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OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 8:11:33 PM   
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As you may have heard, historians have recently uncovered that the Internet is much, much older than initially though. Apparently an ancestor of Al Gore invented the Internet in the first century BC!! Sadly, because of bit decay only few webpages from that era have survived. One page however was in rather good shape, and the historians managed to make one final screenshot before the page fell apart. It seems to be from an ancient Roman war gaming site about the Punic Wars - game title: War in the Mare Nostrum - Punic Edition. I've attached the screenshot to this post for further studies.

Isn't it astonishing how little has changed during the last 2000 years...? Even some names appear familiar...







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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 8:48:13 PM   
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Brilliant! VSWG, we who are about to spray soda all over our keyboards salute you!

"Vegrandis traba , magnus bellum!"

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 8:55:43 PM   
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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 9:08:32 PM   
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absolutely brilliant. Fortunately, contrary to Cuttlefish, i wasn't drinking anything !

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 9:18:13 PM   
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Hahaha awesome :)

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 9:18:44 PM   
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This is so fantastic, I still can not stop smiling!  

But could I register as "Schwanzus Longus" pleeeeeeeease?  

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 9:32:10 PM   
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Hi all,






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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 9:50:31 PM   
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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 10:14:00 PM   
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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 10:22:49 PM   
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Wow, there is too much good stuff in that ancient screenshot to mention it all, but this make me laugh out loud, " Whazzup!!! I'm back!!!!!!!!!!          markinius"  

Very well done, Martin! 


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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 10:48:59 PM   
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Simply brilliant, laugh out loud funny. THANKS!

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 10:54:03 PM   
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well done!

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 11:01:53 PM   
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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 11:49:19 PM   
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Please tell me I'm not the only one who tried to open one of those threads!

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/10/2010 11:54:44 PM   
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It's a fake!
Look at THE THREAD. The last two entries have the same number (CMXLIV). The last one should read CMXLV and the next CMXLVI).
I TOLD you not to buy artifacts from that small guy at the pyramids.
Now you have it ...

And yes, I tried to open the topics. But they don't work either.
It's a fake man.


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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 12:08:05 AM   
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This gave me a much needed grin

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 12:38:09 AM   
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a couple of glaring omissions:

How to judge Carthage's attack without the benefit of hindsight
The Elephantry bonus...overpowered?
When does the Carthaginian amphibious bonus end?



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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 12:58:42 AM   
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Awesome stuff, thanks for the laugh.

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 1:04:16 AM   
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Great effort! +1

BTW: SuluSea, your current avatar really makes me miss my trips to Jamaica (sigh). But that's enough to give this thread an additional +2!

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 5:05:13 AM   
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Actually, I owned that game. Avalon Hill put it out in board form right before introducing Tactics II. It was not a great commercial success. The rule book was written in Latin and nobody in my 2nd grade class knew Latin. I sold it on Ebay a year or two ago for $20.



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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 6:27:44 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart

a couple of glaring omissions:

How to judge Carthage's attack without the benefit of hindsight
The Elephantry bonus...overpowered?
When does the Carthaginian amphibious bonus end?




"South Pannonian Heavy Cavallery sucks!"
"Why do Thracian Raiders not Coordinate with my War Elephants?"





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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 8:22:46 AM   
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Trying to keep from laughing... at work! Nicely done!

Cheers,
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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 5:22:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cuttlefish

Brilliant! VSWG, we who are about to spray soda all over our keyboards salute you!

"Vegrandis traba , magnus bellum!"

Thanks, Sepia! My Latin isn't good enough to do translations, but I understand that one.

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 5:31:18 PM   
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quote:


How to judge Carthage's attack without the benefit of hindsight
The Elephantry bonus...overpowered?
When does the Carthaginian amphibious bonus end?

"South Pannonian Heavy Cavallery sucks!"
"Why do Thracian Raiders not Coordinate with my War Elephants?"

Very good!

I was looking for a thread title resembling all the Zero vs. Wildcats "discussions", but couldn't come up with an ancient equivalent for planes.

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 6:37:48 PM   
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Wondered what the heck this thread was about. Then I opened it, began reading, and started smiling.

Well done, VSWG!

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 6:40:02 PM   
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No sketches from the Pompeii freizes? It's a fake!

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/11/2010 11:51:21 PM   
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Well done! Glad I stopped by the site today.

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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/12/2010 12:17:09 AM   
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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/12/2010 12:19:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: VSWG

quote:


How to judge Carthage's attack without the benefit of hindsight
The Elephantry bonus...overpowered?
When does the Carthaginian amphibious bonus end?

"South Pannonian Heavy Cavallery sucks!"
"Why do Thracian Raiders not Coordinate with my War Elephants?"

Very good!

I was looking for a thread title resembling all the Zero vs. Wildcats "discussions", but couldn't come up with an ancient equivalent for planes.


"My slave army morale keeps dropping...what level admin leader should I use?"
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"How do I get my fatique levels back up when in a locust zone?"
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RE: OT - War gaming forum, 1st century BC - 8/12/2010 12:20:16 AM   
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BTW, how the heck do you do a "zero" in roman numerals?

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