>being restricted to swinging your weapon in a particular direction for the blade to hit.
And here is why maces were among the most common weapons in its time.
Maces are omnidirectional axes/hammers depending on the head.
Maces, cudgels, flails, and hammers are the perfect weapons for paladins/sorcerers.
>Clerics are Gods holy warriors
>All main maces
Literally god tier weapons
Maces were extremely effective against heavily armored infantry. Swords would generally glace off most types of plate armor, or be countered by a shield.
Maces can smash bone, give a cuncussion, etc even through armor. Additionally, they could stagger and off balance an opponent who had a shield.
Axes are also extremely useful against armor, and they were extremely advantageous against shields.
Swords however were very versatile. But also a fun fact: spears were the most common form of weapons throughout history; cheap, and easy to use.
>Relying on cuts and scrapes from a shitty sword
>Having to work around your opponent's blade-resisting chainmail
>Not just knocking your opponent right in the gabber with a mace or hammer
It's like you're trying to make everything harder for yourselves
well i mean theyre the most used melee weapon in history, but they get zero media recognition. game of thrones, zelda, dark souls(artbox guy uses sword) lord of the rings, etc.. spears just dont sell. even tho they are the most practical
>Don't want to draw blood because its a sign of extreme violence unbecoming of a holy man
>if you strike someone hard enough in the head with a blunt object you'll get them to convulse uncontrollably and make gurgling sounds as they flop to the floor and die of brain hemorrhage some thirty seconds later
spears were considered a commoners weapon in the medieval era. Though to be fair, GoT has a whole house dedicated to the spear (Martell), and a spear has defeated dragons as well since the eye is their weak spot
You're a retard. What fucking good would a blunt weapon do you against arrows? It's spear and shield combo and if anyone gets passed the spear you drop it and use you side arm (typically a sword)
f*cking this. bunch of retarted n00bs around here that don't know they're shit.
>Google info on Trident's
>In Ancient Rome, in a parody of fishing, tridents were famously used by a type of gladiator called a retiarius or "net fighter". The retiarius was traditionally pitted against a secutor, and cast a net to wrap his adversary and then used the trident to kill him.
Greatswords are literally the only acceptable choice.
>Not the superior Montante.
It's not a greatsword if it has a keen edge.
True swords are dull and rough from years of use. They use their weight to cut.
Your prissy little decorated trinket ain't shit, mate.
> Game has knights running around full suits of plate armor wielding two handed swords.
>not maining FIST
no, not fist you pansy little gook. FIST, THEY ARE WHAT MEN HAVE.
>Not specializing in Sword+Shield and throwing side-arm
I hope ur 'avin a giggle pleb
That is true. But basic physics would tell you that an edge is still an edge, no matter how worn. A flat surface like that "sword" is a fucking poor excuse for a sword because it's just a giant chunk of stone. The standard "Greatsword" in DaS2 is still a greatsword, albeit a stupid one.
I will concede that the King's Ultra Greatsword is a fucking club, why did they call it a greatsword? I mean, there's a dull edge, and then there's not even having an edge.
But Dragon Bone Smasher is definitely a greatsword.
Still a poor excuse for a sword but the blade is thin enough to actually apply crushing force in a sword-light manner similar to what a normal zweihander or mantante would do minus a bit of the functionality against bare flesh like they would have been used for on horses.
DBS at least has the good grace to look fucking stylish as all hell unlike the KUGS.
Most historians agree that the flail is objectively one of the shittiest conventional weapons ever created.
>he doesn't wear his waifu upon his head
Better hope you don't run into any armored enemies or you're gonna be fucked/10.
Now this is a cutting weapon that could fuck up some armor. You fucks want some fuckken WEAPON KNOWLEDGE on this bad boy?
>That's tearing an object apart, not cutting.
Then that would mean the bow bends around the arrow, there's no torque behind the arrow to propel it. At best you'll have the bow snap back and have a halberd arrow tip to the ground.
Poleaxes are GOAT
If that's close enough for you then, sure you can have this.
Is that a Xiphos? Honestly Greek armor was designed against slashing, but the sword was a great chopping weapon to hack at unarmoured hoplite parts, removing limbs like butter.
Glaidus was better due to it being shorter and less obtrusive, plus better for stabbing through armor.
>not ripping through armor with this beak
Polearms all day
Sexy glaive, coming through.
>the bow bends around the arrow, there's no torque behind the arrow to propel it.
Alright pucker your assholes because we're gonna learn some shit.
This right is here called a falcata. It was first brought to light from Iberian smiths during the roman expansion of around 200BC before the province was conquered wherein the Celts picked up the design for it's legendary functionality in repelling the filthy invaders.
These weapons were created through an unparalleled and unique process of placing the ingot of iron underground for at least 2 years so the natural process of erosion would eat away all the impure and unworthy elements in the metal. Fuck all that Japanese shit about folding the sword 100 times. This worked way fucking better and required no skill. Once that was done, the single most durable and impressive iron to exist at the time was then forged into a time-tested sword design that was used by Greeks in the Kopis and the Ghurkan forces later in the Khukri. This design right here was taken from the roman gladius' leaf-blade design and given a thicker single-edge design with the unique curve to make it an unparalleled chopping weapon capable of cutting through all but the thickest of solid plate armor coupled with a thrusting tip found in most leaf-blade designs that could easily take a hell of a beating thanks to the process of refining the metal.
Upon the Roman's conquest of the Iberian peninsula, many historical accounts state that the rag-tag groups of mercenaries armed with shit armor but these unparalleled weapons would often hold off entire legions and after their death, the Legionaires would then pick up the fallen's weapons knowing full well that they would be able to withstand the fires and abuse of war far better than their formidable but ultimately inferior spatha or gladius.
Ultimately, despite having the objectively better swords, the Roman armies won out through superior tactics, greater numbers, and reliance on pole-weapon formations we all know about with their swords as side-arms.
The bend of the bow facilitates the pullback but provides little actual push on the arrow. Majority of it comes from when the bowstring is streched backwards beyond it's normal length, released, and then contracts back.
I liked the first Bayonettas "lets just put a bunch of fucking baby faces everywhere and gold plating and hope it works out" boss design, but I'm glad 2 had some really well designed bosses. Pick Related.
42 bullets, more than enough to kill anything that moves
Good question! Many were embellished with the horse head and this was largely a cultural thing, but was by no means required as part of the design. What was required, however, was the fact that the horse head served as a hook which was incredibly important in handling the weapon. It could look like whatever they wanted or nothing at all, so long as the curve was there.
I like valiance a bit more than valor.
> not maining all of them depending on what you're hitting
> fucking maces for shields, platemail and horseback
> swords because I like muh stabbing
> spears because I'm not coming there just to hurt you
that being said, axes are for autists. That includes the throwing axes.
But that precisely is the problem. The chain is not flexible, regardless of what pulls on it. The chains have multiple weak points that would cause it to shatter if pulled too hard, which would be required to propel something like that (which probably weighs several dozen pounds).
The recoil of a bowstring is the key feature, chains are designed to not have recoil.
So you suppose old time ropes magically stretched out and rebounded like rubber? Get a fucking load of this. Only siege weapons made use of the actual string for the propulsion force, and then it's through torsional force. The propulsion force for bows is from energy stored when flexing the bow, and not stretching the fucking string.
If your weapon doesn't weigh more than you do, you're doing something wrong.
Now, can you inform me of the secrets of Damascus steel my friend? If i remember it had a sawblade type of effect while still being sharp enough to not catch on things.
>not breaking their pussy shields
>not breaking their bones
>not doing it at the same time
Actually the most widely recognised gladius is of iberian design the roman one is more leaf shaped.
After conquering them iberia became the manufacturing center for roman swords, the average roman soldier was only given a sword and a shield.
>Not Maining da powah claw!!
>Implying dis wudn't crunch ya grots tah bitz!
>ITT grot thread.
Damascus steel was simply a specialized forging process that gave blades a wood grain or flowing water aesthetic and made them incredibly resilient. Most historians agree that the original methodology has yet to be perfectly replicated but the aesthetic is definitely there even if the quality isn't quite as high (though still much better than normal forging). Had nothing to do with sawing.
Where my hammer bros at?
Isn't Damascus steel also known for being -extremely- sharp and very hard to dull?
Most of them were considered 'holy' weapons based on their sheer endurance and the beautiful designs.
I don't know about holy, but yes. Able to be sharpened to an incredible level which was very hard to damage was the main draw behind trying to recreate the process. Theoretically, if it is ever recreated, the world of SCA, HEMA, and WMA in general would be completely changed forever.
I'll explain it without being a huge delusional faggot:
Pic related is "modern" damascus steel. The initial steel is made via an mostly automated process that involves folding steels thousand times more than katanas to cause a grain like pattern to emerge. It looks fancy, that's all.
Historical damascus steel aka wootz steel aka crucible steel is simply steel made via what the sandniggers would call "an alchemical process" by smelting the ore in an crucible like construct with added special minerals.
What actually happened is that these "minerals" (actually sand and other shit) would pull all the impurities from the ore during the smelting process resulting in a much purer clump of steel, with performance near the levels of industrial steel we have today. Which then resulted in much higher quality weapons after being hammered into weapons. All the fancy names and whatnot is just shit made up by the jews to make it seem fancier when they went north to peddle off their steel ingots to blacksmiths who'd then charge even more for the finished product.
>not using a spear
>not dual-wielding spears
Do you even stab shit?
Damascus steel wasn't some magical elven shit, it was just a forging process in which they got rid of impurities and shitty crap in their metal for a much stronger steel product.
aand here's the picture of damascus steel made the oldstyle way. Make note that it doesn't look that special It won't look special after getting polished either. really.
The blades were simple legendary because of the smelting methods were so shitty back then resulting in loads of impurities being left in the steel which the blacksmiths had to manually hammer away during the forging process. Resulting shitty blades from remaining impurities. It's similar to how the nips had to fold their katanas because of how shitty their iron ores were.
Not even him.
He wasn't even defending it, just pointing out how it got started in RPGs you doubleniggers.
>not using swords made out of swords made out of keyblades
>not maining fists
It's like you hate being manly.
>Trying not to be a delusional faggot
>While claiming that it's made through "sand nigger magic" and that the jews are to blame for propoganda
Holy shit I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.
>I'm a moron who can't into reading comprehension.
>not investing all stat points into evade and fists
That rock dodge is fucking crazy though
>not stabbing her with two dicks
>This guy slaps your gf's ass
I haven't even shown you how fast he was
He was 15 years old in this gif
>about to call a spelling mistake
>it hits me
>watch the first 5 minutes of this
>it looks like the sorcerer guy is fucking somebody to push the ice forward.
>he cums to make it explode over everybody.
I need to spend less time on this site
>not maining a weapon that can turn into a sword and shield that can deal ko damage that only blunt weapons can that can cause explosions that can turn into a two handed axe that has so much reach it might as well be a ranged weapon that can turn into a single handed sword and a single handed shield that can deal elemental and explosion damage that can can can can can can can
>Lay on hands, Inspiration, Divine Might
>Sword and scabbard
>Inconspicuous clothes(divine might makes me beefy, scabbard deals with bleeding, somewhat regular dude performing miracles would be most inspiring)
>Holy tome, more power, makes me look like I'm just good because I'm the right preacherman
>Cathedral, inspiring people with miracles, teaching them and rallying them for the cause, getting in good with the rulers and nobles too
>General, need a tactician, can help train soldiers, probably arm then through his connections as well, him being the de facto leader of the troops is no problem
>all of the enemies
>No fucking off into the woods to join some circlejerk of old farts, basically try for the Lord's route but get to work straight away
There. I have the perfect setup to establish a religion, raise train and utilize an army. And I can take an inhuman amount of punishment despite appearing normal, so I can be still more inspiring on the front-lines. I am the future emperor warlord Jesus.
>TFW there will never be an RPG where if you can insult enemies so thoroughly that they just break down and cry/kill themselves, provided that you dumped enough points into the right stats and traits.
>Not bringing different weapons for different situations
You use a spear against cavalry or in hallways. You use an axe against enemies with wooden shields. You use a sword against lightly armored enemies. You use a mace against plate.
Generally you know what the people you'll be fighting specialize in beforehand, so you choose your equipment accordingly. If you're a part of a specialized unit then this debate is pointless anyway.
>tfw you will never be a Paladin of Light
>you will never travel with a squire who disapproves of your unorthodox methods but respects you still
>you will never form a stronghold as all your enemies surround you
Why don't more games have kanabo?
Studded iron clubs are radical.
I want to be a false Paladin. I'm actually a necromancer or warlock, but I disguise my abilties to appear holy, and gain a following. I create a mighty empire of this lie, with thousands of devout followers.
Then, on my deathbed (or just when I get bored, in the case of necromancy) I reveal that I'm not a holy man, in fact the opposite. Chaos erupts in my kingdom.