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GillB
EXCO Alumna in Kul Tiras
posted 12-13-03 07:39 EST (US)         
Have you ever thought about writing an article for Stronghold Heaven, but didn't know where to start? We have the answer for you in our information page on How to Write an Article.

We always welcome articles on strategy, scenario design and history. This will take you through all the steps from your first idea to its appearance on the site.


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[This message has been edited by Kester (edited 12-27-2005 @ 03:46 PM).]

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Bismuth
Archer
posted 01-07-04 12:59 EST (US)     1 / 106       
How about posting here a list of article topics that people are currently working on?

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++
GillB
EXCO Alumna in Kul Tiras
posted 01-07-04 14:03 EST (US)     2 / 106       
That's a good idea Bismuth. Will take me a little while to round them all up, but it might put a rocket behind those who have promised and not started

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GillB
EXCO Alumna in Kul Tiras
posted 01-10-04 07:03 EST (US)     3 / 106       
I've updated the header post with articles that are being written that I know about - if anyone is writing something not on the list, could you let me know please? Ditto if I've managed to forget anything that has been offered.

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NAT
Banned
posted 01-10-04 15:19 EST (US)     4 / 106       
I will be happy to do an article on terrain modelling but it will take me some time.
Bismuth
Archer
posted 02-09-04 13:42 EST (US)     5 / 106       
I'm thinking about writing an article on the technology of some piece of siege equipment - possibly the trebuchet. Covering: history, structure, how it functioned, mass of projectiles, etc. Maybe even including some ideas on student science fair projects related to this device. (My son built a catapult for science fair one year.)

How does this sound?


No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++
Sulis
HG Alumnus
posted 02-09-04 13:58 EST (US)     6 / 106       
It sounds like a wonderful idea, Bismuth. That should be a fascinating topic, one i'll certainly look out for when it's done

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Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 02-10-04 02:48 EST (US)     7 / 106       
Definitely sounds like fun

:: has visions of Volkswagen BUg lobbing trebuchets ::


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littlegloomy
Archer
posted 02-10-04 05:31 EST (US)     8 / 106       

Quoted from Bismuth:

'm thinking about writing an article on the technology of some piece of siege equipment - possibly the trebuchet. Covering: history, structure, how it functioned, mass of projectiles, etc. Maybe even including some ideas on student science fair projects related to this device. (My son built a catapult for science fair one year.)

How does this sound?

Speaking strictly for myself, I would love to read that article. I hope you decide to write it.

Bismuth
Archer
posted 02-13-04 10:28 EST (US)     9 / 106       
Gill, Next week I hope to visit Haut-Königsburg in France - you wrote a "Castle of the Week" about this one. In your article you also have a mini-map for it but when I search I cannot seem to find a Stronghold scenario for this castle. I fly out this afternoon!

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++
GillB
EXCO Alumna in Kul Tiras
posted 02-13-04 11:07 EST (US)     10 / 106       
It wasn't a player made one - it was either with the original game or with the additional download that was released by Firefly shortly afterwards.

Have fun


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Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 02-16-04 03:49 EST (US)     11 / 106       
Bismuth, enjoy!
Should you take pictures, we'd be more than happy to host a few of them
As a matter of fact, we're planning to add a gallery with larger scale (c. 600x400) pictures of real life castles, so your's would make a nice addition to them

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Bismuth
Archer
posted 02-17-04 07:48 EST (US)     12 / 106       
Greetings from the Alsace region of France! In just a few minutes we are planning to visit Haut-Konigsberg. Definitely I will try to take some good photos for SHH. This is a beautiful region and they have SNOW (we don't see much of that in Orlando Florida).

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++

[This message has been edited by Bismuth (edited 02-21-2004 @ 07:52 PM).]

Sulis
HG Alumnus
posted 02-17-04 13:41 EST (US)     13 / 106       
:: is not jealous ::

Hope you're having fun


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Bismuth
Archer
posted 02-18-04 08:01 EST (US)     14 / 106       
I think I took something like 50-60 digital photos. Oh for want of a wide angle lens! The Castle is immense! I tried to take some shots that can be joined to form panoramas (when I get back to my computer at home).

It was also very cold inside. I bet castles weren't all that great to live in in the wintertime.


No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++
Lady Arcola
SHH Seraph
posted 02-18-04 11:27 EST (US)     15 / 106       
Sounds like fun Bismuthand if the cold there is anything like the cold here, living in a castle would be like an ice burg. LOL
Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 02-19-04 02:44 EST (US)     16 / 106       
IIRC the idea was that with the fireplace roaring in front of you you'd be sweating in front and still freeze your ass off

Of course, the smaller rooms were covered in wall hangings and such, so should be slightly more comfortable.


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Bismuth
Archer
posted 02-22-04 17:40 EST (US)     17 / 106       
Jayhawk, Sulis - Back in Orlando now. It is warm, in the 70's today and supposed to be in the 80's tommorow - I think it is safe to pack away my stocking hat and gloves.

I have some really nice shots of Haut-Konigsberg. Glad to provide them for use on SHH. I can send you the images, want me to write up a few words about the castle or about my visit? This was a COTW by Gil some time ago.


No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++
Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 02-23-04 03:06 EST (US)     18 / 106       
That trip sounds like it was much too short, Bismuth...

Re: Pics, if you can send between 3 and 9 pictures to me, sized down to a maximum of 600x450 (or 1500x45o for panoramas) I'll upload them. I can add a short description for each if you provide one.

A seperate impression of the castle, would be a great addition to Gill's CotW.


Angel Jayhawk
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I believe violence will only increase the cycle of violence. — The Dalai Lama
Bismuth
Archer
posted 02-28-04 15:36 EST (US)     19 / 106       
Jayhawk - I e-mailed the photos to you this morning. You suggested between 3 and 9 photos so I sent you 22!

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++
Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 02-29-04 04:13 EST (US)     20 / 106       
I found them, Bismuth.
And I'm sure we can make the occasional exception

Angel Jayhawk
Eyrie • Caesar 4 Heaven • Children of the Nile Heaven • Stronghold Heaven • Caesar 3 Heaven • Emperor Heaven • Pharaoh Heaven • Zeus Heaven • My Deviations
Support your local Heaven • My Recommendations • EXCO • HALO
I believe violence will only increase the cycle of violence. — The Dalai Lama
Bismuth
Archer
posted 03-04-04 16:22 EST (US)     21 / 106       
You don't have to use them all, whichever ones you feel people would be interested in. Any idea when they will be posted on the website?

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
++33rd Psalm, Verses 16-18++
Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 03-05-04 02:40 EST (US)     22 / 106       
I hope to find some time this evening, if not, maybe Sudnay evening or Monday. I'll be having a busy weekend as a friend will be visiting from the UK

Angel Jayhawk
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I believe violence will only increase the cycle of violence. — The Dalai Lama
Jayhawk
Eminence Grise
posted 03-12-04 15:10 EST (US)     23 / 106       
Newsed!

Angel Jayhawk
Eyrie • Caesar 4 Heaven • Children of the Nile Heaven • Stronghold Heaven • Caesar 3 Heaven • Emperor Heaven • Pharaoh Heaven • Zeus Heaven • My Deviations
Support your local Heaven • My Recommendations • EXCO • HALO
I believe violence will only increase the cycle of violence. — The Dalai Lama
NeKoeNMa
Archer
posted 04-11-04 19:38 EST (US)     24 / 106       
Maybe I could make a small list of disasters that can happen on your castle? I'd be proud to have a list organized by me on SHH

It won't take long anyway...

*rushes to make the list*

Oh yeah, should I mail GillB? And... Maybe I can offer some small pictures of each of the disasters.

NeKoeNMa
Archer
posted 06-21-04 14:58 EST (US)     25 / 106       
Well, the list is ready. There aren't much of them.

I may add the good events on this list, or make a separate one for them (but they're so few...).

[w]Well, It's ready one month ago, but noone anwered... I just want to know if it still can be accepted.

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