Who would win in a fight between samurai and viking?
Viking's horned helmet and berserker rage would be an advantage but in the end of the day samurai had a katana which is well known to be the best sword in history and he was way faster so my money's on him.
>katana which is well known to be the best sword in history
where did this meme come from?
they have tested this, a standard european medieval sword wreks the katana. shatters it like chinese concrete. the katana looks pretty but is utter shit tier in real life combat, not japanese meme dancefighting
The Samurai would shoot the Viking with his fucking musket and that would be that, which is what should happen when you compare a social class that existed for a millenia well into the early modern period with a moniker that existed for a few centuries in the middle ages.
what are you retarded? It's like using that piece of shit Vikings TV show as your source of historical knowledge about vikings or thinking anime represents samurai accurately.
Who would win in a fight between gyoja and miko?
Gyoja's magic resisting cloak and ancient norse spells would be an advantage but in the end of the day miko had an ancient spell book which is well known to be the best spells and rituals in history and he was way faster in MP recovery so my money's on him.
Ive only read descriptions myself, Ive read it had a cross section with a much thicker spine, they were also somewhat duller if they were going to be used on the battlefield.
Rather than short blades like the edo period, sengoku swords tended to be longer, sometimes several feet longer in the case of nodachi, which were very hard to break.
So not as good at cutting and heavier, but much harder to break
Since absolutely no one will say anything let's just simplify the situation a little bit for the comparison.
The viking represents shield wall combat with short arms while the samurai is two handed swords/polearm/spear.
Knowing both are well trained in their weaponry, what would win in single combat? Circular shield + norse sword vs longsword/polearm/spear. Or how about in mass combat, which is the more imaginable situation with a unit of two handed swordsmen/polearm/spear facing off circular shield and norse sword.
>ramming is the oly way swords are used
Well memed my friend.
Anyway the katnas weigh more than longswords due to how they are made, and thus would have more kinetic energy. What you get is a sort of falchion.
most of the vanilla total war games are horribly inaccurate, and while you can outmaneuver a pikewall, the pike wall has advantages against Calvary and against almost everything else head to head, plus a smart commander can outflank with pikemen as well, just look at the shit Alexander pulled in Persia.
Because Total War units are computers, not humans.
Who were usually scared of the force that defends a wall of spears, usually in the form of cavalry or other, more maneuverable infantrymen
I'd suggest that the Norse is just as likely to use a polearm, in the form of the Danish axe. It could both thrust and slash. So... we're kinda back at square one.
In a battle formation, the vikings would use spears, not swords.
Yeah, I am sure that anyone with half a brain would realize that very fast.
And yeah the samurai quickly adapted to guns, in fact you could say faster even that the Europeans known for being big on guns. It didn't take long for japan to have a huge amount of guns laying around after they were introduced, and the first optics/irons for aiming were created.
But the main MELEE weapon is the spear. Jesus you faggots need to realize we are talking an ultra hypothetical about melee combat.
spears were popular among ranked warriors in the late sengoku, before that a variety of melee weapons were popular, naginata, nagimaki, nodachi (huge swords)i even axes were all used. The ironic thing was the spear was not very popular before the 15th century because people fought in open formations so weapons that could cut and smash were more effective.
You're forgetting that Vikings have a two ended axe that can attack in both ways and hook the katana from the nihonjin's hands.
While the Samurai (or ninja as they were called by the Takeda Clan) were more honourable and civilized than the viking people, the viking people had a more effective and less ritualistic way of fighting. While it's a bad comparison, the Vikings were known for winning every battle against the English and the French but we both know samurai were much better fighters than them.