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22 Responses to Simple Facts About Ancient Weapons Of War [Pix]

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2014 at 9:10 am
    Link: Simple Facts About Ancient Weapons Of War - Seriously how did ANYONE survive the middle ages?
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    That isn`t a morning star. That is a flail. Here is a morning star:





    source: 20+ years being an AD&D nerd.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm
    Simple always works best, some of those "fancy looking" weapons didn`t work all that well. But the basics (spear, club, bow, knife, shield) lasted in various forms for thousands of years.
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm
    @Elkingo, the author says in the description that it was either attached to a baton (like the example you gave) or attached to the chain.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    JoexBro - Yea, I noticed. It is just that it is inaccurate. Chain = flail, pole = mace.

    mace with a round ball /c spikes = morning star
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm
    Well, I do take that back... I saw a morning star once with a rectangular type of head. I think it is the "spikes" that make it look like a star, or some such.

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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm
    5Cats - Doesn`t the Canadian army still use clubs? Lol
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm
    My step dad Fred has two of these on the wall



    Least now I know what they are
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm
    ElectricEye - Seriously how did ANYONE survive the middle ages?

    Same as today, EE, because not everyone was attacked every minute of every day as you `muricans believe.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    ElectricEye - Seriously how did ANYONE survive the middle ages?

    drawman61 - Same as today, EE, because not everyone was attacked every minute of every day as you `muricans believe.


    Yeah, they save it for sporting events now.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    "Seriously how did ANYONE survive the middle ages?"

    There was no bans on assault daggers, and no limit on clips for crossbows.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    drawman61 -
    Please chill out with the constant America hate.
    No one is asking you to like America, but please stay on topic.

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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2014 at 1:25 am
    turdburglar - Wow, who pissed on your cornflakes this morning?
    On this side of the pond, the impression that we get is that Americans believe medieval England was a place of perpetual misery and oppression by people with nasty weapons.
    This is not America - hate; this is observation rather than criticism. Don`t forget that Hollywood puts out an enormous amount of vivid stuff for the consumption of the blood-thirsty action-movie-goer, and the populace having no other reference than movies, take them as historic truth.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 30, 2014 at 1:34 am
    "Seriously how did ANYONE survive the middle ages?"

    I don`t think anyone did.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2014 at 2:20 am
    Thank you, Nickel, you said it way better than I could.

    TB, it isn`t hate at all. In fact there is so much about the US I adore. My biggest gripe is your country`s obsession with weapons and agression. It just seems to run through every aspect of American life.
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    RCola Male 18-29
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    August 30, 2014 at 6:28 am
    ""Seriously how did ANYONE survive the middle ages?""

    "I don`t think anyone did."

    LordJim FTW. Don`t think that didn`t go unnoticed.
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2014 at 8:30 am
    "Don`t think that didn`t go unnoticed."
    ---
    Huh?

    (LemonCurry confused by too many negatives)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm
    @LemonCurry: It seems that @RCola is happy to have spotted @LordJim`s subtle play on words :->

    @Elkingo: Only on baby seals... :-P

    And every army on Earth still issues bayonets, despite Obama`s foolish outburst during the debate...
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    August 31, 2014 at 6:50 pm
    @5Cats

    don`t want to nitpick, but wouldn`t that be "don`t think that WENT unnoticed?"
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2014 at 12:18 am
    gun shield is mislabelled.

    `tripple dagger` is for parrying and trapping
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    September 5, 2014 at 9:01 am
    I am hoping to survive the middle ages, and then, the old ages. So enough with these negative waves.
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    iamatree Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm
    Not ANYONE did... only the lucky, the skilled and the gifted.

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