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Squire Posted on: 02-Sep-2018, 11:07 AM

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This looks very good and I agree it would be great to see on the big screen. Historical accuracy is always a problem when it comes to movies so hopefully this won't disappoint but as prior comments indicate that in the short preview it seems to be on the right track.

Hopefully it will be a trilogy so there is more to look forward too. Hurry up November I am already excited!!!

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  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #316916

Squire Posted on: 28-Aug-2018, 01:26 PM

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Here is a good resource for all medieval weapons used for battle in case you are interested:

http://www.medievalwarfare.info/weapons.htm


Pikes


A pike is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting weapon used extensively by infantry both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults. Unlike many similar weapons, the pike is not intended to be thrown. Pikes were used by European troops from the early Middle Ages until around 1700, and wielded by foot soldiers deployed in close order. While the soldiers using such spears may not have called them "pikes", their tactical employment of these weapons ran along broadly similar lines.

The pike was an extremely long weapon, varying considerably in size, from 3 to 6 metres (10 to over 20 feet) long. It had a wooden shaft with an iron or steel spearhead affixed. The shaft near the head was often reinforced with metal strips called "cheeks" or langets. When the troops of opposing armies both carried the pike, it often grew in a sort of arms race, getting longer in both shaft and head length to give one side's pikemen an edge in the combat; the longest pikes could exceed 6 m (22 feet) in length. The extreme length of such weapons required a strong wood such as well-seasoned ash for the pole, which was tapered towards the point to prevent the pike sagging on the ends, although this was always a problem in pike handling.
Pikes

A pike is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting weapon used extensively by infantry both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults. Unlike many similar weapons, the pike is not intended to be thrown. Pikes were used by European troops from the early Middle Ages until around 1700, and wielded by foot soldiers deployed in close order. While the soldiers using such spears may not have called them "pikes", their tactical employment of these weapons ran along broadly similar lines.

The pike was an extremely long weapon, varying considerably in size, from 3 to 6 metres (10 to over 20 feet) long. It had a wooden shaft with an iron or steel spearhead affixed. The shaft near the head was often reinforced with metal strips called "cheeks" or langets. When the troops of opposing armies both carried the pike, it often grew in a sort of arms race, getting longer in both shaft and head length to give one side's pikemen an edge in the combat; the longest pikes could exceed 6 m (22 feet) in length. The extreme length of such weapons required a strong wood such as well-seasoned ash for the pole, which was tapered towards the point to prevent the pike sagging on the ends, although this was always a problem in pike handling.
Pikes

A pike is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting weapon used extensively by infantry both for attacks on enemy foot soldiers and as a counter-measure against cavalry assaults. Unlike many similar weapons, the pike is not intended to be thrown. Pikes were used by European troops from the early Middle Ages until around 1700, and wielded by foot soldiers deployed in close order. While the soldiers using such spears may not have called them "pikes", their tactical employment of these weapons ran along broadly similar lines.

The pike was an extremely long weapon, varying considerably in size, from 3 to 6 metres (10 to over 20 feet) long. It had a wooden shaft with an iron or steel spearhead affixed. The shaft near the head was often reinforced with metal strips called "cheeks" or langets. When the troops of opposing armies both carried the pike, it often grew in a sort of arms race, getting longer in both shaft and head length to give one side's pikemen an edge in the combat; the longest pikes could exceed 6 m (22 feet) in length. The extreme length of such weapons required a strong wood such as well-seasoned ash for the pole, which was tapered towards the point to prevent the pike sagging on the ends, although this was always a problem in pike handling.

Traction Trebuchets


The trebuchet derives from the ancient sling. A variation of the sling contained a short piece of wood to extend the arm and provide greater leverage. This was evolved into the traction trebuchet by the Chinese, in which a number of people pull on ropes attached to the short arm of a lever that has a sling on the long arm. This type of trebuchet is smaller and has a shorter range but is a more portable machine and has a faster rate of fire than a larger counterweight powered one. The smallest traction trebuchets could be powered by the weight and pulling strength of one person using a single rope; but most were designed and sized to need from 15 to 45 men, generally two per rope. These teams would sometimes be local citizens assisting in the siege or in the defence of their town. Traction trebuchets had a range of from 2000 to well over 3000 feet when casting weights up to 750 pounds (60 kg). A traction trebuchet functions in the same way as a counterweight trebuchet, except that instead of a hoisted weight, the hurling arm is powered by a crew of men, pulling on ropes attached to the short lever arm. A counterweight trebuchet is powered by a very heavy counterweight, acting on a lever arm. The fulcrum of the lever (usually an axle) is supported by a high frame, and the counterweight is suspended from the short arm of the lever. The sling is attached to the end of the long arm of the lever.

One end of the sling is captive, while the other end is hooked to the long arm in such a way as to release when the arm and sling reach the optimal hurling angles. The trebuchet is energized by lowering the long arm and raising the weighted short arm, usually with a winch, and is locked into the charged state by a trigger mechanism (cocked). With the long arm lowered near ground level, the sling is loaded with the projectile, and laid out on the ground, with the captive and hooked ends away from the target, and the load and pouch laid on the ground toward the target, under the trebuchet. When the trigger is released, the weighted short arm is driven by gravity into an accelerating pendulum motion, causing the lighter, long arm of the lever to revolve around the fulcrum at the opposite arc, which in turn, pulls the sling and its contents into a whipping motion at the end of the long arm. As the arm continues to swing past the vertical position, the counterweight rises, causing the lever motion to begin to slow down, while the sling continues to whip forward around the end of the long arm. When the sling reaches its launch angle, one end slips from its hook, releasing the projectile toward the target.

Battering Rams

A battering ram is a siege engine originating in ancient times to breach fortification walls or doors. In its simplest form, a battering ram is just a large, heavy log carried by several people and propelled with force against the target, the momentum of the ram damaging the target.

Some battering rams were supported by rollers. This gave the ram much greater travel so that it could achieve a greater speed before striking its target and was therefore more destructive.

In a more sophisticated design, the ram was slung from a wheeled support frame so that it could be much more massive and also more easily swung against its target. Sometimes the ram's attacking point would be reinforced with a metal head. A capped ram is a battering ram that has an accessory at the head (usually made of iron or steel, traditionally shaped into the head and horns of a ram to do more damage to a building.


Let the battle begin!
  Forum: Medieval Kingdom  ·  Post Preview: #316889

Squire Posted on: 27-Aug-2018, 12:28 PM

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Views: 277
Well whoever is doing it is really rich...Tax collector was taking Billions from me every time they stopped by my castle. king.gif It's funny going from 65 Trillion in gold to a couple thousand. censored.gif Royal08.gif
  Forum: Medieval Kingdom  ·  Post Preview: #316888

Squire Posted on: 14-Aug-2018, 02:49 PM

Replies: 2
Views: 865
Continuing the hurling story with a little history for those who are interested:


https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others...ireland-hurling
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #316875

Squire Posted on: 16-Jul-2018, 02:08 PM

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Views: 338

https://jimmygeorge.bandcamp.com/track/toke...c-drinking-song

is this the song you were looking for?
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #316840

Squire Posted on: 16-Jul-2018, 11:00 AM

Replies: 1
Views: 198


Dowth is possibly the oldest of the three great mounds of the Brú na Bóinne complex, and is the least explored in terms of modern archaeology. It has two known passages, on its southwestern side, one of which has an alignment towards setting sun on the winter solstice. The mound was partly excavated in the 1840s, a disastrous archaeological expedition which wrought serious damage to the mound. It is thought the great cairn has a total of 115 kerb stones, although many of them remain buried. Its most famous kerb, known as the Stone of the Seven Suns, is one of a handful that are exposed.

https://mythicalireland.com/ancient-sites/dowth-dubad/



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  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #316839

Squire Posted on: 12-Jul-2018, 08:00 AM

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Views: 460
Thanks for the links these are great more festivals than I thought.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #316838

Squire Posted on: 12-Jul-2018, 07:18 AM

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Views: 608
Thank you for sharing that was a very interesting article, I had not seen those stones before and some of the detail is incredible for the time. Cheers.
  Forum: What's New!  ·  Post Preview: #316837

Squire Posted on: 10-Jul-2018, 08:52 AM

Replies: 0
Views: 140
Gold 26,047,281,980,468
Food 2,714,455,042,169
Wood 25,618,980,368,071

Last night I had 25 Trillion in food and today there is only 2, how does 23 Trillion just disappear?

Thanks,
Squire
  Forum: Bug Reports  ·  Post Preview: #316834

Squire Posted on: 26-Jun-2018, 02:09 PM

Replies: 2
Views: 347
Hello and welcome to Celtic radio there is plenty of great music and channels to discover and enjoy! Cheers
  Forum: Introductions  ·  Post Preview: #316786

Squire Posted on: 06-Jun-2018, 08:40 AM

Replies: 1
Views: 189
Perhaps it is busy jumping over the moon.gif or maybe just went out for some milk. Cows are funny like that so I just stick to dragons velho.gif

Cheers beer_mug.gif
  Forum: Medieval Kingdom  ·  Post Preview: #316755

Squire Posted on: 17-May-2018, 12:41 PM

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Views: 35,898
I- IRONCLAD (2011)

Set in a time of bitter civil war, based on the true story of the great siege of Rochester castle

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  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #316708

Squire Posted on: 10-May-2018, 12:37 PM

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Views: 218
Wow that looks like a great show with a super talented cast. I wish they were touring in the south I would definitely go see the show. I like the rock idea too, I'll bet it was very up tempo. Thank you for sharing this I hope they get bigger and add more tour stops!!

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  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #316689

Squire Posted on: 20-Apr-2018, 07:41 AM

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Views: 520
There are some videos on YouTube if you search for Mari Lwyd but I have included a few here for that are relevant, seems most now are representations in public festivals:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ptel9C3Zhg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_xFo6Hifzk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jwRlW5cCBM

  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #316671

Squire Posted on: 20-Apr-2018, 07:23 AM

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Views: 61,664
True.......But I live in Florida so we mow every 2 weeks laugh.gif


Will this be the hottest summer on record?
  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #316670

Squire Posted on: 13-Apr-2018, 12:19 PM

Replies: 12
Views: 508
QUOTE (Theophilus @ 13-Apr-2018, 11:58 AM)
QUOTE (Squire @ 12-Apr-2018, 10:24 AM)
Welcome! This is a great site and the music variety is excellent. The forums are a little quiet but the more member's the better the activity biggrin.gif .  Keep exploring and if you enjoy games Medieval Kingdom it's interesting as well.

Cheers! beer_mug.gif

Many thanks!
I did open an account on the game, haven't done much with it though.

Cheers! beer_mug.gif

Well I will send you some resources for training and building your kingdom when you want to become more active! king.gif Royal08.gif construction.gif
  Forum: Introductions  ·  Post Preview: #316659

Squire Posted on: 13-Apr-2018, 08:01 AM

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Views: 520
I have a friend who is Welsh so was looking at some annual traditions we could start and have some fun with an this sounded like a perfect idea!

http://www.wales.com/mari-lwyd


Mari Lwyd

The Mari Lwyd (the Grey Mare) is a pre-Christian tradition said to bring good luck.

People made a horse figure from a horse’s skull, with decorative ears and eyes attached. They adorned it with colourful reins, bells, and ribbons and wrapped it with a white sheet that is carried around on a pole.

The Mari Lwyd and its party would go door-to-door, singing and challenging the families inside to a battle of rhyming insults in Welsh. At the end of the battle of wits (known as pwnco) the group would be invited into the house for refreshments.

This old tradition died out in many parts of Wales, but some parts still act it out and every December you can see it at the St Fagans: National History Museum(link is external). Each January several Maris from different regions gathers in Chepstow for the Chepstow Wassail Lwyd(link is external).

For lots more images of Mari Lwyd, check out the Mari Lwyd Flickr group(link is external).
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #316657

Squire Posted on: 13-Apr-2018, 07:17 AM

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Views: 782
It's Friday so I thought I would give the new SaltyDog Radio a listen, my first song was by The Bilge Pumps from the album The Idiodyssey laugh.gif so perfect I am listening to this station all day!!! jester.gif

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  Forum: CelticRadio Founders  ·  Post Preview: #316656

Squire Posted on: 13-Apr-2018, 04:29 AM

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Views: 7,721
My quiz results which I suppose I generally agree with due to growing up in the upper West then moving to the South.


You Speak General American English!

60% General American English

20% Yankee

10% Dixie

10% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern
  Forum: Quizes & Polls  ·  Post Preview: #316655

Squire Posted on: 12-Apr-2018, 10:24 AM

Replies: 12
Views: 508
Welcome! This is a great site and the music variety is excellent. The forums are a little quiet but the more member's the better the activity biggrin.gif . Keep exploring and if you enjoy games Medieval Kingdom it's interesting as well.

Cheers! beer_mug.gif
  Forum: Introductions  ·  Post Preview: #316654

Squire Posted on: 09-Apr-2018, 10:52 AM

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Views: 782
Thar she blows ...such beautiful music to me ears! Can't wait to give it a listen. You are always improving and making changes to improve the site, thank you.
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  Forum: CelticRadio Founders  ·  Post Preview: #316640

Squire Posted on: 27-Mar-2018, 12:51 PM

Replies: 0
Views: 437
I am taking a trip next year and was thinking about adding this to my adventures, has anyone ever made the trip?

Thanks.


https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/skellig-michael


Skellig Michael is a remote, precipitous, rocky island situated eight miles from the coast of County Kerry, Ireland. It is the larger of two jagged islands that jut out from the swell of the Atlantic Ocean and thrust 230 meters straight up.

Legends tell of the importance of the islands in prehistoric, pagan times, but the known history of Skellig Michael begins when a monastery was founded near the summit in the middle of the 7th century. Consisting of distinctive ‘beehive’ stone huts clustered around an oratory and a tiny vegetable garden, this was truly a place of solitude for the few monks who lived here, only accessible by climbing 600 stone steps up the cliff. Perched on the higher, southern peak of the island is another oratory, intended for a single monk seeking true isolation amongst the cathedral-like rocky spires.

The monastic peace was shattered in the 9th century when a number of Viking raids threatened the very existence of this tiny community. But despite this, the monastery survived up until the 12th century when the monks abandoned the island and moved to the mainland.

The monastery itself is remarkably well preserved, with daily boatloads of visitors from the mainland making the precarious leap to the small harbor at the bottom of the cliff. The extreme inaccessibility and remote location of these buildings have meant that just a trickle of tourists have visited the site, thus minimizing the erosion of the paved steps and terraces.

The smaller of the two islands, Little Skellig, is no less dramatic. Situated a little closer to the shore, the island is Ireland’s largest Gannet colony, with over 20,000 breeding pairs.

The island, once relatively little known, was thrust into fame when the precarious steps, cliffs and beehive houses at the top were used as the setting for Luke Skywalker’s isolated hideaway at the end of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and, again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The island can expect a steady stream of Jedi carrying lightsabers up the winding path.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #316617

Squire Posted on: 23-Mar-2018, 02:15 PM

Replies: 6
Views: 3,409
Are there any good Celtic game Apps for android phones that anyone has played that they can recommend?

Thanks.
  Forum: Medieval Games  ·  Post Preview: #316614

Squire Posted on: 22-Mar-2018, 11:35 AM

Replies: 2
Views: 367
I have tried to create 2 clans now, and they show up briefly in the Clans listing and then get deleted. I will wait until I hear from the game developers before I try again. I assume that this feature is not working.

Thanks,

Squire
  Forum: Bug Reports  ·  Post Preview: #316608

Squire Posted on: 20-Mar-2018, 12:37 PM

Replies: 1
Views: 183
That sounds like an interesting concept, you mean like music and items from the Celtic Radio store?
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