A Spartan warrior
A Roman infantryman
A Carthaginian mercenary
A Norse Viking
A medieval Anglo-Saxon soldier
A late-medieval English knight
>general of a caliphates army isn't an option
A knight, since that would make me a legit nobleman with some amount of material comfort in my off-time unlike the other options, where I'm just a generic warrior dude in a barracks.
Too bad I'd have to get buttfucked and suck cock as a page and squire to get there though
knights actually had to fight people, train and shit
being a viking I could just get on a boat, steal some slaves and a few wives, retreat back
buy a farm and live comfortably the rest of my life in beautiful norway
Knight, the other guys are basically expendable cannon fodder except for the viking but I don't relish the prospect of becoming a snownigger, at least I'll have some land even if I die at 30 of an impacted wisdom tooth.
>led by capable general
Yeah, unless you know, you're led by ANY other guy than Hannibal.
And even if Hannibal, your demise is almost assured at Zama...
Or you don't get paid and then crushed by Carthaginian levy.
Viking, of course.
>Spend 2-3 years raiding soft, Christian targets
>Go back to Norway
>Buy a farm and slaves and spend the rest of my life farming, raising my legitimate kids to be vikings themselves and banging my thralls before finally dying in my 60s only to have my sons avenge me
Also, is it natural to fantasize extensively about the mechanics of owning slaves? I seriously spend a large chunk of my daydreaming time considering how awesome it would be to be able to just go out and buy a human being like I was buying an expensive appliance.
>A Spartan warrior
>A Roman infantryman
Probably the third best choice
>A Carthaginian mercenary
>A Norse Viking
This is the best, since they lived pretty easy lives
>A medieval Anglo-Saxon soldier
Second best, since it was an easy life
>A late-medieval English knight
This is probably the hardest one
>highest chance of survivability of all the listed warriors
>elite soldier rather than chaff rank and file
>lower nobility, likely a vassal of the king who owns land
>high standard of living
>will rarely face truly dangerous situations in battle due to rank, skill and importance
I can sail close to a beach, lean back in the sun in my boat, while on land some autist yells out a list of wikipedia viking defeats and other related things.