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Re: Flail weapons over shields

I've heard it said that the weapon would be kept in continuous motion and would be slow to get moving again. That could be taken to mean that the weapon would need a recovery turn only after a hit?

The Wikipedia page suggests weapons of this type were rare, so they shouldn't be too good.

It would certainly be easy to screw up a parry against one of these.


On Sun, 7 Jul 2019 at 21:43, John Paul Bakshoian <shadowhex@earthlink.net> wrote:
Hi Joe,

I sent this to both email addresses, but it didn’t show up on the site archive.   

Just checking on the status.

- John Paul

Begin forwarded message:

From: Joe Hartley <jh@brainiac.com>
Subject: Re: Flail weapons over shields
Date: June 21, 2019 at 12:51:51 PM GMT-4
To: John Paul Bakshoian <shadowhex@earthlink.net>

Contributed to the email list or the wiki?  The post below makes me think it's
for the email list, postable by emailing to tft@brainiac.com.  Any member can


On Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:53:25 -0400
John Paul Bakshoian <shadowhex@earthlink.net> wrote:

Joe, its been ages since I contributed.  I’ve forgotten how to do it.  Do I email you and then you post it for me?

- John Paul

All that talk last month about hooking enemies, got me to thinking about pole and chain weapons.

Historical Question:  How were morning stars and flails used in ancient times?

What Stat would a one handed morning star have?

What Stat would a pole-arm flail have?

How would they work in combat?

Would they overcome a shield?  How?

Would a flail type weapon need to take 1 turn to recover?

- Hail Melee,
John Paul

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