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I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!

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anonymous asked:

So where is this Superclose Society1527 Amelia Street, Victoria, BC, CanadaVictoria, BC V8W 2K1 Canada? Their love nest, I suppose?

lets take a look, shall we? thank god google images is around because wow, this looks a bit residential.

the window got skewed a bit, but that one in the middle is 1527 Amelia St in Victoria.

This post will not be focusing on any individual character, but a certain army of them. A certain army that was among the most feared ones in early modern Europe. The Swedish Caroleans.

The year was 1679 when the Scanian War ended. King Karl XI looked upon his army in despair - not only was it bloody #REKT by the war, it had been in miserable shape before and during the war as well, thanks to the imbecile regency council that had ruled in the young king’s stead. The regents had screwed up in pretty much every other way as well, and he punished them properly. But I’ll try keeping to the subject on this one - if I start talking about Karl XI instead, I’ll go on for bloody hours, so let’s get to the point.

When the war was over, Karl began his task to reform the Swedish army. And so, the Caroleans were born.

Aside from getting new, updated muskets and grenades, as well as bloody handsome new uniforms, these troops were trained to perfection in the physical art of war, as well as rifle skill - they kept the Swedish war tradition of reloading fast as fuck, well, at least compared to the rest of Europe. Apart from the training, these soldiers had the closest thing to unbreakable morale. They were sorted into regiments where all the troops hailed from the same provinces(which was actually not that common back then), while also being strictly christianized - taking the Lord’s name in vain - as in yelling “OH MY GAWD” - was awarded with execution. Looting and being a general dick against occupied civilians was forbidden as well.

The strong faith helped the Caroleans to keep their shit together in tight spots - they were always in tight spots - which wasn’t easy for their enemies. However, what really made these men bloody dangerous was their behavior and tactics.

The standard strategy for 18th century Europe was to stand ~30 meters from the enemy and skirmish for hours until one side got tired of it and calmly walked away. These guys would have none of that shit.

They instead kept walking calmly even when the enemy was in fire position… plot twist - because they knew how bloody inaccurate a musket was and how bloody terrible everyone else was at using them! As the Caroleans walked calmly straight into hostile fire, while barely even losing any men, they stopped “when they saw the whites in the enemies’ eyes”. Which meant around 10 meters. This was the point where it became easy to hit someone, so there they fired their four-rank volley - only one volley per rank - and charged like barbarians into the enemy lines.

This maneuver brought Poles, Danes, Russians and Saxons alike into full panic. Remember when I posted about the battle when an army defeated another one, third its own size? Yep. These guys were those winners.

And, I’m sorry, Poland,  but the Carolean cavalry STOMPED the WINGED HUSSARS.At Klissow, 1702.

But, well, I suppose that if you can win battles against armies three to four times as big as your own, you can beat the Winged Hussars too.

One time, these men captured 7,000 Saxon/Russian troops at the battle of Fraustadt. As payback for enemy douchebaggery in the Baltic theater of the Great Northern War, 700 of the prisoners were slaughtered. Then the boys had a sermon to thank God for their victory.

(images from google and wikipedia)