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  1. ermghoti is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    Being the Billy Mays of mail-order swords would be a pretty badass job.
    ORLY?

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    DROP SEIONAGI ************! Except I don't know Judo, so it doesn't work, and he takes my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estarlio View Post
    No. Not if you're talking classical mid-republic Romans anyway. The Romans of that era divided their army, broadly speaking, into lightly armoured skirmishers armed with light javelins, heavy infantry armed with heavier javelins and armour, and cavalry. About the only units that retained spears for any length of time were the Triarii, and they were eliminated during the Marian reforms (107 BC.)

    Indeed, the focus of the Roman Legions on lighter more mobile forms of forces can be seen as leading directly to the decline of phalanx and hoplite when they went on to crush the Macedonian successor states.



    You keep saying that, I do not think it means what you think it means.

    That you'd prefer to kill some guy when he's a few meters away rather than when he's up in your face swinging a big ****-off sword, is not an unreasonable position to take. But stopping power has a reasonably precise meaning, I recommend you stop using it.
    Will do , I understand it has a true meaning mostly I have ever hears it used with projectile weapons but thought I'd give it a "swing" lol ya'll take care.
  3. mike321 is online now

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    Even in projectiles stopping power versus range are different issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ermghoti View Post
    ORLY?

    This video never stops being funny.
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    Bullshido is not like the police department, or even POWNET; it really just gets random hard ons and then follows it's dick.
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    This sort of thing creeps up in the katana vs rapier fantasy discussions that come up from time to time. Kirk if I recall correctly didn't we decide a long time ago that the rapier guy dies right away bleeding out from a missing limb but the katana guy dies a few days later from sepsis due to the hole he incurred coming in?

    Make up your own conclusion, everyone else does anyways. FWIW the wrist (hand, general area) is the easiest/ safest target with a sword.
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    you can chop with a rapier as well, if you are so mad as to actually want do to just that.
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     Style: Rapier, frantic shrimping

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    Rapier cutting.

    Cutting with a rapier is perfectly valid and I have enough scrapes in the gel coat of my mask to back this up.* It should be pretty effective against something soft or delecate, like a hand, although the hilt makes this tricky. However, it's not really the best way to use one. Apart from taking the opponent out of threat as the sword rotates, it's a little long. IIRC, the article linked earlier (The Dubious Quick Kill) mentions a duelling sword being bent beyond use against an opponents head.


    *It doesn't photograph well, so no custard test.
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    I approve of this topic given the incipient Zombie Apacolypse.
    Never have to reload a sword!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moenstah View Post
    you can chop with a rapier as well, if you are so mad as to actually want do to just that.
    They're not really designed for chopping but they can deliver a vicious draw-cut.
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    Stopping power of a sword?

    Hmmmmmm.........

    Yup... Swords have stopping power. They stop fights.

    I know...

    When I pull out my $35 flea market Katanna, the fight stops.

    Either : a) The fight stops because I pulled out a sword so the guy fucking shot me.

    b) The fight stops because guy says "well **** that" and runs

    c) The fight stops because I hit the dickhead with a 3lb barely sharpened piece of cheap steel... When I should have used a bat....

    yup... the stopping power of swords....
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