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Akritoi

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  1. Congratulations! Good few achievements there! Though to me, you'll always be that young lad that was pissed as a fart in Walkabout five minutes after getting there and dropping a pint on the floor ;)

    I've dropped numerous pints since then up and down the country. I felt it was rude to simply confine it to the fine people of Glasgow. Currently I'm touring Helensburgh.

  2. Since my last visit however many years ago:

    • Passed out of HMS Raleigh.
    • Qualified on HM Submarines.
    • Walked the length of Hadrians Wall.
    • Finally went to Rome.
    • Bought a motorbike.
    • Didn't die when crashing said motorbike.
    • Played rugby for RN Command Scotland.
    • Got married.
    • Got selected for promotion to Leading Hand.
  3. I don't know whether I love or loathe this game, I know the missus certainly hates it though. I never played Shogun II after the disaster that was post-launch Empire Total War so was a little sceptical that one of my favourite games of all time, RTW I, was getting the makeover treatment. RTW II will never be as good as the original because it has been modified to Hell and a lot of folk, including myself, view things with rose tinted glasses. Furthermore, I couldn't tell you the last time I played Vanilla RTW as I had downloaded the likes of Roma Surrectum etc.

    All in all, however, it's a decent enough game if you download some of the mods from the Steam Workshop. I played a campaign with the Romans, but they then launched Ver 1.5 so had to start again. Started a decent campaign with the Icenii before they launched 1.7. At the moment, now, I'm playing as Carthage and thoroughly enjoying it. I particularly like the fact that Navy/Army battles can take place on the same map, there's something satisfying about waiting for enemy ships to beach while you've got the landing area completely and utterly covered.

  4. Lagering is a noble brewing style originating from Germany. In fact the word lager has been lifted from the German language (it means to store).

    Traditionally, the beer is cold-conditioned in a cellar for six month to allow it to reach maturity. But the multi-national brewers who peddle the big lager brands do not follow this practice, resulting in an inferior product.

    So there's nothing wrong with lager in itself, rather the way it's mass produced.

    Learn something new everyday.

  5. Lagering is a noble brewing style originating from Germany. In fact the word lager has been lifted from the German language (it means to store).

    Traditionally, the beer is cold-conditioned in a cellar for six month to allow it to reach maturity. But the multi-national brewers who peddle the big lager brands do not follow this practice, resulting in an inferior product.

    So there's nothing wrong with lager in itself, rather the way it's mass produced.

    Learn something new everyday.

  6. Lagering is a noble brewing style originating from Germany. In fact the word lager has been lifted from the German language (it means to store).

    Traditionally, the beer is cold-conditioned in a cellar for six month to allow it to reach maturity. But the multi-national brewers who peddle the big lager brands do not follow this practice, resulting in an inferior product.

    So there's nothing wrong with lager in itself, rather the way it's mass produced.

    Learn something new everyday.

  7. The shortened movie version, or the monster TV version? Either way, absolutely stunning.

    If you haven't already seen it, get a hold of Stalingrad. It's aother German movie in the same vein. Really outstanding piece of cinema.

    Movie version, still can't get over that ending. It might be because I'll be serving in Submarines, but that film really touched me and at points I felt myself willing them on, especially through the Straits of Gibraltar (sp?).

    Been thinking of getting Stalingrad for a wee while now.

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