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    Posted: 06-Jan-2007 at 07:19
Hello
 
I was thinking about structuring the info about the great battles of history through this post.
 
My idea is that each of us could very briefly describe his favorite battle, and, at the end of each week, the other forumers will choose one single battle to be presented in full detail. After that, the writer will receive grades, concerning his literary style, variety of information, and novelty of his approach.
 
Ex:
 
Contantinius briefly presents the battle of Manzikert,
Cezar - the battle of Tapae,
I briefly present the battle of Thermopylae
 
After a week, most of the forumers choose Tapae, and Cezar starts writing a most-appealing scenario about that military encounter, his story getting various grades from the readers.
 
What say you ? 
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  Quote Ikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jan-2007 at 10:28
I present the Battle of La Matanza de Acentejo-1494, the greatest defeat of the spaniards in their oversea expansion LOL
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  Quote konstantinius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jan-2007 at 20:00
I present the Battle Of The Standard, fought on 22 August 1138, between an invading Scottish army under the leadership of King David I and a conglomeration of Anglo-Norman forces under Thurstan, Archibishop of York. Not a large or particularly famous battle, but one I'm well familiar with since I've researched it for table-top, miniature wargaming purposes.   
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  Quote Ikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jan-2007 at 20:32
Time ago alexandruu there were a post similar to this (in fact, hundreds althought less originals), where each forumer provide with good info about their favourite battle. Of course, all the great battles was presented. Demons what i'm saying! The new generations have the right of open this type of post, like others do before us LOL

But excuse me if i presented a less known event, isn't a joke but a trully interest.
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jan-2007 at 23:09
I present the Battle of Ilipa. Over 50,000 Carthaginians and Allies under Hasdrubal Gisgo up against about 45,000 Romans and Spanish under Publius Scipio (Africanus). A definitive victory would all but end Scipio's campaign in Iberia and greatly further the Carthaginian standing in the 2nd Punic War. Scipio wins an absolutely outstanding victory, baffling Hasdrubal before the forces had even engaged. 
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  Quote Penelope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jan-2007 at 00:21
Can we also include sieges?
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Conquest of İstanbul...
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  Quote alexandruu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Jan-2007 at 15:53
Originally posted by Penelope

Can we also include sieges?
Of course; if it is your favorite battle.
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Jan-2007 at 09:06
Have we determined when 'the end of the week' is? i.e. When are we going to decide on who elaborates on their chosen battle? So far, my choice for the battle to be presented in more detail would have to be The Battle of the Standard presented by Konstantinius. 
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  Quote alexandruu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Jan-2007 at 12:59
Originally posted by Knights

Have we determined when 'the end of the week' is? i.e. When are we going to decide on who elaborates on their chosen battle? So far, my choice for the battle to be presented in more detail would have to be The Battle of the Standard presented by Konstantinius. 
 
Well, I guess it would be best to set our time according to the first post - Ikki's, on the 6th of January.
 
So, let the battles pouring in until the 11th of January, and we'll decide which one will be thouroughly described until the 13th; the winner will post his story on the 13th or 14th. 
 
By the way, if I'll get to write a storym, I'm going to tell you about the battle of Vaslui - 1475 - where at least 100.000 Ottomans faced 50.000 Moldavians at the most.
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  Quote Slick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2007 at 02:26
I present the Battle of Sekigahara, where Tokugawa Ieyasu decisively defeated Ishida Mitsunari in the struggle for conquest of Japan.
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  Quote alexandruu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2007 at 08:33
Gentlemen, please make your choice.
 
I choose the battle of Illipa, to be story-told by Knights.
 
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  Quote Ikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2007 at 11:33
My vote for the Battle of Standard presented by Konstantinous.
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  Quote rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2007 at 12:11
I vote for the Battle of Standard.

I would present the Battle of Kalka where a Mongol force defeated a gathered force from all Rus states (at least from most).
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  Quote ulrich von hutten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2007 at 14:29
Sorry, but you may know my point of view.
 
The most important battle ever, was the battle at the fields of the stupidity.
Where the truth, sincerity, respect were fighting against the honor, religion, arragonce and ignorance. the first named obviously lost this fight.

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  Quote Ikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jan-2007 at 17:30
oh ulrich you know that you are fighting a very hard war
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  Quote alexandruu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2007 at 13:17
All right, gentlemen,  the winner is...
 
Konstantinius !,
 
with the battle of Standard.
 
Konstantinius, please write a detailed story about the battle, and we will give grades after that.
 
Can't wait ! Clap
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  Quote konstantinius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2007 at 19:17
Roger that. Report to be posted by end of this weekend (sorry, school started today, situation a little chaotic). Question: should I post on this thread, under "Medieval Europe", or on a separate thread under "Military History". Cheers, thanks for the honors. 

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  Quote AlbinoAlien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2007 at 11:13

hmmm for those of us that are a little *coughs* new to the battle please give a bit of background to it?|

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  Quote alexandruu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jan-2007 at 11:47
Originally posted by AlbinoAlien

hmmm for those of us that are a little *coughs* new to the battle please give a bit of background to it?|

 
We'll be waiting for Konstantinius's post regarding the battle. I think it belongs on the Medieval History forum. We'll talk about it there, and then go back to the Military History page for the next battle.
 
 
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