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Warspite131 Jan 2020 3:55 a.m. PST

I do not normally like these 'list' type subjects as it pre-supposes that medieval soldiers had some choice in what they used. They did not carry a 'golf bag' of weapons to war. A knight might have two or three choices, a common soldier would have one.
However this gent seems to have put some careful thought into his list and makes a good case for most of his choices. I also like his ven diagram approach:

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What do we think?

BTW – he seems to be a fan of the bill! It comes in very high!


dapeters31 Jan 2020 8:56 a.m. PST

Oddly enough I agree with his number one provide the fighter is were late 15th century armour. Everythings else ehh… Pike as an individual weapon?

Warspite131 Jan 2020 10:30 a.m. PST

yeah I wondered about the pike's inclusion especially as he said that the parameters were for single combat. Pike in single combat? Only good for pole vaulting I think! :)

I think he meant to mention it as the 'ultimate spear' and it came across as a choice in itself. I am not unhappy about the placing of spear – except against full armour.


Twilight Samurai31 Jan 2020 11:18 p.m. PST

Oooh, Viking jewelry!

Warspite101 Feb 2020 2:45 a.m. PST

@Twilight Samurai:
You like the bling?
I wear a Norse inspired 'Sword of Odin' marketed by Alchemy Designs back in the mid 1990s. They called it 'Wapentake'.


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