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paul_soccer10
Mar 28, 2016






The April 1737 siege of Kandahar began when Nader Shah's Afsharid army invaded southern Afghanistan to topple the last Hotaki stronghold, which was held by Hussain Hotaki. It took place in the Old Kandahar area of the modern city of Kandahar in Afghanistan and lasted until March 24, 1738, when the Hotaki Afghans were defeated by the Persian army.


REad more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kandahar

and let's have a discussion,

My favourite chapter of this historical episode is when In anticipation of the siege, the Afghans had stockpiled large amounts of provisions in the fortified town

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Psycho Society
Oct 21, 2010



I bet afghan girls are cutie pies. confirm/deny??

satanic splash-back
Jan 28, 2009



I bet the whole place smelled like poop
Horse poop. People poop. Runny poop. Explosive poop. Poop thrown over the walls. Poop trebuchet'd over the walls. Poop heated in hot oil and poured on Invaders, seeping through the small slits in their armor, leading to a combination of severe burns and fecal contamination along with the inevitability of getting poop in the mouth. Poop in the streets. Poop in the water. Poop on the hands of the cook cooking food in a bucket next to a ditch full of poop. Burning poop.

Skeleton Ape
Dec 21, 2008

The most richly flavored of all drunkards.

satanic splash-back posted:

I bet the whole place smelled like poop
Horse poop. People poop. Runny poop. Explosive poop. Poop thrown over the walls. Poop trebuchet'd over the walls. Poop heated in hot oil and poured on Invaders, seeping through the small slits in their armor, leading to a combination of severe burns and fecal contamination along with the inevitability of getting poop in the mouth. Poop in the streets. Poop in the water. Poop on the hands of the cook cooking food in a bucket next to a ditch full of poop. Burning poop.

This was a good post.

For me to poop on

paul_soccer10
Mar 28, 2016



rising storm 2 vietnam just got release w--t

Randarkman
Jul 18, 2011


Psycho Society posted:

I bet afghan girls are cutie pies. confirm/deny??

In the 1840s war British soldiers took quite a fancy to them when they occupied Kabul. Which made a lot of locals pretty mad.

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012


Psycho Society posted:

I bet afghan girls are cutie pies. confirm/deny??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGE9sQGPkDc#t=15s

Tenacious J
Nov 20, 2002
Deep beneath the subatomic threshold lurks a mysterious force from whence man and beast sprang forth, as one. Evolved from the blood of the ancients, in the tradition of Ang & Chang with a little Wang Chung sauce... Tenacious J.


Do I need the Siege of Kandahar DLC to play multiplayer?

a hole-y ghost
May 10, 2010



My favorite part is when Nader Shah smashed the poo poo out of that town and built a better one named after himself right next to it, and then brought us Consumer Reports in the modern day.

Testikles
Feb 21, 2009

I think it worked because my gay father seems so chipper this morning, and I don't care.

paul_soccer10 posted:

My favourite chapter of this historical episode is when In anticipation of the siege, the Afghans had stockpiled large amounts of provisions in the fortified town

I too liked this part.

Cantaloupe
Apr 18, 2009

I'll be the rollinbout


jesus christ has that artist never heard of perspective? terrible

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

alexander the great tried to conquer afganistan, but he hosed it up just like everyone else

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011

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Stupid shit here
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im the guy in the lower right riding half a horse

Three-Phase
Aug 5, 2006

Turbine trip
Reactor trip

The guys in that painting are wearing skirts? (Not shaming or judging or anything.)

Psycho Society
Oct 21, 2010



That's the only drawing they of of this massive battle? hitler could paint better than that

Psycho Society
Oct 21, 2010



hey dumbass WHY ARE THE GUNS JUST SHOOTING AT THE GROUND? bozo idiot

Three-Phase
Aug 5, 2006

Turbine trip
Reactor trip

Psycho Society posted:

hey dumbass WHY ARE THE GUNS JUST SHOOTING AT THE GROUND? bozo idiot

Man guns were still pretty new back then (I think some didn't even have front and back sights) so give them a little slack.

a hole-y ghost
May 10, 2010



Psycho Society posted:

hey dumbass WHY ARE THE GUNS JUST SHOOTING AT THE GROUND? bozo idiot
They're swiffer dusters hanging from hooks.

phallocentriloquist
Jun 7, 2004

X Gonna Give It To Ya


The siege tactics look sound to me. Got a lotta people on that ladder, must be well crafted.

Are those little flying rocket arms actual rockets or? Either way I bet this was a very memorable siege and Kandahar is a city with a rich and diverse history!

I give it a 3.5/5

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

Psycho Society posted:

That's the only drawing they of of this massive battle? hitler could paint better than that

you try doing a painting during a siege and see if it turns out better. must have been hell getting the guys in the castle to stay still

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012


Cantaloupe posted:

jesus christ has that artist never heard of perspective? terrible

its weird how nobody could draw well until, like, the renaissance like you'd think at least one would manage something that doesn't look weird

paul_soccer10
Mar 28, 2016



Fojar38 posted:

im the guy in the lower right riding half a horse

im every cannon firing at once

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

Robo Reagan posted:

its weird how nobody could draw well until, like, the renaissance like you'd think at least one would manage something that doesn't look weird

people could draw just fine in ancient rome/greece. the middle ages dumbified everyone

Three-Phase
Aug 5, 2006

Turbine trip
Reactor trip

Rutibex posted:

people could draw just fine in ancient rome/greece. the middle ages dumbified everyone


Yeah the middle ages really sucked.

tenspott
Aug 1, 2002



Robo Reagan posted:

its weird how nobody could draw well until, like, the renaissance like you'd think at least one would manage something that doesn't look weird

non-western countries were centuries behind in wrt pretty fundamental stuff like perspective in art.

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012


tenspott posted:

non-western countries were centuries behind in wrt pretty fundamental stuff like perspective in art.

yeah but why wasn't there, like, one guy who could do some mona lisa type art in the middle ages

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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004

No whammy, no whammy, no whammy...

I like to think that most of the sand in the Middle East is composed of grounded up bones from the millennia's worth of corpses accrued.

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