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  1. @Alexandermb I think the scratches look cool but I think they would look more convincing on the upper to middle part of the shield, with very few scratches (but more dirt) on the lower half. Great work on everything by the way. Keep going!
  2. Barracks can double as an armory. Not even really an abstraction. It would also make people place barracks at more strategic locations.
  3. Hünenburg bei Watenstedt, a fortified German Bronze Age site:
  4. Why do so many people like to pick on a little autistic girl? Sure, it was awkward, and I'm not even a fan of Greta, but it's so weird how the internet selectively targets individuals, almost at random it seems, and just tries to destroy them. Surely, there's worse people than her you could make fun of, no? Either way, I think that video belongs in Funny Relevant Videos and Memery, although I'm not even sure about that...
  5. They were mentioned in Piye's triumphal stele at the siege of Hermopolis, but the translation is tentative, I have no idea what they looked like and the text dates to the 25th Dynasty, predating our timeframe by more than 200 years, so I'm not really arguing to add catapults for the Kushites or anything. Just an interesting mention of stone throwers at a really early date, a generation after King Uzziah's stone throwing devices just a stone's throw away in Judah. I strongly agree with Rams for every civ though. They're not exactly marvels of engineering so they can be the generic go-to siege engine for everyone. More specialized sieging civs like the Greco-Romans have enough unique siege options to continue standing out enough as the best in siege. It's just that advancing with elephants alone is really difficult if you're up against players that know what they're doing (slinger can even take down a fortress, imagine what they can do to an elephant...).
  6. @wowgetoffyourcellphone, I'm sure you've seen this one before, but it's still worth the share... I'd never seen it with subtitles for some reason. The subtitles make me want to see the rise of the Khanate again, lol... I love how they infused Western influences like that and still stay true to their roots. Also, there's some nice idea's for Xiongnu or silk road maps... Beautiful setting... @tengrist, your thing?
  7. Diomedes? Dude, what about Memnon and Penthesilea? I want to see some Aethiops and Amazons on the battle field. They were very popular among the Greeks themselves, even though they fought for "the enemy", they were hugely respected and a popular topic in their art. I want to see Memnon slaying Antilochus, Nestor's son, and then I want to see the fight between Memnon and Achilles, that was so epic that even the gods of Olympus watched on in awe as these demigods clashed... I'd like to see the arrival of Penthesilea's Amazons and see them kicking some a__ on the battlefield, and see Achilles falling in love with the great Amazon Queen just as he kills her (talk about drama)... Would make for some amazing cut scenes! Check these:
  8. I forgot, who made this piece again? They should have totally contacted him for some proper concepts...
  9. Another Meroitic period graffiti, from the Gate of Hadrian at Philae Compare this 2nd century AD (or later) Meroitic representation of a ship to the 14th century BC New Kingdom Period Ship from the Theban tomb of Amenhotep called Huy, Viceroy of Kush under Tutankhamen (first image). c. 1500 years of cultural continuity. CALLING OUT TO ISIS: THE ENDURING NUBIAN PRESENCE AT PHILAE https://www.academia.edu/26548898/Calling_Out_to_Isis_the_Enduring_Nubian_Presence_at_Philae?auto=download
  10. @Nescio, @Genava55, dudes, I just casually bumped into a Nubian Khopesh! It's from Zuma, an archaeological site 40 km downstream from Napata/Jebel Barkal and 10 km south of El Kurru, deep in Kushite territory. The archaeological site is associated with post-meroitic to early Christian Nubian tumuli graves, but the khopesh may have come from an as of yet undiscovered Kushite or perhaps even Egyptian gravesite. Personally I think the most attractive tentative explanation is that these Post-Meroites may have supplemented their own grave goods with items looted from the nearby royal Kushite cemeteries (both Napatan and Meroitic period). Weapons are frustratingly rare finds in Sudanese archaeology, and the khopesh in general is a rare find anywhere, so finding a khopesh, intact no less, in the archaeological record, so close to Kushite royal cities and cemeteries is pretty cool... https://issuu.com/sudarchrs/docs/s_n06_zurawski/16
  11. What do you think is so inaccurate about these pieces? Just curious...
  12. Some crazy artwork for Total War II by Mariusz Kozik https://www.artstation.com/lacedemon Aurelian, conquest of the Palmyrene Empire Auxiliary vs Dacian Cataphract Camel cataphract Spartans Peloponnesian War Hannibal at the gates Rise of the Republic Siege of Carthage Caesar in Gaul Vercingetorix Battle of Colchester The Huns!
  13. "A Carthaginian shekel, dated 237–227 BC, depicting the Punic god Melqart (equivalent of Hercules/Heracles), most likely with the features of Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal Barca; on the reverse is a man riding a war elephant" Carthago Nova, Spain: I noticed Hamilcar doesn't have a unit portrait yet. It's always nice to base a portrait on an actual period depiction of the person, so this coin should be very useful towards that end.
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