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9th Mar '16 4:19:25 PM Doug86
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* AlexanderTheGreat vs. AttilaTheHun. Dear ''God''...

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* AlexanderTheGreat UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat vs. AttilaTheHun.UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun. Dear ''God''...
29th Feb '16 11:34:27 AM Movienut376
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**Which is fine if you have a voice that isn't instantly recognizable, but come on...anyone who had seen 300 had Wenham pegged from the first episode.
4th Feb '16 2:31:25 PM StormKensho
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*** It's not a "misconception" at all. There's a reason that bronze was dropped in favor of iron-forged weapons as soon as ironworking techniques were developed. And it was because steel was a far superior metal that could destroy bronze weapons and armor without much effort.
4th Feb '16 7:44:57 AM StormKensho
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**** A quick Google search of the word "saud technique" doesn't reveal anything of substance regarding steelwork, so I'll have to call shenanigans on that. Meanwhile, the technique of folding the blade over multiple times over to remove impurities and forge a steel comparable to European steel has been proven to be effective by modern research. The only steel that one could consider objectively better is ''Damascus'' steel, which makes sense considering that modern examinations of Damascus steel revealed ''carbon nanotubes'' in their makeup.
18th Dec '15 7:10:04 PM CockroachCharlie
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*** While I can't argue the statement about how many owned a sword (it really depended on a crews success rate), it is true that most likely did not know how to use them PROPERLY. However, a cutless really wasn't a finesse weapon in the hands of a pirate. Mostly it was a case of hacking blows at whatever non-friendly was nearby (above decks at least, below they would switch to boarding axes, my own weapon of choice). So the results were fairly accurate in this matchup with the cutlass. It would have gotten few kills, but there is the chance of a lucky blow to the right section.
18th Dec '15 7:00:41 PM CockroachCharlie
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**** I own a blunderbuss and have fired it on many occasions. Never once have I had it explode in my hands. Nor has anybody else I know that uses one. They weren't nearly as volatile as you make them out to be (nor as misfire prone as the blog claims).
18th Dec '15 1:36:21 PM CockroachCharlie
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***To be fair. In the earlier season they were trying to pair up unlikely and mismatched opponents. It wasn't until later in the show that they really started getting characters who were more alike as a common thing.
14th Dec '15 1:54:42 AM Freshmeat
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*** If they really cared about political correctness, then they wouldn't have had IRA vs. Taliban or Waffen-SS vs. Viet Cong. And by the way, in the latter matchup, the Nazis won.
10th Dec '15 8:30:18 PM PixelKnight
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** A club can't slit somebody's throat or cut somebody's tendons. The original argument can still stand: the two weapons were designed for two different purposes.
24th Nov '15 6:00:16 PM showzilla
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****saud techniques? Discovered by the celts before it was discovered by the japanese, said techniques were then superceded by better metalurgy techniques. So the knights metal is still superior in addition to the fact that the splint mail armor of the samurai is similar to the armor that plate armor superceded in the west.
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