[freeciv-data] Re: New techs in history ruleset
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On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 05:38:48PM -0700, Ammon Lauritzen wrote:
> Christian Knoke wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 02:37:53PM +0200, Christian Knoke wrote:
> >>can somebody - maybe the creator - please explain in simple words,
> >>what the new techs "milling" and "riflery" stand for?
> >>I want to know before I translate it.
> >>I'm also curious about the motivation of these; the history ruleset
> >>seems to me not finished work.
> >Anyone who can explain "riflery" and "milling"?
> Well, I don't know if this is what you are looking for,
Yes, it is, exactly :-)
> but rifling is
> the process of boring the inside of a gun's barrel into a screw pattern
> so the bullet spins as it is fired, thus going straighter.
Yes, I had been guessing, but wasn't sure at all. Thank you.
> To me, the
> word riflery simply sounds like the skill of being able to fire a rifle
> (as in archery).
Yes, but now when it comes to technology, this sounds a bit ridiculous.
I guess the ruleset author refers to the ability to produce rifles.
I wonder whether you can call this a "technology", still.
> Milling as pertains to agriculture would be the process of turning grain
> into flour. Milling as regards industry would be the process of either
> grinding, polishing, or stamping metal.
Respecting the position in the ruleset, the latter. I think you can call
it "Metallbearbeitung" in german.
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