knight comp. might need to enlarge.. I also forgot this one, it took a man 14 years training to become a knight, 7years as a page and 7 more years as a sqiure
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User avatar #11 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [+] (20 replies)
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I also forgot this one, it took a man 14 years training to become a knight, 7years as a page and 7 more years as a sqiure
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#263 - rjgnal (02/02/2014) [+] (6 replies)
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you forgot the gorget at the armor
it was the piece between the breastplate and helm, protecting the neck
#38 - fukbritain (02/01/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Who gives a **** about knights? I don't recall any nights being in America. Why not cowboys?
User avatar #43 to #38 - techketzer (02/01/2014) [-]
Who gives a **** about America? I don't recall it having any knights.
#122 - lamarsmithgot (02/01/2014) [+] (9 replies)
I knew like 40% of this already due to this goddamn game
User avatar #71 - galaxyguy (02/01/2014) [+] (24 replies)
I think the comp would be much better if it wasn't mostly common knowledge.

I mean, "the longbow could attack from a distance or from a castle wall." Well, ******************* , I never realized bows could be used for ranged attacks.
User avatar #72 to #71 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [-]
it was considered cowardly just because you where sitting safe at your spot while the others fought on the battle feild but when they realised how great power it really was they needed to change out chainmail to plate so they could survive being hit by an arrow.

but yes i understand what you mean, and its my first oc will work harder on my next comp
#182 - kushcopter (02/02/2014) [+] (13 replies)
#79 - taye (02/01/2014) [+] (12 replies)
''The longbow could attack from distance''  sorry just pointing out the obvious
''The longbow could attack from distance'' sorry just pointing out the obvious
#94 - redzeopoweranger ONLINE (02/01/2014) [+] (4 replies)
#217 - danilorossetto (02/02/2014) [+] (2 replies)
but you have not explained why they move in "L"
User avatar #68 - vladhellsing (02/01/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Few more facts:

* There's a misconception about plate armour; yes, it was heavy, but it didn't restrict movement as much as you'd think. A knight still had to retain his agility in combat and so the armour was tailored accordingly. If you couldn't move around or fight effectively in armour, nobody would've bothered wearing it.
* Plate armour was designed for protection against archers, especially at range. There are tales of 'pincushion soldiers' who'd carry on fighting even with a bunch of arrows sticking out of them.
* The longsword wasn't just used for cutting & thrusting, one could also use the crossguards for grappling and bashing the opponent with the pommel. There are illustrations of ancient sword fighting manuals that show warriors wielding the blade by the hands and using the handle to fight with. This was useful against armoured opponents where impact damage would be more effective than a cut or stab.
* The medieval English longbow had a draw weight of around 150lb. Archers were prized warriors who trained all their lives to use the longbow effectively, with young men required by law to practise archery every Sunday.
* Some points about medieval arrows:
* Warhammers weren't the gargantuan lumps of metal you often see in videogames; the ones depicted in games are larger than sledgehammers and even sledgehammers can't be wielded effectively. Real warhammers were much smaller and typically one-handed, with a blunt end for impact damage (useful against armour) and a spike on the other for crushing through either thinner armour or your enemy's skull.
* Same goes for axes; they were smaller & thinner than even woodcutting axes.
User avatar #40 - lolwatthe (02/01/2014) [+] (8 replies)
Plate was articulated so while it was heavier it was in fact more flexible than chain mail around the joints, though it would obviously be less flexible around the torso.
#281 - alphagex ONLINE (02/02/2014) [+] (6 replies)
Fool! I am the only weapon a true knight needs
#274 - smoothmcgroove (02/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Somewhat relevant
Somewhat relevant
User avatar #103 - viscerys (02/01/2014) [-]
Another cool thing - If Knights were fighting other Knights, they would grab their swords by the blade and beat each other up with the pommel.
User avatar #2 - sinery (02/01/2014) [+] (20 replies)
Say, are chain mails easily penetrated?
User avatar #47 to #4 - techketzer (02/01/2014) [-]
"Their biggest weakness was falling down, as they couldn't get up unassisted."

That is just wrong. It's true for jousting armors for tournaments, which was highly specialized equipment for these sporting events, but those were not used on the battlefield.

The actually biggest danger to a knight in armour was heat stroke.
#213 - deckbox (02/02/2014) [+] (6 replies)
there is several groups BTW that do actual medieval combat reenactments, Not that pansy faux warfare ******** you see on like old timely comedies or whatabeyou, brutal beat the living crap out of eachother with medi weapons in armour in a large penned off arena until one team wins, people get broken bones and all that **** its proper epic check it out on youtube, it makes hockey seem like cricket
#59 - tynerd (02/01/2014) [+] (5 replies)
This is an absolutely great comp. It's very interesting and i really like it! Keep up the good work!
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