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by gentling
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Various Newbie Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Various Newbie Questions

Crossgaurd are all going to serve pretty much the same purpose, they protect the hand and can be used to "catch" you're opponents blade. Most will be straight or curved towards the point for these purposes. Most variations in crossgaurd appearance are purely decorative until you get into ...
by gentling
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Small Groups of Pikemen
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Small Groups of Pikemen

In the book, "Armies of the Aztec and Inca Empires, Other Native Peoples of the Americas, and the Conquistadors 1450-1608" by Ian Heath, the author talks about a landing party of Sir Francis Drake's that consisted of: 24 men with muskets or calivers (a caliver is halfway between a musket a...
by gentling
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Various Newbie Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Various Newbie Questions

That's not a theory I had heard before. I haven't used a wavy kind of blade before, but I don't imagine it would make much difference in this respect. What's the source of this suggestion? Thanks for your help. Here's where I got the information about the flamberge. I'd really just like to know if ...
by gentling
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Various Newbie Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Various Newbie Questions

Hello everyone, I'm a hobbyist game-maker and was meaning to ask some general questions about swordsmanship as part of my research for a game I'm making. I'm going to make a basic list of characteristics swords might have and allow the player to forge their own. Do flamberge style blades really make...

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