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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.


'Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened' Moving Pictures

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Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-28-05 12:22 EST (US)     51 / 106       
Cahir Castle looks fine, Sir Hugh.

We may not be able to find pictures for it, though. I just checked the sites that have given us blanket permission to use their photos, and none of them have it. We don't need pictures, but it would be good to have some.


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Duc de Noisiel
Archer
posted 12-29-05 03:39 EST (US)     52 / 106       
You can find the blueprint of Cahir Castle here:
http://www.dickemauern.de/cahir/grlie.htm
And with legend in german here:
http://www.mueller-heidelberg.de/irland2001/13/15.html

I don't know if you may reproduce it though.

Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 12-29-05 17:22 EST (US)     53 / 106       
Thanks Duc. A cousin of mine went there 2 years ago and she might let me use some of her pictures.

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MNICY
Archer
posted 01-11-06 18:34 EST (US)     54 / 106       
Could i write an artical on King Phillip II of France?

Lords: Conquest - Medieval MMOG
"Come to think of it, how many people CAN fit on a pike?" -artofmath
"How to kill the Rat: Build 20 Horse archers and 10 swords men. Laugh at him." -Lord Michael I
Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 01-11-06 20:44 EST (US)     55 / 106       
Sure, if you want to, MNICY

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MNICY
Archer
posted 01-11-06 21:51 EST (US)     56 / 106       
Great. so its going to be like a biography on him, and il try to put in as much as i can about what he did with the crusades. (it seems he argued with Richard the Lion-hearted and went back to France, and proceeded to capture English held areas in France)
how long should it be? (how many words approximately?)

Lords: Conquest - Medieval MMOG
"Come to think of it, how many people CAN fit on a pike?" -artofmath
"How to kill the Rat: Build 20 Horse archers and 10 swords men. Laugh at him." -Lord Michael I

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Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 01-11-06 22:33 EST (US)     57 / 106       
Length - oh, probably somewhere between 500-1000 words. The longest one I've written for the site is 1600, and that comes to almost 4 single-spaced pages, which is kind of long.

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MNICY
Archer
posted 01-11-06 22:48 EST (US)     58 / 106       
ok great. i can do that easily enough
EDIT: im done. i have about 600 words. hope thats enough. theres not realy very much information on King Philip II... i dont think very many people think he was very importent and he is overshadowed by King Richard the Lionhearted...
EDIT:
how do i submit it?

Lords: Conquest - Medieval MMOG
"Come to think of it, how many people CAN fit on a pike?" -artofmath
"How to kill the Rat: Build 20 Horse archers and 10 swords men. Laugh at him." -Lord Michael I

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Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 01-12-06 01:07 EST (US)     59 / 106       
Cool, you can email it to me: kester at heavengames.com

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MNICY
Archer
posted 01-12-06 18:25 EST (US)     60 / 106       
okay

Lords: Conquest - Medieval MMOG
"Come to think of it, how many people CAN fit on a pike?" -artofmath
"How to kill the Rat: Build 20 Horse archers and 10 swords men. Laugh at him." -Lord Michael I

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MNICY
Archer
posted 01-14-06 22:15 EST (US)     61 / 106       
did you get my email kester?

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"Come to think of it, how many people CAN fit on a pike?" -artofmath
"How to kill the Rat: Build 20 Horse archers and 10 swords men. Laugh at him." -Lord Michael I
Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 01-14-06 22:22 EST (US)     62 / 106       
Yes, I got it - I'll be putting it up tomorrow

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MNICY
Archer
posted 01-14-06 22:37 EST (US)     63 / 106       
Great

Lords: Conquest - Medieval MMOG
"Come to think of it, how many people CAN fit on a pike?" -artofmath
"How to kill the Rat: Build 20 Horse archers and 10 swords men. Laugh at him." -Lord Michael I
Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 01-14-06 22:43 EST (US)     64 / 106       
Sorry, I had forwarded it to myself at work, and forgot to email you that I had received it. It reads very well.

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MNICY
Archer
posted 01-14-06 22:47 EST (US)     65 / 106       
thanks. i was able to get it done very quickly because i was SOOO board in school. (finished all my work for the next two weeks, in my socials studies class, and the teacher had nothing else to give us, and it was catch-up day.) we were in the library so i desided to take notes on King Philip. so i got an encyclopedia and made some notes.

Lords: Conquest - Medieval MMOG
"Come to think of it, how many people CAN fit on a pike?" -artofmath
"How to kill the Rat: Build 20 Horse archers and 10 swords men. Laugh at him." -Lord Michael I
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 03-07-06 17:24 EST (US)     66 / 106       
I finally emailed my castle write up to Kester!

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Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 05-17-06 14:51 EST (US)     67 / 106       
I'm tired of seeing the front page. It never changes. When was poll supposed to close? Anyway, I think I might write another castle article with it being a 4 week holiday until summer classes. How about:

Rhuddlan Castle, Wales.

Let me look some stuff up first, it will probably be 2 weeks or so until I actually have something to turn in.


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Sparrow
Archer
posted 05-17-06 15:37 EST (US)     68 / 106       
That sounds great, Sir Hugh. We could definitely use another castle write-up. Let me know how it's going when you have some news.
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 06-08-06 19:28 EST (US)     69 / 106       
The write up is done, I'm waiting on the photo guy's permission right now.

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Lady Arcola
SHH Seraph
posted 06-08-06 22:58 EST (US)     70 / 106       
Thanks Sir Hugh, let me know if you need help getting permissions.

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Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 06-20-06 18:13 EST (US)     71 / 106       
You know what, I think I need help finding the photos. The first site didn't give permission.

(Check email Lady A)


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Sir Rob
Archer
posted 08-16-06 13:51 EST (US)     72 / 106       
How about a topic where people suggest topics?
How about a topic for newbies? (like me!) I'm new to S2 but have had S1 for a long time. Never went past the 7th or 8th level in combat though. (boring!)
While I apreciatte the info on medival life, to a history buff like me it's old hat. What I really need to know is why am I using spearmen against Lord Barclay's swordsmen?
Why do serfs steal food when the rations are on double?
Why, when popularity is at 100%, do they turn to crime in the first place?
Why can't I just punch the serf in the face and order him back to work? Or at least slap his wrist?
Why can't my spearmen throw their spears and kill with one shot?
See? These are basic questions that need to be answered, inquiring minds want to know!
I'd like to be notified if there is a reply, too bad this site doesn't do this.

If we execute anyone who steals food from the grainary; we'll put on end to crime!
Sparrow
Archer
posted 08-16-06 20:44 EST (US)     73 / 106       
1. Why am I using spearmen against Lord Barclay's swordsmen?

Yes, why are you using spearmen against Lord Barclay's swordsmen? Can you not afford crossbowmen, your own swordsmen, or even knights?

2. Why do serfs steal food when the rations are on double? Why, when popularity is at 100%, do they turn to crime in the first place?

Some people just have to be mischievous now matter how good things get. In fact good times may invite boredom and create too much free time, creating a craving for danger.

3. Why can't I just punch the serf in the face and order him back to work? Or at least slap his wrist?

You hire torturers to do that for you. And they are happy to do a lot more than slap wrists.

4. Why can't my spearmen throw their spears and kill with one shot?

I don't think they're keeping their spears sharp enough. Discipline and training is lax and their throwing arms are weak.

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If you're a history buff Sir Rob maybe you'd consider writing an article dealing with an historical aspect in the Stronghold era.

apuya24
Archer
posted 08-16-06 22:03 EST (US)     74 / 106       
hey ! i would like to know if i could write an article for you guys on how to basically defeat king phillip, and maybe sherrif or frederick in stronghold crusader . sort of like what wraith and ztolk did .
Sparrow
Archer
posted 08-17-06 11:32 EST (US)     75 / 106       
We encourage members to submit articles for our site. That would be great if you might be able to add a few more write-ups to help fill in the missing characters on the Profiles Index that Wraith and Ztolk started.

Be sure to check out the How to Write an Article page for more detailed instructions. Please email me with any further questions you might have and also all submissions should be sent to me.

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