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What does PrepHole think of Guédelon?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >literally the red baron's castle in Velen
    9/10 best questline in yurope

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      um

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Uma

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not sure what's shittier, that castle or Keira ditching your ass.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ndlPcW8.jpg

      um

      He's right actually. The Baron's castle follows a Motte-and-Bailey design, and the Guédelon keep looks remarkably like that at the top of the Baron's scarp.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Eh...maybe once but all those wooden replacement parts and the square towers rather than Guedelon's round towers really sets them apart.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        looks nothing alike

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speak American, fagit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      silence knave

      looks uncomfy and dull

      cozy and rustic

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    looks uncomfy and dull

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >my ladies can dost believeth there truly are knyghts who keep an abode such as this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > fortified farm house
      > castle

      French people

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True castles are more functional, not dainty disney shit like you're accustomed to

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What you do is you build a million tiny castles that can be held by a couple dozen men against anything less than a thousand, and your enemy has to make the impossible decision to either put every single one of them to siege wasting time, food, money, speed, etc etc, or ignore them and let those twenty guys raid their supply lines with impunity.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's basically how England conquered and pacified Wales.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What you do is you build a million tiny castles that can be held by a couple dozen men against anything less than a thousand, and your enemy has to make the impossible decision to either put every single one of them to siege wasting time, food, money, speed, etc etc, or ignore them and let those twenty guys raid their supply lines with impunity.

        That's basically how England conquered and pacified Wales.

        That's how you start, first you build wood manner house farmsteads
        then build a palisade around them
        then build a stone tower house
        then replace the manor with a stone structure

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks comfy and it makes me want to go back to university and finish up my degree because experimental archeology and related shit is neat as fuck.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good shit. Its largely self-financing now, it offered new insights into how castles were built, and some of the workers consulted on the repairs to Notre-Dame because of the skills they learned.
    >pic unrelated

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It can be done therefore the PrepHoleastle shall be built one day dubs confirm

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there have been two attempts at doing the same thing in the US but they both stopped after just doing the foundations

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The documentary series on it was very comfy.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine climbing the highest point of that tower and humping a maidservant while looking down on all the people beneath you.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What does PrepHole think of Guédelon?
    They've been constructing it for how many years and there is still a gap so large in the wall? Could they not have finished it before making the keep and towers, could they not have at least built makeshift fortifications to plug the gap? It is like they no longer even fear the English... and it will be their downfall.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They have taken longer than it originally would have because:
      1) all the skills have had to be relearnt where as back then there would have been tradesmen and craftsmen already available for hire, back then there would have been operational quarries and blacksmiths and brick and tile works but they've had to build these on site and mine the stone and clay themselves, and you would have been able to call on your serfs feudal obligations for the manual labor where as everything here has been volunteer
      2) half the day is spent stopping what they are doing to explain and demonstrate to tourists
      The gap allows horse drawn carts to come into the courtyard to bring in supplies especially the stones and tiles

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also they're possibly slowed down by modern occupational health and safety rules.
        Or maybe sped up because they're workers are in better condition?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          there are no hardhats or hivis
          medieval construction sites did use scaffolding and nets and they appear to only be doing that

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They are using modern ropes in their treadwheels.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the original would have been hemp and superior

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Try to find me a hemp rope with a certified working load.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn't working load just a fraction of breaking load? Say 20% from what I'm seeing.

                If that's the case you can easily find the breaking load for any given rope you can buy. Manila rope is still used for tons of things on ships, including hawsers.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Saw an interview with the head lady, she said something along the line, "we are trying to figure out how to a build a medieval castle not how many people die during the construction", so makes sense they would use modern ropes

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Leave it to contrarian polemics to harp over details that are critical to safety as not being "authentic"

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is it a REAL medieval construction site of the workers aren't malnourished and ready to drop dead while getting stone though?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the stone masons, blacksmiths, carpenters, etc would have all been well paid craftsmen
                the lords serfs could be called upon to provide some of the labor they owed but they had countless rest and feast days through the year, plus if all their owed labor was put into the construction the lord would then have to pay them to work his fields

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                here

                it's one of the places I want to visit for sure

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But how are we supposed to figure out how many peasants die to make a castle?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They have taken longer than it originally would have because:
          1) all the skills have had to be relearnt where as back then there would have been tradesmen and craftsmen already available for hire, back then there would have been operational quarries and blacksmiths and brick and tile works but they've had to build these on site and mine the stone and clay themselves, and you would have been able to call on your serfs feudal obligations for the manual labor where as everything here has been volunteer
          2) half the day is spent stopping what they are doing to explain and demonstrate to tourists
          The gap allows horse drawn carts to come into the courtyard to bring in supplies especially the stones and tiles

          >What does PrepHole think of Guédelon?
          They've been constructing it for how many years and there is still a gap so large in the wall? Could they not have finished it before making the keep and towers, could they not have at least built makeshift fortifications to plug the gap? It is like they no longer even fear the English... and it will be their downfall.

          Florien (the head foreman, I think) said they have taken longer to build it than historical castles, but this was partly intentional to draw out the building process and gain more experimental value.
          They didn't want a medieval castle, there are already plenty of those. They wanted a medieval construction site.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its deceptive in OP's photo, but there is actually a fairly significant drop at that edge there. The bridge isn't for nothing.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Single-handedly keeping traditional architecture alive in France. I hope the people who built it move on to inspire new projects and make new beautiful things.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get in

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was common to keep a flock of geese around a medieval manor for security, they are very territorial and will honk at any intruders raising the alarm and even attack

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it was common to keep a flock of geese around a medieval manor for security,
      This is almost right, the rich people who lived in manors would generally have dogs for this purpose, geese were more of a peasant guard animal because they are more self sufficient and depending on the time and place it was illegal for commoners to have dogs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its illegal to gave dogs?
        Man you can't have anything in this medieval shithole.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Now I want an RPG where you try and sneak into an enemy castle and one of the obstacles to avoid are the geese and other aggressive farm animals.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Serious question: will this project have to go on FOREVER?
    It's an impressive project but it's gimmick is obviously that it's being constructed using contemporary methods... well what are they supposed to do once the castle has reached a status of completedness?
    Extend it? The gimmick is that it's under construction, otherwise it's just another castle but without any medieval history behind it. They have to keep building it forever and in a thousand years time the entire region will be absorbed by the never-ending castle.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      build a village
      take over france
      reconquor the holy land

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >well what are they supposed to do once the castle has reached a status of completedness?
      Hang out in and admire the cool castle. Castles are cool

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's obviously the start of Castle Gormenghast.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >what are they supposed to do once the castle has reached a status of completedness?
      Idea A: Built an entire medieval town near the castle, try to simulate the medieval life of the time.
      Idea B: Destroy the castle by simulating a mediaval battle and a siege, once destroyed rebuild it, keep repeating the cycle forever.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Inverse Satan confirms the castle will be put to the test

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hold feasts and LARP events. Document it all and use its knowledge to unlock mysteries of other sites.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's basically experimental archeology. They mostly work during spring and summer nothing during fall and winter.
    It's pozzed by a lot leftists civil servant or former.
    It'll never be finished

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bumo

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ever since I discovered this project's existence I've thought it was really cool. I appreciate an authentic project of this scale.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Great demonstration piece for medieval building practices. I like to reference it whenever possible.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what book or manuscript are they referencing for the building techniques?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cool, i want one

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not to shabby, would hold against an army of deadites.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's proof of the fact that sometimes we can have nice things.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminds me that someone needs to remake that shit movie "Timeline". This would be a decent location.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bump

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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