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Postby MaceyWindu » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:42 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. It does look like maybe the movie versions aare a teensy bit exaggerated.
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Postby Username » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:50 pm

Ranged: Mongolian Bow
Melee: Kriegsmesser
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Postby Lord Brian » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:29 pm

1. Scottish highland Claymore

2. Longsword

3. Longbow
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Postby darkarden » Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:17 am

Hehe, my favorite weapon would have to be the Gun-mace, it was a gun fashioned with the head of a mace so that it could be fired at long range but also used in close combat. I saw a picture of it in a medieval weapons book once, i believe it belonged to Henry VIII. either way it was awesome :)
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Postby Username » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:20 pm

darkarden wrote:Hehe, my favorite weapon would have to be the Gun-mace, it was a gun fashioned with the head of a mace so that it could be fired at long range but also used in close combat. I saw a picture of it in a medieval weapons book once, i believe it belonged to Henry VIII. either way it was awesome :)


Renaissance era combination weapons are pretty neat.
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Postby darcsied » Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:11 pm

I like HeartofDarkness' choise: Longbow and Hand and a half sword.
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Postby doodstormer » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:32 pm

I'd say the flail. The kind with 4 or 5 heads on them, those are niiice.
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Postby Sir Ninja Pilot » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:12 am

My favourites are:
1. Hand and a half sword
2. Longbow
3. Pike
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Postby wallgorn » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:46 am

I have two favorite weapons. They are the Scottish Claymore and Longsword.
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Postby Seikfreid » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:08 pm

My melee weapon would have to be the hand and a half sword. My ranged weapon would be a longbow, though I'm really in love with the shape oof the horsebow.
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Postby sir aleks the bold » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:26 pm

the spear is the best then a sword then a bow
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Postby smcginnis » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:36 am

I've loved all (non-cross) bows since I first saw them. Probably before that even. :P They're my favorite weapon of all time. Doesn't matter whether they're Longbows, Composite, Saxon shortbows, Korean, whatever.

But those fancy Olympic and other modern bows just don't cut it.

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Postby outcast » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:56 am

I agree completely with everything smcginnis just wrote.

I particularly like the Mongolian recurve bows (did you know it takes around a year to make just one :o )

I hate crossbows. IMO they are ugly, undignified weapons. Compared with longbows they have shorter range, less accuracy and take 25-30 seconds longer to reload. They also need less skill. It takes years to be able to shoot a bow well. You could have the same level of skill with a crossbow in a week.
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Postby Legoist » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:00 am

1. crossbow (I even have one as a wall decoration)
2. longbow
3. longsword
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Postby BrianofBrick06 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:56 pm

I would say my favorite weapons were the longbow and the crossbow. Also, I really enjoy the short sword dagger combination for some reason...
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