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Old February 22nd, 2018, 12:49 PM   #1

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Hello Everyone
Great to be here. I'm an amateur history nerd with a passion for Medieval History. I mostly focus on 100 Year War, but also have interests in the Earlier periods as well, Time of Stephen and Matilda and Crusades. Though my interests are really focused on English and European Areas I also like Middle Eastern and Northern Crusades as well.

As well as liking the histories. I enjoying gaming as well. Though I haven't got around to wargaming yet. I like Medieval related games. Abstract Like Catan, Carcassonne, Pillars of the Earth. And more realistic games.

I'm also a player of Crusader King II on the PC and about to try the new Kingdom Come Deliverance.

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Old February 22nd, 2018, 02:37 PM   #2

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Old March 6th, 2018, 01:50 AM   #3

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Welcome. I wouldn't confuse wargaming and history if I were you!
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Old March 6th, 2018, 02:32 AM   #4

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I wouldn't confuse wargaming and history if I were you!
I completely agree.

Out of topic, since it is not related with the mentioned games: In a paradoxical way some hardcore wargamers and reenactors have been criticizing/commenting some Academic studies and raising some valid questions and, since they try to reproduce the past, they can give a valid input.

I recall a wargamer publisher that was relevant in that way: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wargam...p#Significance

Osprey books also have wargamers and reenactors as their target, and even if their books have different levels of quality, from very good to reasonable, I think that they were a good add on to the state of research in military history and the current high demand for military history products.

The downside can be that people confuse these products, of fictional history products, with academic research.
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Old March 6th, 2018, 03:29 AM   #6

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Out of topic, since it is not related with the mentioned games: In a paradoxical way some hardcore wargamers and reenactors have been criticizing/commenting some Academic studies and raising some valid questions and, since they try to reproduce the past, they can give a valid input.
Wargamers and re-enactors do a lot of great things that we could never get away with in academia. Writing about weapons and/or armour is a good way not to find employment in the current academic climate.
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Old March 6th, 2018, 04:04 AM   #7

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Welcome Steve! I too find the 100 Years' War fascinating.
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Old March 6th, 2018, 04:27 AM   #8

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Old March 6th, 2018, 04:49 AM   #9
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welcome...what do you think the best FPS/player PC medieval game is?
I was thinking about trying one of those
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Old March 6th, 2018, 05:48 AM   #10

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Wargamers and re-enactors do a lot of great things that we could never get away with in academia. Writing about weapons and/or armour is a good way not to find employment in the current academic climate.
Really? Why is that? Is it not accepted to write about these topics? Why not?
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