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StrangLove
07-05-2012, 03:39 PM
ATEN-SHUN MAGGOTS!

AT EASE

Ahem. This is a call to arms for all able members of RPS with a copy of the 'video-game' "Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars" to come and play with other like minded linesmen.

Sessions are 7:30PM Brit time. At the moment, that means 7:30 BST, or GMT +1.

A selection of us have been participating in battle already, as shown by Ayam's videos:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ChKM1FjJoc&feature=plcp

If you'd like to play with us, look for StrangLove, Head or Ivan Sidorenko on Steam. Alternatively (and the preferred option), join the RPS group chatroom on steam, and ask about fighting napoleon.

More things!

Captain Head has advised that we take up arms in a proper campaign (http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,224598.msg5388957.html#msg5388957). The regiment we'd like to play as is the Household Cavalry 5th dragoons. Why? Well, in 1799 they were disbanded for mutiny, a seemingly fitting history to an RPS regiment. If you'd like to participate in this, post here and we'll see if it's feasible.

REG-IIII-MENT! FAAAAALL AAAAHT!

Head
07-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Damm right kids, lets doo it.

Ayam
07-05-2012, 04:27 PM
It's been in discussion for too long (one night)!

Inverselaw
07-05-2012, 04:40 PM
oh jeez cavalry? also since its 1810 dosent that mean were already disbanded :p

Anyway im in on both counts. i.e. for adhock matching and put me in for the dragoons too.

sendmark
07-05-2012, 05:02 PM
The proper campaign sounds great, reporting for duty Sir!

DWZippy
07-05-2012, 05:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIO0U3GuEXg&list=UUGj3PMzKTsZKHocQx3tw3_w& index=2&feature=plcp

I was already around - but just signing up officially.

Elesium
07-05-2012, 06:12 PM
Well I currently play this with the 91st so if you guys ever want to play just give me a shout.

And DW you gave me so much shit for playing this game....?

Comrade Commissar
07-05-2012, 10:50 PM
I'm still voting for Russian Peasant Regiment, but well.

RULE BRITANNIA!

StrangLove
10-05-2012, 06:35 PM
ATEN-SHUN!

AT EASE.

I'd like to advise all those who'd like to play with us to try and find me, Stranglove, in the RPS steam chatroom, especially if you'd like to play in the campaign. It's very important that I know numbers and names, to assess whether this venture is feasible.

Also, I'd like to announce that we will be having a competition for our Steam group logo! Entries should be submitted via PM to me by whenever you can, in the form of a 184x184 image, in a suitably regal and heraldic form with whatever you think represents/will represent GOhD the best. Say, a pitchfork crossed with a musket, or whatever else you can think of.

FALL AHT!

bbe724
10-05-2012, 09:56 PM
This looks like fun! But what about the dragon?

Ayam
12-05-2012, 12:02 AM
Great work on the new image Ivan Sidorenko. Also, I'm enjoying the GrenOhDears so far, a small family unit who bake pies on Sunday.

Heliocentric
12-05-2012, 09:45 AM
Rather Proper Sabres? You are doing it wrong.

Rifle, Peasants, Sabre

StrangLove
12-05-2012, 10:19 AM
That is a better title, so I've changed it. Thanks Heliocentric.

EDIT: or rather, I would, but I can't.

egg651
13-05-2012, 06:17 PM
Also, shouldn't we be the BrigOhDears now?

StrangLove
13-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Dammit egg

Ansob
14-05-2012, 10:40 AM
Well, do you actually have the 20+ members needed to play in a line battle yet? :P

StrangLove
14-05-2012, 12:09 PM
Well, we shouldn't need that many for the whole 1810 campaign, considering that there are plenty of regiments signing up with only 10 men.

Ansob
15-05-2012, 04:04 PM
Well, we shouldn't need that many for the whole 1810 campaign, considering that there are plenty of regiments signing up with only 10 men.

I meant the actual LBs. I am looking forward to shoot^H^H^H^H^Hstabbing RPS players with the other goons. :P

StrangLove
17-05-2012, 10:41 PM
BATTLE REPORT

Well, today's session went incredibly well, starting with some cavalry 'training' - Sword fighting and the like. First Lord of the Rearmost Admiralty Head Headington displayed his prowess with sword, slaying the russian dragoons for king and country. Everyone else was alright.

Afterwards, we migrated to a siege server. Playing as the glorious French light infantry, we set up some concise line postions and mowed down the russian hordes as they advanced to the scaling ladders. Unfortunately, our allies were pushed back by a breach in the wall, and we retreated, disoriented, to the safety of the flag, where we made our last stand. Captain of the King's toothbrush Sir Joseph of Sulphur acted valiantly in defending the fort, but his efforts were nothing when compared to First Specialist of the guard's hussar Egg Eggleton and Under secretary of the legion's own colours Drakken of the Aids, who both ranked highly on the scoreboard.

The next map heralded a fresh oppurtunity for our regiment: Partisans. As the attacking Russians, we chose to march, in column order, towards the enemy. Treasurer of the fourth dragoon's advanced skirmish battalion, Ayam ganbattleson, provided the troops with the commander's playlist with his excellent piping, and we soon gathered a small army of pubbies, sheparding them into the british defences. These attacks were repeated four times, each more terrible than the last, but the valiant british held off our glorious charges. This is where my story ends, but not before some screenshots captured by Egg (http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/596970958367676701/E14B7B0642F6F5864AF19A6F275CB24BA45F1C13/) and Ivan (http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559816202481522475/F10AFFB763A2E796F5309BD91B03BCA1B32D5893/).

With any luck, cinematographer to the king's horses Ayam Ayamlleson will upload his footage from this gathering, at which point I'll link it here.

Ta ta GrenOhDears.

Ayam
17-05-2012, 10:48 PM
There were some great mass charges, I wish I hadn't been one of the first to die in each charge. The thick walls of musket smoke, awkward leaps over barricades and many scythes swinging had me cursing the respawn back into a lonely field.

Danny252
18-05-2012, 11:14 AM
I'll throw myself in for this - what could be better than walking into lines of gunfire and trying not to die?

kataras
18-05-2012, 12:53 PM
On a scale of 1 to 2, how much fun is this? I ve played some Warband solo but got a bit fed up with it after 30 hours...
Also is there a standard day of the week? And do you play against others or between yourselves?

StrangLove
18-05-2012, 04:01 PM
Kataras: after 5 minutes, Joe exclaimed 'This is my game now', so I think at least he liked it. Personally, it's brilliant fun when played with friends, but playing MP with just pubbies gets irritating after a while.

We're trying to play on Thursdays as an 'official', but Ice and Alone requested that we play on Mondays as well, so there's that too.

We generally play against pubbies, on the same team, but yesterday we did have some fun doing 4V4 horse fights.

Comrade Commissar
18-05-2012, 04:31 PM
Impressions from the partisan charges:

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559816202481519189/2090EC1AD4DD8A8D0756C2DBBD1D1D8B5B4ECDEC/

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559816202481515762/29DAF165FE2829A782E4B8810B66BB41DBCA26B8/

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559816202481511833/FAAEA192EEA8D24DE029A477560F81AC0FBBC4E9/

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559816202481508472/51D71516CF8A4CDE879DC1F876534390D5D76585/

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559816202481504914/923DCC3F0CDDB95FC0293E3857AD671CCEFE1E01/

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/559816202481501172/ED5FE42208F75B82AE2EE1DA47352EADBBB12E04/

StrangLove
19-05-2012, 12:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-KElKC6aM&feature=plcp

JT29
19-05-2012, 02:47 PM
I'd love to join as well, never really been once for MP clans but the idea of organised platoon fire is too tempting.

Joseph-Sulphur
19-05-2012, 04:02 PM
I think we need to appoint a Searjeant to administer kicks to those who disobey orders, any nominations?

kataras
19-05-2012, 10:22 PM
http://i.imgur.com/wRjhq.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Ca7nH.jpg

Ayam
20-05-2012, 09:22 AM
That was a good map for bush sharking, kataras. We hit, then meld into the leaves like elves with gunpowder (poetic, huh?).

gemennemeg
20-05-2012, 11:25 AM
http://i.imgur.com/wRjhq.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Ca7nH.jpg


kataras is very cool...

kataras
21-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Almost formed a line:

http://i.imgur.com/SgPjE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/G7MQq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nQjyI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5kpUF.jpg

SamuelH
23-05-2012, 12:51 AM
Looks like great fun. Room for another?

Really enjoying Warband at the moment and it will be interesting to see the difference guns make to the combat system.

Elesium
23-05-2012, 01:16 AM
If you guys wanna practice your melee skills with the bayonet check out the 91st groupfight server. Usually find some members of the 91st on there, we recently beat the 79th 10-0 and are melee based regiment.

Ayam
23-05-2012, 08:20 AM
Couple of excellent quickies from Monday's strange session, relive the magic of Fantasia:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyFH7sDpprg

Ayam
23-05-2012, 08:21 AM
And, apologies for what could be considered spam but I believe it's only one video per post, sorry:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ld3YQrZdk&feature=youtu.be

kataras
23-05-2012, 08:59 AM
LOL! the second video is hilarious... Teamwork!

StrangLove
23-05-2012, 01:10 PM
Looks like great fun. Room for another?

Really enjoying Warband at the moment and it will be interesting to see the difference guns make to the combat system.

We certainly have room for another maggot in our ranks! Try and find me in the RPS steam chatroom either today or tomorrow, and I'll add you to the steamgroup. We run sessions on thursdays, and are contemplating doing the saturday line-battles.

Graever
30-05-2012, 09:47 PM
I don't suppose you gentlemen are still accepting new players?

StrangLove
30-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Of course we are! Find me in the RPS steam chatroom at some point tomorrow and I'll get you set for the thursday session, my steam tag is StrangLove

StrangLove
01-06-2012, 01:07 AM
1351

We made a fort!

Ayam
07-06-2012, 08:28 AM
Probably been done before with tonnes more people, but:


http://youtu.be/Ts_UQngVaM4

Also is tonight on for Mount and Blade: Warband without the musketising?

kataras
07-06-2012, 09:24 AM
Also is tonight on for Mount and Blade: Warband without the musketising?

Hmmm??? We re playing vanilla tonight?

StrangLove
07-06-2012, 10:15 AM
Yeah, it was suggested by someone, so we'll decide when we're all in mumble but it's quite likely that we will.

Siddin
07-06-2012, 10:03 PM
This is Ser Capernatious of Transylvania, applying for a spot in this splendid corps of excellent gentlemen.

kataras
08-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Last night was scary! On that LOTR (?) map, there were 2-3 people who consistently slaughtered everyone else. They either play too much WB or I m just useless... At the same time, it was also very frantic and harder to find and play with everyone in the same place.

The next map where the attackers were coming off a ship was a bit better, managed to get the hang of it a bit and slaughter some guys.

StrangLove
08-06-2012, 11:41 AM
The naked lancer rides once more...

Siddin
08-06-2012, 11:52 AM
The naked lancer rides once more...

I've heard tales of his exploits and dueling prowess...

kataras
08-06-2012, 12:47 PM
The naked lancer rides once more...

Yes that was honestly a bit weird, some rider out of an S&M movie piercing everyone with his lance...

Rakysh
09-06-2012, 05:59 PM
So, what with this being 50% off I've taken the plunge. I hear you lot are pretty good with cannons?

Ayam
09-06-2012, 06:47 PM
So, what with this being 50% off I've taken the plunge. I hear you lot are pretty good with cannons?
Had you waited but 1 minute after your post you could have got it for 75% off. -points and laughs as a welcome-

Stick a [GOhD] before your name and see you on Thursday night in Mumble.

Coccyx
09-06-2012, 07:42 PM
Had you waited but 1 minute after your post you could have got it for 75% off. -points and laughs as a welcome-


Everything's now 75% off apart from Napoleonic wars, which is still 50% off. Nevertheless, at 4.00 I'm in. See you Thursday.

Ayam
09-06-2012, 07:56 PM
Everything's now 75% off apart from Napoleonic wars, which is still 50% off. Nevertheless, at 4.00 I'm in. See you Thursday.
Had you investigated the actual price, Rakysh and Coccyx wouldn't now have the high ground -points and laughs at himself-

StrangLove
09-06-2012, 08:14 PM
As soon as I get back from Swindon, I'll add you two to the steamgroup.

dsch
09-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Had you waited but 1 minute after your post you could have got it for 75% off. -points and laughs as a welcome-

Stick a [GOhD] before your name and see you on Thursday night in Mumble.

Grr, I just bought it 5 minutes too early, too. Is there a Steam group or how is this organised?

Rakysh
09-06-2012, 08:48 PM
I had this exact same conversation in the chat. To be honest, I don't begrudge them the hypothetical 2 I would have paid over the odds had it actually been 75%

StrangLove
09-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Grr, I just bought it 5 minutes too early, too. Is there a Steam group or how is this organised?

Find me on steam, steamtag is StrangLove. I'll add you to the steamgroup when I get back from Swindon on Sunday.

Elesium
09-06-2012, 10:07 PM
So how many people in GoHD now?

StrangLove
09-06-2012, 10:20 PM
Hordes of the things.

Elesium
09-06-2012, 10:59 PM
I mean 20? 50? 100?

The Doge
09-06-2012, 11:41 PM
I've picked up a copy of Napoleonic wars as well and am looking for a good group of fellows to rough up mobbing Russians and pesky Austrians with

Ayam
10-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Last night was scary! On that LOTR (?) map, there were 2-3 people who consistently slaughtered everyone else. They either play too much WB or I m just useless...
Relive the memories ...in the corner of my mind ...filthy bloodstained brutal meeeeemooooriiiies.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xo6huR-iYE

Heliocentric
10-06-2012, 01:17 PM
Got it, now to shoot people while shirtless, and in the game.

kataras
11-06-2012, 09:38 AM
Relive the memories ...in the corner of my mind ...filthy bloodstained brutal meeeeemooooriiiies.
That guy... There is something wrong there.

dsch
13-06-2012, 05:59 PM
Okay, I'm in. When do y'all do things? There didn't seem to be any stuff on the group page.

kataras
14-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Okay, I'm in. When do y'all do things? There didn't seem to be any stuff on the group page.

Thursdays @ 8.30 GMT.

By the way, what's the consensus for tonight? Vanilla or Napoleonic? I might be half an hour or so late .

StrangLove
14-06-2012, 10:24 AM
We'll be trotting about in Napoleonic tonight, I'd like to do some more team building. Maybe a bridge this time?

Borklund
14-06-2012, 11:22 AM
I will buy this game when I get home, and I will play with you. This looks like a ton of fun!

Harlander
14-06-2012, 01:58 PM
The absurd cheapness, and a hilarious youtube video, convinced me to get this where previously I had the attitude of "Buy a MP-only mod? Pschaw!"

The most fun thing is getting a bunch of musicians together and joining in a rousing tune. People will fall into step with you as you tromp towards glory. Wonderful.

I'll get in on some of this if it ever happens on non-Thursdays.

StrangLove
14-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Harlander, we're gonna set up some non-thurs sessions at some point, probably on a monday, saturday or wednesday.

dsch
14-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Which server are you guys on? I suspect there might be an option to find out on Steam, but I'm so far failing.

kataras
18-06-2012, 11:23 AM
Played some Warband and some Napoleonic Wars MP over the weekend. In Warband, it was like the time we all tried to play it, basically one guy with some huge weapon slaughtering everyone. Nap Wars was a bit better but the amount of insanely racist stuff on side chat is truly amazing...

Adynod
19-06-2012, 12:06 AM
I'm well up for some Napoleonic/vanilla Warband! Thursday's are problematic but hopefully I can get in on some of the non-thursday sessions StrangLove mentioned.

Ayam
19-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Nap Wars was a bit better but the amount of insanely racist stuff on side chat is truly amazing...
I noticed the level of text chat dropping pretty low also when I joined on Monday eve. There may be some correlation with the recent sale but hopefully it'll die down as offensive players hoping to make their impacting entrances just knuckle down and get on with playing the game.

Also, in preparation for Thursday's session, let's cut to StrangLove on his Team Building show on Sky channel 878, the Team Building Channel:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81qkScKFKtE

Borklund
20-06-2012, 12:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Pegs3-yhs&t=0m18s

First thing that came to mind. See you all Thursday!

Inverselaw
20-06-2012, 08:14 PM
Right well its unfortunate that its so early in the day for us north americans but I really want to join in, so I look forward to seeing you all tommorow.

Siddin
21-06-2012, 10:41 AM
Another video of last Thursday, to wet the appetite for tonight:


http://youtu.be/96gAw-1Y9Ao

Borklund
21-06-2012, 11:02 PM
Sorry if I seem in a foul mood today - I'm ill, and am desperate to get my Civ fix. Great fun was had, especially the first part of the game.

*shakes fist angrily at mike*

Siddin
22-06-2012, 02:52 PM
The dreaded Team Building exercise from last week:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UefWZ5IsMbM

Ayam
25-06-2012, 07:30 PM
Here's a little 20 second trap from last week's warm-up session. I get so jubilant I sound like that big dude from the Goonies:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvo9v_ZgUkU

I want to know who got the PUT YO HANDS UP rave recorded? Or screenshots at leastizzle.

kataras
28-06-2012, 09:10 AM
What's the plan for tonight? Warming up or straight on to a siege server?

StrangLove
28-06-2012, 03:22 PM
I'm thinking more of the same stuff we did last time, if we have the numbers. A little organised Versus, and then some siege, perhaps.

kataras
28-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Sounds good.

kataras
05-07-2012, 01:54 PM
Came across this today, it seems interesting: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,99562.0.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cX8iqPUtC8. Would people be interested to try it out?

See youz later tonight.

Edit: from the website:
The name of the game is simple:

There are two teams, beasts and hunters. Hunters must rely on ranged weapons, and the beasts only have melee weapons. Beasts hunt hunters, hunters hunt beasts. The beasts can use "backspace" to sniff the surroundings, showing a minimap with all the other beasts and hunters. Both teams can taunt or howl with "o". Howling for beasts regenerates health.

Strange
05-07-2012, 04:13 PM
Sounds fun - I've just got Warband and Napoleonic, and hope to join you guys one evening.

strange

StrangLove
05-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Strange, find me on RPS steamchat at some point and I'll add you to the steamgroup.

Ayam
09-07-2012, 10:59 PM
So I got around to watching The Hunt video, looks like it could be very good for a laugh.

So I got around to downloading it, too. In preparation for, you know, an assumed The Hunt session? Please, I want to howl like a wolf over voice comms!

Coccyx
09-07-2012, 11:29 PM
I would definitely be up for some Hunting, howling and all.

Inverselaw
13-07-2012, 11:31 PM
So did you guys use the mod, and if so should I download it for the next meet?

Also Ive been thinking about some kind of cannon competition, and wondering about what kind of resources are needed to make such a thing happen.

StrangLove
14-07-2012, 12:14 PM
Next meet will be using the mod, so that's next thursday at 19:30 BST. If anyone's coming along, make sure to have it installed.

mike
19-07-2012, 12:33 PM
Don't forget the mod for tonight:

http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,99562.0.html

Comrade Commissar
19-07-2012, 10:11 PM
That was some good fun today, looking forward to play The Hunt again!

Also, I can host servers now if you guys want me to.

Ayam
21-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Major thanks to Comrade Sidorenko for sorting out the hosting and this one goes out to kataras who found the mod but couldn't play in the end /salute


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYmiiEwudAY&feature=youtu.be

kataras
23-07-2012, 11:50 AM
Rub it in, why don't you Ayam????

On a more serious note, it looks good, shame that my M&B thinks it doesn't have it installed... I ll try and google around, see if there is any reason for it.

kataras
05-09-2012, 03:29 PM
I command you to RIIIIIIIIISEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Engonge
09-07-2013, 05:14 PM
I just bought this from a local store, whole bundle was 9 bucks. Anyone from RPS still playing this game?