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    Posted: 03-Sep-2004 at 11:52

Its going to be shown on the history channel at 9PM. Go Parthians go! I assume their going to talk about Crassus follies, ect...so watch it tonight.



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  Quote Sabzevarian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Sep-2004 at 15:04
Damn why is that never on here
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  Quote Tobodai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 14:05
man that was cool, I was especially happy that they did this battle as you know my affinity for both heavy and ranged cavary.
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  Quote Dari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 16:12
Alrighy the Queen Tobodai, I had no idea.


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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 16:49

Oh, I wish I could watch it

Did they display the Roman legionaries accurately? Were they wearing the proper chain armor?

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  Quote Dari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 17:28
They were wearing Scottish kelt armor of the skirty ness.


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  Quote warhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Sep-2004 at 21:34
no, its displayed inaccurately, they were using imperial age armour and shields rather than those during the late republican era.
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  Quote Roughneck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Sep-2004 at 23:31

Originally posted by warhead

no, its displayed inaccurately, they were using imperial age armour and shields rather than those during the late republican era.

I'm no expert but even I thought they didn't look like the right armor.  Now, the whole game is supposed to take place before the Empire, but I'm assuming that those legionaries are the standard unit in the game, so they use a unit as standard when it doesn't even belong in the game.

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  Quote Lannes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Sep-2004 at 16:28

Originally posted by Roughneck

I'm no expert but even I thought they didn't look like the right armor.  Now, the whole game is supposed to take place before the Empire, but I'm assuming that those legionaries are the standard unit in the game, so they use a unit as standard when it doesn't even belong in the game.

A well-made chain armor piece can look very similar(in the way that it is equipped) to the segmented armor of the Early Principate, so it is possible that users didn't get a good enough look to see the details of the soldiers(I missed out on this episode).

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  Quote Dari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Sep-2004 at 21:16
Doesn't matter much, its a goddamn game. Besides, it doesn't make a difference for all those dead Roman soldiers.


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  Quote Tobodai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Sep-2004 at 22:40

Originally posted by Dari

Alrighy the Queen Tobodai, I had no idea.

 

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  Quote Dari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Sep-2004 at 22:00

Wang chun you are.

 

In any case, Roman armor didn't save them in the later centuries against Sassanian archery or their Savari (calvary units).



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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Sep-2004 at 03:01

This is how the Roman troops during the time of Caesar looked like:

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  Quote Degredado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Sep-2004 at 14:28
Are those helmets accurate? They look more like Augustan legionaires to me.
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  Quote Lannes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Sep-2004 at 15:56

Originally posted by Degredado

Are those helmets accurate? They look more like Augustan legionaires to me.

They're accurate.  It is really quite hard to say which style they were, could be Montefortino or Coolus(though the latter had not been in mass use for around 30 years before Caesars' wars).

But yes, the Imperial-Italic helmets used later on in the First century BC were very similar in appearance to earlier helmets, as they were based on those Greco-Etruscan models.

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