History ComicBook / Crecy

30th Oct '16 4:30:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Crécy; "The Death Of Chivalry", "How Nightmarish AnnoyingArrows ''Really'' Are", or "How BadAss English Archers Made French [[CountryMatters Cunts]] Stop Invading England". [[invoked]]

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Crécy; "The Death Of Chivalry", "How Nightmarish AnnoyingArrows ''Really'' Are", or "How BadAss Badass English Archers Made French [[CountryMatters Cunts]] Stop Invading England". [[invoked]]
12th Oct '16 3:03:33 PM JulianLapostat
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* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Yes peasant archers from England unleash arrows and take out the flower of French chivalry. Yet they were trained by King Edward III, specifically for this purpose. They are led and commanded in battle by Edward the Black Prince who directs them to burn villages of French peasants along the way, and who are ultimately serving the campaign of the English to assert control over the French crown, being themselves Norman-French nobility, former vassals of the French King, French speaking and descendant of a French Princess.


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** Of course this is undermined by the fact that the same slobs murdered helpless French peasants and gleefully commit other war crimes on defenseless people. Not to mention that said slobs are serving the English Kings, who (at the time) were the French-speaking and French-descended UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet, and fighting to claim the throne of France.
5th Oct '16 9:02:19 AM Kalaong
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* RapePillageAndBurn: The English, as the narrator has gleefully admitted, has been busy burning several villages on their progress from Caen to Crecy. This tactic was a favorite of Edward the Black Prince and intended to terrorize the population into believing that the French won't protect them and the English would. The narrator still insists, despite murdering French peasants, that they are the real underdogs against the French aristocratic army.

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* RapePillageAndBurn: The English, as the narrator has gleefully admitted, has been busy burning several villages on their progress from Caen to Crecy.Crécy. This tactic was a favorite of Edward the Black Prince and intended to terrorize the population into believing that the French won't protect them and the English would. The narrator still insists, despite murdering French peasants, that they are the real underdogs against the French aristocratic army.
24th Jan '16 10:47:36 PM Kalaong
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* '''CurbStompBattle''': One of the most JustForFun/{{Egregious}} in ''recorded history''. The English were barely scratched - anywhere from a few hundred losses to just ''forty.'' The French lost over '''thirty thousand.''' Eleven of them were princes, which seriously fucked up the lines of succession in France. They lost '''''1,200''''' knights - enough to ''completely eliminate'' the very ''concept'' of knighthood.
14th Jan '16 5:11:05 PM Kalaong
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* RapePillageAndBurn: The English, as the narrator has gleefully admitted, has been busy burning several villages on their progress from Caen to Crecy. This tactic, known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée chevauchée]], was a favorite of Edward the Black Prince and intended to terrorize the population into believing that the French won't protect them and the English would. The narrator still insists, despite murdering French peasants, that they are the real underdogs against the French aristocratic army.

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* RapePillageAndBurn: The English, as the narrator has gleefully admitted, has been busy burning several villages on their progress from Caen to Crecy. This tactic, known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée chevauchée]], tactic was a favorite of Edward the Black Prince and intended to terrorize the population into believing that the French won't protect them and the English would. The narrator still insists, despite murdering French peasants, that they are the real underdogs against the French aristocratic army.
6th Jun '15 9:05:20 PM Kalaong
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*** The catch is that the damned things weigh around ''twenty pounds each'', meaning they're too heavy for a crossbowman to carry as part of his ruck while marching - they had to be brought to the battlefield by baggage train. And most archers could shoot a TrickArrow ''three'' hundred yards every ''five'' seconds - and good ones even '''faster.''' Crossbowmen were meant to slaughter infantry, not exchange arrows with people who can actually shoot ''back.''

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*** The catch is that the damned things weigh around ''twenty pounds each'', meaning they're too heavy for a crossbowman to carry as part of his ruck while marching - they had to be brought to the battlefield by baggage train. And most archers could shoot a TrickArrow ''three'' hundred yards ''twice as far'' every ''five'' seconds - and good ones even '''faster.''' Crossbowmen were meant to slaughter infantry, not exchange arrows with people who can actually shoot ''back.''
6th Jun '15 9:04:54 PM Kalaong
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** The narrator points out the Genoese mercenary crossbowmen hired by the French were brutally lethal as well: they had the training and equipment to shoot an arrow a hundred and fifty yard every ''seven and a half seconds'', and the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavise pavise]]'' they crouch behind renders them invulnerable save the ''exact moment they shoot.''
*** The catch is that the damned things weigh around ''twenty pounds each'', meaning they're too heavy for a crossbowman to carry as part of his ruck while marching - they had to be brought to the battlefield by baggage train. And most archers could shoot a TrickArrow ''two'' hundred and fifty yards every ''five'' seconds - and good ones even '''faster.''' Crossbowmen were meant to slaughter infantry, not exchange arrows with people who can actually shoot ''back.''

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** The narrator points out the Genoese mercenary crossbowmen hired by the French were brutally lethal as well: they had the training and equipment to shoot an arrow a hundred and fifty yard yards every ''seven and a half seconds'', and the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavise pavise]]'' they crouch behind renders them invulnerable save the ''exact moment they shoot.''
*** The catch is that the damned things weigh around ''twenty pounds each'', meaning they're too heavy for a crossbowman to carry as part of his ruck while marching - they had to be brought to the battlefield by baggage train. And most archers could shoot a TrickArrow ''two'' ''three'' hundred and fifty yards every ''five'' seconds - and good ones even '''faster.''' Crossbowmen were meant to slaughter infantry, not exchange arrows with people who can actually shoot ''back.''
6th Jun '15 3:20:09 PM Kalaong
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A short black & white comic written by Creator/WarrenEllis & illustrated by Raulo Cacares published in 2007 about the historical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cr%C3%A9cy Battle of Crécy.]]

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A short black & white comic written by Creator/WarrenEllis & illustrated by Raulo Cacares published in 2007 about the historical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cr%C3%A9cy org/wiki/Battle_of_Crécy Battle of Crécy.]]
6th Jun '15 3:19:48 PM Kalaong
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A short black & white comic written by Creator/WarrenEllis & illustrated by Raulo Cacares published in 2007 about the historical Battle of Crécy.

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A short black & white comic written by Creator/WarrenEllis & illustrated by Raulo Cacares published in 2007 about the historical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cr%C3%A9cy Battle of Crécy.
Crécy.]]
22nd May '15 11:23:58 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* HundredYearsWar: Set in the early part of the war.

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* HundredYearsWar: UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar: Set in the early part of the war.
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