Couldn't sleep and was up surfing channels last night. Thinking what a horrible vast wasteland it really is, I came up a movie/series called Maximilian. Takes place in the late 1400's about Maximilian of Burgundy, who was later crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1508. I went into a little of the intrigue and back stabbing of the rising middle class and the French enemies. Most of the story was in German with English subtitles. I found I could understand about half the dialog with just my High school German. There was a scene in which a castle was besieged by cannon fire and the ruler asks why his own men are not firing their matchlocks. The Captain explained that shot is running scarce and they cannot see enemy soldiers at night.