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what does PrepHole think of Guedelon?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    French would rather build a gay ass fake castle then send leclercs
    I hate them so much

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sending AMX

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Ah yes, Guedelon, that well-known French government military programme.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Rent free
      Cope and seethe, connard

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've always wondered if they picked a good site for a castle.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it's more of a heavily fortified manor than a full on castle.
      So it's prime function is to be the base and residence of the local lord so it isn't in the most defensible spot.
      but mainly because you need a cheep bit of land with stone close to it and not a pain in the ass to build on like some cliff face or some other bullocks.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Heavily fortified base and residence of a local bigwig sounds like the definition of a castle

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          A castle usually wasn't the residence of the lord
          but it's a academic levels of vague difference

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's full of iron and sandstone and even lime nearby. Good local materials available

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it is situated to be close to materials they need, dunno about strategic value

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely awesome, both in terms of the finished product and as experimental archeology.
      That said, I would be happy if they used modern machinery (but original materials). More castles should be built or restored in this way.

      Seems to be in the flat land. Where possible, castles would be built on hills, but it's possible there was none in the immediate area. And it complicates everything of course, for little gain.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >More castles should be built or restored in this way

        a lot of the people who've worked on Guedelon have gone on to use the skills for restoration of castles, and most notably, the reconstruction work after the Notre Dame fire.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          they also do maintenance on other castles

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I think this is the main benefit of the project; keeping an institutional level of masonry knowledge alive where it otherwise would require costly guesswork to emulate.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            it was one of the original goals of the project.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      A castle wouldn't be built on that site, but choosing this site reduced a lot of logistic constraints that would have drawn out the project even longer.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I visited it as a kid. Fun to watch. It's slow as fuck but I would like to see how things are going on today.
    To keep it PrepHole related, my mother bought me a knife handcrafted by the smith

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >I would like to see how things are going on today.
      Tom Scott did a video on it a few months ago.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        they finished one of the towers, nice

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it's neet

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Indeed. You stabbed your Aryan brothers in the back and now your country has been taken over by the garden gnomes and is being flooded with morons and Hispanics who will push out the white man.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Visited 15 years ago, it has come a long way. Good to see the progress

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the 2 towers will be massive but they should be mostly finished in a few years.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    https://i.imgur.com/mqnCtAs.png

    French would rather build a gay ass fake castle then send leclercs
    I hate them so much

    Kys retards

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I remember a friend telling me about it in 2004.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Neat. I would like to see more projects like this.
    >bros try to build an exact replica of the pyramids in Arizona using historically accurate technologies and techniques

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >all the LARPERs spend decades building it
    >finish it and get dead drunk to celebrate its completion
    >unbeknownst to them another group LARPing as a siege-force move up to the eaves of the wood around the castle that night
    >dawn next morning fire siege weapons at the walls and gate, then scale with ladders
    >building LARPERs wonder WTF is going on as attack LARPERs actually kill them for real
    >attack LARPERs finish the day's LARPING, change out of their medieval clothes and get in the car to drive home

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >kill them
      >not conquering the land and declaring them your vassals
      >not fighting the Fr*nch government with trebuchets and ballistas

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Cool project. Experimental archaeology is neat.

    I will kneel if they build a siege weapon like a catapult or trebuchet to test the effect on the masonry. Then get the masons back in to see what they can learn about repairing battle damage compared to building from scratch.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I visited as a kid 20 years ago, work was just beginning. Very kino, especially the human cranes.

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