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Favorite Medieval Weaponry?

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    October 19, 2013 8:07 PM EDT

    ...an ornate bronze sword was found with a human skeleton. The sword was found sheathed in a wooden scabbard finished in black lacquer. The scabbard had an almost air-tight fit with the sword body. Unsheathing the sword revealed an untarnished blade, despite the tomb being soaked in underground water for over 2,000 years.

    Imagine finding that! Awesome!

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    October 19, 2013 8:38 PM EDT
    Modern day warfare we'd just play Justin Bieber really loud until they kill themselves. Not sure which is worse.
  • October 19, 2013 8:38 PM EDT
    I'm not a huge fan of the katana, maybe I'm biased because everyone sees them as the divine wrath of God.
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    October 19, 2013 8:39 PM EDT

    Geneva Convention bans such war crimes.

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    October 19, 2013 8:40 PM EDT

     My world history teacher knew his shit. Learned alot of out-of-the-way-information in that class. But yeah, I'd imagine diseased horse corpse really can break up a front line. Never thought about the long term effects via biological warfare. I wonder if plague victims and lepers were treated as such lol

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    October 19, 2013 8:46 PM EDT
    Bryan adams, celine dion, nickleback...justin. I'm amazed we Canadians haven't started WW3 yet.
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    October 19, 2013 8:49 PM EDT

    Yeah but you guys have Hockey and friendly people.  And you're nice enough to send all of your good hockey players to Chicago so that we win. :) Your charity knows no bounds.

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    October 19, 2013 8:54 PM EDT

    Greek Fire was pretty legit. Imagine trying to board or ram an enemy ship and they swiveled a nozzle your way, and out spewed this nightmare

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    October 19, 2013 8:55 PM EDT

    Greek Fire Illustration. (Lot less funny in person, im sure.)File:Greekfire-madridskylitzes1.jpg

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    October 19, 2013 9:15 PM EDT
    Watching the hawks beat the leafs right now...i hate them.
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    October 19, 2013 9:18 PM EDT
    Stormin a castle, rockin people like a hurricane!
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    October 19, 2013 9:21 PM EDT

    *laughs evilly*

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    October 19, 2013 9:29 PM EDT

    Crossbows are pretty hectic! The Pope banned their use against Christians at some point in the middle ages. Yep, he pretty much nerfed real life

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    October 19, 2013 10:06 PM EDT

    Mine's the battering ram. Nothing like crashing down a castle's wooden gates and masonry walls.

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    October 19, 2013 10:15 PM EDT

    I get the vibe some of us may be Total War Fans    

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    October 19, 2013 10:15 PM EDT

    I have to agree with you vaz, and the second best is definitely the estoc

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    October 19, 2013 10:32 PM EDT

    Haha, now I'm just imagining people with the plague volunteering to be shot from catapults into castles while still alive. What a way to die

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    October 19, 2013 10:57 PM EDT

    The Halberd of course! Other than that I would choose Greek Fire but I'm lost on whether it's medieval or not. I don't think it is.

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    October 19, 2013 11:27 PM EDT
    Katana, claymore, the classic long sword, crossbow, catapult, and rapier.
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    October 19, 2013 11:35 PM EDT

    During medieval times, Greek Fire was popularized by the Byzantine Empire, though different methods of Greek Fire have been around prior, I assume since the early or pre-Hellenic period, given its name

  • October 19, 2013 11:41 PM EDT
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    October 20, 2013 12:10 AM EDT

    I've got to go with the simple elegance of the classic Scottish Claymore.  "The Gods gave you two hands, and you use them both for your weapon. I can respect that."

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    October 20, 2013 12:44 AM EDT

    Can't argue with that! I'm surprised it took someone this long to bring the claymore up Definitely one of my favourite blades!

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    October 20, 2013 1:31 AM EDT
    ...unsure if joke was missed
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    October 20, 2013 1:37 AM EDT
    I guess I'd have to say any type of gunpowder weapon, probably cannons. Swords and pikes are fine but nothing beats a BOOM stick!