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User avatar #3 to #2 - europe (07/03/2014) [-]
Why is that knight using a wooden club
#75 to #3 - reptarz (07/04/2014) [-]
It scales A with strength.
User avatar #32 to #3 - cards (07/04/2014) [-]
Well...I play Mount+Blade, and using clubs allows you to knock out enemies.

At the end of battles, you can take unconscious people as prisoner then sell them as slaves for money.

Probably not why that guy is using a club, but that's how it works in the game that is.
User avatar #45 to #32 - norkas (07/04/2014) [-]
Mount and Blade is awesome.

I have Warband
no h8 m8
User avatar #85 to #45 - cards (07/04/2014) [-]
I bought warband and fire+sword during the steam sale. Super fun.
User avatar #37 to #32 - garymotherfingoak (07/04/2014) [-]
dem colored text
User avatar #27 to #3 - thesteenge ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
+10 STR
User avatar #7 to #3 - noooooooooo (07/03/2014) [-]
Knights and Men at arms carried a variety of different weapons.
Clubs, Maces, and War hammers were popular due to their ability to cause so much blunt trauma that how heavily armored their opponent was wouldn't matter
User avatar #44 to #7 - europe (07/04/2014) [-]
I would understand the use of an actual mace, something that could survive contact with a sword, but not a simple piece of wood
User avatar #78 to #44 - noooooooooo (07/04/2014) [-]
well this picture looks like its from a battle in the 11th century where wooden clubs were more common, they got almost entirely replaced by maces and war hammers later on.
User avatar #18 to #7 - kelping (07/03/2014) [-]
Some of the Calvary preferred blunt weapons over swords because swords dull throughout battle, which would cause them catch on armor or clothes.
User avatar #19 to #18 - noooooooooo (07/03/2014) [-]
That too. It also can depend on the opponent Is the opponent wearing plate, mail, etc. or the preferred weapon of each soldier.
User avatar #20 to #19 - noooooooooo (07/03/2014) [-]
But that's what I like about medieval warfare, so many weapon choices, so little time.
User avatar #4 to #3 - crazyolitis (07/03/2014) [-]
Not exactly a knight. I think it's a priest/monk. Monks were not allowed to spill blood, but they still wanted to fight. With clubs, you can kill someone without a single drop of blood hitting the ground. So they used clubs.
#36 to #4 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
Ever heard of the razor-sharp bowling ball method? If you hit somebody hard enough with a blunt object, they're going to bleed.
User avatar #48 to #47 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
Did I mention that I love you?
#49 to #48 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
No, you did not. But I have a few of these. (As in, this pic is probably the second to last thing to do with Rome)
#50 to #49 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
That's actually pretty great. reading that entire article one kinda made my day though
That's actually pretty great. reading that entire article one kinda made my day though
#51 to #50 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
Glad to have made your day.
Pic sligtly related.
User avatar #52 to #51 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
This ones my new favorite
#53 to #52 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
Please get the reference...
User avatar #54 to #53 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
Btw, its 4am and if you're making a joke at my expense you're probably correct because I can't think straight. Also, if you're not you should probably explain anyway because I'm pretty sure my ideas are incorrect. Either way, these pictures keep making me smile
User avatar #56 to #55 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
My god that's amazing. Ok, I take it back that made my day.
#57 to #56 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
So I made your day twice and it's only 4am? Looks like you will have a very good day, then.

By the way, the bottom text of this pic says: "By the Gods it's cold, my balls are cold, how long have we been marching? I think my captain is gay, my feet hurt, I miss Rome, I'm so hard for some reason."
#58 to #57 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
*********** damnit you magnificent bastard. Ok that's pretty great too. I sincerely hope I'm in for a good day today!
#59 to #58 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
I love Rome, and the ancient world in general. Too bad there's not so much information about Babylon.
User avatar #60 to #59 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
I love history in general, that's why, even if I don't get the jokes, in the context they're still funny to me. But that Catullus guy, geez that was something to read
#61 to #60 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
Yeah. It can be hard to think of our ancestors as actual human beings. They are most often just shown or thought of as savages, generals, soldiers and the like, but never as actual human beings, who had feelings, motivations and even senses of humour.
#74 to #61 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
See ya bro, nice talking to ya! opportunity to great
User avatar #72 to #61 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
It is. My first Civ was Civ Rev when it became free on xboxlive, since then I couldn't wait to get my hands on Civ V, and I have no regrets, its pretty great.
#73 to #72 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
Yeah man. BUt I have to go now. See you later, mate.
User avatar #70 to #61 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
Yup, I bought everything from the summer steam sale. I'm kinda new though, only been playin' a couple of weeks.
User avatar #71 to #70 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
Very addicting, isn't it? I've played it for roughly 500 hours.
User avatar #68 to #61 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
That's what I hear. Unfortunately I'm stuck with Civilization V until I get my own gaming PC. Still, I enjoy Civ V, even if it is a bit silly
User avatar #69 to #68 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
I play civ 5 as well. Do you have the Brave New World expansion?
User avatar #65 to #61 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
Can't seem to reply to the last comment. Unfortunately no, I've been a console peasant for the majority of my life, until very recently.
#67 to #65 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
You should try it. It's quite a realistic historical RTS/TBS.
User avatar #63 to #61 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
Maybe that's why I genuinely enjoyed Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar so much, because it broke away from the narrow minded thinking you mentioned
User avatar #62 to #61 - epicactual (07/04/2014) [-]
I can understand that thinking but in history I find it interesting to imagine the world from the shoes (sandals) of those I'm learning about. The latter problem I find is only a problem when you show such a lack of understanding, and a lack of giving a **** . Pretty much everyone in my last history class, including the teacher...
#64 to #62 - crazyolitis (07/04/2014) [-]
Yeah. At times, I too feel like I am the only one giving a **** about history (aside form the teacher). Favourite subject is the Romans. Tell me, have you ever played any game of the Total War series?
User avatar #22 to #4 - rhiaanor (07/03/2014) [-]
have you ever hit someone with/been hit with a blunt object? You can bleed quite a lot, especially if you're getting hit full force with a wooden mace
User avatar #16 to #4 - heartlessrobot (07/03/2014) [-]
Except blood is almost always spilled with weapons like that. Skin gets torn.
#8 to #4 - noooooooooo (07/03/2014) [-]
That's not entirely true, while there are accounts of individual priests/monks not wanting to spill blood, there are even more accounts and images of Bishops, Priests, and monks carrying swords or lances. Its more of a personal preference.   
   
Many crusading military orders where formed by members of the clergy and they didn't seem to care much about spilling blood.   
   
For example the bishop in this picture is carrying a lance
That's not entirely true, while there are accounts of individual priests/monks not wanting to spill blood, there are even more accounts and images of Bishops, Priests, and monks carrying swords or lances. Its more of a personal preference.

Many crusading military orders where formed by members of the clergy and they didn't seem to care much about spilling blood.

For example the bishop in this picture is carrying a lance
User avatar #41 to #8 - theshadowed (07/04/2014) [-]
The Bishop of Durham, at the Battle of Crecy, used a 6-foot pole with a spiked ball on the end.
He was kept in the reserve, and actually had to beg the king to be put into the battle with the Black Prince
User avatar #79 to #41 - noooooooooo (07/04/2014) [-]
well it makes sense, a bishop can be a pretty important person to have in your country, it would be bad for the king and the church if he was killed.
User avatar #24 to #8 - bastardusnorvegi (07/04/2014) [-]
you know it doesn't count if it is muslim/heretic blood
User avatar #25 to #24 - noooooooooo (07/04/2014) [-]
The Teutonic Order frequently clashed with Poles and Lithuanians particularly while they were catholic, and they are depicted frequently using swords and lances.

While I'm not sure if heathen or heretic blood makes it sacred, I wouldn't be surprised if it may have influenced some clergy members who used clubs against Christians to use swords or lances.

The exact weapons one would use however is mostly influenced by the situation or the weapon or armor the opponent is equipped with.
User avatar #28 to #25 - bastardusnorvegi (07/04/2014) [-]
well the teutonic order wasn't very pious
User avatar #29 to #28 - noooooooooo (07/04/2014) [-]
oh no, they were not but they still had clergy members among their ranks, so I'd say the weapon used be it blunt or blade all depends on the opinion of the clergyman some clergymen wanted to outlaw the use of real weapons for tournaments while others were fine with it.

So a very pious clergyman may not want to spill blood let alone fight, while others who were more extreme may not care what tactics or weapons are used.
User avatar #83 to #29 - bastardusnorvegi (07/04/2014) [-]
didn't the pope outlaw croaabows and noone gave a **** what he said
User avatar #84 to #83 - noooooooooo (07/04/2014) [-]
Yup, for a while crossbows were banned.
But that's about as effective as banning any weapon, people use it anyways.
#5 to #4 - europe (07/03/2014) [-]
I can imagine a priest arriving in heaven and St. Peter saying "yeah, it doesn't work like that."
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