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  1. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    Yeah, once you build up enough momentum it's hard to stop. The Top Knots were one strength rank above me, but I got three WAAAGH's off in quick succession and just rolled over everything they had at that point. The variety is definitely a plus. The dwarf roster is pretty basic and I played essentially the same way in every battle for the entire campaign, whereas so far I've made some distinct greenskin armies that play differently, and I've only just unlocked giants and arachnaroks so I'm eager to try them out.
  2. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    I'm just about done with my Dwarf campaign in Warhammer. After finishing the orcs and taking the entire eastern portion of the map I was able to quickly mop up the few vampire settlements remaining, just in time for the End Times. I then allied with every human faction remaining and just set war targets on the chaos armies. I did nothing but watch while chaos razed the entire middle/northern portion of the map while my allies sent their armies at them. Eventually the humans won, though, and I mopped up the survivors + the warherds with my forces. Then all my allies turned on each other (and me) and 30ish turns later only the Empire and the Border Princes remain, and they're at war now. Meanwhile I've confederated with the western dwarfs and taken those northern settlements. The evil Scandinavians keep throwing armies at me but they're useless at taking out dwarfs (seriously, an equal force of cannons, thunderers and longbeards can mop up any of their forces with barely any losses). Started a Greenskin campaign. Dwarf armies are giving me trouble so I've been avoiding fights in which I don't have a large numerical advantage. Grimgor is pretty great, though.
  3. South Park: Member Season 20? [SPOILERS]

    The only part I'm not liking very much is the election stuff, as I think every Trump joke possible has been made at this point. I'm loving the trolling stuff though, and that literally no one suspects the troll could be an otherwise normal person and not some evil loser. If you steal my sunshine....
  4. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    It looks pretty bad but it's a great game, and if you've played the first two then that shouldn't be a huge deal anyway. I'm still keen to do a Greenskin, VC and Beastmen campaign (the latter when it drops in price) before I move on. In Attila I tried to start a few new campaigns but they all ended up feeling the same, aside from the Roman ones. eta: that's not fair actually, the Hun and Middle Eastern factions were distinct as well, but I just hate them.
  5. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    Bought Total War: Warhammer, have been playing the dwarf faction. I like the new map, love how distinct the factions and playstyles are, and enjoy a lot of the details, like the confederation mechanic or those WAAAGH armies. Not a fan of the sieges, and having towns that don't exist in the battle map is pretty bad, but I suppose it makes the borders more hectic and rapid expansion less viable. So far I've pushed south into the Greenskin territory, and had an interesting scenario play out. I had two main armies, one besieging (I think) Black Crag and another garrisoned at the Iron Something town. The Greenskins had two full armies and a ~20% remaining one in between those towns, but fortunately elected to attack the Iron town. I managed to win, mainly using a mass of those crossbow units, and then picked off the remaining orcs while the other army eventually starved out Black Crag. Since then I've been rolling over the remaining Greenskin settlements, and was also able to confederate with the southernmost dwarven faction. But had I lost that battle I imagine they would've destroyed the other army and probably be rolling over my settlements right now. Once I'm done with the Greenskins I'm going to take out the Top Knots, then destroy unite the other dwarven factions. Weirdly, the recommended graphics setting for Attila was normal, and yet in Warhammer it's high. I heard Attila was badly optimized but that seems silly.
  6. 1) Don't declare yourself king. It immediately makes rivals out of Stannis and Renly, and discourages anti-Lannister lords who nonetheless feel more loyalty to KL than Winterfell. 2) Marry the Frey immediately, don't cheat on her. It ensures a stronger (albeit not complete) bond of loyalty from Walder, and doesn't give him cause to abandon you. 3) Don't send Theon back to the Iron Islands. However much you may trust him, you have zero reason to trust Balon. 4) If you need to give your underlings important orders, make sure you're specific. e.g. Roose, do not engage Tywin unless absolutely necessary. Edmure, hold Riverrun and only Riverrun. It saves confusion and some costly mistakes. Roose wasn't necessarily a bad choice for infantry commander without the benefit of hindsight, but obviously that turned out to be another mistake. Karstark had what was coming to him.
  7. Theon really a eunuch?

    Because he likes to talk? Were I in his position I'd prefer my tongue, as it's not likely his penis will be getting much use. Foreskin seems possible, but a fairly lightweight punishment for someone like Ramsay. Regardless of the specifics of what Ramsay wanted him to do, my point is that Theon's reaction is one of shock, and it would be natural to be shocked in that scenario even if still capable of fulfilling his request. I'm not ignoring your point or failing to understand them, I just don't find them convincing. Seems like an exercise in dancing around the obvious to keep Theon 'whole', for whatever purpose.
  8. What is the lamest joke you have ever heard or know?

    "What mouse walks on two legs?" "Mickey." "Correct. What duck walks on two legs." "Donald." "It's all of them, hurrrr."
  9. Stannis on the throne

    False dragon, false 'weapon of salvation', or something. Presumably the dragons will have a big role in stopping the Others, so if Melisandre raises a dragon (and she's the only character so far with connections to shadows, fire and stone beasts), her and Stannis advertising that fact may be misleading enough to warrant its own 'lie' vision. My only problem with that theory is that it's pretty redundant, seeing as the blue eyed king vision covers the same thing. Euron seems the most sensible to me, as it seems like him, Aegon and Stannis will be the main kings upon Dany's arrival, and as the other two have visions it makes some sense that he would too. But then I can't see any connection between him and stone beasts breathing shadowfire that isn't complete, baseless speculation.
  10. Theon really a eunuch?

    I don't buy the abstract alternatives, especially in the first case. His reaction to Ramsay's request is complete surprise, which is natural when someone cuts your dick off and then asks you to pleasure his wife. And "that other thing" is singular, so I doubt he means testicles.
  11. Theon really a eunuch?

    "I have no..." His refusal is based on him lacking something, i.e. not having it. Do you have a sensible alternative to what he could be referring to? Same for "that other thing": what sensible alternative is there to his penis?
  12. ASOIAF battles and their historical counterparts

    In terms of context rather than tactics, the Battle of Ice is also similar to the Battle of Pharsalus fought by Caesar and Pompey. Caesar was in foreign territory, outnumbered and with dwindling supplies, while Pompey held a well-supplied, defensive position, and was therefore keen to simply wait Caesar out. However, due to pressure from within his own camp, Pompey was forced to give battle, at which point Caesar won a crushing victory. Pompey fled, his cause being effectively over, and Caesar pardoned most of the senators and soldiers who fought against him. Events in Winterfell will be more elaborate seeing as Roose didn't send out his whole force, but it's similar in that both he and Pompey would've won had they simply held their position and not bowed to their subordinates. The better military minds of Caesar/Stannis were (or will be) able to capitalize on that mistake, and however it goes the battle/s will decide the war.
  13. Theon really a eunuch?

    Read the bolded parts of the quotes I initially provided. He has only taken toes and fingers and that other thing, when he might have had my tongue, or peeled the skin off my legs from heel to thigh. - "Reek, get over here. Get her ready for me." For a moment he did not understand. "I … do you mean … m'lord, I have no … I …" Eunuchs still have desire.
  14. Theon really a eunuch?

    The point is that when refusing he tries to say he doesn't have something associated with sex, and "that other thing" is pretty damning. I've never seen a sensible alternative to his penis. It's not a statement on his capability. He dare not take any enjoyment out of touching/hurting her lest Ramsay punish him for it, and he doesn't need a penis to touch/hurt her.
  15. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    Within ~25 turns of a new campaign in Attila I beat an army of 4200 Romans with <2800 Visigoths while marching to sack Rome, which was one of the funner battles I've had in a while. Their armies started at opposite ends of the map and one had zero cavalry, so while my infantry and artillery came together and formed up on a hillside I had my cavalry run over and take out most of their slingers and crossbowmen as they moved across the map. When they got in range of my onagers I tried distracting them with my cavalry, which blobbed them up. They then lost their remaining cavalry running straight into waves of arrows, and then their infantry blob ran into my pike wall while I had my remaining cavalry hit any flanking units. When their general died they basically collapsed. It was a complete Pyrrhic victory though, as my pikes and swords were exhausted and I had to return to friendly territory to replenish.