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by Ale
2020-02-19 21:17, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Status report!
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Status report!

interesting, though unusual question :yes must admit never watched them and can't answer anything useful, but liked spaghetti westerns - it's basically same thing. Italians borrowed a lot from others (esp. Asians) and presented it like their thing, spaghetti included :) that's where we are similar a...
by Ale
2020-02-18 23:45, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule
Replies: 14
Views: 151

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

All cities would be governed perfectly, pollution is negligible and many forrests would be planted, health care and public transportation are free, fast and effective. We are technological advanced and explore the space. No wars anymore because the whole world = Porto-Aztec Empire :cool now you sou...
by Ale
2020-02-18 22:35, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule
Replies: 14
Views: 151

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

ah, 1335. Those were the days my friend, i thought they'd never end...... but overruning Romans with tanks and Porto-Aztec social-democrat is not how I remember them :p

have fun until the end and do more reports on other games :yes
by Ale
2020-02-18 12:16, Tuesday
Forum: Open General
Topic: Four Our Freedom and Yours Panzer General II Help please.
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: Four Our Freedom and Yours Panzer General II Help please.

not sure what game are you using, a bit of confusion from your initial post sorry, but in any case use Open General game from this site http://www.open-general.com/ after game installed, you can install additional packs like "CC pack" which contains "For king and empire" as CC 47. Haven't tried it m...
by Ale
2020-02-17 13:42, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

spent few days diving deep in those sites and relations (locally & globally) so i know more about world now and i know what you did last summer :) recommend that to all not familiar. regarding 5th place of export pals, Romania is deservedly on that spot but must add that numbers are similar and clos...
by Ale
2020-02-15 18:44, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

important question in many heads is probably "what are they buying from you?" i'll help: 1. Germany - cheap labor & scientific/philosophical books mostly 2. Italy - of course, glam silver and gold 3. Bosnia - our flags (partly) & petroleum to burn our flags (other part) 4. Russia - mostly rocks labe...
by Ale
2020-02-15 12:49, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

actually why not adding more on that subject... so, top five would look like this: "The top export destinations of Serbia are Germany (deficit), Italy (surplus), Bosnia and Herzegovina (surplus), Russia (deficit) and Romania (surplus)." numbers are realtively small compared to many in places you sit...
by Ale
2020-02-14 22:34, Friday
Forum: Campaign Challenges
Topic: [unofficial CC] randowe plays CC60 @ 100% - loss
Replies: 16
Views: 123

Re: [unofficial CC] randowe plays CC60 @ 100% - loss

most important thing is taking part, not winning :lol :lol
:lol ...better luck in other try, not familiar with scen to say anything... not playing much lately anyway that's why i'm not in forum at all. seeing devoted fans is always nice, best wishes with play & development plans
by Ale
2020-02-14 12:49, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

for people liking more modern analogies there is interesting conclusion - times and many things change but one thing is constant and that is that Italian lands/Italy was and is our most important foreign trading partner since Plinius, empire, middle ages until today. Rome eternal :lol (and one of th...
by Ale
2020-02-13 23:14, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Status report!
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Status report!

I were never able to beat Reunion as you probably know, it is abandonware now so i got it. surprisingly smooth runing and user friendly for the time. used it yesterday, unfortunately just too repetitive and tiresome when it comes to control of transport ships... 20+ years ago i had that determinati...
by Ale
2020-02-12 15:29, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

medieval history is much more complex than some people think and often trying to squeeze some periods, countries and relations in one paragraph is uneasy task and leads to simplified solutions and conclusions... in that sense, relation with Venice is often simplified, wrongly looked at through lense...
by Ale
2020-02-11 14:37, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Status report!
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Status report!

At ease, Duke. not good at technical stuff, but since you mentioned games... didn't try SC hd but must say - while i liked WC2 and own bundled version in collection, superb sounds and atmosphere - somwhere around SC i realised that RTS is not really "my genre", while game was popular and nice... cal...
by Ale
2020-02-10 13:41, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

of course those are not only "cultural influences" from Italian lands, there are many and they are long since our Servius Tullius, as explained before :) And Venice - without them and Dandoli there would be (maybe) no great dinasty and empire to remember :) ... But there are no many memebers from th...
by Ale
2020-02-08 20:59, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

after looking around, actually my Venetian galley theory, Serb "Men in black", aliens and all wouldn't be very original as I found articles and interview to our press where Erich von Däniken said he saw aliens on some of the frescoes in our monasteries :lol ...however, that is all a bit too fantasti...
by Ale
2020-02-07 23:17, Friday
Forum: Open General
Topic: Maps
Replies: 23
Views: 335

Re: Maps

your very special problem (playing with a pc w/o internet connection) is very atypical in the 21th centruy except for those (around) 100 countries where less than 30% of population is connected ) while they probably do not play OG nor many games, there is statistical chance that they do have some c...
by Ale
2020-02-06 19:10, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

still having fun with fra Mauro map, but will not enter a series of posts about it, on the contrary last one ; Great piece of work - looking also in colored versions - given time of making, and great man :) lots of material for satire i sometimes write and interesting lines there for use... however ...
by Ale
2020-02-05 15:34, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

so... after few days i actually looked at outside source and pdf Clemens linked to (not realted to site I linked to)) at first i thought it's something political - without looking at it :) - but after going through pages, must just say that mister's (or of more persons, unimportant) translations and...
by Ale
2020-02-04 21:17, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Civ III Rise and Rule
Replies: 14
Views: 151

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

one i haven't tried, have fun :yes no doubt it's must have, in collection at least if time forbids much use... btw, still occassionally get titles from site and try older ones didn't give up on your idea
by Ale
2020-02-04 19:08, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

...or maybe not, apropos HG Wells, after checking his english language wikipedia page (maybe Scots or else))... Is there anything certain in this world? :lol but, if he did use name as inspiration how about theory that Venetian galleys were able to shoot much higher than previously thought, so we (o...
by Ale
2020-02-04 14:19, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

on that subject i.e. Maurovlachs - which is subject of interpretations as many others ) - just to add what our sources from middle ages "say" (simplified and in short)... for looking at subject it is important to note that sources (like Dušan Codex, best of all) mostly considered Vlachs, hence Mauro...
by Ale
2020-02-03 22:36, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?
Replies: 19
Views: 424

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

Para is a miner, but he calls it an "office" :lol just joking out of boredom, of course. if there is some vacant place i'm in :) ...anyway, age is Thiem's "enemy" but also stronger side if he reaches right level soon and keep rivals like Stefanos Achilles, Medvedev etc. below it. ) not so important ...
by Ale
2020-02-03 14:01, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

important (to extent) is question of "looks" and in modern world "sensitive"... I already told enough, but for even more clearness more about "colors" :lol ...Ancient sources had no problems with it and often openly talked about "looks" of northern people... but not that - one more time - in Italian...
by Ale
2020-02-02 23:10, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

ah, Clemens don't do it to me in this hour :lol but what does fosseda mean? i read it like "deposits of gold and silver" maybe fosse da... i can find a mocastro and maurocastro mentioned which seems to refer to Akkerman/Bilhorod-Dnistrowskyj. Bilhorod is interesting part, but that is just Slavic wor...
by Ale
2020-02-02 21:02, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Poll] Which sports do you follow the most?
Replies: 19
Views: 424

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

yes i wonder who will be next number 1 once "great 3 in tenis" is retired. Maybe Thiem :yes but i'm interested in tenis only when there are last 4 in grand slams :lol although sport is tough and demanding
by Ale
2020-02-02 20:48, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

but surely i will not bore people constantly :) ... there is always something to add, big fan of ancient history. I learnt from Italian TV that Italy is first by "cultural influence" in the world, while i found separately that Greeks are people "who in greatest percent in the world consider their cu...
by Ale
2020-02-02 10:53, Sunday
Forum: Designers’ Corner
Topic: Help with national names
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Help with national names

:) was about to answer yesterday... anyway, as i once wrote in Juankar thread about bridging infantry (i.e. "pontoniri" as used term ) not everything was translated in various eras, talking for Serbia. If you mean as military unit for specific role/duty then answer is "izviđačka pešadija" i.e. "izvi...
by Ale
2020-02-02 10:52, Sunday
Forum: Equipment Files
Topic: Duke Falcon's E-files - links in the 1.st post!
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: Duke Falcon's E-files - links in the 1.st post!

best wishes from me too, nice files
by Ale
2020-01-31 20:57, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Chess & Wargaming: Musings & Angles
Replies: 24
Views: 380

Re: Chess & Wargaming: Musings & Angles

must admit no interest of H2H play (anything) except that i was trying some online games in brief period in past. habit since 90s as internet or any local network wasn't really present nor connectable... just relax against machine periodically

thanks for "mike", but i'm mostly done with my ideas :lol
by Ale
2020-01-31 13:33, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

Problem I see with Sarmatian part - while I don't doubt such minds as Plinius, Ptolemaios and all involved and give it great percentage of truth that they "found us" - is that there were little signs in our medieval history of "powerful or influential" women. And by Sarmatian story - which might not...
by Ale
2020-01-30 21:49, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

number of grammatical/typing errors is criminal and maybe deserves more apology to readers than political satire :lol i assure all they are unintentional (i keep all my posts as book so i see later what i wrote)... went as far as using Sarmato-English being sure word "primesa" is global :lol ... som...
by Ale
2020-01-30 13:57, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

of course i could never stop, but one must stop at one point.... very intriguing stuff if not something "to rock historical science". Since i mentioned it must also add other very interesting part, in that "Roman influence or gene" faction/school of historical fiction :) (but as noted, must include ...
by Ale
2020-01-29 14:28, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

just want to say .... :lol ..... it's open forum of course and everybody can read it and because of that it is important. There was nothing political in my words, when it comes to "daily or today" politics. I have sometimes very "rafined" humor and can be with primese of satire. But just historical ...
by Ale
2020-01-28 13:38, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

for folk with so many "wolves" (as names and last names) somehow illogical that theory about it being tribe of primary shepherds (near Volga estuary located first) can be true :) ....but as explained so many chances and posibilities, some would say "conspiracy theories" with some percent of truth. F...
by Ale
2020-01-27 18:34, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

that's why i sometimes stick to my old Rome - history is much longer but much less complicated and more known, less guessing about origin :) no maps for Clemens (nothing interesting) just one musical theme i used lately... in wrong thread, but it won't repeat (last music here) i consider it nice get...
by Ale
2020-01-27 13:12, Monday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

actually one more thing before that.... :p people (domestic, foreign unimportant) tend to forget important factors/facts and are often "blinded" (or tricked) by later events. So, lets het back to wolves - people often forget that in time when some mythical or fiary tale elements entered "Serb psyche...
by Ale
2020-01-26 15:25, Sunday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

hi Clemens, many thanks. Of course I know about you... not enough space to repeat importance of Saxons for those 300 years "of glory" (and eternal rememberance) :lol maps (and pictures) are new thing for me on this forum and it shows... like kid with new toy ) by the way, subject of mixing and overl...
by Ale
2020-01-25 16:44, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

other one on same subject but with provincial borders and other interesting data. Like gold/silver mining (even less doubt why some rulers chosen name "denari/dinari" etc) or Dalmatia being province with most inscriptions found etc. Interestingly it is province of origin of both my paternal and mate...
by Ale
2020-01-25 12:46, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Open Mike
Replies: 118
Views: 2417

Re: Open Mike

long since some historical post, but for this weekend got solid idea "from other place" to use Hex's wording style... i think it is interesting, although i consider most people around here as having decent knowledge on history (maybe not older that much) i still meet some disbelief sometimes over in...
by Ale
2020-01-24 19:32, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 985

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

you are such Brutus :lol good to know i played more Civ 1 & 2 historically, third one (and maybe 4,5,6..)) is worth some time in perspective :yes one lighter thought on previous subject - as end not because I do not like to talk, just because I mostly talked too much in this pub for now - I sometime...
by Ale
2020-01-24 18:17, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 985

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

Are there "slaves" in the Imperialism series? Or better still you could see for yourself given your personal taste; are there any Roman themed games which bear mention to the "s" word? No, don't remember them in Imperialism1+2. (i think you know that yourself, but just for answer to other readers) ...
by Ale
2020-01-24 15:37, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 985

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

So, yeah, i love the game :cool , but i don't play it because of the economics part :lol we all know that Randowe plays it for its superb graphics :) ...joke but no joke as there is charm in that esp. if one had privilege to experience "graphics revolution" many years ago, something today youths do...
by Ale
2020-01-23 21:04, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Imperialism II
Replies: 17
Views: 322

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 (but...
by Ale
2020-01-23 14:08, Thursday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Imperialism II
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: [Let's Play] Imperialism II

I don't know how long the game would go on, but 1930 seems already very late. Cosequently i got no points awarded for the year of my victory. I tried to find out about the final year of the game but all websites i read, didn't mention it. best way to find out was to continue from the save in 1930 a...
by Ale
2020-01-22 21:50, Wednesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Imperialism II
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: [Let's Play] Imperialism II

I have no idea in which year the game will end (never played that long...) not sure, can't remember but for some reason I believe that I had some games reaching XXI century, which is a bit unrealistic with such technology and military... if i didn't mix games and if my version of 20 years ago wasn'...
by Ale
2020-01-21 17:15, Tuesday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Let's Play! older games (no videos)
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Let's Play! older games (no videos)

thanks Clemens, your idea was fun, in practice I have some doubts about point of it :lol Anyway, old games are tough generally, not to mention lack of tutorials and introduction to controls... no idea why i'm doing this one but maybe do not finish, give it final word and I "review" next one :p Act I...
by Ale
2020-01-18 22:42, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: Let's Play! older games (no videos)
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Let's Play! older games (no videos)

1. Rome: Pathway to power also known as Rome AD 92 released in 1993 Act I, Herculaneum: so following Randowe's example and just for occasional forum fun in lack of better ideas, doing some "reviews" of other games i play... starting with this old point and click adventure, never played it before. Th...
by Ale
2020-01-18 21:51, Saturday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Imperialism II
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: [Let's Play] Imperialism II

fighting manually is necessary in harder game modes (tougher maps, handicaped nations or by game settings themselves). When attacking forts later in game you can do it successfully with minimal loses - with predeveloped tactics - computer will kill some units and make it even harder.... but not need...
by Ale
2020-01-17 21:34, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Imperialism II
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: [Let's Play] Imperialism II

There are 4 minor adjacent countries in the south. In the first turn i will immediately declare war on them. Later they might have signed a protection agreement with an other power, so it is better to declare war early. Even if you are not going to fight for a long time becauseof a lack of powerful...
by Ale
2020-01-17 18:18, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 985

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

i don't intend to do "let's play" for every of them and i'll have only one thread... there will be just a paragraph of a review in some cases, experience - finished or maybe unfinished too - and liked or not, maybe (if i manage to) a pic or two and such. Maybe not needed but could be fun to some rea...
by Ale
2020-01-17 13:55, Friday
Forum: Steel & Lace – The Pub
Topic: [Let's Play] Sid Meier's Colonization
Replies: 63
Views: 985

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

just looking around there it turns out that I played only some 5-10% of (only!) strategy games from those years, leaving me with literally thousands of choices to try... and then there are other categories. while my idea about "playing together" wasn't the best one - i'll probably open own thread la...