Desolation of Ares

peashooter85:

Gold inlaid pinfire revolver with ivory grips.  Mid 19th century.

modernmjolnirmonthly:

darkange1zerox:

These are amazing and this artist is epic have a look at his work at http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=1297 Nate Hallinan check him out seriously

I can’t be the only person that feels like the one of Colossus smithing had a HUGE missed opportunity of being really badass by-
Having Colossus forging a sword by hitting it *with his fist while in steel form* rather then using a dinky little hammer. Cie la vie.

komradekrisis:

steamxlove:

nomellamesfriki:

Metal Slug

Steamy enough to be here because Metal Slug is fkn awesome k.

Metal Slug is fucking rad. I miss my Neo Geo :/

This is art from the video game Crusader Kings 2 , a game by Paradox Interactive. Its not that hard to source your shit. 

Possibly the best Viking Age/Middle Age Murder simulator of the past 5 years.

This is art from the video game Crusader Kings 2 , a game by Paradox Interactive. Its not that hard to source your shit. 

Possibly the best Viking Age/Middle Age Murder simulator of the past 5 years.

ritterlied:

joachimmurat:

invictascientia:

mongolia—forever:

Imagine If Mongolia stayed like this! 

I’m imagining something more badass—-what if Ogodei didn’t die, which allowed Subutai to fight Europe. AND IMAGINE IF HE WON. Oh man, I had a strong feeling that he COULD have won.

Shit, my ancestors in Lorraine may well have been subjects of the Mongol Khanate.
Any alternate history writers want to take a crack at this?

I’m in the camp that the Mongols would have faced similar problems as the Huns. Lack of pasture land for their horses was a huge factor in Hunnic power declining in Western Europe, which means fighting on foot and relying on allies on top of that (i.e. Battle of the Catalaunian Plains). Would have reduced Mongol combat effectiveness drastically. And that was when the Huns were attacking the Western Roman Empire which was incredibly weak at the time (they were extremely lucky to have Flavius Aetius commanding the legions). During the Mongol invasions in the 13th century it may have been a different matter, especially if it dragged on into the 14th century. I wonder how they’d fare against Edward III and combined arms tactics of English armies. Cavalry never did so well against that, as proven by French cavalry heavy armies during the Hundred Years War and Saladin’s forces at Arsuf in 1191 CE. If the Mamluks can kick Mongol ass, but couldn’t defeat English combined arms, then the Mongols likely would have been hard pressed against them too I think, especially. The English were also using chevauchée raids to tremendous effect; cavalry archers using longbows to raid and devastate the countryside (the Mongols on top of having a lack of pasture land for their cavalry, would have also had a hard time foraging for food and other resources).

Nailed it^. 

ritterlied:

joachimmurat:

invictascientia:

mongolia—forever:

Imagine If Mongolia stayed like this! 

I’m imagining something more badass—-what if Ogodei didn’t die, which allowed Subutai to fight Europe. AND IMAGINE IF HE WON. Oh man, I had a strong feeling that he COULD have won.

Shit, my ancestors in Lorraine may well have been subjects of the Mongol Khanate.

Any alternate history writers want to take a crack at this?

I’m in the camp that the Mongols would have faced similar problems as the Huns. Lack of pasture land for their horses was a huge factor in Hunnic power declining in Western Europe, which means fighting on foot and relying on allies on top of that (i.e. Battle of the Catalaunian Plains). Would have reduced Mongol combat effectiveness drastically. And that was when the Huns were attacking the Western Roman Empire which was incredibly weak at the time (they were extremely lucky to have Flavius Aetius commanding the legions). During the Mongol invasions in the 13th century it may have been a different matter, especially if it dragged on into the 14th century. I wonder how they’d fare against Edward III and combined arms tactics of English armies. Cavalry never did so well against that, as proven by French cavalry heavy armies during the Hundred Years War and Saladin’s forces at Arsuf in 1191 CE. If the Mamluks can kick Mongol ass, but couldn’t defeat English combined arms, then the Mongols likely would have been hard pressed against them too I think, especially. The English were also using chevauchée raids to tremendous effect; cavalry archers using longbows to raid and devastate the countryside (the Mongols on top of having a lack of pasture land for their cavalry, would have also had a hard time foraging for food and other resources).

Nailed it^. 

gonna watch the fifth element on netflix tonight I think. such a good movie. 

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wefadetogrey:

capleesi:

BUT RLY GUYS HOW LONG HAS THE FANDOM BEEN WAITING TO SEE DANCING LANNISTERS TO BE SET TO THIS SONG???

TY NIKOLAJ AND PETER

I actually laughed out loud. 

The winters are hard, but the Starks will endure. We always have.