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God of bears
Legionary
posted 15 June 2008 17:44 EDT (US)         
maybe its just my game but ever notice how most Roman generals are bald from an early age?

*sigh* why did mother make me do this? anyway, today we fight those greeks! - a general in my Scipio game
If salvation is what they want, I have an axe, they have a head, and I temple built from skulls looking to grow. - subRosa
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SubRosa
Legionary
posted 15 June 2008 18:57 EDT (US)     1 / 10       
Yes, too much testosterone I would say.

Or maybe they are just trying to be the next "Caesar"...
God of bears
Legionary
posted 15 June 2008 19:25 EDT (US)     2 / 10       
I always thought it was a coming of age mission from the senate to shave their heads

*sigh* why did mother make me do this? anyway, today we fight those greeks! - a general in my Scipio game
If salvation is what they want, I have an axe, they have a head, and I temple built from skulls looking to grow. - subRosa
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 16 June 2008 01:29 EDT (US)     3 / 10       
It comes from tearing their own hair out in grief whenever they face us of the Dark Forests.
SrJamesTyrrel
Legionary
posted 16 June 2008 02:04 EDT (US)     4 / 10       
malnutrition combined with the aforementioned testosterone, both because they are so impossibly manly and because, at least in my campaigns, they usually spend their late twenties, thirties, and forties in the fields and glens and then return home when they are old enough to die of natural causes (because i like to have all of my commanders to be reliably alive).
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 16 June 2008 04:28 EDT (US)     5 / 10       
(because i like to have all of my commanders to be reliably alive).
Me too. It gets interesting when they get unreliably dead, though- the little bugger might pop up again

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Oolon Colluphid
Legionary
posted 16 June 2008 08:58 EDT (US)     6 / 10       
That's a great eufemism for Zombies. The unreliable dead.

Anyway, I like Terikels suggestion. Not in the least because I'm playing a German campaign myself.

Though I'm allied with the Julii at the moment...

hmm...
davidfranses
Legionary
posted 16 June 2008 09:20 EDT (US)     7 / 10       
Now for a history lesson ( which i hope is correct ^^ )

It was a tradition in Roman time , to let your hair grow when you were accused of anything. Hence trying to have a

" oooh , pore him/her , his/her hair isn't cut right because of all what (s)he suffers being accused of something he/her didn't do" from the judge .

To state that RTW generals have a clean history , they are bald !



*hopes some1 understands what I'm writing , cuz my englisch isn't well*
Milambur
Legionary
posted 16 June 2008 15:17 EDT (US)     8 / 10       
I think david that you are thinking of the Israelites
SrJamesTyrrel
Legionary
posted 16 June 2008 16:03 EDT (US)     9 / 10       
yeah, but these guys end up with straight-up baldness, not a shave :P.

also, one thing that strikes me as pretty hilar is that bald men can grow hair when they die, and often it's over their helmet! go figure.
Diadochius
Legionary
posted 16 June 2008 17:18 EDT (US)     10 / 10       
well what can we say...? These men had mad skills.
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