>Doesn't baby the viewer
>recognizes that viewers can breathe through their nostrils
>No need for constant background music and dramatic editing
>IM YOUR HOST DICK RICHARDS AND THIS IS EXTREME HISTORY
>EYE OF THE TIGER INTENSIFIES /// INCEPTION NOISE
>LETS GET BACK TO THE ANALYSIS LAB AND SEE SOME COOL 3D EFFECTS TO ILLUSTRATE WHAT WE'RE TALKIGN ABOUT INCASE YOU HAD TROUBLE IMAGINING IN YOUR MONGOLOID TESTTUBE BRAIN SINCE YOUR PINEAL GLAND IS CLOGGED WITH FLOURIDE AND HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
mfw I will never be able to look at my enemy and put him down
I like how you criticize american /tv/ for demanding peoples attention with cheap tactics yet you started this thread with a picture of an attractive woman with no relation to your content.
Funnily enough, a lot of the old History Channel content from the 90s and early 00s was English-made.
Battlefield and Battlefied Vietnam had a Scottish Production team behind it. And no, I don't mean the videogames.
Anyway, here is a link to old American documentaries from the mid 20th century.
>The bow is basically a big spring made of wood
>Americans don't know how bows work and need infantile explanations
What bugs me about this shit is that during the age of muskets, when that shit was short-ranged and slow to reload.. why didn't they just fucking stick with ongbows? More accurate, faster, infrastructure to create and train with them had already been hardwired into the English and tons of tactics with them. Plus, the enemy using muskets meant they'd form a nice compact firing line. Easy pickings.
Bet you if the Brits kept the Longbow instead of the shitty muskets, America wouldn't exist right now.
As much as I hate stupid Americans, the 2nd video actually provides a great deal of information that the first video does not. The only difference is that it starts at a really basic level.
I still don't get it
It's only the kind of OP shit of a Longbowman whose been training as a child, has the shoulder and forearm combo that could punch a trebuchet into toothpicks and loose 20 arrows a minute at 300 yards that needs all that training. A few weeks of training could still create decent volley-fire longbowmen (muskets also used volley-fire). Consider the Longbow has at least twice the range of a musket and can nock and loose more than 1 shot per minute. That already offsets many disadvantages.
You may hit 1 guy and blow out his innards with a fragile ball that turns into shards the moment it hits anything tougher than silk. As opposed to arrows that can usually penetrate even leather and create debilitating wounds/outright kill and if you coat them in dirt or shit, even if you lose, anyone nicked is going to have a very bad time.
>10 Shit-coated arrows through the liver
>Hold on Francois I need to fiddle with this paper packet of gunpowder, stick a ball, stuff it in with the ramrod and then aim and shoot.
You just answered your question. To be useful with a longbow you had to spend a lifetime doing it. To be useful with a musket you just need a few months practising to reload and training to stay in formation.
One is easily replaceable, one isnt.
> A few weeks of training could still create decent volley-fire longbowmen
You are fucking stupid
>Longbows were very difficult to master because the force required to deliver an arrow through the improving armour of medieval Europe was very high by modern standards. Although the draw weight of a typical English longbow is disputed, it was at least 360 newtons (81 pounds-force) and possibly more than 600 N (130 lbf), with some estimates as high as 900 N (200 lbf). Considerable practice was required to produce the swift and effective combat shooting required. Skeletons of longbow archers are recognisably adapted, with enlarged left arms and often bone spurs on left wrists, left shoulders and right fingers.
>It was the difficulty in using the longbow that led various monarchs of England to issue instructions encouraging their ownership and practice, including the Assize of Arms of 1252 and King Edward III's declaration of 1363: "Whereas the people of our realm, rich and poor alike, were accustomed formerly in their games to practise archery – whence by God's help, it is well known that high honour and profit came to our realm, and no small advantage to ourselves in our warlike enterprises... that every man in the same country, if he be able-bodied, shall, upon holidays, make use, in his games, of bows and arrows... and so learn and practise archery." If the people practised archery, it would be that much easier for the King to recruit the proficient longbowmen he needed for his wars. Along with the improving ability of gunfire to penetrate plate armour, it was the long training needed by longbowmen that eventually led to their being replaced by musketmen.
It took only a few days to learn to use the musket and even dyel faggots could do it. A musketeer could be replaced in a week, whereas every longbowman lost was a huge blow to the army.
Making small metal balls is faster than making arrows. They are also easier to transport, as is gunpowder, which is also used in cannons.
Longbowman has to train his whole life. A musketeer can be trained in weeks in a pinch.
Muskets scare horses. Bows do not.
A muscet in close range is a big club. A bow in close range is something that gets in your way.
I've seen plenty of people can hit a basic target at 100 yards with only 3 months training, including myself. It's not THAT hard. Honestly they should've kept the training regimen going. What made them easier to recruit was that law that forced everyone to train every sunday, but it's been documented people started not giving a fuck and playing cards and whoring.
But I don't get the armour penetration bit. Revolutionary War peoples wore nothing thicker than a coat, something a half-arsed bow wielder could penetrate with ease. Doesn't need anywhere near the power needed to penetrate french plate armour at extreme ranges like at Crecy or Agincourt, especially since musketmen had to be in a line and up really close.
Though I concede defeat. I read a few bits from Benjamin Franklin since he too thought it could be used but it was debunked and explained by other sources. Namely by the time the War happened, the brits have long since given it up and gotten soft with not whipping the peasantry into shape.
>nigger breaks into my home
>spread my asshole as wide open as I possibly can
>sodomizes me and shoves bottles up my ass
>steals TV but jokes on him my license expired
>arrested by police for not spreading my asshole wide open enough
>Black person breaks into my home
>Smash him with brick
>Can't arrest me, I'm a former colony and I'm not even white
>"I SEE AN EMPIRE NEVER CHANGES ITS SPOTS!"
Feels good being Acceptably Non-White.
>practise the shooting alarm drill at work
>get shot by the fired receptionist anyway
>get $50k bill for sewing my ear back on
>go home and bed but not before a family feast for one
>wake up to see house has been burgled by niggers again
That's why sane places still let us have assault rifles and castle law to fight off hordes of niggers or zombies.
>my only choices in the elections are authoritarian crony capitalist multicultists and authoritarian commie multicultists
>Americans will have trump
>will be clawing at their massive wall of ivory and gold begging the aryan ubermensch and their glorious god emperor standing on high glimmering in the sunlight to save you
>Americans have someone famous only for bad hair, losing money on a casino, and being so much of an egomaniac that he stars in his own reality show and runs for president every 4 years
honestly I hope Trump wins, he's the guy the country deserves
>turn on nature documentary
>host on a boat in a leather jacket
>announces we'll be studying sharks
>cue guitar riff
>2 hours of nothing but sharks jumping out of the water to attack seals
>computer enhanced 3d models of sharks attacking from below
>seriously no other footage
>end with violin riffs MUH CONSERVATION
>didn't pay my TV license
Alright kids settle the fuck down. I'm neither british nor american but you're both acting superior when NOBODY has a right to.
Every country elects total and utter underhanded cunts constantly. If only people stopped trusting false promises in suits because it's the fault of every single person who votes that these cunts continue doing bad for the human race.
Trump is at least neither a retarded neo-con or a retarded progressive and is humiliating the GOP showing them that he can literally be their enemy and take their party from them.
oh my god i'm tearing up
True. But don't for a second think he's good for the US.
You have a choice between Bernie, a spineless idealist who has no idea how to fulfil any of the promises he's making. Hillary, a heinous sockpuppet of special interest groups and all-around slimy cunt and Trump, a blowhard racist businessman with a of clown thrown in that's been renounced by most of the rest of the world.
All of these choices will rot america even further than it already has, all at different paces and all with different means. Trump's is just the most rapid and extreme since America will become isolationist again and the current infrastructure RELIES on being international. Nobody will want to do business with them.
And heeere we go. Even if he was that wouldn't make him half as bad as a crony capitalist and a retarded socialist who thinks he can use our retarded bureaucracy to take more of our money for inefficient retarded programs.
not to mention the "20 shots a minute" thing is retarded make belief from some fringe HEMA enthusiasts
not to mention firing a longbow is incredibly tiring and energy consuming. If you're training in your village and know you have a big bowl of your wife's stew when you get home, yeah it's fine. 2 weeks into any medieval campaign and every soldier is starving, forced to forage for his own food, expected to march 10 hours a day, and probably had dysentery
For you, but what you mentioned is "acceptable" for most others and is far more easily hidden than saying "Fuck Illegals, build a wall", which starts riots and makes entire countries turn against you.
You're either going to rot slowly via hemorrhaging money, debt and social issues or you're going rot fast because the rest of the world doesn't want anything to do with you and you started a civil war.
honestly I want Trump to win just so the US sees how much the rest of the world views them as a joke
>we'll build a wall and Mexico will pay for it because...well just trust me, it'll happen because I'm Trump
the fact that people believe this after all of the insults Trump has thrown at Mexico during the campaign is hilarious
>world doesn't want anything to do with you
>because of the president
Do you understand how real people act? And if Trump would do so much damage, exactly what makes you think Bernie and Clinton will be better? You're just pretending to be a fence sitter.
I agree with you. Hillary is a total cunt and Bernie is useless, but people don't realize there's both an international face and a domestic face.
Both of their domestic faces are terrible, but they keep the internationals happy by being open-minded and progressive (or put up the illusion of it). Trump is abrasive as fuck and acts like a high school jock bully, which other adults in other countries view with distaste.
America cannot do it alone seeing how reliant on foreign aid and trust it is. Trump's attitude will doom America in record time unless Congress, the CIA and all that shit goes full Damage Control and acts like the fucking Patriots from MGS.
>Do you understand how real people act?
Real people aren't the face of America in any community. The leader always is. Putin is Russia, Obama is America, Ghaddafi was Libya, Merkel is Germany and so on and so forth.
>if Trump would do so much damage, exactly what makes you think Bernie and Clinton will be better?
See >>65065059 . Because chimping out in America gets you votes, while abroad it gets you a look of disdain and pity like an angry father chastising a stupid child.
Being underhanded and enacting stupid policies is more acceptable than being overt racist, because politicians work on dishonesty and subterfuge.
I don't know what's worse in this thread, shitting on R. Lee Ermey for being R. Lee Ermey or the fact that people don't know how the fuck that is.
have none of you tasteless faggots ever watched full metal jacket?
>minor colonial leader who fought in a few Indian wars and then spent more time running from a few minor British armies than winning fights against them
>Napoleon, the man who revolutionised 19th century warfare, basically proved that logistics was more important than tactics, and conquered nearly all of Europe before multiple grand alliances brought him down
Yeah I can see how Washington would win this
>Americans shit on Brits because of bad teeth
>Founding Father Georgie Pordgie had such god-awful gums and teeth that he couldn't fucking smile and had bulldog-jowls
Then again, The English Royal Family ain't even fucking English.
>can't get the BBC of my mind
>write a cuck fantasy in greentext
>Donate to BLM
As an avid collector of quality documentaries, I call the later style "popcorn doc", the kind that is designed for the attention span of someone who stuffs their face with popcorn while high on the sugar rush of a gallon soda.
There are a few quality American documentaries too. Start with any that won the Peabody award.
Also when muskets started to become the main weapon in the army most of Britain was starting to become industrialised and people were living in cities where there wasn't exactly a lot of room to practice archery on a Sunday afternoon.
This is probably a matter of scalability for the size of battles in that period. The Longbow might be better in a 1-v-1 encounter , but scale that up to 10-20 thousand people.
You have large bodies of men who need to be kept in tight formation (management), have to carry enough ammunition for a whole day of fighting, have to be able to penetrate armour and are typically taken from the local plebs.
Agincourt as an example: 6000 Longbow men, all who have trained from childhood to the point where they are deformed. Longbows which can only be made from the best wood of willow trees. Arrows which might take several hours to make, using the finest goose feathers, transported hundreds of miles at great expense. All expended in a single battle, war over. If you lose your entire archer core is slaughtered.
10,000 plebs with mass produced firearms. Hundreds of rounds of cheap ammunition. Smoke EVERYWHERE, easy to transport. If you lose... who cares, grab some more plebs.
>mfw this fucker had more game than i do
> be american
> moan about blacks and muslims elsewhere
> literally elected a black muslim as president
>Acts like the few decent shows worthy of export are representative of all British TV
>Pretends that it isn't full of utter drivel like TOWIE and Mrs Brown's Boys
Oi, I'm onto your shit, you cunts.
>why didn't they just fucking stick with ongbows?
It takes years of practice to become proficient with the longbow. Anyone can be trained to use a musket in a relatively short time frame.
the op is the most basic shit ever? proving his point
loving every laugh amerifat