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What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« on: 2015-06-30, 18:45:47 »
So, just for fun, if you could fight using any type of medieval weapon, what would it be and why? Would you use a straight-sword and shield for the speed and versatility? Would you use a great sword for the power? A mace for the brutality? A halberd for the reach? I personally would go for a two-handed great sword, just so that the opponent would think twice about trying to block my attack.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #1 on: 2015-07-01, 04:01:24 »
Id use either a Messer for the fear factor and the fact that you can nearly slice a man in half with it. That thing is heavy with enough momentum and a sharp blade they are finished (not so good against armor but still)

If not a messer Id use the hammer of lucerine because with that I could slam through someones helm into their skull or use the pick side to do the same to un armored people
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #2 on: 2015-07-01, 04:13:27 »
Ooh, a hammer! Nice. I hadn't thought of that. That would be intimidating to see flying at you. One solid hit and you're probably done.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #3 on: 2015-07-01, 04:20:56 »
On horse or ground give me a good hefty sabre. Stout enough to remove a limb and not so curved that it has an ineffective thrust.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #4 on: 2015-07-01, 04:32:55 »
A saber? Hmm, nice speed, one solid swing and off goes a limb. I could see that. I like it.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #5 on: 2015-07-01, 05:11:42 »
For rebated or rattan combat I prefer the poleaxe.  The reach is nice and you can slash, smash, poke & hook.  Often overlooked is the ability for a close-quarters strike with the butt-spike.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #6 on: 2015-07-01, 09:53:04 »
Wow! That sounds like quite the versatile weapon. It's always good to have multiple methods of attack with your weapon.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #7 on: 2015-07-01, 17:39:28 »
A trebuchet so I can hurl big rocks at things. ;D
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #8 on: 2015-07-01, 17:40:43 »
Haha! That would probably be the most entertaining. I have always wanted to see one of those in action.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #9 on: 2015-07-01, 18:15:35 »
I do love a good sword, but for myself- a hammer with a wicked back spike and a shield.  No matter which way the head's turned, you can deliver a crushing blow and being able to cherry pick heads with that pointed back spike all from the cover of a shield is a winner for me.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #10 on: 2015-07-01, 19:28:12 »
An iron defense, with an unstoppable offense. A combination to be feared indeed.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #11 on: 2015-07-02, 04:14:30 »
If I was ranged however. I would want a longbow/war bow  why? Because English archers where feared because of their deadly accuracy and ability to take down ranks of lightly armored footmen from afar.
You had to be so strong just to fire one that they can Identify archers bodies by their enlarged shooting arm.
Now that's a weapon you don't want to see haha
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #12 on: 2015-07-02, 04:55:52 »
Poleaxe, without a doubt :)
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #13 on: 2015-07-02, 06:50:26 »
If I was ranged however. I would want a longbow/war bow  why? Because English archers where feared because of their deadly accuracy and ability to take down ranks of lightly armored footmen from afar.
You had to be so strong just to fire one that they can Identify archers bodies by their enlarged shooting arm.
Now that's a weapon you don't want to see haha

That sounds brutal. Still, you can't really argue that dispatching your opponent before they even have a chance to get near you is a good way to go about things.
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Re: What is your medieval weapon of choice?
« Reply #14 on: 2015-07-02, 16:40:28 »
Dual wielding Trebuchets  ;D
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