What historical hobbies do you have? Aside from the obvious (reading about history) do you have any hobbies relating to history such as collecting coins, buttons, etc?
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>>5756669Does history vidya count?
>>5756746Not really, I don't think. But maybe! What do you play?
>>5756758All the Paradox GamesTotal WarRed OrchestraThe Age of DecadenceExpeditions: VikingsWargame: Red DragonCivilizationCompany of HeroesMount and Blade Warband (with mods)I think that covers most of it...
I have a Hitler action figure that I got of amazon and I like to make scenarios where I place him with other historical figures and pose them like they're talking. I'll make up the conversation and write it out, sometimes even read the back in forth out loud alone. Sometimes I like to dress him up in funny outfits. I'll even sometimes have him fighting anime figures I have like Hitler vs Funny Valentine. Sometimes I like putting him in this chair I have and have him next to me while I play wargames with my friends for good like. I insert myself as Hitler leading my forces into battle. I think it would be cool to make Hitler figures and sell them on line. I'm pretty good at painting figures so I think I could make some decent money. I'd like to make whole variants of Hitlers. Like Vietnam Hitler, Business casual Hitler, Golf Hitler, Beach Hitler, 70's Hitler, Van Hitler w/ Frankenstein guitar. I'm very attached to this figure, I play it off as a meme to people but I really would be devastated if anything happened to it. I'm not even a fascist or racist, I just have this strange affinity for Hitler. It's like this mysticism, almost taboo appeal. Kind of like having a darth vader action figure but cooler. Does this count as a hobby?
>>5756669I nut over paintings from people like Bouguereau, and paint stuff myself. I also play tabletops.
>>5757323post a conversation you wrote
>>5756669I unironically have swords and sabres collection.
Play tabletop wargaming. I do palaeo volunteering and work in natural history and I'm thinking about making the switch to archaeology. Boom time at the moment and the idea of doing anatomical research doesn't thrill me.
>>5756669Scale modelling, mostly pre-1960 jets. Sometimes I go to a local flea marked, see if they have anything interesting. /his/ vidya too I suppose.Does tourism to historical places count? If yes, then that too
>>5756669I use my knowledge in history to have inspiration for future video games that I would have made by now if I had the motivation and wasn't a frustrated cunt....
>>5756669>Reading about history>on /his/You think too highly of us, anon
>>5756669-Vidya-/his/ books -Scale modeling-Firefighting
>>5756669Civil War reenacting
>>5756669Collect hats and helmets
>>5756669Metal Detecting. American Civil War relics and old coins mostly.
>>5756669I collect medals and orders, mainly Soviet and Nazi GermanOnce I'm done with Uni and have some stable income I intend on getting into ancient and medieval coins (and other interesting artifacts I guess)
>>5756669I compete in amateur strongman contests, where a good portion of the events are modeled after historical tests of manhood/feats of strength. It's tangentially related to /his/, but it's pretty fun.
>>5757323it´s ok anon
>>5757323Based and redpilled
>>5756669I have memorized 90% of Western, North African and Middle and Far-East countries due to playing autistiblobsimulator 4
collect old postcards where they recreate historical scenes
>>5757323Holy shit yes, tell us a greentext adventure Hitler had!
Visiting Ghost Towns around California/Nevada/Arizona
>>5757323Saved as a copypaste, thanks based playmobil poster
>>5756669Coin collectingReading Language learningVisiting random towns in my state and taking walks
Sometimes I make history for other humans to write and read.
I collect militaria, language books, and read /his/ related books.
I've been getting into archery latelymy goal is to advance to actual horseback archery so I can larp as different steppe peoples because I don't know. It seems fun.
>>5756669History is what I do everyday at school so I wouldn't call it a hobby at this point.. Sorry to disappoint
>>5762647Nice could you post more?
>>5756669Dunno if it counts, but I make maille in my free time. All jump rings and mostly modern / decorative weaves these days, but I still do stuff with traditional weaves every now and then. Pic related is two bracelets in using the byzantine and "half persian 3-1" weaves, both made out of bronze.
>>5763068I don't have any scans of my collection but here's a few I have, just other people's photos
>>5763405Not surprisingly there's quite a few of Jeanne d'Arc. I like these ones produced during and just after WWI.
>>5756669Used to collect millitaria like helmets, but got sick of the smell.I occationally draw /his/ related topics on /trash/
>>5757323Will you put them online?
>>5763391>>5763392>>5763397>>5763400>>5763402>>5763405>>5763408>>5763411>>5763413They are so nice and valuable you could almost do a whole iconographic and réception research on France during that era with your collection
Anyone collecting antiques? How expensive is it to have a hobby like that? I always think that it's kind of a rich man's hobby.
>>5763427>I think it would be cool to make Hitler figures and sell them on line.Nevermind. I are retard.
>>5763432It'd be interesting, that's for sure!
>>5763438>Anyone collecting antiques? How expensive is it to have a hobby like that? I always think that it's kind of a rich man's hobby.It really, really depends on what you're buying. It can be expensive. It can be cheap. Antiques covers such a wide range of objects. You could be spending $3-5 on each object or $300-500 or $3000-5000 etc etc.I've found that you can get a lot of everyday items for cheap, especially if you're going to antique markets rather than online and you do the whole "show up on the last day during the last hours when people want to just get rid of stuff so they start marking things down."
>>5757323based and redpilled
>>5763544What kind of antiques do you often collect?
>>5763942Odds and ends! Antique prints, postcards, advertising, hand fans, embroidery pieces, street pamphlets, photos of all sorts but especially cabinet cards, perfume bottles, off the top of my head.
>>5757323based Mark corrigan
>>5763438I mean, it is if you're collecting Georgian furniture, but not if you're collecting typewriters. Depends on what it is.
>>5756790age of empiresmortal kombatdoom>>575666995% of my investment portfolio is precious metals
>>5764951>>5765039I don't play them often but I have AoE2/3
>>5765437AGEod is a developer that tries to create deeper and more historically accurate strategy games than Paradox, has nothing to do with the AoE games.They and related Companies have a lot of niche games but they are hit and miss imho, often good mechanics and ideas ruined by poor ui and general bugginess. Some of them seems very good but are basically unplayable from crashes, others are just meh, some are genuinely good if you don't mind the ui. If you want to try your hand at some real /his/ vidya I would recommend Gary Grigsby's War in The East / The West / Pacific. These are legit 10/10 games, super intuitive to play with good simplistic ui and tons of depth for those who want to delve deeper, and completely different command structures for the germans and the red army. I might post some screenshots from my current game when I get home.
I'm into scale modelling tanks and planes and battleships etc. I've been into it since my early teens
>>5757323post your hitler
>>5756669i collect old shit , go to museums , play some strategy vidya and i overall enjoy discussing about history
>>5757323someone make a screencap
>>5760781Any advice on getting into this?
Painting is a good way to express my love of history and European culture.
>>5767618What kind? I've done some stuff with SCA, Darkon, and Dagorhir (which is arguably just a battle game and not a LARP).
>>5767694i like to spend one or two days a month getting astonishingly hammered and lock myself in my room to make architectural designs for small shrines or sheds from random periods in history that i could build in my parents yard if i had money and materials. i have neither, which is why i drink to lessen the bitterness of it.
>>5763438It's only a rich man's hobby if you're going after certain things. You can get ancient coins for a few bucks.
>>5767806Can you post one of your designs pls?
>>5765574I just did a google. Do they have anything more ancient-y? Im a total basic bitch Romefag.
>>5756669I don’t know if it qualifies as ”historical” but I am really into sailing. Love sailing my boat. It sort of makes me feel a bit connected to the great adventurers of ages past.
>>5767806Why don't you get into construction, anon?
Same old same old, building scale models, reading history, philosophy, and classic literature. I also visit local museums and shitpost here on /his/
>>5768281Because architects are the worst. THE WORST.t. Drafter
>>5768718post some of you models Any other model fags, post em too
>>5762791NICE!There's lots of good stuff out there.
>>5767694This looks really comfy man.
>>5768150As a video game rome fag I can advise you to play Caesar 3, Rome Total War and if you like RTS games you can also play Praetorians. Agressors Ancient Rome is a decent Civilization clone but nothing special. Everything else is bad. I hope Imperator: Rome will be good but I hate that with Paradox I won't get the entire game until seven years after release because they just sell you more and more expansions.
>>5768150Can confirm above poster, Rome Total War with Roma Surrectum 2 mod is super if you want to play as romans. It has you starting the game with Hannibal in Italy and brewing revolts in the south, you start with an early roman army and move through the Marian reforms and eventually gain access to historical legions after several events, very nice for historical autism. Medieval 2 Total War: Kingdoms with Europa Barbarorum 2 mod has even more historical autism from the same period, with tons of info about units and buildings in the descriptions and pages with information about events that happened historically at that date. This is geared more towards fairly representing Celts, Gauls and Iberians, and the other mediterranean powers, it doesn't focus particularly on Rome, they also get Marian reforms but not legions etc. Seriously recommend both, they will probably go on sale around christmas.http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?251-Roma-Surrectumhttp://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?454-Europa-Barbarorum-IIThey do have more ancienty things. This is made by ageod. I haven't played it, so read the reviews first. Probably a decent game if you get around the buginess.https://store.steampowered.com/app/313660Caesar 3 is a lot of fun, city builder with decent challenge and lots of stuff to build and trade. Pharao + Cleopatra are really good too, for ancient Egypt. 10/10 games.Europa Universalis: Rome is simple but fun, pretty cheap too. There might be some mods to improve it, don't know.Agressors: Ancient Rome is fun but arcadey.
I bought some chisels recently, I hope I can be good enough to maybe carve wood based on Norse, Japanese and West African design. If you have any good inspiration let me know.
There's also Grand Ages: Rome, city builder set during the first triumvirate, you do historically flavoured missions for Pompei, Caesar, Cicero and so on and go through events leading up to and during the civil war. The city building is fun but very simple once you learn the rules. The combat is okay, but sort of boring. The DLC adds another campaign for Augustus, they both go very cheap on sale.https://store.steampowered.com/app/23450/Grand_Ages_Rome/
>>5756669I like drawing huge historical maps, i mean i only drew 3 so far but it takes really fucking long
>>5770093Let us see.
>>5768150Pharaoh+CleopatraZeus+PoseidonEmperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
>>5757323That's cool anon
>>5756669I enjoy collecting WWII photographs
A couple of pictures from my current game, playing against AI on challenging. This is northern front after a breakthrough at Pskov.
Central front after a couple of big encirclements around Smolensk, approaching Moscow but my recon planes aren't able to gather much intel on their troop strengths.
Southern front. AI did not try to dig in around Kiev, instead it let me across the Dnieper. My infantry quickly punched holes in the soviet lines that the three corps of the 1st Panzer Army could rush through. Goal is to knock out industry in Kharkov before soviets have time to rail it out.
Completely zoomed out, the yellow framed counters in the south (1st panzer army) have moved beyond the range of effective supply. They will need a few weeks for fuel and supplies to catch up or they'll quickly lose combat effectiveness.
>>5772187>>5772218>>5772248Noice. I like the game and play scenarios, but I don't think I'll ever start the campaign, it looks overwhelming.
Learning to cookSome VidyaERP
For the last four months i've been transcribing my great grandfather's handwritten diary he kept throughout his service in WW2. The diary itself is falling apart now, and is written in a compact, neat cursive only a surgeon is capable of producing but makes for a chore to read at any length. Photocopying might be simpler but I'm enjoying the process so why not take the long route. Through this I've gotten to know a man who died two decades before I was born, and it offers a contemporary lens on historic events.
We're now in the first week of August, 2 million soviets dead. Most important number is the number of vehicles damaged, 130K in total. If your vehicle pool starts dropping too low logistics will crash.>>5772282It is very intuitive to play imho. Play through the Road to Smolensk/Leningrad/Moscow mini campaigns, and then the grand campaign is really just doing all three at once. And you don't have to deal with withdrawals and stuff. First two turns are the worst because you need to do so much at once, just save frequently and do sections at a time, really comfy weekend vidya.
>>5757323I like you. I would absolutely buy a hitler figure from you.
>>5758658Do you just hit up auctions? I've always wanted a small collection of the same.
>>5757323Put me in the cap
>>5767806>shrines or other structuresSonething similar is what I persuaded my family to do with a small land we obtained. We havent decided for just one style, but we are definitely building a garden/sanctuary, complete with walls and paths. Just a month ago we had no way to think of doing any of this. Dont give up anon, try every day.
I like to draw historical figures sometimes, but I'm not so good
>>5760034Opfor master race
>>5757323The autism of this board never seizes to amaze me
>>5774012If I wanted colonial militia garb for super cheap, what would you recommend?
>>5767886I'm not into ancient coins because there are cultural property issues associated with them. When it's ambiguous whether an artifact is legal to own it deters me from trying to obtain it.
>>5774261I'd definitely buy them if they could be certified under a scheme like the Kimberley Process for diamonds. Collectors of American coins already embrace encapsulation for valuable specimens, why shouldn't coins with far more history be preserved in a similar way?
>>5774218Unironically townsends, cheap and works. Quality isn't top notch, and they have special budget "costume versions" of coats and waistcoats that are half of real ones. Keep in mind it isn't "super cheap", but you won't spend like $1000 for larping. Lmk if you looking for something specific.
>>5764951>>5765574AGEOD titles are terrible. It doesn't help that after 15 plus years they still use the same horrid engine.
>>5756669Collecting historical firearms.
>>5757323>I think it would be cool to make Hitler figures and sell them on line.> I'd like to make whole variants of Hitlers. Like Vietnam Hitler, Business casual Hitler, Golf Hitler, Beach Hitler, 70's Hitler, Van Hitler w/ Frankenstein guitar.
>>5774707If you let me have one of your Mausers, I'll let you dick my wife.
>>5757323>>5772379This. Post a website or something, Anon. I got my eyes on Van Hitler.
>Make Fascist/Communist countries in hoi4>Play Men of War Assault Squad 2>Play historical total wars (ex: Medieval 2)>Play 911 operator and missionchief from time to time>Play TF2 or Xcom if I feel like it
>>5774957"no"But I did just buy another mauser that's not pictured.
>>5774405Thanks Anon, I'll check them out. I don't know of any American Revolution LARP groups near me, I just want to put something together for muzzleloader hunting and Project Appleseed shoots so everybody knows how autistic I am. I don't know much about clothing in period and would appreciate any guides or reading on that matter towards which you could point me.
>>5776822No problem Anon, you basically described me lol. I actually don't really know of any guides off the top of my head about clothing but I'm sure you'll be able to find something on Google. Once your autism demands more and more specialized clothing and equipment (it will trust me), you'll need to start looking at more expensive places like G. G. Godwin (clothes, mil equipment, and some weapon accessories) and Track of the Wolf (all of the weapon accessories). Your best bet is to find a group that's closish to you and ask them questions and they'll be more than happy to answer them. Luckily for you there are more rebel groups than British groups so I'm sure you can find something.
>>5776822>>5777134Oh yeah and if you order through groups you generally get equipment at a lower price than what you would get from a retailer. Even if you don't plan on actually larping it's worth considering talking to them to get that benefit. Let me know if you want me to help you find something like that near you.
>>5777148>Let me know if you want me to help you find something like that near you.That'd be cool. I'm a bit transient right now (quit one job after my work van got destroyed, either picking up a new one in January or going back to school in the spring semester) but I seem to be staying in western Pennsylvania for the most part. I would imagine Pennsylvania is a good state for this. >Luckily for you there are more rebel groups than British groups so I'm sure you can find something.It would honestly probably be more fun to LARP as a redcoat while deer hunting and getting a rise out of people at Appleseed with Loyalist rhetoric, but I figure rebel clothes are going to be cheaper and more versatile (I'm autistic enough to mix period clothing in with my regular clothing). Playing OPFOR is always entertaining and that's likely a direction I'll go if I fall down this rabbit hole.
>>5777282>I'm autistic enough to mix period clothing in with my regular clothingLmao literally me, I put my plate carrier over my larp gear whenever I feel like it, works absolutely fine.Also damn fucking straight with going the redfor route, it is way more fun and more high effort than pathetic rebels. There are honestly all the flavors of the British army where you are, so you can pick and choose what you want at leisure unlike me in California here.
>>5777479>I put my plate carrier over my larp gear whenever I feel like itliterally my plan for Appleseed, but what I meant by "regular clothing" is that I could see myself wearing period articles with my normal daily attire. Any good organizations or websites I should look at? What does the American Revolution reenactment scene look like?
>>5777728Everything is decentralized as fuck, everyone runs off of small websites or Facebook groups. Most redfor units are members of the British Brigade which is like a large parent organization. britishbrigade.org has a listing of affiliated units and where they are located. Also the clothes tend to stand out with other stuff, I can get away with breeches and gaiters and a modern flannel shirt when I stop by Safeway when I go ride horses, but you're gonna get looks and people asking questions. Don't be too autistic.
>>5774012Do you reenact with Brandon F. by any chance?
>>5777839No but I'm technically in the same overarching unit as him, no I haven't met him
>>5777833>Don't be too autistic.
>>5777833>Everything is decentralized as fuckHow are the big events and meetups (which I assume exist) organized?
>>5777839Listen, you do you. All I'm telling you is that your shirt and breeches/stockings are gonna look out of place if you decide to wear them in public with other modern clothes. I've only done it in a context that's kinda related and easier to explain to normies, so do it at your own risk.>>5778238There's yearly scheduled events that everyone knows about prior. Also it's a pretty tight knit community and everyone knows each other, so (I'm guessing) unit commanders just arrange for stuff in advance with each other. I really don't fucking know since I'm just a buck private and don't do that stuff.
>>5777839Oops, >>5778454 was meant for >>5778097
>>5777859Does he browse /his/?He knows about pregnant Anne Frank so I assumed he's heard of us.
>>5778681I don't know, I've only seen a few of his videos, but I imagine he's at least heard of this place.
Please don't laugh. I put on some explorer clothes(mostly just a shirt with light brown pants a machete, paper, pencil,fountain pen, and more stuff) then pretend I'm a adventurer or geographer getting paid to explore africa for some country(mostly Belgium). I then spend several days in the woods camping mapping out the areas and finding the "source" of rivers". That's pretty much it.
>>5778793I do the same thing on occasion, friendo. Who's your favorite explorer? I've been getting into Shackleton lately.>Survival! The Shackleton Story - National Geographic Creativehttps://www.invidio.us/watch?v=sgh_77TtX5I>NatGeo: Shackletons Whisky https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=CJi1cQeXVZ8Also, check out the sport of orienteering, sounds like something you might be into.
>>5778793It's >>5778878 again, here's my machete (the hat in this picture isn't a good one for adventures, it gets beat up too easily).
Getting /fit/ to eventually do Greco-Roman re-enactment (sick of these chubsters and DYEL’s wearing kit)Work on history podcastsRead a shit ton
>>5767674I'd do some googling and find a gym with strongman implements in your area. Brian Alsruhe on youtube has a lot of free content available for strongman and general strength training, he'd be able to explain it better than I can. The only issue which you might run into depending upon your background is that strongman isn't as scalable as powerlifting or the highland games, so if you're weak you probably wouldn't have a good time because you wouldn't be able to perform the events.
>>5778793I love it
>>5769911>Caesar 3 is a lot of fun, city builder with decent challenge and lots of stuff to build and trade. Pharao + Cleopatra are really good too, for ancient Egypt. 10/10 games.my quaestor, I like Pharaoh better because of roadblockers but C3 is mad fun.
>>5756669I've been collecting the daily local newspaper for almost 7 years now. It's taken up a shitload of space, so I'm thinking about going through them and throwing out the ads and sports sections to save space.
>>5779176That's a lot of paper. How do you store and organize it?
>>5756669>What historical hobbies do you have?Does being a Christian count?
>>5779272Usually not. Hopefully you're one of the good ones, though.
>>5779233Attic and spare bedroom which I have no use for.
>>5777728Protip: you can malice clip most cartridge pouches to molle to showcase your autism at Appleseed events
>>5757323Put me in the cap, you glorious madman
>>5763438Military antiques will always be pricey, especially if you want to collect anything from the Third Reich. Other stuff can vary wildly like others have said. I like to collect old cameras, and tons of them can be had for really cheap because people think they're useless. Any old camera can be made to work with the right amount of fidgeting and adapting for films that are currently available. The quality of the pictures always blows my mind whenever I get roll of 35mm or especially 120 film developed.
i like to read about historic motorsportit sure has changed for the worse...
>>5757323why do I keep coming back
>>5756790>red orchestraboth RO's are the best games i ever played
>>5756790Airland Battle was objectively superior to Red Dragon Imo Also get hyped for Steel Division 2
>>5756669Fuck this thread makes me realize I have no historical hobbies. I just work and play video games and do normie shit. I'm such a poser. I need to start reenacting or investing in some Hitler dolls or some shit, fuck. I guess the closest thing is I go to the Renaissance festival every year, usually twice. I have an outfit and everything. I don't have a character developed yet but it's fun to drink, eat festival food, and be merry.
>>5756790Ayy, red dragon playerHope you don’t swear in the servers
>>5763039I wanna do this?
>>5756669I'm a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and am a member of my chapter's militia.
>>5756669>>reading>he actually thinks people here read instead of getting their facts from epic youtube videosOH NO NO NO NONONONONO
>>5756669I paint historical miniatures (I use 20mm) with an old WW II vet, he's a total wehraboo and it's great making mock battles of Normandy and such. Ive been trying to get him into more melee oriented combat (Ikko Ikki for example) and other older historical events.
>>5779759That, sounds like a fun time, Anon. Maybe I should go to one of those.
>>5784499Nice, I need to get into 20mm WW2.
Are there any cool things you could wish for christmas? My family complains that books are boring presents but I have no idea what else to wish for other than a new sweater or some shit. Did you ever get any /his/ related presents that weren't books?
>>5757323Put me in a screencap
>>5781778I get mine from historic fiction novels and the flavor text in video game mods.
>>5787977Thanks.Also old scopes.I have a 1940 k98k coming in the mail.
>>5757323Put me in the screencap
Not really. I am trying to put together a fantasy yarn influenced by my readings about West Africa.
podcasts and occasional vidya
>>5756669Reading, working out and getting into vicious political arguments for shits and giggles. Amateur craftsmanship as well.
>>5779759>I guess the closest thing is I go to the Renaissance festival every year, usually twice. I have an outfit and everything. I don't have a character developed yet but it's fun to drink, eat festival food, and be merry.Check out something like the Society for Creative Anachronism, might be up your alley.
>>5787946I don't have any Mosins but I have two Nagants.
>>5788950Nice.I've never stemmed into them because I'm scared of meme rounds.I have some German pistols in .32 and 9mm though.
>>5757323What am I doing here with you peopleWorst of all, I actually think I like this
>>5789229NiceI’ve always wanted a Luger or a C96, but most of them are just too expensive. And my country would probably arrest me for being a naziI once saw an American selling a 1942 SS Luger with a nazi stamp and everything. I regret not buying it to this day
>>5757323What a wild lad
>>5757323Anon, you better post some Hitlers.
>>5790779>Nice>I’ve always wanted a Luger or a C96, but most of them are just too expensive. And my country would probably arrest me for being a nazi>I once saw an American selling a 1942 SS Luger with a nazi stamp and everything. I regret not buying it to this dayC96s shoot an obsolete cartridge so it would really be a show piece.Lugers are really fun little guns, and exceptionally well balanced in the hand.