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#1 Askatla



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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

Since I'm a Viking history buff (hard to guess, right?), a friend sent me this today, which I hadn't seen... and I know we share resources & links often on the +public channel. I'd like to see about putting together some YouTube clips or other quick-access resources for folks who want to learn just a tidbit about a certain subject, or who may be the sort who want to have more detail for their scenes.

So here are a few to get started:

Something on Viking swordfighting:

Jousting: Full Metal Jousting TV show; the first few episodes especially are good for getting an idea of how things work.

#2 Brat



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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

This was a related vid to the one Dei posted:

Cool tips on Viking-style shield fighting.

Also this, which is a Sword/Buckler vs. Spear fight:

Edited by Brat, 28 October 2012 - 10:23 AM.

#3 Ser Dermett Corbray

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

Videos I've seen before. I was going to suggest those as good ideas as to how fighting should go in game. Although the odd Hollywood-style cut thrown in there can't hurt every once in a while /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />

And aye, I reckon FMJ should be compulsory viewing for all players who pose knights. Get a sense of the kind of skill (and pain) involved.

#4 Luthor Rivers

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

Due to popular demand here are some of my links:

From the Concordance (copied and pasted from the concordance directly without editing, only changes made by me was that I grouped the items under general headings for easy reference)
Weapons and Armour -
Food -
Clothing -
Technology -
Laws -
Knighthood -

Weapons that Made Britain (all links are to part 1 of their respective series of videos further links appear at the end of each vid)
Sword -
Shield -
Longbow -
Armour -
Lance -

Edited by Luthor Rivers, 20 April 2013 - 03:37 PM.

#5 Ser Dermett Corbray

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

Something on Viking swordfighting:

Same guys but talking about chainmail armour.