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    Re: Is the katana overrated as a sword?

    The Katana isn't better or worse then the others. It's different.
    It's like comparing a scimitar to a cutlass, a European Longsword to something else and so forth. At the end of the day they are all...
  2. Re: Was the legion really that superior to the phalanx?

    On cue yes, they do that naturally already though :P. Especially in storms (that's why almost all people with horses prefer to stable them outdoors. It's safer to risk them getting electrocuted then...
  3. Re: Was the legion really that superior to the phalanx?

    You can train them to do so. Have you ever worked with horses? They run into walls all the time (without being ridden) after getting spooked.
    What makes you say there were no warhorses? So what you...
  4. Re: Was the legion really that superior to the phalanx?

    No, just no. For your average horse, sure, fine. But for warhorses that is complete trash. The only thing you cannot get even a trained warhorse to do (and neither do you want them to do it) is...
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    Re: On Gun Control

    Get basic training in medical and then come back and say what you just said. You are completely wrong. Same vitals for both.
    Let's start with why.
    When you get shot the wound is entirely different...
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    Re: Phalanx vs Missle fire+Pilum

    That is in and of itself a myth. You can catch arrows with your hand, you can parry them with a large stick. The factors allowing you to do so are training, and luck. Just keeping rows of pikes up...
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    Re: Legionary style infantry

    Simply put; the price tag was too high and the organization necessary for such an army faded away, gradually, after Octavian took power (the civil wars afterwards didn't help much either). It wasn't...
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    Re: On Gun Control

    I laughed hard at that line.
    Obviously you have either never trained to defend from a knife. Or your training was so controlled at some fake dojo somewhere (the kind that goes, "Attack me with a...
  9. Re: Will people still stay playing Rome1 after Rome2

    Agreed, Rome I and Medieval II Total War's battles just feel more natural then Shogun II's battles. There's some element missing in Shogun II that isn't in the other ones. I will stick with Rome I...
  10. Re: Did Praetorian Guard have any skirmishers or archers?

    You say that I speculate too much, when all you do is speculate.
    From the top; When the Praetorian served in the field, there was no reason they should depend upon the quality of the soldiers they...
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    Re: The real purpose of a Cantabrian circle?

    The difference is static versus non static shooting.
    Archers in companies are trained to shoot together as a group. For some reason people take this to mean each archer is now shooting blind. That's...
  12. Re: Did Praetorian Guard have any skirmishers or archers?

    Tactically it makes little sense for the Praetorian Guard to not have any skirmishers or archers.
    We simply do not know enough about the individual makeup of the guard to know... But on the squad...
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    Re: The history of guns in japan.

    ... They aren't that heavy.
    And besides, that's the entire point of training. So you can do that with little difficulty.
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    Re: The history of guns in japan.

    It is a bayonet. Note how the axe is forged, and how the end juts out past the end of the gun. It is a bayonet, and can be used exactly as you would use a bayonet (in otherwords in a straight...
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