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East Asian Tactics: Evolution of Late-Joseon-Dynasty Korean Linear Field Formations

Posted June 14th, 2018 at 08:38 AM by Guderian2nd
Updated June 14th, 2018 at 11:13 AM by Guderian2nd

Note: this blog post was originally a forum thread I made on another forum. Some minor edits have been made to accomodate this fact.

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So there was recently this thread on another forum, more specifically this post:
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Or in other words: this is a Spanish tercio
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can we have the Ming equivalent ?
In which I realized that nothing immediately came to mind. Sure, there were some...
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The Military Career of Cao Cao

Posted May 20th, 2018 at 09:31 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 26th, 2018 at 08:55 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Cao Cao 155 - 220
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*note: "x" marks a defeat

-175 Cao Cao completed the district examinations, he became "Filially Pious and Incorrupt"
-176 District Captain of North Luoyang
-177-178 Magistrate of Dunqiu county
-180 Court Counselor

Yellow Turban Revolt in Yu Province (Huangfu Song & Zhu Jun)
-Battle of Changse (184...
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Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari (3)

Posted May 19th, 2018 at 07:53 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari

Claiming Owari Province
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to be continued... soon...
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The Origin of Monkey's Punishment in Laozi's Furnace

Posted March 31st, 2018 at 10:32 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated March 31st, 2018 at 10:36 PM by ghostexorcist

The Origin of Monkey's Punishment in Laozi's Furnace

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The beginning of chapter seven sees Sun Wukong transported to the realm above to be executed for his rebellion against the primacy of heaven. However, his immortal body proves impervious to blades, fire, and lightning. Laozi theorizes Monkey's extreme invulnerability is the result...
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The Origins and Evolution of Sha Wujing

Posted March 25th, 2018 at 05:48 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated March 28th, 2018 at 03:25 PM by ghostexorcist


Did you know Sha Wujing can be traced to an obscure Chinese desert spirit who was venerated as a minor Buddhist protector deity in Japan? This god is first mentioned in a 7th-century account of the historical Xuanzang, a.k.a. Tripitaka, titled Da Tang Daciensi Sanzang Fashi Zhuan (大唐大慈恩寺三藏法師傳,...
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