ITT: We talk about medieval and general pre 17th century arms and armor. Swords, axes, polearms and all that stuff are fair game. Post your favorite weapons and discuss!
These threads usually take a while to really start.
I like rapiers and side swords for some reason
-with an off hand dagger it might work ok
My favorite weapons the poleaxe, but my favorite sword is the kriegsmesser. It just seems like a simple and nasty weapon, and I love the rustic look of it.
I prefer side sword and buckler myself, parrying with a dagger seems difficult. Although I guess its more practical to carry a dagger than a buckler if you're just going around town.
like a small machete with cross guard
>not going to war with leather armor and a pitchfork
>not using your hat as a weapon
Get on my level.
You can if you carry a dagger/short sword in the same hand.
Anyway, I believe a dagger was coupled with the rapier because it was more adept at catching and redirecting/binding against the thrust.
>being able to afford a hat
You some kinda fancy pants Lord or sommit?
So what is you guy's favorite helmet? Mine is pic related.
H-hey guys, Im a polearm too! Why does my big sister Halberd get all the attention?
Yes, I love. Messerboo, maybe. Or not, since I'm from South Germany and it's practically the weapon of my peasant ancestors.
Pic: Czech-made luxury pseudo-messer - actually more of a sabre, but still breddy breddy.
based sallet, this one's another of my favourites
>tfw you will never go to visit Halberd-tan and be glared at lustfully by her pudgy sister, Billhook-tan
I don't have a favourite, but here's a friendly-looking one.
you overestimate your stick
take it then, prove me otherwise. go get your spear and do it, make sure to record your findings as well
>salgay and faggotloaf
pleb helms for plebs
I'm not the one who said that. I'm impartial to either side. I think a spear has great range one handed with a shield or two hands but if you get in that guard the sword is much better. It all depends on the skill of the fighter.
First I'm going to break your faggot pike formation. Then I will attend the ball. Check mate atheists.
So how did they convince men to stand at the front of formations and almost certainly die horribly?
Gr8 helm, Bascinet, or Full helm. I like all medieval armors really, but those three make me horny
It's not to say that the spear is useless, but a trained man with a sword wins just about every time, you've got reach and that's about it, get grabbed and you fugged
They didn't die most of the time, pike formations were pretty effective, if it failed, then everyone dies horribly. That and you'd face your lord if you disobeyed, peasant
Pike formations stopped men at arms, because, you know, stopping horses and that. Bill and Halberd formations are different. Archers were what might stop pike formations however. When fighting pike vs pike, it's much worse and yeah, they'll get fucked, but it changes quite a bit.
He's bretty gud at most times, but sometimes he's wrong or misleading, 8/10
Pikes stopped cavalry, but archers and the lot would fuck them up
I love this shit, some Czech bros are making a game that's basically a love letter to the late middle ages, I'm going to have so much fun removing bandit as full on DEUS VULT knight moralfag
>you will never operate while looking this classy and elegant
>you will never test yourself in the insane intensity and danger of melee combat with your bros at your side, fighting for god against an enemy every bit as fanatical as you were.
So did knights and men at arms fight in massed formations at all, seems like it would be hard to use a poleaxe or longsword in a tight formation
the developer is anti-sjw as fuck man
do you mean the female character that won't be able to do most of the shit the male character can?
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You're calling THIS guy an SJW?
Can someone here suggest an addon to auto-download all of the images in a thread?
I am tired of going picture by picture, especially with threads in /k/ because there's usually so much good pics.
Spear is a perfectly valid weapon.
The reason why you usually hear of them being used in formations while swords are said to be favoured by individual combatants is that swords are more comfortable to carry around as a self-defence weapon.
Is that still in development? Haven't heard of it in a while.
I heard they're using inverse kinematics to generate the animations, which sounded like a pretty solid idea. Have they given up on that?
I use something called "BatchDownload", works breddy gut.
the inverse kinematics is used so the swords slide off armor realistically instead of skyrim style going through people, the animation work is in-house using an off the shelf motion capture studio
>You will never EVER have fancy shit on your pommel
>tfw you will never charge headlong into battle against the Saracens with your crusader brethren