A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:23 am

    I wouldn't know the names of techniques there but probably shoulda helped that thread stay alive. It was a good one. Spur, my two cents here for your build would just to be to define "foot soldier" better. Economy determines all and you could be stuck with the Gold Hemmed set and a club for an accurate foot soldier. Personally, I envision conscripted soldiers or untrained villagers with weapons when I think of a typical foot soldier. So light armors, probably clothing or leather (if lucky) look. Weapons would be spears, small axes, maybe a wooden shield.

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:27 am

    That's always the thing about fantasy, it doesn't depict reality. In movies and books you always see walls of armored head to toe enemies going at it with finely crafted swords, and all sorts of expensive things.

    When in reality in a battle 250 vs 250, in total you'd have like maybe 20 guys like that.
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Rarayn on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:29 am

    Tolvo wrote:Perhaps we should see a revival of this thread?

    http://soulswiki.forumsrpg.com/t11379-hema-historical-european-martial-arts
    That's the kind of thread I enjoy lurking in, but rarely have much to add in. What I know about medieval equipment and tactics has mostly been picked up on the side as I study other historical topics. (Which means I know enough to find the Estoc one of the most frustrating weapon in the game, but not enough to discuss anything in any depth)

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:30 am

    skarekrow13 wrote:I wouldn't know the names of techniques there but probably shoulda helped that thread stay alive. It was a good one. Spur, my two cents here for your build would just to be to define "foot soldier" better. Economy determines all and you could be stuck with the Gold Hemmed set and a club for an accurate foot soldier. Personally, I envision conscripted soldiers or untrained villagers with weapons when I think of a typical foot soldier. So light armors, probably clothing or leather (if lucky) look. Weapons would be spears, small axes, maybe a wooden shield.

    When i think of foot soldier, i think of someone who is outfitted with weapons. They might not be in good condition, and they might not be the best there is, but they have at least been given real weapons. I don't know what kind of armor they would have.

    What you're describing right now is what i would call pheasants. People with no training that have been called out to war, and just use whatever they can find as a weapon.
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Mr. Tart on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:02 am

    I know you didn't ask for a pheasant set, but i just had to make one real quick. xD

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:04 am

    I think the pheasant could also have a longbow (used for hunting), and a wooden shield silly
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Mr. Tart on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:07 am

    Wooden shield, good idea. Bow, doesn't feel pheasanty enough. silly


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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:09 am

    Short bow, Long Bows were typically used for archers on walls. As well you had to be trained to use one.
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Rarayn on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:10 am

    Ideal Dark Souls pheasant build:
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:11 am

    You forgot to give him a pheasant, a type of dagger . silly

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:11 am

    Tolvo wrote:Short bow, Long Bows were typically used for archers on walls. As well you had to be trained to use one.

    Ok.

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:16 am

    Alright, so you're looking at basic trained infantry. Any polearm except for my Great Scythe or Lifehunt but spears, winged spears, halberds would fit my sterotype the best. Leather or chain armor. Basically, I'm adding zero to the conversation big grin

    Think Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the end battle scene. They have equipment but Lancelot's is better.


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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:19 am

    *has not watched that movie*
    Okay, now i know what they should look like lol

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:23 am

    I think you should cease all use of any TBBT avatars and references immediately. If you haven't seen that movie your nerd card is forfeit.


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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:26 am

    I'm pretty sure that i wasn't even born when that movie came out >.>

    And i never claimed that i was a nerd. I'm just using this avatar because i like TBBT, and because it's funny.
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:33 am

    Lol. Just ribbing you. That movie is hysterical however


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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:35 am

    In a good way or in a bad way?
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:36 am

    A good way, it's considered one of the greatest comedies of all time.
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Rarayn on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:37 am

    Tolvo wrote:You forgot to give him a pheasant, a type of dagger . silly

    Good point.

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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:39 am

    Both. Some things are just plain silly and absurd. Others take absurdity to genius levels. There's a lot of subtle cleverness too. Overall I would call the movie genius but on the surface many things look downright stupid or nonsensical. For example, there's a point in which we're introduced to an enchanter/wizard associated with King Arthur. He's asked his name which most assume will be "Merlin." He gives an unexpected answer which is pretty clever in it's own right. However, the delivery from the actor is really what sets it up. I've seen the movie dozens of times and could still do a spit take on occasion with that line.

    And oh yeah, I may one of the grizzled old timers here but it's older than I am too actually.


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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:14 pm

    So, should i watch it?

    And i'm probably one of the youngest members on the forum silly
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:23 pm

    Yes you should


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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:24 pm

    I'll see if i can find it anywhere.
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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Mr. Tart on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:17 pm

    Spurgun wrote:I'm pretty sure that i wasn't even born when that movie came out >.>

    And i never claimed that i was a nerd. I'm just using this avatar because i like TBBT, and because it's funny.

    Omg that's from TBBT? God i'm stupid. Look Skyward


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    Re: A question to everyone who knows anything about medieval warfare/soldier setups

    Post by Spurgun on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:22 pm

    Mr. Tart wrote:
    Spurgun wrote:I'm pretty sure that i wasn't even born when that movie came out >.>

    And i never claimed that i was a nerd. I'm just using this avatar because i like TBBT, and because it's funny.

    Omg that's from TBBT? God i'm stupid. Look Skyward


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