History Main / EpicFlail

12th Mar '17 4:39:59 PM TheBigBopper
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* Agricultural flails make threshing more efficient by adding force to each blow through centrifugal force. Peasant conscripts militarized them by attaching metal spikes. The 15th century Hussites took that to the extreme.
* Medieval knightly "ball and chain" flails offer a few advantages. Centrifugal force adds force to the impact, and the shock of impact is not transferred back to the wielder. It can also wrap around an opponent's shield.

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* Agricultural flails make threshing more efficient by adding force to each blow through centrifugal force. They consist of a long staff with a hinged cylindrical head on the end. Peasant conscripts militarized them by attaching metal spikes. The 15th century Hussites took that to the extreme.
* Medieval knightly The "ball and chain" flails offer a type flail seems to have been rarer in Europe than the agricultural flail, judging by its few advantages. Centrifugal force adds force to the impact, depictions in art and almost complete lack of them in texts. Several historians have questioned whether they existed at all because of this scant documentation and the shock fact that many flails of impact is not transferred back this type in museums have turned out to be forgeries. Shafted weapons expert John Waldman has examined a few in private collections that he believed to be authentic, but even if they did exist they were certainly rare. It probably had to do with their inherent impracticality and danger to the wielder. It can also wrap around an opponent's shield. user.
28th Feb '17 9:08:27 PM Taxima
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* A one-handed flail is the primary weapon of the Conqueror class in ''VideoGame/ForHonor''.
13th Jan '17 1:49:58 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. As the wildling army battles to take the Wall, the defenders release The Scythe, an enormous anchor on a chain that swings along the Wall, knocking off huge chucks of ice and reducing climbers to LudicrousGibs.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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As the wildling army battles to take the Wall, the defenders release The Scythe, an enormous anchor on a chain that swings along the Wall, knocking off huge chucks of ice and reducing climbers to LudicrousGibs.LudicrousGibs.
** Brienne wields a flail during her melee with Loras in "What Is Dead May Never Die."
** Theon is unhorsed with one in "Walk of Punishment" and spends the next several seconds disoriented and struggling to breathe.
10th Jan '17 10:06:51 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'': After losing his hand at the battle of Stirling, Campbell, Hamish's {{Badass}} dad, wields a spiked flail during the battle at Falkirk, and ends up receiving a mortal wound while he's busy swinging it overhead. Later, Wallace rides into Mornay's bedchamber, uncoils a long-chained flail, and crushes the treacherous lord's head like a watermelon with one great swing.

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* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'': After losing his hand at the battle of Stirling, Campbell, Hamish's {{Badass}} badass dad, wields a spiked flail during the battle at Falkirk, and ends up receiving a mortal wound while he's busy swinging it overhead. Later, Wallace rides into Mornay's bedchamber, uncoils a long-chained flail, and crushes the treacherous lord's head like a watermelon with one great swing.



* Tahmuras, TheDragon in ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Avatar]]'' wields one. He comes closest out of anyone in the entire six-book series to besting [[{{Badass}} Joscelin]].

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* Tahmuras, TheDragon in ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Avatar]]'' wields one. He comes closest out of anyone in the entire six-book series to besting [[{{Badass}} Joscelin]].Joscelin.
8th Jan '17 9:44:45 AM nombretomado
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* In ''IronKingdoms'' several Warjacks weild massive flails that only they can carry, many are present in the [[ChurchMilitant Protectorate of Menoth]].

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* In ''IronKingdoms'' ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' several Warjacks weild massive flails that only they can carry, many are present in the [[ChurchMilitant Protectorate of Menoth]].
4th Dec '16 3:41:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''LightNovel/ReZero'', Rem's WeaponOfChoice is a large mace with chain.
** "Large" meaning [[{{BFS}} "the head is about the same size as her body."]]

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* In ''LightNovel/ReZero'', Rem's WeaponOfChoice is a large mace with chain.
** "Large" meaning [[{{BFS}} "the head is about
("about the same size as her body."]]body") mace with chain.
4th Dec '16 11:26:20 AM GM_3826
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** "Large" meaning [[BFS "the ball is about the same size as her body."]]

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** "Large" meaning [[BFS [[{{BFS}} "the ball head is about the same size as her body."]]
4th Dec '16 11:25:10 AM GM_3826
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** "Large" meaning [[BFS "the ball is about the same size as her body."]]
30th Nov '16 9:15:01 PM anza_sb
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* Used in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' against Guts by Samson, one of the higher ups of the Purple Rhino Knights. Depicted realistically in that it's about the size of a soft ball and the guy uses thick armor to compensate for not being able to defend with it but Guts just deflects all of the blows using his massive sword (he was shielding Casca) and beats the tar out of the him and earns the title [[NamesToRunAwayFrom 100 Man Slayer]] in the ensuing brawl. This has the downside of meaning his sword breaks soon after but damn if it isn't impressive

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* Used in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' against Guts by Samson, one of the higher ups of the Purple Rhino Knights. Depicted realistically in that it's about the size of a soft ball and the guy uses thick armor to compensate for not being able to defend with it but Guts just deflects all of the blows using his massive sword (he was shielding Casca) and beats the tar out of the him and earns the title [[NamesToRunAwayFrom 100 Man Slayer]] in the ensuing brawl. This has the downside of meaning his sword breaks soon after but damn if it isn't impressivebrawl.
* In ''LightNovel/ReZero'', Rem's WeaponOfChoice is a large mace with chain.
27th Oct '16 5:05:35 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mine_flail Mine flails]] are large cylinders attached to the front of tank-like vehicles [[note]]Indeed the first ''were'' converted tanks[[/note]] and are used to clear mines by intentionally detonating them. Heavy chains of fist-sized metal balls are attached to the cylinder. As the cylinder spins, the chains whip around and strike the ground repeatedly, detonating any mines beneath the surface. Massive shields block the the rest of the vehicle from the blasts. This method of mine clearing was invented just before the Battle of El Alamein.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mine_flail Mine flails]] are large cylinders attached to the front of tank-like vehicles [[note]]Indeed the first ''were'' converted tanks[[/note]] tanks such as the Sherman Crab and Churchill Toad[[/note]] and are used to clear mines by intentionally detonating them. Heavy chains of fist-sized metal balls are attached to the cylinder. As the cylinder spins, the chains whip around and strike the ground repeatedly, detonating any mines beneath the surface. Massive shields block the the rest of the vehicle from the blasts. This method of mine clearing was invented just before the Battle of El Alamein.



* There are weapons called Meteors which are long cords with weighted ends. Wrapping them around the body is used to generate speed, and power. Some performers use fire pots on the end for special effects, these are called Fire Meteors.

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* There are weapons called Meteors Meteor Hammers which are long cords with weighted ends. Wrapping them around the body is used to generate speed, and power. Some performers use fire pots on the end for special effects, these are called Fire Meteors.
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