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  • Cmde.Slavyanski
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    Originally posted by Smishkun View Post
    Oh God, I wish. I would play the hell out of that. It would be equal parts hilarious and entertaining.
    "PRESS "F" TO BLOW ON MATCH"

    "PRESS "F" TO PRIME PAN"

    "PRESS "F" TO LOAD POWDER AND SHOT"

    "PRESS "F" REPEATEDLY TO SCOUR DOWN SHOT"

    "PRESS "F" TO REPLACE SCOURING STICK"

    etc. etc.

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  • Cmde.Slavyanski
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    Originally posted by Zaraath View Post
    Has anyone played this? It's a role-playing game with a 17th century Poland expansion:

    http://www.taleworlds.com/en/Games/F...Sword/Features

    YES! I love that game(particularly Warband). I haven't played With Fire and Sword much, but after I've finished conquering the world in Warband(there are only a few enemy castles left) I'm going to update WF&S and start a game. I say update because I had only played an early version which has a few flaws. I had problems getting musketeers to stay put, and the worst thing is that unless you are lightning fast with your fingers(to hit the proper command keys), the musketeers will fire volleys are absurd ranges, leaving them vulnerable at inconvenient times.

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  • Zaraath
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    Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
    I own this book:

    The Thirty Years' War by Geoff Parker

    Read it a couple of times.
    I have that, it's very thorough.

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  • Zaraath
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    Mount & Blade: Fire and Sword

    Has anyone played this? It's a role-playing game with a 17th century Poland expansion:

    http://www.taleworlds.com/en/Games/F...Sword/Features

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  • Zaraath
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    Call of Duty: Thirty Years War

    Originally posted by Smishkun View Post
    Oh God, I wish. I would play the hell out of that. It would be equal parts hilarious and entertaining.
    Do you get health points for raping villagers' daughters?

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  • Hida Akechi
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    I own this book:

    The Thirty Years' War by Geoff Parker

    Read it a couple of times. Got most of my info about that time from that book.

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  • Smishkun
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    Originally posted by Cmde.Slavyanski View Post
    Perhaps the situation will improve after Infinity Ward releases Call of Duty: Thirty Years War.
    Oh God, I wish. I would play the hell out of that. It would be equal parts hilarious and entertaining.

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  • Cmde.Slavyanski
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    Perhaps the situation will improve after Infinity Ward releases Call of Duty: Thirty Years War.

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  • Nick the Noodle
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    Originally posted by Zaraath View Post
    Concise sums it up, 94pp not counting appendix and index.
    Obviously it serves only as an introduction, but for those who are looking for an entry book into the subject, and one that does not break the bank, it is 5 stars for that purpose .

    Decent second hand copies are here for less than £3.00 inc p+p .

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  • Johan Banér
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    Originally posted by Cmde.Slavyanski View Post
    Some documentaries are subtitled. Do you know any good Spanish, Austrian, or German documentaries on the subject?
    YouTube seems to have some, if you go hunting in German. Haven't seen anything subtitled yet.

    Serch for "dreissigjaehriger krieg", and it nets things like this:

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  • Zaraath
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    No but History Channel International used to show unsubtitled hour-long documentaries in Spanish during off hours, and at least one of them was on the Thirty Years War, or maybe just the 17th century. I think it was called El Canal de Historia. Now the H2 Channel is all about Redneck Aliens in Alaska.
    Last edited by Zaraath; 05 Mar 14, 11:50.

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  • Cmde.Slavyanski
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    Some documentaries are subtitled. Do you know any good Spanish, Austrian, or German documentaries on the subject?

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  • Zaraath
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    Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
    As for books, This I have read, and as an overview cannot be beaten in precise and concise info imho.
    Concise sums it up, 94pp not counting appendix and index.

    David Maland's Europe at War 1600-1650 is a more entertaining read IMO and also covers the war well in a short book.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Europe-War-1...s=david+maland


    The Wedgwood book is the standard introduction although I'm sure the scholarship is dated by now (true with Maland as well). Geoffrey Parker also has a book (pretty dry though)
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Thirty-Yea...eoffrey+parker
    not to mention the price!


    This book was what got me interested in the 30YW in the first place, something that Dame Wedgwood failed to do:
    http://www.amazon.com/War-Society-Eu...ds=poliscensky


    Regarding documentaries on the war, unless you understand Spanish or German I doubt you will find much.

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  • Captain General
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    I've also had a difficult time finding material on The Thirty Years War. Pity since its a fascinating subject.

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  • Nichols
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    Originally posted by Cmde.Slavyanski View Post
    I've been having huge problems finding any actual 30 Years War documentaries on Youtube. The only pike and shot stuff I find is on the English Civil War.

    Surely there must be at least one documentary about the 30 Years War or at least a part of it. Are there any decent films portraying pike and shot action? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Bila Hora has some re-enactments:

    https://www.google.com/#q=the+battle...a+hora&tbm=vid

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