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Collectivized hay stacks, no less! According to the Stalinist theory, you can have only one hay stack per scenario and it must be placed equidistant from every building. A smaller haystack nearby represents the state's portion thereof.

Further, all religious buildings must be converted into Museums of the Revolution.

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A more appropriate bmp to mod would be to scattered trees.

You'll be able to get some pretty darned tall haystacks out of the deal, plus the game would reduce LOS through those haystack/trees. They'd only be able to be used on specially-designed maps though. Otherwise you'd have dozens of haystacks littering the mountainside!

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Baling is post WW2, certainly in Europe, as it needs mechanized force to do it effective enough to make it worthwile. In the twenties and thirties some (steampowered) machines were available, but stey were huge. You could transport them from field to field, but there they were stationary, so they were only used for grain threshing and the like.

In the (19)70's and 80's hay was still brought in by hand in the Balkan countries. I don't know about other East-block ones. I have got pictures of Yougoslavia.

Their hay stacks are not stacks though, but long racks a few meters high, with horizontal poles (like a sideways stretched ladder) over which the hay was draped to get it dry, with a small roof over it (maybe due to the heat there, less chance of a accidental fire this way).


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From the Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: 3bale

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form(s): baled; bal·ing

Date: 1760

: to make up into a bale

- bal·er noun


Main Entry: 1bail

Pronunciation: 'bA(&)l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English baille, from Middle French, bucket, from Medieval Latin bajula water vessel, from feminine of Latin bajulus

Date: 14th century

: a container used to remove water from a boat


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Oxford English Dictionary:


A funeral pile or pyre. (Long obsolete, but used by W. Morris.)

"To brenne the body In a bale of fiir."

[May seem nonsensical but it illustrates my bale=pile theory.] Don't you love on-line dictionaries?

[ January 31, 2003, 04:17 PM: Message edited by: MikeyD ]

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