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Let's all argue for a couple minutes
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>>28462748
Viking.

Nerd
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thats not a roman helmet
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>>28462748
no. fuck you.
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Not sure but I know I wouldn't pick viking, most likely to die meaninglesslyu in some retarded battle because vikings can not into strategy or tactics. The only battles they ever won were the ones where they outnumbered their opponents 7:1, and they still took heavy losses. Vikings were the niggers of Europe.
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>>28462748
A knight seems the most kushy, with the least likely chance of dying in some battle I don't wanna fight in. Plus I'd be some member of the aristocracy
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>>28462773
But being a viking you would be secure in your knowledge of the afterlife, the your death in glorious battle was anything but meaningless.

Still, knights were a privileged class, so I might go with that.
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Knight is the only objectively good choice
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>>28462748
>those hideous bullshit helms
Jesus christ m8.
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>>28462748

That isn't a Viking helmet.
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>>28462765
>thats not a roman helmet

None of those are genuine or period correct...

>>28462748
>Let's all argue for a couple minutes

Knight because it implies nobility.
A lowborn would just be a man at arms.

So knight, cuz fuck being plebs in any of the other scenarios.
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>"Spartan" helmet
>it's the fucking retarded Gladiator helmet Crowe uses in the arena once
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>>28462773
>t. brit with a gaping asshole
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Viking
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Spartan so I can fall on my own sword and shout AXIOS!
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>>28462814
Regular life would still be more enjoyable as a normal Roman legionnaire in all likelihood.
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Knights were wealthy, and generally had nice lives. Same with the samurai.

They were granted land, even their own servants in many cases.
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>>28462794
>>28462780
>>28462793
>>28462814

Droit du seigneur ftw!!
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>not wanting to be a fair skinned white muscled monstrosity feared by your opponents for your complete lack of fear for death
>not wanting a high test ginger to bear your beautiful Scandinavian children and tend to your wounds
>not wanting to operate in the name of your God just for the thrill of battle and the loot that comes after
>not wanting to be a Viking
Holy shit /k/ I had you all figured out wrong
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>>28462825
The vikings were the ones with the gaping assholes son, seeing as every time they went up against anyone with even a basic understanding of tactics, they got their shit slapped.
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>>28462825
>that doesn't mean he's wrong
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>>28462773
Spartans were the niggers of greece, knights were the niggers of the greater Eurasian continent. The only non-niggers on that list are the Romans.
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>>28462853
>t. /pol/ pro
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>>28462748
Viking.

I've always admired the culture, history and deities. Raping and pillaging doesn't sound too bad either.
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Knight.

If I'm losing and the enemy is European Christian. I can just surrender. Then be held hostage until my ransom is paid.
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>>28462843
Nah everyone on /k/ is used to a kushy life in their parents.
Being a knight is what they want because Knights were pampered.
Just like when these neckbeard's parents call them a prince
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>>28462867
I don't believe French was an option.
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>>28462843
More like
>go fight somewhere
>die in icy mud
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>>28462877
Hey, my mommy calls me "boo-boo schnuckums" thank you very much.
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OP here I didn't make the photo I just found it and wanted to see what you guys would pick


I would Viking for sure because I want to oper8 innavillage. Raping churches, burning women
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>>28462867
>not wanting to go to Valhalla
>surrendering
Fucking lel
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A knight is not on the same level as any of those other people, and considering the time period, I'd rather not be literally shit on by the upper classes.

Knight.
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>>28462839
You mean "droit de cuissage"?
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>>28462877
>his 'rental units don't call him Lord Anon
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>>28462882
You would make a fine knight
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>>28462877
Oh no, not wanting to die pointlessly is cushy. How dare people care about self-preservation and wealth!
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>>28462748
knight, preferably 15th-16th century

why?

best armor by far. tempered steel full plate armor is waaayyy better than just chainmail or bronze. most technologically advanced weapons made from superior quality tempered steel. trained in both battlefield combat AND individual dueling.

knight vs spartan, spartan has a spear, a shield that's shit for individual combat, and a breastplate and helmet. Crushed easily by a poleaxe to the face, whereas his spear won't do much to the knight's armor. Viking was the ancient equivalent of today's somali pirates. Kinda scary if you're a bunch of farmers on the coastline, but a guy who spends most of his time farming and then once a year grabs a spear and shield and if he's lucky a helmet would get fucked vs a fully armored and armed knight. Roman was at least a professional soldier (after a certain point in history), but same issues as previous guys. Armor is shit-tier compared to full plate, weapons are shit at killing the knight in full plate.
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>>28462893
Depends if we are talking pre or post Marius Roman Legion.

Pre Marius, Legionnaires were from the higher levels of Roman society.
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>>28462908
I already make a fine knight protecting the m'ladies of the internet.
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>>28462893
>A knight is not on the same level as any of those other people
Probably because most people confuse knight=mounted heavy cavalry, or a troop type, not a social class.
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>>28462832
>Regular life would still be more enjoyable as a normal Roman legionnaire in all likelihood.

Wait, what?

As a noble knight, you have pages & servants for everything. You spend you time either slacking off, enjoying life, learning shit (fighting, politics,...) or ruling your little stretch of land.
Only shit would be having to grovel before your lord and most likely ending up in a bullshit arranged marriage. Life was pretty ok, even if you were not the first born son.

As a legionnaire, you work your fucking ass off during your tour of duty, until maybe you live long enough to be granted some godforsaken piece of land which you can then start to fucking farm. You can only hope that the winters are not harsh and that your harvest will be good enough to provide for you.

Exactly how do you think that would be better?
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>>28462923
>Probably because most people confuse knight=mounted heavy cavalry, or a troop type, not a social class.

That would be man at arms. Though not all men at arms had horses.
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>>28462909
Scandinavians are pretty wealthy now days. And the women are hot.
Because their ancestors went to other places, fought their men, stole their gold, and brought back the hottest babes they could find
That's how you set your country up for future success.
Too bad modern Scandinavians are poons
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>>28462918
but even then, even if you wanna go with something like a triari or principes, you're basically a knight just without the advantage of 1500 years of technological advancement
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>>28462939
nowadays scandinavia is being raped and pillaged by sandniggers
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>>28462916
Have fun getting shot by some illiterate peasant with a crossbow
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>>28462939
Yeah, several hundred years in the future. We're talking about when Scandis were the niggers of Europe.

They're also wealthy because of technology, oil, and having lots of resources for such small populations.
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>>28462880
> t. Buttmad englishman
You were going to be attractive but the hot slut that would have been your ancestor got taken by a rad viking with a sick beard and a fat dick
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>>28462959
Illiterate peasants with crossbows rarely did the fighting.
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>>28462958
SWEDEN YES!
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>>28462958
That's because they are no longer vikings.
They should have stayed awesome.
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>>28462945
Triarii in most battles never fought. Triarii fought third after Hastati and principes
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>>28462959
>implying that the meme about "omg a peasant with a crossbow could just hard-counter a knight in full armor!!!"
stop playing video games that have a rock-paper-scissors structure. Crossbows came into popular use in europe in the 12th century. 400 years later they were still using full plate armor. Why? Because it was still pretty resistant to crossbows. Unless you are so autistic as to think they kept making shitty armor for hundreds of years, armor that cost more than a house, when it was useless against the most common ranged weapon of the time.
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>>28462970
If I had that pic detailing how often vikings got BTFO by everyone I'd post it.
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>>28462970
Maximum overkek
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>>28462988
I know......what's your point?
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>>28462748
>>28462923
>social class.

This.

>Pillage and pirate the New World for keks and profit
>Sail around the world, go to new and interesting places, meet new and fascinating people, and kill them and steal their shit for Queen and Country
>get knighted
>Keep having more adventures until death
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>>28462970
The Vikings settled in England in significant numbers, doublecuck
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>>28462958
Scandinavia is not all the same

Norway and Denmark has the strictest asylum policies in Europe, Sweden is another story
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>>28462998
It was made by the buttmaddiest englishman ever.
Fabricated jewlies
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>>28462986
Don't let the libs hear you say that

Mr. Nazi skinhead NRA tea party white supremacist babby killer
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>>28463006
Sailing around the world is not nearly as 'cool' as you think it is.

It used to be fucking awful, full of disease, starvation and awful conditions, should you even get to your destination at all.
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>>28462998
"everyone" has seen it and it's just cherrypicked battles to make the irish feel less ignored in history books
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>>28462748
Legatus obviously
>clean running water
>dem baths
>bitches love my scutum
>throwing my denarii around at the circus maximus like it's going out of style
>use my praemia to build a grotto to have parties with my legate friends and their harems
Based.
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>re:vikings
It's worth noting while Vikings saw Western Europe as a bunch of scared moneybags that you shake and loot falls out, you could just as easily head out East and make a living as basically just a tradesman. Both were popular at the time, we just remember them for going a-viking out west because they tended to conquer and settle there.
"MUH VALHALLA" is also overplayed.
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>>28462748
Viking, not even a second to respond.
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>>28463049
But with Odhinn on our side we our victorious
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>>28462748
Vikings probably had the most fun out of the lot of them. Raidan an esploran.
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>>28463096
No amount of goat sacrifice will make up for charging at heavily defended positions like a retarded lemming.
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>>28462748
Viking
Improving the genepole of future scandinavians by stealing all goodlooking women and leaving the rest, for ever cursing england with fucked up teeths.
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>>28463111
>quiet life farming
>winter was hard this year, food running low, family starving
>lord calls for a raid
>sit on longship for days in the open, freezing your blonde nuts off
>so cold
>such wet
>much water
>arrive at destination
>kill some peasants
>take some shitty gold and items you might be able to trade
>get back on longship
>repeat shitty journey except this time, more wounded and tired and hungry
>get home, one child died while gone, rest of family is starving.
>shit-tier loot isn't worth as much as hoped
>buy some food
>go back to quiet life farming

tons of fun m8
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>>28463049
>"MUH VALHALLA" is also overplayed.

I disagree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5uQcU92x2o
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>>28463139
And that's if you didn't die in battle, because the lord of whatever place you keep raiding decided to either teach his people to defend themselves, or hired some mercenaries to kill you, because you keep trying to raid his land for shit to steal.
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>>28463125
The only thing that ever really saved europe from the vikings was the vikings' tendency to acquire a taste for Jesus and european poon.
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>>28463139
I question the historical validity of your reply.
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>>28463125
Oh we have a white christ believer here huh...... *unsheathes my twin bearded axes* well, let's see how much of a believer you really are! *jumps into the air* TOO VALLHALLAAAAA *spins around and slashes your guts open* not so much of a believer now, huh????? *grabs your gold and throws it up* it's time to finish this little charade *holds my axes above my head* SMELL YOUR SOUP !!!!!!! *blindly runs forwards through your heavily defended outpost* heh...... easy......
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>>28462748
knight because nobility fetish
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>>28463139
What I love is their ability to generate this level of butthurt.
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>>28462924
>As a noble knight, you have pages & servants for everything. You spend you time either slacking off, enjoying life, learning shit (fighting, politics,...) or ruling your little stretch of land.

not all knights had vast tracts of land. some were quite poor.

The quality of life in the most civilized parts of the Roman Empire was better than the quality of life in the most civilized parts of Feudal Europe (remember, that's your only option as a Knight).
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ROMA
O
M
A
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>>28462748
>ITT: people who are unironically Odinists
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>>28462748
sfiasldgsajg;klj
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>>28463138
Nothing personnel?
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>>28463210
>Heh, yeah, I'll bet that's what my friends are doing right now
>man I wish I hadn't taken that spear to the gut
>And that I wasn't sitting here dying in the mud
> I hope Olaf doesn't fuck my wife and daughter after I die
>I don't like Olaf
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>>28462924
Different anon, but
>sanitation
>hospitals
>roman citizenship
>decent pay
>relatively low mortality during service due to reputation
>no peasants that want to wreck your shit
>no nobles that want to assassinate you
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>>28463237
Sorry I had a stroke I think, roman
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>>28462888
I get that reference
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>>28462986
They tried, but then Poltava.
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>>28463265
>>28462888
I like you both

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JdXGW4hDRU
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Knight is the best choice

>live in a small mansion or castle
>go with your lord on hunting parties
>fuck hot serf girls
>sometimes your king call you to arms and you get to run down some shitty peasants with your cavalry lance
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>>28462748
Knight. Better to be a noble than a common footsoldier like the rest of them.
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But op... I am a knight...
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>>28462900
Same thing. aka jus primae noctis.
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>>28463341
don't forget reclaiming the holy land from the saracens and maybe fucking up some byzantines on the way
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>>28462843
Amen /k/omerade

To valhalla we go to await the great evil that comes at the end of times.
These faggots wouldnt even make it to the great hall of feast, fuck and kill if they tried anyways.
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>Knight, fame, fortune, an ample supply of women, wine and ...

Who am I kidding, lots and lots of training.
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Easy, I'd be a Knight


[Spoiler]Knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II [/Spoiler]
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Second choice, Viking. Yay technology, see you in Valhalla!
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>>28462748
getting fucked by men and being a poorfag would be gay so spartan and legionary are out, vikings are too trendy, so knight it is
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>>28463006
I love sailing but back then people would take prison over being pressed into service on a ship.
Have fun shitting yourself to death while your teeth fall out and blackbeard rapes you to death.
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>>28462945

the "knight" class in early Rome was the Equites, the Triarii were just the vets.

remember that to get to Triarii, you had to have been a Principe, and to be a Principe, you had to have been a Hastatus, and if you were a modest person, you had to be a Velite before you could even afford to fight with the Hastatii.

Equites were people who had the money to own horses and could take those horses with them to battle so they didn't need to rise through the ranks. They also only participated by preventing flanking actions and chasing down routing enemies.

anyway, Rome all the way. You won't be fighting for petty plunder and the guttural paganism to justify your barbarie, you won't be fighting for bumbling lords and kings of shithouse kingdoms that will fizzle out and never matter at all, you won't be fighting for a shitty city full of boy molesters and helots, you will be fighting to stablish and defend the most significant, defining nation in human history, you will be fighting for the eagle banner that gave us law, order, diplomacy, engineering, military might and the vision to use it, the splendor of humanity's potential finally unfolding, and that everyone would lag behind for almost thousand years.
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what about Japanese Knights?
can i be one of them?
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>>28463393

You really have to go out of your way to get armour this ugly, mismatched and poorly fitted.

I vote knight. Would try to do everything Gilles de Rais did, but not get caught.
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Viking- basically have to be from Noble Birth and therefore treated really well. Have the best weapons, fight numerous different enemies, see the world (they made it to North America and tons went to Asia and the middle east to trade.)


Why NOT the others?

Spartan- Spartans were nothing like the chiseled rock hard men in the movies. They were described as thin and clean shaven. NO BATTLE BEARDS. Fight mainly other Greeks, stay mainly in Greece. That, and have to live a shitty life from age 7, until you finally "become Spartan enough." I'm also not really into the idea of being Athens', then Rome's sacrificial lamb at various point in history.

Knight- I just hate that time period. I also don't want to risk being sent on a Crusade, inna sandbox, wearing all that fancy armor. I'd also be forced to be a Christfag.

Roman Soldier- I don't feel like being sent to die to Barbarians up north, or Ancient Kebab to the Southeast. Nor do I want to be stoned to death if I fuck up, subject to being dragged into civil wars, numerous religious conversions, being used as cheap labor, or living to see the day that Brenus, Attila, or any of the numerous people who BTFO the Romans. I.e. my chance of survival as a roman soldier is way less while in the line of duty.
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>>28463495

Sorry, filthy gaijin cannot walk and talk like man. He must crawl on all fours like dog and roll in his own shit.
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>>28462748
Viking all the way. Either I become rich as fuck through trade or I become rich as fuck through raid, both are equally appealing options to me.
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>>28462748
Roman soldier. Everything else is literal pleb tier.
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>>28462748
spartan/knight

higher class
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>>28462758
nord*
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>>28462846
>>28462849
Like literally any group of people anywhere ever all they needed was leadership. With proper leadership a bunch of sheep fuckers from central Italy can give birth to an empire, cattle herders from southern africa can beat breech loading riflemen and a bunch of liquored up hillbillies can beat the british empire.

>>28462748
Honestly I'd go with viking because it's the loosest definition. With the other three I'm in some class or have some job, as a vikingI could be a merchant and still technically be a viking. I'd much rather sail down Mexico way and trade their gold with Iceland or something rather than beat up Guals or various kinds of peasants.

So yeah, Viking all the way.
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>be spartan during peloponnesian war
>obliterate athenian countryside and laugh at starving democracy
>go home and buy gruel with fucking iron bars
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>>28463533
>Nords from Mount and Blade
Oh, the memories.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isxvXITTLLY
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>>28463533
>become rich as fuck through trade
>other vikings raid your boat and rape your wife
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Viking. i already live in viking country. love the climate.
and i like farming
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>>28463566
>Nords
>not dl'ing Prophesy of Pendor and playing ass the based Fierdsvain

shiggydiggy
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>>28463514
>Roman Soldier- I don't feel like being sent to die to Barbarians up north, or Ancient Kebab to the Southeast. Nor do I want to be stoned to death if I fuck up, subject to being dragged into civil wars, numerous religious conversions, being used as cheap labor, or living to see the day that Brenus, Attila, or any of the numerous people who BTFO the Romans. I.e. my chance of survival as a roman soldier is way less while in the line of duty.

you only serve for a few years and once you're done you win free lands and status. Unless you pick the literal worst possible moment you will likely never be in a real battle.
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>>28463606
>you only serve for a few years
contracts start at ten years and throughout most of its rise the Roman Republic and later Empire was almost constantly at war.
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>>28463606
>you only serve for a few years

>Auxiliaries were required to serve a minimum of 25 years, although many served for longer periods.

Yeah about that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Roman_army
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>>28462878
Combat between the upper classes in yurop around that time was more aggressive sparring than actual fighting, it was considered low class to kill a nobleman on the battlefield.

That is at least until England started spamming longbows.
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>>28463628

yeah, only a few years, unlike feudal retards you have the life expectancy to live a good life afterwards.

>>28463663

Auxiliaries weren't Romans, they were recruited from foreigners, peregrinii and conquered nations. They made a bulk of the manpower but were not the principal fighting force.

and there were very, very few moments in Roman history in which all legions were commited, or all fronts were under hostilities. You could be posted in a comfy colony in the coast of Hispania or North Africa instead of being cold as fuck and dealing with Germanic faggots. And if you were, you'd rekt them in literally every battle, because historically the only defeats Rome suffered in it's expansion to northern Europe were ambushes like Teutoburg. Rome could have reached Scandinavia itself if it had been economical.
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>>28463667
You get your history lessons from youtube and the history channel, don't you?
Idiot.
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>>28463606
Few years? You mean 10? A decade of my life at a time when living to age 40 was "old?" Yeah. Nah.

Vikings could become filthy rich and become very successful traders, and get to settle down.

Roman soldiers either won "living semi-comfortably after decades of service" or "More military service."

I could move up in ranks, sure. But then I'd still be subject to the same bullshit. But I'd get to tell some minions what to do.
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>>28463679
>only a few years
your definition of "few" sucks.
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>>28463667
Where the fuck did you get that nonsense? The only reason knights were often spared in battle was because they held ransom value. It was greed not honor that saved them.
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>>28463681
>Vikings could become filthy rich and become very successful traders, and get to settle down.

and still live in shitty Viking lands without many if not all the commodities of their southern European equivalents?
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>>28462748
Ave Caesar
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>>28463709
Literally why do you think that? Unlike the other two choices a viking is just the colloquial word used for an entire culture of people.

You can go wherever the fuck you want, you're not beholden to a lord as you would be as a knight, or the Roman government that effectively controlled the entire Mediterranean, or some shit kicking little greek city-state.
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OP never said you had to be a knight from medieval Europe.

I want to be Sir Patrick Stewart like 20 years ago. Amazing actor!
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Viking

I am one by blood but I'm not choosing it because of the warfare aspect. I'm choosing it because of the sunstone navigation, long boats, exploration, and seeing cities like Istanbul and Kiev during the 900s. Also Ibn Fadlans journey to Viking lands.
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>>28463199
what, you really believe the meme of vikings singing and drinking and running around partying and just killing everything in sight in this magical fantasy warrior society?

You realize "viking" was a job, right? Not a people? A 'viking' was a raider. That's it. A pirate, bandit, raider, etc. It's not like scandinavia was just an entire vast land full of drunk bearded guys with horns and swords and singing about valhalla. They were mostly farmers and traders, like everyone else in europe.
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>>28463709
Nigga, Norway is beautiful. The fuck are you talking about?

And "land quality" matters very little when you make a living trading things that are not grown. I could live in a really nice forest by the foot of a mountain, and go on trips to trade every year or so, when I ran out of money or got bored. And the richer I got, the more potential for awesomeness I'd get. The most successful vikings basically had their own fleets.


It would literally be the ancient equivelant of being a rich fuck in modern times who just wakes up one morning and says "I think today i'll take a trip to the Bahamas."

Or the ancient equivalent of being a PMC/Merchant Marine who gets paid really well, despite being at an "entry level position."
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>>28463221
what butthurt?
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>>28462780
Good choice but you're doing I wrong. People are still being knighted today and OP didn't specify a time period.

Time to move to Eengluhnd to take advantage of TVR and shepherds pie while people call me Sir what-the-fuck-ever of whichever part of bongland is least gay. Maybe I'll hang out with Jeremy clarkson to talk about guns and his hair in the 80s
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>>28463745
>Norse seafarers, speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, as well as European Russia, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
>raided AND traded
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>>28463467
I know the system of early republican military service. But since it seemed like in general people were ignoring cavalry, figured I'd still with that rather than light cavalry that aren't really comparable to knights.
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>people picking anything other than Roman
>wanting to live in anarchy when you can live in the greatest empire on earth

I'd pick Sparta, but I'm attracted to women and I hate communists.
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>>28463745
>You realize "viking" was a job, right?

>Vikings (Norwegian and Danish: Vikinger; Swedish and Nynorsk: Vikingar; Icelandic: Víkingar), from Old Norse víkingr, were Germanic Norse seafarers, speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, as well as European Russia, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.[1][2]

>The term is also commonly extended in modern English and other vernaculars to the inhabitants of Viking home communities during what has become known as the Viking Age.

I think we're talking in modern English.
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>>28463393
Well yeah there's training. As a nobleman that also means that you're a professional soldier for your lord.
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I've sailed the Channel and North Sea more than enough to never want to do it without modern thermals or at least a kettle so Vikings out.

Knight would be an alright gig depending on the era but I'm not socially savvy enough for the bulk of the action which is court shit and horseriding which would be totally new to me. As far as weapons and to an extent language go this would be the easiest transition for me so I'd be wise to take it.


Roman soldier and Spartan are both too far removed from my life for me to ever really properly integrate. I'd like to go Spartan but fuck it I'll be a knight.
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>>28463467
>You won't be fighting for petty plunder and the guttural paganism to justify your barbarie, you won't be fighting for bumbling lords
You must not be very familiar with how things after the Martian reforms worked. Your general was your lord and most of tour pay came from conquest.
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>>28462843
More like
>not wanting to be an unwashed heathen
>not wanting to have some warlord gather you up for a viking so he can become rich
>not wanting to get your shit pushed in by literally everyone that wasn't a fucking monastery you outnumbered 10 to 1
>not wanting some plain peasant girl to rub some shit in your wound she thinks will cure you and if you survive the fever getting to do it all over again
>not wanting to charge head first into battle like a lunatic because "lel Heil Odin XDDDDD" only to bleed out waiting for your valkyrie to arrive
>not wanting to be the contrarian weeb

Daily reminder Thor got his own tree cut down in his own town by some fucking monk who was tired of his shit and all the brave viking warriors just sat around watching (probably jerked off later to how hard they just got cucked)
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>>28462748
viking, join Varangian guard, party with whores all day while getting rich as balls.
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Knight. You'd have good personal wealth, which may not necessarily apply to any of the others depending on the period of time you enter into their cadre's, respect and official rank above that of disposable welp, access to higher education, better training than the general soldiers of your own kingdom. Just better everything.

It's not even remotely close outside of your own personal preference. Oh, and the likelihood of being white as a Knight is much, much greater than the odds of being white as any other. Romans/Spartans give you good odds of being a slave. Vikings = definitely white, but they're literally trailer trash next to Knights.
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>>28463873
can you even swing an axe?
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>>28463841
>viking
>weeb
>somehow related
Entire post discarded due to extreme stupidity
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>>28463841
>Unwashed heathen

Vikings were neat freaks by the standards of their day. They bathed once a week, instead of once a year.

>Not wanting some warlord...

That is literally what being a Knight was like. Or a Roman soldier.


>shit pushed in by...

Vikings were usually not the literal military. Their job was just as much about making money. Not just war.

>not wanting some peasant girl to rub shit in your wounds

Are you implying Knights didn't get the same treatment? Because they dd.

>Not wanting to charge headlong into battle and die

Vikings usually didn't charge into anything. They picked their battles fairly wisely.

>not wanting to be a weeb

I think Romefags are more Weeby thatn vikingfags. But if we're being honest, fans of any of the four choices are all equally annoying.
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>>28462748
Whynotboth.png
> Be viking
> Go to Miklagård, join varangian guard.
> Be roman soldier now.
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>>28462748
Knight.

No question.
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>>28463899
Yeah, Samurai is probably the best option out of all, and it's not present in the OP.
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>>28463934
Now that's what I call weeby
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>>28463514
>being a tree worshipping faggot who believes that after he is killed a winged beautiful women will whisk him away to an endless feast/battle until the end of time where an army of giants will rek all of our combined shit and burn the world is much more dignified then being a Christian
>t. Odinnist
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>>28463947
You've never read the Eddas have you?
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>>28463939
Depending on the era it could be. After the Waring States era they had almost 300 years of doing fuck-all but manage property and walk around with your sword to look intimidating while you live off of the stipend the Shogun gives you.
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>>28463533
>my viking leader will let me keep enough to be filthy rich... that's why they had so many vikings r-right?

Enjoy bleeding out in the foreign mud knowing your wife and children will starve or end up as cock accesories for olaf because you chose to make a living being the niggers of yurop
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>>28463972
Damn I want to be Olaf the viking so bad
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>>28462748
Assuming it means a Knight, not a Man-at-Arms, I'd pick the Knight, because that means I would be landed gentry with significant standing in feudal society and plenty of serfs to do most of the dying for me.
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Viking, I want to sail to North America and set up a trade empire with the Mayans, Olmec and Mississippians and see what they do with cheap bronze, tin and copper knick-knacks.

Maybe my long ship will give them ideas on building ships of their own.
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Aren't knights usually rich asshole royal kids?

If so I'd choose that one.
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>>28464100
there's all sorts.

GoT is accurate as far as their standing in feudal society is concerned.
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>>28464100
Depends on country and time period.

Some knights were,some were pretty coo dudes, some were sent off to die on the first boat out of port.
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>>28462748
Viking, absolutely. Already do like half the shit they do anyway, I do a lot of woodworking, I sail and live by the ocean, and I live in a cold part of the world, that and the religious festivals would be lit as fuck.
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>>28462748
Spartan.
Remove (pre-islamic) kebab
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>>28464316
pre-islamic kebab was superior to greek fucking shits
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Viking

At least ill be able to somewhat understand them and i know the geography

probarly end up being the Jarls meatshield anyway
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>>28462748
Roman. Depending on what period, I could get a parcel of land and a qt pagan wife to breed somewhere in Gaul or something.
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>>28464336
Still kebab, bitch nigga.
Everyone else in this fucking thread is choosing vikings, knowing damn well they defiled plenty of civilizations superior to their's.
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>>28464145
>some were sent off to die on the first boat out of port.

Those are Men-at-Arms. A Knight by definition is nobility.
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Knights weren't just "the dudes in plate armour who rode horses". Knights were noblemen.
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>>28464395
Difference is most are choosing vikings because they don't want to fight but explore.
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>2016
>choosing to be a wigger
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>>28462748
Viking.

>Spartan
Good warriors no doubt. But their lifestyle seems both boring as fuck and extremely fucking gay.

>Knights
Some lord owns you and you have to do everything he says.

>Roman soldiers
March around in heavy gear and fuck up your joints, digging trenches every fucking day.

>Viking
A free man and i can be anything i want. A mercenary, a trader, a raider, explorer. The choice is yours.

Obvious choice is viking.
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>>28462821
>crowe
>not mf doom
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>>28464434
Well that's fucking gay
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>>28464577
You're mistaking that for the Spartans.
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>>28463709
>and still live in shitty Viking lands
As a viking you can be a fisherman i Norway, a farmer in Denmark, a warrior in Normandy, a settler in America or an imperial guard in the largest city on earth to date defending whats left of the Roman empire against ancient kebab.
All other options are clearly defined but vikings gives you the option to be what ever the fuck you want.

>without many if not all the commodities of their southern European equivalents?
Vikings traded with people all over the world, you can build your own shit and you can also live in Constantinople.
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Varangian guard

Vikings done right.
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>>28463883
>>can you even swing an axe?
>Get drunk
>Swing axe
How hard can it be? I am not him but i am 6.1 so i would be fairly big by the standards of the time so just that would be a big advantage.

Viking all the way.
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Spartan obviously.

>SO MUCH SEX!
>THAT SKIRT!
>AESTHETICS!
>SMALL SWORDS HUGE SPEARS!
(I think you knowwhatImean)
>ACTUAL BROTHERHOOD!

There ain't no shame in my game, I'm still a warrior.
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>>28464904
>>SO MUCH SEX!
pederast spotted.
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>>28462748
Knight. Because these guys actually still existed 500 years ago, in a land that I would still recognize as mine and that spoke a roughly understandable version of my language.
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>>28464939
Wanna be my cheska? :3
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>>28462835
>wealthy
>samurai
Pick one. The vast majority of samurai were nobility, but broke
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>>28462748
Viking for the rape and Valhalla
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Knight, but modern.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_New_Year_Honours
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>>28465004
And the killing of Jesus Freaks. Christ, I've wanted to kill Jesus Freaks since the first one showed up at my door and asked me if "I've heard from Jesus lately".
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Knight for jus primae noctis
>tfw all the kids in your fiefdom look like you
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>>28465197
the lord gets to do that not you, you just get to randomly rape peasant girls whenever the peasants of one of your lords villages get uppity.
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>>28463467

Greece>Rome
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>>28464904
>SO MUCH SEX
With men, you mean. They were so gay they had to be eased into fucking their wives by having then dress as men.
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>>28465621
lol
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>>28462748
Viking or Roman.
Both would probably suck in some way but that's life
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Samurai
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>>28462748
>>28462797
>>28462821
Cool helmet
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>>28462853
>italians
>non-niggers

kekeroni n' cheese my dude
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Viking, cause rape and pillage
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>>28462748
Living off the work of the peasantry and such, being a knight would be a pretty comfortable life, at least until I finally do fight and end up shot in the eye by some faggot with a longbow yards away.
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My dick says Spartan but my mind says Roman.
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>>28465129
Why kill Jesus freaks when you can just kill Jesus?
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>>28462748
Spartans were goatpoor, vikings too that's why they became basically pirates, knights were noblemen trained from birth like the Spartans except not poor, Roman soldiers were pretty meh and subject to probably the worst war conditions compared to all of the above save for Spartans when the Persians came to fuck their shit up.

Knight easily. It would just suck having to wear all that armor.
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>>28462748

I'd choose to be MF DOOM. GOAT rapper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvu_W5jW1U
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>>28463551
kek
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>>28462748

Knight, hands down. Get rich, get laid, and have better armor than all the others. Yield when I lose, get ransomed, go home to fight another day.
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>>28468582
>It would just suck having to wear all that armor.
Don't worry -- the horse carries most of the weight. And you have your own small estate at to return to instead of a barracks.
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>>28462748
>No crusader

No thanks
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>>28462821
Aren't "Spartan" helmets Corinthian helmets?
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>>28463009
^^This

Significant and lasting changes to the English language occurred because of the Danelaw period of British history. Our grammar and syntax owe a lot to the Vikings who decided England was way better than Norway.
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>>28469297
>this.
literally the words from my mouth this
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>>28462853
>>28462959
Unless it's a full on arbalest, it won't even harm him.

Peasants didn't use those.

>>28463467
Principes just had more money/age than hastati. You could very easily avoid being called up until you were in your mid 20s or early thirties and muster straight into the Principes.

Or spend your first few summers serving without an actual war, hunting down"bandits" you outnumber more than two to one with no real danger to you, and then be a Principe by the time an actual opponent rolls around.


Principe/hastati was about maturity and life experience tempering the fire and stupidity of youth, not actual veterancy. That, and having a line of men who could afford more armor.

>>28463514
>viking
>best weapons
They'd do just about anything to get their hands on frankish swords.

>>28463606
>>28463628
twenty, unless your legion is disbanded or you're crippled.

Expect the land you're given to be mediocre to shitty, and on the frontier so it's dangerous, and to have to reenlist.

>>28463667
it was considered low class to kill a nobleman on the battlefield.
Not it wasn't. The low death toll was a result of armor being so effective that it was simply easier ot knock a man out than kill him.

If the dumb ass had bad armor and the lance went through his chest, fuck him.
He was the enemy, and you did not fucking care.
>>28463679
>You could be posted in a comfy colony in the coast of Hispania
So regular route marches to keep you in shape, and local iberians mounting guerilla attacks that you're extremely unlikely to survive because they're extremely good man to man, and coordinated?

It took 200 years to pacify iberia. Soldiers fucking dreaded being stationed there, it was seen as a death sentence.

>or North Africa instead of being cold as fuck and dealing with Germanic faggots
Enjoy your camel riding nomad savages who come out of the sands to murder you for literally no reason. And no plunder, ever. The thing that makes you rich.
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>>28464405
>A Knight by definition is nobility.
No, they're not, and those that are are often lower nobles of NO importance at all.

Literally none.

The man who went on to be regent of England started off with no horse, a damaged chain shirt, and almost no friends.

When he was six and people tried to use him as a hostage to get dad to surrender a castle, his response amounted to
>I'll just knock the wife up again, go ahead.
>next one'll turn out better anyway
>FAGGOTS

>>28464453
>Some lord owns you and you have to do everything he says.
Uh... no. You do what he says wehn he says "we're going to war" or "KILL THAT NIGGER"
Beyond that, you eat his food, sleep in his home, and flirt with his wife.

Or you don't have any lord, and literally TRAVEL EUROPE ON HORSEBACK getting in fights, going to tournaments and fighting (and partying like a fucking machine), fucking random women because you make bikers look like pussies and have a fucking horse, and generally do whatever you please while relying on a VERY effective good ol' boy system for food, shelter, and resupply.

>>28464804
>How hard can it be? I am not him but i am 6.1 so i would be fairly big by the standards of the time so just that would be a big advantage.
You'd get absolutely raped.

Literally. vikings were known for rape. Of everyone. Male and female.

>>28469376
Correct. Aprtans famously preferred the pylos, which is a simple skullcap.

Easier to see, hear, and breathe, and it's manly, because you can't hide any fear in your face, meaning you instead have to simply control yourself.

Welcome to Greece. Everyone's a sodomite, but they're fucking men.
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>>28469708
>Or you don't have any lord
Do you even know how the feudal system works? Being a knight automatically means you have a lord.
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>>28463049
>It's worth noting while Vikings saw Western Europe as a bunch of scared moneybags that you shake and loot falls out, you could just as easily head out East and make a living as basically just a tradesman.

Yeah I read a book about Vikings and it said they were prolific merchants and traders all thru central and eastern europe, from russia all down thru the black sea and into the balkans and turkey.
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>>28470394
>Being a knight automatically means you have a lord.
And yet William Marshall- the most successful knight in Europe, and one of four men who really embody the archetypal knight- traveled lordless for quite some time, with fellow knights.

And "turning about Europe"(attending the tourney circuit) like this as a knight-errant with no master was considered an extremely common way to spend a the first year-or few-of your career as a young knight.
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>>28462748
viking...because rape
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>>28470422
to elaborate
>has a lord
>makes no money
>quits and gets a new boss
>he fucking dies
>ransomed
>hits tourney circuit
>wildly successful
>returns to courtly life nearly 20 years later
The man went on to be regent of all of England, and unhorsed Richard the fucking lionheart in battle. Real battle.

He spent much of his life happily masterless, and made his repuation that way.
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>>28462748
>Let's all argue for a couple minutes
well at least your honest.

knight or roman soldier. the spartans were complete cunts and so were the vikings. to each other especially.
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>>28470452
Or rather, returns ot having a real master 20 years later. His "master" in the intern was his junior, with the child being there to learn EVERYTHING from him, with William in charge for a full 12 fucking years. Even after, he has more skill at everything, was more respected, and could do as he pleased the vast majority of the time.
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spartan cause 300
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>>28470452
you're confusing knight the job with knight the social rank. not always the same thing. and as soon as he became an earl it was all redundant anyway.
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>>28470497
I hope you like getting fucked in the ass, Boy.
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I'd like to pick viking because I'm intrigued by the privateering/mercenary aspects along with lightning raids, but knight would have to be it due to having the comfiest life as well as high social status.
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>>28470503
Marshall was both.
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>>28470530
it is my profession
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I would be peasant.
>why?
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>>28463345
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>>28462773
>thinking vikings were actually barbarians
>william the bastard
Ok
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>>28462748
Knight
try to impress king to give me fief
never work hard again in my life
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>>28462748
Roman soldier. Longest life span and best health care of the lot.
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>>28471846
>best health care
>mfw their idea of dental hygiene is to gargle piss
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Viking, unless I can remove kebab as a crusader. Valhalla, bro.
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>>28473183
You can remove kebab as a viking to, and you will get paid for more for.

Varangians, bro.
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Viking

>i want to take shrooms in the woods with my battle bros

https://vimeo.com/64632122
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Roman:
>spend most of my time walking and carrying 30+ kg of camping supplies with a shitty harness (because camping backbacks and other camping shit are not invented yet).
>spend the remaining time manning a quard post while bored to death

Knight:
>have to endure the most depressing and boring religion in history - christianity

Spartan:
>have to endure the hellishly hot climate
>the most boring landscape
>uptight faggots who have no idea what to do with women
>rampart square head culture

Viking:
>get mauled by a bear
>get mauled by an auroch
>get mauled by an elk
>freeze to death in winter campaigns because camping equipment is shit
>die of overheating in summer because you have to wear most of your warm clothes (you need smth to keep you warm during night, and you already have other essential shit in your sack)
>if you twist or break anything, it will heal for a long time and will keep aching till you die (because northern climates will hinder any healing process)

Would still probably choose to be a viking, because I already know how to survive in northern climate.
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>>28473633
>>have to endure the most depressing and boring religion in history - christianity
Are you retarded?
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>>28473656
tell me how it isn't the most boring and depressing religion in history
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>>28462748

Viking so I can sleep with women like this
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>>28473183
>>28473250
>not being a knight in the norwegian crusade
successful as fuck
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Crusade
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>>28473686
Islam exists.
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>>28474433
what has "Christianity v.3" to do with it.
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>>28474336

That's more the result of centuries of viking raids than it was a reality at the time. Vikings didn't bring home the ugly girls.
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>>28474530


ok dude
stay salty
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>>28474498
It's even more boring and depressing.
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