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Forum & Website / WebM Request
« on: February 23, 2015, 09:59:31 pm »
Can we enable embedding for HMTL5? WebM (the format I personally use, and all over Reddit and adopted by 4chan) is the new and growing alternative GIF that uses up a lot less space than GIF's do. GIF's tend to lag a page, and even led to the norm of not using GIF's in signatures and spammed. In contrast, WebM is highly optimized and reduces lag. Is there a possibility FSE can enable WebM embedding in the near future?

Something I made from Arma 3, it's less than 4mb and two minutes long with a good size and quality

Official Servers Bans & Unbans / Ban Request
« on: June 18, 2014, 03:53:37 am »
Name of the server you were on NA 1
Name of the person causing trouble [44th]Essex_Cpt_Menalaos
Nature of their offense Impersonation
Time and date of their offense 6/17/14 9:30-10:00pm EST
If needed, what your relationship was to the offense in question. I'm being impersonated as a joke, and understand that this sort of thing is unacceptable on NA 1. For all we know, this ID could have multiple counts of impersonation.
Any proof if you have it, For instance screenshots. (use spoilers!)


Other Games / Rust
« on: December 16, 2013, 02:26:38 am »
I couldn't find a thread for this so I figured that I'd go ahead and post one. It's now purchasable for early access on Steam.


I guess you could call it "Dayz Minecraft", it's fun when you're with friends and the experience is pretty neat. Does anyone else play?

Regiments / 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot [NA] Disbanded
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:53:01 am »

Who are we?

The 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot is a North American (equally composed of Canadians and Americans) regiment based on skill, activity, and discipline. We are a community that plays games together, fights in line-battles and conquests, and finally consider each other more as a community than clan. In the regiment you may find yourself surrounded with veteran players who can significantly increase your melee skills or even show simple tricks that advanced fighters use. The intention of the 44th is to provide a fun, enjoyable, yet disciplined unit that fights primarily as line infantry. Based on a historical regiment that participated throughout many battles in the Peninsular campaign and finally into Waterloo (The entire history is posted below), we hope to reenact the 44th in an awesome way.

If you are interested in joining a serious, disciplined and rather fun regiment then join the 44th!
 Interested recruits are always welcomed to try a linebattle with us before making a decision.

Take the King's Shilling (44th East Essex Regiment Website)

Private of the 44th, 1812.

Battle Honours:


- Egypt
- Badajoz
- Salamanca
- Peninsula
- Bladensburg
- Waterloo


1v1 Results

Work in progress!

Eagles captured:

Below are members who have captured French Eagles, the circumstances make it a rare and special occasion and deserves recognition. The participant must kill and take the flag to the commanding officer and a witness should be able to testify for him if questioned.

Serjeant C0re

Peter Broetz


Will add more credits soon.
- Thread Design; Joseph Graham


Our Website
- Feel free to drop by anytime!

Teamspeak; Given on request
- Visitors are welcomed

Steam Group
- Any admin can help you join or answer questions

You can also contact a member on the forums by posting on the thread or sending a P.M.

Space is empty



Major - Maj
Captain - Cpt
Lieutenant - Lt
Ensign - Ens
          Non-commissioned Officers

Serjeant Major - SjtMaj
Colour Serjeant - CSjt
Serjeant - Sjt
Corporal - Cpl
   Enlisted Men

Lance-Corporal - LCpl
Kingsman - Kgm
Fusilier - Fus
Private - Pte
Recruit - Rec

History of the 44th through the Napoleonic Wars - "The Fighting Fours", the Salamanca Eagle and Quatre Bras

The outbreak of war with revolutionary France in 1793 found the 44th and the 56th in Ireland. Both Regiments were sent to the West Indies, being employed in operations against the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. While the 56th Foot was to remain in the West Indies until 1799 fighting both the French and the yellow fever until decimated, the 44th returned home in 1794 to be sent, ill-prepared and under strength, to fight under the Duke of York in Flanders. This ill-conceived campaign ended for the 44th in the spring of 1795, when it returned with the other remnants of the army to England, only to be sent once more to the West Indies. Returned home in 1797, the 44th next garrisoned Gibraltar from October, 1800, at a time when Napoleon conquered Egypt only to have his fleet destroyed by Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Isolated by British sea-power, the eventual fate of the French was certain and only depended on when the hard-pressed England could spare the force necessary for their destruction. In 1801 the 44th was made part of this expedition. It took part in the Battle of the Pyramids and the Siege of Alexandria. It was awarded its first battle honour, "The Sphinx Superscribed Egypt", to be borne on the Regimental Colour. A Sphinx formed part of the Regimental cap badge.

Expansion of the army during the Napoleonic Wars resulted in the raising of the 2/44th (1803) and the 2/56th (1804), while the 3/5th was raised in 1813. The 2/44th was raised in Ireland, and it is perhaps to commemorate this and the many Irishmen who served with gallantry in the ranks of the 44th and 56th in their earlier years that both regular battalions of The Essex Regiment always marked St Patrick's Day by the beating of reveille by the Corps of Drums playing traditional Irish airs - a custom still observed today. The 44th served in Malta, Sicily, Spain and North America. In the latter campaign the battle honour "Bladensburg" was awarded for the part the Regiment took in the advance to and occupation of Washington, the American capital, 1814.

The 2/44th in its short life crowned itself with glory, gaining great distinction under Lord Wellington in the Peninsular War and at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. It won for the Regiment the battle honours of "Badajoz", "Salamanca", "Peninsula" and "Waterloo". It was a party of the 2/44th, under command of Lieutenant W. Pearce, that captured the Eagle Standard of the 62nd Regiment of French Infantry during the Battle of Salamanca in 1812. This Eagle (only five were taken in battle in all the wars with the French) rests in the Museum and an Eagle badge is worn as an arm badge by the Royal Anglian Regiment. The gallantry of the 2/44th in the Peninsular War gained them the nickname "The Fighting Fours".


The average foot soldier

The Eagle of the 62e Regiment d'Infanterie captured at Salamanca
          Capture of an Eagle at Salamanca
Battle of Salamanca, 22 July 1812 - the attack by Sir James Leith's 5th Division. At about 1640hrs the 5th Division, after enduring a prolonged period under fire from French artillery, began its attack on Maacune's division just above the village of Los Arapiles. When the 5th reached the crest of the heights they found Maucune's division drawn up in squares. In the ensuing contest, the British firepower broke the squares apart.

The eagle of the 62nd was taken by Lieutenant Pearce of the 44th English, who appeared in front of its bearer at the moment when he was taking it off its staff to protect it under his coat. They got involved in a fight, in which they were joined by a 2nd eagle-bearer, a French soldier and three English of the 44th. The French soldier was going to drive his bayonet into the Lieutenant, when Private Finlay shot him in the head, saving the Lieutenant’s life and spraying the eagle with the soldier’s blood. The two French bearers also died straight away, one of them killed by Lieutenant Pearce, who snatched the eagle from the hands of one of the dead, then nailed their trophy to a sergeant’s pike, carrying it triumphantly throughout the remainder of the battle, presenting it to Wellington the following day.

Brevet Lieut Colonel Hardinge gained a medal for this victory and the 44th were permitted to bear the word Salamanca on the regimental colour. The battalion had Captains John Berwick Ensign William Standley and four rank and file killed two sergeants one drummer and twenty rank and file wounded at the battle.

Quatre Bras & Finale
The Battalion then moved to quarters in Ostend until April 1815, when they where posted to the 95th British Infantry Brigade under the command of Sir Dennis Pack.  The 2nd Battalion suffered 165 casualties during the Waterloo Campaign and was particularly hard pressed at Quatre Bras, where on June 16th Ensign Christie, despite receiving serious injuries, distinguished himself by saving the regimental Colour. After the battle of June 18th, the 44th marched to Paris, not returning to England until January 1816. In January 1816 the 2nd Battalion of the 44th Regiment of Foot embarked at Calais for Dover and on the 24th January was disbanded. The Officers received full pay until 24th March and all men fit for service were transferred to the 1st Battalion. The 44th East Essex remained a one battalion regiment, winning more glory and honours until 1881, when on 1st July, as a result of the territorial reorganisation scheme, the 44th became the 1st Battalion, the Essex Regiment and the 44th East Essex ceased to exist.  Gone but never forgotten.


44th Defending Their Colours at Waterloo (Ensign Christie).

Last stand of the 44th at Gandamak, painted by William Barnes Wollen

Other Notable Engagements - First Anglo-Afghan War

The 44th Foot fought in the First Anglo-Afghan War and the regiment formed the rearguard on the retreat from Kabul. After a continuous running battle in two feet of snow, the force had been reduced to fewer than forty men. On 13 January 1842, the few survivors of the decimated regiment made a last stand against Afghan tribesmen on a rocky hill near the village of Gandamak. The ground was frozen and icy. The men had no shelter and were starving. Only a dozen of the men had working muskets, the officers their pistols and a few unbroken swords. When the Afghans surrounded them on the morning of the 13th the Afghans announced that a surrender could be arranged. "Not bloody likely!" was the bellowed answer of one British sergeant. It is believed that only two survived the massacre.

Most notable was Captain Thomas Souter, who by wrapping the regimental colours around himself was taken prisoner, being mistaken by the Afghan as a high military official. The other was Surgeon William Brydon who rode his exhausted horse for days until he came to the British garrison at Jalalabad. A vivid, if romanticised, depiction entitled "Last Stand of the 44th Regiment at Gundamuk" was painted by the artist William Barnes Wollen in 1898 which now hangs in the Chelmsford and Essex museum in Oaklands Park, London Road, Chelmsford. This disaster to British arms served to encourage the Indian nationalists who were leaders in the great mutiny in India.
The 44th Foot was reconstituted and saw active service in Turkey and Russia during the Crimean War. The regiment was awarded three battled honours to its Regimental Colour for service in the Crimea. These were the battles of The Alma, Inkerman and Sevastopol.

Second Opium War
The 44th were serving in Madras, India in 1860 as the garrison for Fort St George. Drafts of reinforcements arrived during 1859 and the regiment was composed of 35 officers and 1,176 organised in 10 companies. At the outbreak of war with China, 5 companies of the regiment embarked on transports on 31 January. The remainder of the regiment embarked on 3 March. On arrival in China the commanding officer Colonel Charles William Dunbar Staveley was appointed to command the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division, and command of the 44th fell to Lieutenant Colonel MacMahon. The regiment participated in the capture of the Taku Forts on 21 August 1860 as part of the Anglo-French forces under command of General Sir James Hope Grant. The 44th were in the vanguard of the assault on the North Taku entrenchments. The attacking force crossed a series of ditches and bamboo-stake palisades under heavy Chinese musketry, and tried to force entrance by the main gate. When this effort was unsuccessful, an assault party climbed the wall to an embrasure and forced entry to the fort. The first British officer to enter the fort was Lieutenant Robert Montresor Rogers of the E Company, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his conspicuous bravery. He was closely followed by Private John McDougall who was also awarded the VC. During the fighting the 44th had Captain George Ingham and Lieutenant Robert Montressor Rogers severely wounded, fourteen men killed, one drummer and forty-five men wounded. For this bloody action the Essex Regiment was awarded the battle honor "Taku Forts" to its Regimental Colour. On 25 August the 44th embarked for Shanghai and landed at the city on 10 September. The regiment garrisoned the city until 15 November when it embarked for Hong Kong, where it spent the rest of the war. After the end of the Opium War, it returned to India.

Battle of Inkerman, during the Crimean War, in 1854

Voluntary Enlistment Poster
The Essex Regiment - The Great War

On 1 July 1881, as part of the Childers Reforms which removed the numbering of Regiments, the 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot united with the 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot to form the Essex Regiment.

The Great War
During World War I the Essex Regiment provided 30 infantry battalions to the British Army. The 3rd (Special Reserve) (formerly Militia) battalion was mobilised to supply drafts to the two Regular battalions. On the outbreak of war, the Territorial battalions (4th-7th, and 8th (Cyclist) Bns) all formed second line (2/4-2/8th) and eventually third line (3/4th-3/8th) battalions. Three service battalions (9th-11th) and one reserve battalion (12th) were formed from volunteers in 1914 as part of Kitchener's Army, and a further service battalion (13th (West Ham)) was raised by the Mayor and Borough of West Ham. Reserve battalions created as the war progressed included the 14th (from the depot companies of the 13th), 15th-17th (from provisional battalions), 18th (Home Service) and 1st and 2nd Garrison Bns The regiment's battle honours for the First World War include Le Cateau, Ypres, Loos, Somme, Cambrai, Gallipoli and Gaza.

Battle of the Somme
1st Battalion took part in the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. The battalion (comprising W, X, Y, and Z companies) took up position in the British trenches at 3:30 am. At 8:40 am, the battalion received orders to advance and clear the German first-line trenches. The battalion was delayed by heavy enemy fire and congestion in the communication trenches. The Newfoundland Regiment advancing to the left of the Essex battalion was almost entirely wiped out as they advanced towards German lines. At 10:50 am, the Essex companies were in position and received orders to go "over the top". Companies came under heavy artillery and MG barrage immediately they appeared over the parapet, causing heavy losses. The attack became bogged down in no man's land. The battalion received orders from 88th Brigade headquarters to recommence the attack for 12:30 pm, but at 12:20 pm the battalion commander advised brigade HQ that "owing to casualties and disorganisation", it was impossible to renew the attack. The survivors of the battalion received orders to hold their position along the line of Mary Redan – New Trench – Regent Street.

Servers / NW_44th_East_Essex [NA]
« on: October 29, 2013, 04:25:36 am »

Figured I'd make a post here since it's become pretty popular during the sale as a TDM server. It's the 44th owned and operated server, not much to say. The intent is to provide a fun Team Deathmatch experience, this means that TK damage will be lowered to 25%. This makes teamwounds harder to kill and more forgiving for accidents, and the damage can be turned off at admin discretion/ no admin online. There's a few simple rules:

Server Guidelines
  • Don't purposefully teamkill / teamwound teammates
  • Do not excessively rant / complain
  • Avoid offensive slurs (This does include f*ggot)

Administrator Applications are not being accepted currently.

Ban / Unban - Post on the thread or via PM.
  • Name under which banned
  • Date of ban:
  • Why you should be unbanned:

Servers / BC_V_Official [NA]
« on: September 28, 2013, 05:21:32 am »
The official server of Legio V "Macedonia", it will be maintained as a public server and with TK damage off to enable phalanxes to work properly, prevent frustration, and overly involved admins in regards to teamwounding. The server will also be used for small legion events, since it's 60 slots. The rules are simply put as "Don't be a massive douche", and try not to disturb others.

Game Modes - Are subject to change on admin discretion.
  • TDM
  • Commander Battle (Lots of bots included)
  • Deathmatch

Administrator Application - Make sure you have me on Steam.
  • Previous Experience:
  • Why you would be a good admin:
  • Are you willing to commit time to the server if needed?

Ban / Unban - Post on the thread or via PM.
  • Date of ban:
  • Why you should be unbanned:

Optimates / Legio V Macedonica [NA]
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:39:47 pm »


The optimates ("Best Men," singular optimas; also known as boni, "Good Men") were the traditionalist majority of the late Roman Republic. They wished to limit the power of the popular assemblies and the Tribunes of the Plebs, and to extend the power of the Senate, which was viewed as more dedicated to the interests of the aristocrats who held the reins of power. In particular, they were concerned with the rise of individual generals who, backed by the tribunate, the assemblies and their own soldiers, could shift power from the Senate and aristocracy. They were opposed by the populares. Many members of this faction were so classified because they used the backing of the aristocracy and the senate to achieve personal goals, not necessarily because they favored the aristocracy over the lower classes. Similarly, the populares did not necessarily champion the lower classes, but often used their support to achieve personal goals.

The optimates favored the nobiles and opposed the ascension of novi homines into Roman politics. Cicero, a strong supporter of the optimates' cause, was himself a novus homo, being the first in his family to enter the Senate, and was never fully accepted by the optimates.[1] During the civil war of 49 BC, Julius Caesar, of a respectable old family, contended against a Senate championed by Pompey the Great. In addition to their political aims, the optimates opposed the extension of Roman citizenship, and sought the preservation of the mos maiorum, the ways of their forefathers. They sought to prevent successful generals, such as Gaius Marius, Pompey the Great, and Julius Caesar, from using their armies to accrue such power that they might be in a position to challenge the Senate. They opposed Marius' plan to enlist impoverished Romans, too poor to provide their own arms and supplies in the legions, and the generals' attempts to settle these veterans on state-owned land.

The optimates' cause reached its peak under the dictatorship of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. During his reign, the Assemblies were stripped of nearly all power, the Senate membership was raised from 300 to 600, an equally large number of populares were executed via proscription lists and thousands of soldiers were settled in northern Italy. However, after Sulla's resignation and subsequent death, many of their policies were gradually reversed. Besides Sulla, notable optimates included Lucullus, Cato, Milo, Bibulus and Brutus. Though they had opposed him for the entirety of his political career, Pompey the Great also found himself as the leader of the optimates' faction, once their civil war with Julius Caesar began. Optimates, along with disillusioned populares, who had carried out Caesar's assassination called themselves Liberatores.

Legio V "Macedonica"

Legio quinta Macedonica (Fifth Macedonian Legion) was a Roman legion. It was originally levied by consul Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus and Octavian in 43 BC, and it was stationed in Moesia at least until 5th century. Its symbol was the bull, but the eagle was used as well. The cognomen Macedonica comes from the fact that the legion was stationed in Macedonia for a significant period of its existence.


The Legion is highly dedicated to the mod and is a splinter community of the NW 44th Regiment. By joining this, you become somewhat part of the other. It's not obligation, just heritage. If you're interested in joining an American based Legion for the Bello Civili mod then please apply below with the following format:

Code: Make your application outside of the brackets
[b]Community Name:[/b]
[b]Steam Name:[/b]
[b]Any notes[/b]

General Discussion / Lancers: Still an Issue AGAINST OTHER CAVALRY
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:13:48 am »
Has anyone noticed that lancer supremacy makes any other cavalry class impossible to play? I realize that this is this has been an apparent problem since MM and somewhat fixed in NW. However, should they be limited in actually ability or numbers? I just haven't seen any rules (at least in the majority of NA/EU events I play in) that limit lancers, which seemed to happened in MM. Would making the lancer cap of 10 benefit smaller cavalry groups or just fuck over lancer tactics in general?


Cavalry on team 1 is X, Cav on team 2 is Z. If X has 15 lancers and Z is at 10 then clearly Z will lose no matter what. If Z was allowed lancers because they fit a rule that stated that 10 or less allows lancers then Z would have better chances against X.

Forum & Website / Petition to Re-Format OT [16 Supporters]
« on: August 24, 2013, 07:29:19 pm »
There's no difference between mess hall and OT. I originally tried to contact mods about sorting the mess but it was a failure. If you actually believe off-topic can be worth something and that mess hall should be designated spam then post below. I want to get a list of supporters / who agrees with sorting the Lounge boards.

Alright, let me clarify.

Messhall is spam and should be designated for spam, however plenty of threads have leaked over and linger in pure OT. I propose it be organized to the point that anything to improve post count or you e-peen should be moved to the Mess Hall. Anything else that's not completely spam stays.

David Stark
George MacKintosh
Emperor Napoleon

Official Servers Bans & Unbans / Ban Request
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:04:57 am »
Name of the server you were on NA 1
Tking spree and disconnecting
8/20/2013 EST (Around midnight, so it could be on either day of the log)


Other Games / c-RPG
« on: August 11, 2013, 06:26:40 am »
Anyone else play this? I'm trying to get back into it as a 2h.

Events: EU / Event Schedule [EU/NA]
« on: August 08, 2013, 09:35:26 pm »

Events: EU / 7 Nation Army Thursday Linebattle [NA]
« on: July 26, 2013, 05:31:00 am »

The 7 Nation Army will host a Thursday event for the North American commuity. This event will be a tight knit community, consisting only of solid groups that have attendance and discipline. We will only accept regiments that hold a high level of respect in the community and can become a great addition to the battle. The battle will have infantry, artillery, cavalry and light infantry (or rifles depending on the faction). The event will start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, server information will be made through a discussion in the Steam group regarding roles and information.

The event was founded by the 7NA Army after the final Thursday Public event, continuing ideals that Cop first founded in late October for the event. The battle will consist of two maps where the team with the best 2 of 3 will win the map, at the end of the 2nd map a fun round or 3rd custom map may be used pending admin decision. This is to create a quick game-play with short rounds, that way regiments involved will get more playtime with shorter rounds. In other words, less waiting and more fighting.

Officers & NCO's must be held responsible for the actions of their enlisted men, Firing out of line and delaying will result in a slay. For the minimum/maximum numbers, officers are included; you must be able to provide the minimum to be accepted. If you're not able to bring at least 8 men then you must tag onto another line while in their Teamspeak or not come to event.


The event will be mainly organized by the following people:
The rest of the ingame admins are trusted 7NA admins.

Other Games / What are you playing right now?
« on: July 03, 2013, 08:55:05 pm »
Figured we could have a topic for this, I've been playing Company of Heroes in anticipation of buying the second one soon. Recently got into SWTOR with a group of friends, anyone else playing anything new?

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