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  1. Mr. Mantis is offline
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    Ancient Chinese Warfare

    The history channel has a program they call "Ancient Discoveries." On this program they show weapons and battle tactic of ancient people. It's on every Tuesday night. Last Tuesday was the ancient Egyptians. They went over the shields, swords and chariots. How they were used in battle, and what the enemy had. It's cool, If you like weapons/warfare, etc.

    Anyway, next Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 9pm EST, they will air an episode on Chinese weaponry and warfare. http://www.history.com/minisite.do?mini_id=52979 Should be interesting to discuss. Along this same vein, there are many shows on history and discovery channels regarding CMA, we should consider watching and reviewing these programs.
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    Thanks Mista Mantis!
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    This better be more fun than that train wreck I watched the other week.:ingun:
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    It was really fucking cool.

    The technical advancements of the Chinese back in the 13th century were really cool. They went over the cross bow, and another siege weapon that could shoot a bolt a mile. They had a repeating crossbow too. They used rockets and bombs in battle too. They invented the flame thrower. They had a sword that was I think nearly 2000 years old that had not rusted, and stayed sharp based on the octagonal design. I'm a little fuzzy in the details because I was doing stuff when that part of the show was on.

    I was very educational and facinating to watch.
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    THe repeating crossbow is super sweet.
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    I thought the coolest weapon they talked about was the ballistic/cruise missle used for naval battles.
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    Good to see some stuff on Chinese swords. Most of the time you only hear that the katana is the OMFG deadliest weapon in history, totally ignoring the innovations in China, India, Middle East and Europe.
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