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  • We're just patiently waiting the next incarnation of our beloved game.

    BoRG
    "... and that was the last time they called me Freakboy Moses"

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    • Stratego is bored! He just started a history riddle/quiz in Warfare Thru the Ages! Join in!
      History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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      BoRG
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      "I am Arthur, King of the Britons!"

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      • Antonius Speaks!

        Weep, O Roman, Beat thy breast mournful in thy Market Place.
        We bore many a wise man to his rest, the bravest, too, of all thy race.

        With swift foot he could outrun any courser in the land:
        He could the rebel Parthian stun; no Persian might his darts withstand.

        With steady grasp he bent his bow: away they streamed in packs.
        Slight was the wound, yet the Medes show, in rout, their ornamental backs.

        He chained them with a Roman chain, then with Roman rods and axe,
        He disciplined the Ocean main, and took its terror for a tax.

        Mourn for the judge who could provide quick sentences to marvel at!
        Who only listened to one side, who could dispense with even that.

        Where shall another such be found, to sit judge the whole year through?
        Minos the Cretan, underground, must now resign his bench to you.

        You barristers, who have your price, weep, and all small poets weep,
        And weep, your rattlers of the dice whom cogging does in plenty deep.
        "This life..., you know, "the life." Youíre not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you donít shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

        BoRG

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        • Originally posted by Torien View Post
          Stratego is bored! He just started a history riddle/quiz in Warfare Thru the Ages! Join in!
          I saw it.. and started sucking at it in short order.
          BoRG
          "... and that was the last time they called me Freakboy Moses"

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          • Originally posted by Paul Mann III View Post
            Weep, O Roman, Beat thy breast mournful in thy Market Place.
            We bore many a wise man to his rest, the bravest, too, of all thy race.

            With swift foot he could outrun any courser in the land:
            He could the rebel Parthian stun; no Persian might his darts withstand.

            With steady grasp he bent his bow: away they streamed in packs.
            Slight was the wound, yet the Medes show, in rout, their ornamental backs.

            He chained them with a Roman chain, then with Roman rods and axe,
            He disciplined the Ocean main, and took its terror for a tax.

            Mourn for the judge who could provide quick sentences to marvel at!
            Who only listened to one side, who could dispense with even that.

            Where shall another such be found, to sit judge the whole year through?
            Minos the Cretan, underground, must now resign his bench to you.

            You barristers, who have your price, weep, and all small poets weep,
            And weep, your rattlers of the dice whom cogging does in plenty deep.
            Oh no! Did Antonius die...
            Well, "you live by the sword, you die by the sword"

            Nice poem Cody



            Greets,
            Stratego
            Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

            It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

            Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

            BORG

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            • Originally posted by Torien View Post
              Stratego is bored! He just started a history riddle/quiz in Warfare Thru the Ages! Join in!
              No, that's just all the time I currently have to 'entertain'...and it provides me with excellent propaganda



              Greets,
              Stratego
              Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

              It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

              Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

              BORG

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              • Originally posted by Stratego View Post

                Oh no! Did Antonius die...
                Well, "you live by the sword, you die by the sword"

                Nice poem Cody
                The above was written by Lucius Annaeus Seneca about Emperor Claudius , who I've always felt a special connection with (people thought he was stupid too).

                I left out the verse about Britain, because I didn't think we had any related events (I hope I didn't miss something).

                But I dedicate it to all who played SPQR, especially those who lost their characters to the hand of Fate (and sometimes the hand of Caesar and I).

                Antonius cannot die, and if he does, he shall become a God...
                "This life..., you know, "the life." Youíre not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you donít shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

                BoRG

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                • ???
                  "Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America--not on the battlefields of Vietnam."

                  --Marshall McLuhan, 1975

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                  • Originally posted by RedWhiteAndBlue View Post
                    ???
                    I'd suggest Starting with the First game turn and reading through to the end if you really want to understand it... see you in a month!
                    BoRG
                    "... and that was the last time they called me Freakboy Moses"

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                    • Or More


                      On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

                      ACG History Today

                      BoRG

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                      • Originally posted by Arthwys View Post
                        I'd suggest Starting with the First game turn and reading through to the end if you really want to understand it... see you in a month!
                        Hahaha...

                        Good one!



                        Greets,
                        Stratego
                        Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                        It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                        Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                        BORG

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                        • But I dedicate it to all who played SPQR, especially those who lost their characters to the hand of Fate (and sometimes the hand of Caesar and I).

                          What about everybody's favorite Roman General Drusus?

                          I think he helped Caesar and Antonius just a bit...
                          "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                          Homer


                          BoRG

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                          • Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                            But I dedicate it to all who played SPQR, especially those who lost their characters to the hand of Fate (and sometimes the hand of Caesar and I).

                            What about everybody's favorite Roman General Drusus?

                            I think he helped Caesar and Antonius just a bit...
                            Indeed, but I didn't dare to besmirch your flawless reputation for incorruptible scruples.

                            Hail Drusus!
                            "This life..., you know, "the life." Youíre not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you donít shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

                            BoRG

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                            • Originally posted by Paul Mann III View Post
                              Indeed, but I didn't dare to besmirch your flawless reputation for incorruptible scruples.

                              Hail Drusus!
                              LOL!
                              "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                              Homer


                              BoRG

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                              • Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                                What about everybody's favorite Roman General Drusus?

                                I think he helped Caesar and Antonius just a bit...
                                All Hail General Drusus!!!!

                                Let it be known that writing the Eulogy of for His Greatest Soldier was last thing The Emperor was doing before/when time expired.
                                Last edited by Salinator; 23 Feb 11, 01:57.
                                Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                                Prayers.

                                BoRG

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                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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