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"Best javelin armed infantry in history?" Topic

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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2012 8:49 a.m. PST

In all its forms (pilum, etc…).

Tough to beat EIR. Greek Thureophoroi & Thracian Pelta get nods too.

Nbundick Inactive Member03 Aug 2012 9:05 a.m. PST

hmmmm… Perhaps the Zulu ?

doug6125 Inactive Member03 Aug 2012 9:39 a.m. PST

Modern British – saw one fired in Helmand and it would have made short work of any Romans I can think of

kreoseus2 Inactive Member03 Aug 2012 9:40 a.m. PST

Sea peoples

richarDISNEY Inactive Member03 Aug 2012 9:43 a.m. PST

Me when my martini is empty and I use the olive spear to get the bartender's attention…
I'm a good shot.

mad monkey 103 Aug 2012 9:48 a.m. PST
Personal logo Aurochs Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2012 9:58 a.m. PST

I agree with Mad Moneky 1.
The Almogavars.
Desperta Ferro!

Mako11 Inactive Member03 Aug 2012 11:34 a.m. PST

I vote for the modern ones, with the rocket propelled javelin, but that's just me.

ancientsgamer03 Aug 2012 12:01 p.m. PST

The Decathlete tribe is rumored to have incredible distance in their shots. But, alas, accuracy is lacking and extreme open order skirmish with no shields really lets them down in combat. The good news is that you can identify individuals by their propensity to wear numerals on their clothing :-)

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2012 12:20 p.m. PST

Isaurians, at a guess!

redbanner414503 Aug 2012 2:15 p.m. PST


Jemima Fawr Inactive Member03 Aug 2012 3:50 p.m. PST

I can't decide between this:


Or this:


Jemima Fawr Inactive Member03 Aug 2012 3:53 p.m. PST

Silly me. The second one was Royal Artillery, not infantry, so that settles that.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2012 8:10 p.m. PST

Katyusha and her ex-boyfriend Nebel Wurfer.

doug6125 Inactive Member05 Aug 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

Sorry Uesugi looks like this thread grew legs in the wrong direction lol – good thing you didn't mention the Apache!!

Gennorm06 Aug 2012 10:44 a.m. PST

Somebody did once – went off on THAT tangent.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2012 2:46 p.m. PST

All in good fun Doug!

Don1962 Inactive Member06 Aug 2012 4:29 p.m. PST

If 'best' is defined as "best clothing" … then what about the Velites from Republican Rome? Those cool headdress made from wolf skin put them over the top in my opinion.


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