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TheGreatDictator
TheGreatDictator @ French Dragoons

Will we be seeing some French cuirassiers? I love armor from the time period, combined with the stylish uniforms.

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TheGreatDictator @ Austrian Units

Ooo! A cuirassier! Will the Austrians be the only faction with armored units? Perhaps the Ottomans? I'm not entirely sure if any of the Balkan nations had any, would love to know more. The only other example I could think of so far would be some of the pickelhaubes I've seen.

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TheGreatDictator @ Fallout: Ashes of Despair

I want to believe.

It looks like you're going to be focusing on a unique, custom setting of your own in the Fallout universe, yes? I really like that idea, the concept of feudalistic post-apocalyptic societies, Fallout lore or otherwise isn't far fetched at all. This will give you a lot of free reign too.

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TheGreatDictator @ The Collapse Of The Empire

Is this the successor to Civil War in Russia?

If so, I am very excited; one of my favorite Warband mods focused around one of my favorite periods.

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TheGreatDictator @ Land of Steel and Smoke

Great to hear, looking forward to continued development.

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TheGreatDictator @ Civil War in Russia 1917-1922

Potential successor(?) for those interested:

Moddb.com

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TheGreatDictator @ Image 3

Is this the successor to Civil War in Russia?

If so, I am very excited; one of my favorite Warband mods focused around one of my favorite periods.

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TheGreatDictator @ Land of Steel and Smoke

One of my favorite time periods, so I'm very excited to see what comes of this mod!

I know you guys have a lot on your plate as is, but is there any chance we could see a bit of India in the distant future? Specifically the Mughal Empire, you'd need only push the map to Afghanistan and a bit of Northern India for this time period as they were still a newfound nation. I'm a big fan of the Gunpowder Empires, and it would be great to see all three in the game at some point.

Think I'll be giving a Persian or Ottoman campaign a go.

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TheGreatDictator @ Philippine Revolutionary Movement 1887 Actual

I mean, the same could be said about any statistic ever. Now, I will admit that the specific counts do differ a tad depending on who you turn to, but most have a similar ballpark estimate. Let's take a look at Srebrenica.

The number stated above was drawn up by the Bosnian Federal Commission of Missing Persons. If you don't think that's adequate, then there is the commission done by Republika Srpska which provided a figure of around 7,800. There is also the
International Commission on Missing Persons which provides a number of 8,100 missing from the Fall of Srebrenica.

Numbers have been drawn up for years over the the exact number of individuals killed, and I doubt there will be any agreed upon number, but it is evident that the count is relatively high, even among the lower estimates.

And this is all hard numbers, which is to say nothing of the numerous firsthand accounts, video recordings, and mass graves.

Most just find division on whether or not this constitutes war crimes, ethnic cleansing, or flat out genocide.

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TheGreatDictator @ Philippine Revolutionary Movement 1887 Actual

To each their own, I suppose. I didn't have family effected by the conflict, so I don't really have a take on who was in the right. In my eyes, everyone involved was just scrambling to grab what they could, but that's just my opinion as an outsider.

I myself find it laughable to just wipe one's hands and say that the level of crime committed was equal. I'm not saying that the Bosniaks and Croats didn't commit their own crimes, but theirs pales in comparison to the systemic, coordinated efforts carried out by the Serbs. Just looking up some of the counts, nothing even comes close:

Srebrenica - 8,373
Prijedor - 3,000
Foča - 2,704
Višegrad - 1000-3000
Zvornik - 700-900

All of these regions were hotly contested in terms of ethnic makeup.

And again, I'm not saying that the other belligerents had their hands clean, just take the Kravica attack on Orthodox Christmas Day as an example. What I'm saying is that the numbers just don't stack up. On one hand you had sporadic war crimes, on the other you had a concentrated effort on thoroughly removing those who could possibly contradict the claim that East Bosnia is majority Serb, and should therefore be under Serbian administration.

Once more I'm not entirely sure who started committing war crimes first, if you really want to provide an incident and a date, then by all means. In the end, it shouldn't really matter though; if the Serbs truly were the ones getting struck first, then they decided to fight a terrible, yet small fire, with an absolutely Hellish inferno.

I'm not even saying that the Serbs who fought were in the "wrong", I am sure everyone who fought was indeed simply trying to ensure that their culture, and people maintained their autonomy.

What I'm trying to boil it down to is this: I don't believe that Serbia's aim was necessarily wrong, maybe they were right in making their claims. Maybe the concept of a Greater Serbia is a historic right. One's opinion on this probably comes down to their family's background, and their political views. There may well be justification in using the concept of national sovereignty to claim lands, and no doubt one can expect innocents to lose their lives in any conflicts to come from such claims - that's just the nature of war. But you simply can't push this idea to the point of being able to say that massed, specifically targeted campaigns of ethnic cleansing are fine.

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TheGreatDictator @ Philippine Revolutionary Movement 1887 Actual

I've looked at the trailer, the pictures, and I can even recall playing a rough version of the mod years ago. From what I can recall the mod was very rough around the edges, and what I have seen here has been improvement.

Sure, the textures,models, and animations don't appear to be of flagship mod quality (think L'aigle, Sayazn, Gekokujo, Blood and Iron, etc), but that's OK. The mod is no doubt a project of passion, and I think it bold of the author to shed light on such a neglected setting. The most important factor is how the mod 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘴, not how it appears. One of the most intuitive mods, World War II China Battlefield is only fully supported on the original Mount and Blade; in turn this mod looks ugly as sin, but it is still incredibly unique and fun. All that I'm saying is that we aught to wait to see how the mod actually plays before jumping to conclusions.

Also, the Bosnia thing was really just meant as a little jab, the sideshow in the Balkans has achieved such a level of meme status that it almost isn't worth discussing seriously on the internet. So really this is just pointless if you're just cheering for one nation as if a sports team, and don't have a more personal tie to the conflict. Buuut since you bring it up...

I fully agree that the United States has very dirty hands, there's no doubt about that, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia harmed many innocents, and was carried out without UN authorization. That being said, I don't think it's fair to say that the U.S. has actively partaken in ethnic cleansing and genocide in the postmodern period. I would say that they've meddled where they aught not to have, and have often taken a headstrong "**** happens" approach when it comes to civilian casualties, but they're not much one for making a mission of slaughtering noncombatants who hold a conflicting culture/ethnicity/religion. Really the only peoples who can claim to have been targeted in genocide by the United States would be Native Americans, but to be honest; slaughtering the natives was just the cool thing to do back in the day.

As for the mess that was the Yugoslav Wars, it really was like watching a bunch of hobos beat on each other. I'm not going to point a finger at "who started it", because frankly I don't see any conclusion on who started massacring who first, and I also don't think it's just to answer crime with crime. I don't believe that any one belligerent was "good", each committed their own share of murder for the sake of expanding their newfound state.

I will say this though, of the 161 indicted for war crimes 94 were Serbs, the next highest count would be Croats at 29. Quite a few big shots too: Milosevic, Karadzic and Mladic.

If you're a nationalist, I don't imagine I'm going to change your mind. If that is the case, I'm sure your family has had its share of loss, and that tends to trump all else. Nothing can really touch upon such a deep seated, historical resentment. All I'm saying is that I don't believe Serbia to have been the "good guy". There seldom is one.

Oh, and Arkan, even before the war, was at his core a career criminal. We tend to romanticize these almost "Robin-Hood like" figures, just take someone like Al Capone for example, but at the end of the day they are still ruthless individuals.

Bosnia had the better artillery song too, so points for that I guess.

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TheGreatDictator @ Philippine Revolutionary Movement 1887 Actual

Sure, fine, but with those **** mods there is actually something tangible to **** on. This mod has nothing released yet, so you can't really assess the mechanics, balance, historical accuracy, etc. Nothing.

There's a vocal minority of people that get this weird sense of entitlement when it comes to modding, as if the modder owes it to them to create a mod that appeals to their desires.

Even then, as I said, there's no reason to be a raging ****. As far as I can tell the creator hasn't been toxic, nor has he done anything malicious such as stealing someone else's resources. There's a difference between saying "Yeah, I don't think this mod is going to be released." and "No **** its dead. Idiot developer isn't capable of modding anyways."

You can have your own opinion, you can speak however you wish, and in turn you can look like an entitled prick.

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TheGreatDictator @ Philippine Revolutionary Movement 1887 Actual

I have to give you credit, I don't think I've ever seen someone so committed to being consistently upset by a mod.

What gives? Do you have some qualm with the author? The only other thing that I see people get so stuck in over, aside from personal issues would be politics and religion.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with having an opinion on someone's work, and providing constructive criticism; but you really seem to have a vested interest in just trashing this particular mod.

There's not anything to even much to really criticize yet, as there has been no release. Cut the guy some slack. Or don't, you seem to enjoy being a prick, which I guess can be all fun and good if you're trying to toss down some bait. Can't hold that against you.

Unless you're just trying to get a rise out of people, I don't understand what it is you want. What's the problem? Does the mod not have enough war crimes, or dead Bosniaks?

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TheGreatDictator @ Warhammer: The Dawi Kiss (for Geheimnisnacht)

Until this is looked into, I would recommend "rolling back" the combat system using the hotfixes here:

Forum.paradoxplaza.com

I would recommend installing the collection of hotfixes over your Geheimnisnacht folder as well, but definitely grab the separate duel engine reverse at the bottom. The old dueling is far less in depth, but at least it isn't stupidly broken.

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TheGreatDictator
TheGreatDictator @ Warhammer: The Dawi Kiss (for Geheimnisnacht)

Thanks for the reply.

I think actually making use of the Jade Dragon off-map power mechanic sounds great.

Looking forward to future updates.

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TheGreatDictator
TheGreatDictator @ Warhammer: The Dawi Kiss (for Geheimnisnacht)

Very interesting, I'm definitely loving what I've encountered so far, most notably the abundance of societies.

A few questions though:

Do you intend to perhaps at some point offer the option of having the New World, Ulthuan, and the other omitted realms? I don't really find myself playing in these regions, but I'm sure there are some who do. If anything they can be amusing to take a glance at from time to time.

Should I also install the community hotfix collection of sub mods present on the forums?

Definitely interested to see what else this sub mod has to bring, it seems quite encompassing.

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TheGreatDictator @ The Seven Kingdoms v9 Preview

The anticipation is real!

The attention to detail, depth, and focus really draws me from the other Game of Thrones mod. That, and I just think the time frame is better; I personally prefer seeing many petty kingdoms as opposed to a few big powers, it makes for much less predictable and much more open gameplay.

Or maybe it's that map, basically the Historic Immersion Project's Somewhat More Historic map, only GoT. In other words, HRRRRNNNNGGG!

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TheGreatDictator @ Crusader Kings II: The Seven Kingdoms

Really anticipating the nearing update, I think it's going to win me over in terms of which GoT mod I use. This one just seems more focused, and rich with detail. Above all else, the map is really what wins it for me; it's just so beautiful. A good map really carries a mod more than one may think, just look at HiP/EMF for example!

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TheGreatDictator @ Papal States

Works for me, I think it was said that on the first test release there's going to be a lot of placeholders.

The mod can always be polished up with more accurate uniforms and content in later releases!

Either way, looking good!

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TheGreatDictator @ The Red Wars

I just have to say, I am glad that this mod has someone new taking over the reigns. The previous iterations of the Red Wars were great, but over the course of the updates they gradually lost their mechanical balance, and any semblance of focus, with all matters of styles starting to clash.

Your dev blogs really give me hope that this mod will at last receive the attention it deserves. Just judging by the models, everything looks really pleasing, and more importantly every bit of equipment seems to fit the real life period that they are inspired by.

Definitely one of the more anticipated coming mods for me.

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TheGreatDictator @ New Reloading Animation by Daz

Looking good Colonel Kawoosi! I think this may be the Mount and Blade mod that I am currently anticipating most. It's a tossup between this and the new Red Wars update.

Always looking forward to you, and your team's work. I especially love the focus on the Greater Middle East in this time period, it's very fascinating; there is a big clash of new and old.

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TheGreatDictator @ Green Army Men

Phenomenal mod, really enjoying it whenever I can find an active server.

Would be great to be able to have Greens vs Blues vs Tans on one map, a three-way conflict would be hectic. A shame you can't really do that.

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