe there is a mod addressing that issue, maybe not). Almost missed the deadline for first colony foundation but than development went well. Quite early there we...
by Bombast the Blue
2020-01-03 23:12, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

Caveat emptor...
(or in other words, the following may or may not have anything to do with the idea each one has or not of what Roman music might have sounded like or not)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJLXyBzMci0
by Bombast the Blue
2019-12-31 22:00, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

Specially recommended to listen first thing after waking up a few hours from now with a great hangover...
https://www.muziekweb.eu/en/Link/KJX0888/Japon-Sankyoku
by Bombast the Blue
2019-12-27 09:54, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: What other games do you play ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3558

Re: What other games do you play ?

http://panzergeneraldownload.com/ A pack of oldies... Panzer General Win95 and Allied General actually run on my machine just on compatibility mode. Set to "Windows XP service pack 2 and 256 colors. OS is 7 - 64bit. Alas unit sounds don't work but that seems to be the worse problem. Level below that...
by Bombast the Blue
2019-12-25 02:07, Wednesday
Forum: PG Forever Forum
Topic: [DEV] PGF World at War and more - beta 3.4 released!
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: [DEV] PGF World at War and more - beta 3.4 released!

PGF WaW - Why's and How's a) I want to make the game fun again - although, everyone's definition of what "fun" is will differ, i believe most of us agree that PGF as it is now is "broken", at least when used in the context of the stock PG/AG content. The new AI, while improving upon the original in...
by Bombast the Blue
2019-12-24 22:08, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic
Replies: 319
Views: 15064

Re: The Obligatory YouTube Music Video Topic

Jauchzet, frohlocket!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUcdKa3wkHo

For those with (very much) more time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E89mcJ6tCSM

Lyrics in original Deutsch and "spoiled" to English:
http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/notes_tran ... v248-1.htm