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Re: (TFT) Death Test 1, take 4: SURVIVED!
I can see how a two-handed hafted weapon (axe, hammer, quarterstaff, pole
arm would be good at parrying a swing from a sword, but what about a thrust?
That would seem to be where it is the weakest at parrying, since it becomes
more of a timing issue than blocking a swing.
Since TFT doesnt differentiate between swings and thrusts, it would make
sense to me that these kinds of weapons have an overall lower rating to
But ... I am not a medieval scholar, I don't play one on TV, blah blah, blah blah.
---- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Quoting gem6868 <email@example.com>:
> > Thanks for your agreement, demonstrated below, that saves me from further
> > citations.
> Not really. You still haven't shown how you know that the polearm is
> slower and less adept at aprrying than a sword. Nor have I said
> anything other than the medieval masters appear to consider the sword
> in two hands as most flexible. And most flexible certainly isn't meant
> to mean that the polearm isn't super (though I haven't asserted that it
> > > To the point at hand, the pole arm wasn't a super-weapon in real life. It
> > > was slower and less adept at parrying than a sword.
> > And you need to cite how you know that's true. I say it's not true
> > because the masters of the period, and period accounts, show it to be
> > false.
> Neil Gilmore
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