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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#263 - rjgnal (02/02/2014) [+] (6 replies)
stickied by smellingtomatoes
you forgot the gorget at the armor
it was the piece between the breastplate and helm, protecting the neck
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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#122 - lamarsmithgot (02/01/2014) [-]
I knew like 40% of this already due to this goddamn game
User avatar #355 to #122 - fzjoss (02/02/2014) [-]
I really miss going into the wilderness with my clan and sweating cold because a Revenenant Vampire could rape us all while pking another player group >-< but my pc cant run it now ****** specs, besides i think that my account was deleted with that Acceso3 thing
User avatar #408 to #355 - lamarsmithgot (02/02/2014) [-]
Dude... I feel your pain 100%
User avatar #245 to #122 - badsamaritan (02/02/2014) [-]
I want to play that game again.... :/
User avatar #319 to #245 - FairyGodParents (02/02/2014) [-]
There's an 07 version out now, it's the **** .
User avatar #354 to #319 - fzjoss (02/02/2014) [-]
07?
User avatar #372 to #354 - toensix (02/02/2014) [-]
He means a version were the game is like it was in 2007.
User avatar #169 to #122 - cacti ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
Bsale! Bsale!
User avatar #151 to #122 - thefates ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
il b ur gf if u folo me into wilds. bring all ur gold
User avatar #153 to #151 - lamarsmithgot (02/02/2014) [-]
lmao kk
User avatar #306 to #182 - kibitzer (02/02/2014) [-]
**kibitzer rolls 1**
#307 to #306 - kibitzer (02/02/2014) [-]
&gt;got dat charisma dick   
&gt;can't use it   
   
da 			****
>got dat charisma dick
>can't use it

da ****
User avatar #341 to #307 - baesdgod (02/02/2014) [-]
**baesdgod rolls 5** Remember the roll starts at 0 and ends at 9, meaning the Paladin would actually be 0, and the Fireknight 1.
User avatar #343 to #341 - kibitzer (02/02/2014) [-]
oh **** yes, i can run like a **********
User avatar #347 to #182 - benedicto (02/02/2014) [-]
**benedicto rolls 1**
User avatar #348 to #347 - benedicto (02/02/2014) [-]
holy **** i got the same number as kibitzer.

seeing as that's a 1/10 chance, it isn't much tho.
User avatar #350 to #348 - baesdgod (02/02/2014) [-]
since the chances doesn't stack at eachother, there's technically 1/20, or 2% chance for it to happen

but good try at maths tho
User avatar #397 to #350 - babyanalraper (02/02/2014) [-]
1/20=5%

Also, it is 1/10 as kibitzer's number was already knows. The chance for him to roll 1 is 1/10, and the chance that kibitzer rolls one is 100%, as it had already happened.
User avatar #353 to #350 - benedicto (02/02/2014) [-]
oh, okay then.....
User avatar #395 to #182 - derevi (02/02/2014) [-]
**derevi rolls 1**
#407 to #182 - anon (02/02/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolls 19**
#361 to #182 - anon (02/02/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolls 9**
#380 to #182 - anon (02/02/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolls 0**
#79 - taye (02/01/2014) [-]
''The longbow could attack from distance''  sorry just pointing out the obvious
''The longbow could attack from distance'' sorry just pointing out the obvious
#82 to #81 - taye (02/01/2014) [-]
Not really the answer, but nevermind that. I like the content, maybe you can do some about samurai's as well?
Not really the answer, but nevermind that. I like the content, maybe you can do some about samurai's as well?
User avatar #83 to #82 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [-]
oh... nvm read your comment wrong, thats a good idea. im working on an other comp right now but i can probly make a samurai one
#108 to #83 - xxTheJesterxx ONLINE (02/01/2014) [-]
Ye, samurai would be ******* radical.

Great comp btw
User avatar #109 to #108 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [-]
will do a samurai one then
User avatar #258 to #109 - zameckis (02/02/2014) [-]
i will not forgib if all of dem are wrong
User avatar #260 to #258 - smellingtomatoes (02/02/2014) [-]
samurai's are the head vikings of brazil pff how can i fail this
User avatar #261 to #260 - zameckis (02/02/2014) [-]
lel
will expect it
User avatar #417 to #411 - zameckis (02/03/2014) [-]
quite well-done
User avatar #418 to #417 - smellingtomatoes (02/03/2014) [-]
thank you! and i hope you enjoyed it
User avatar #298 to #79 - hates (02/02/2014) [-]
I thought you just ran up to people and beat them with the bow
#217 - danilorossetto (02/02/2014) [-]
but you have not explained why they move in "L"
#221 to #218 - danilorossetto (02/02/2014) [-]
knight movement....
knight movement....
User avatar #68 - vladhellsing (02/01/2014) [-]
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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWCN7HId-b8
* 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.
#141 to #68 - anon (02/02/2014) [-]
I found these facts much more interesting than the post itself.
#167 to #68 - anon (02/02/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolls 8,360,792**
#392 to #68 - corndood (02/02/2014) [-]
Oh I love that guys points about things
#189 to #68 - insaneguy (02/02/2014) [-]
&gt;grabbing their sword by the blade and hitting their opponent with it
>grabbing their sword by the blade and hitting their opponent with it
User avatar #40 - lolwatthe (02/01/2014) [-]
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.
User avatar #168 to #139 - lolwatthe (02/02/2014) [-]
I was speaking of more of run of the mill, typical soldiers mail, yeah there is articulated, tailored chailmail, but if you are making it for a army you aren't going to tailor it to everyone now would you?
User avatar #236 to #168 - pengasuar (02/02/2014) [-]
Same goes for plate armor in that point, but I was referring to the smaller types and the variation in the size of the mail, in another video he said that chain mail cost a person what it would to buy a house, I think they would probably take the time to get it tailored just to be sure
User avatar #238 to #236 - lolwatthe (02/02/2014) [-]
But for armies that would give you armour if you had none, then they would give you the cheapest stuff if it wasn't a dead mans.
User avatar #242 to #238 - pengasuar (02/02/2014) [-]
What? No armies never gave the soldiers their armor, they would always have to buy their own and even weapons, the army told them what they had to get though and they would get it
User avatar #248 to #242 - lolwatthe (02/02/2014) [-]
There was loot, sometimes there were those that took armour, so, there would be group leaders that would probably keep reserves, they wouldn't like their soldiers having **** for armour or weapons now would they? sure it's not on the whole military scale but there were no armies that would frown upon soldiers passing loot to each other.
User avatar #256 to #248 - pengasuar (02/02/2014) [-]
I don't know about that whole "loot" thing, most of the time armies just wandered around on campaign and barely did any battles or sieges so why would you want some more gear that is probably worse than your own. Unless your troop was going by a nearby town and you get ambushed or whatever then you would probably pick that stuff up and sell it, but no I don't think armies in a general sense ever collected loot from the battles, and plus if their stuff was being worn out the would take it to the blacksmith who would be traveling with you and for a fee he would repair it to the best of his abilities.
User avatar #259 to #256 - lolwatthe (02/02/2014) [-]
There's a reason why there is a stereotype of soldiers stealing boots, but I don't quite feel like carrying on a useless conversation, so before one of us makes this heated I'll just say have a good day sir or madam.
#281 - alphagex (02/02/2014) [-]
Fool! I am the only weapon a true knight needs
#287 to #281 - holyfool (02/02/2014) [-]
Indeed.
Indeed.
User avatar #288 to #287 - alphagex (02/02/2014) [-]
something i been meaning to ask you, i know ure fj username from powerful palladin in wow did u played wow on arathor realm? cuz ure name is one of the strongest pally i know in that game
#289 to #288 - holyfool (02/02/2014) [-]
Nope that would be a coincidence, I just like soul eater and thought the name was clever.
Nope that would be a coincidence, I just like soul eater and thought the name was clever.
#293 to #289 - alphagex (02/02/2014) [-]
well ure name is the name of powerful palladin i use to know and iam watchin soul eater atm is pretty cool, is kinda like bleach plot but not 100% and i doubt excalibur would be this arrogant if he was a live spirit he be humble and noble u know is the great sword by arthur king of the britains the holy sword is like a legend, my fav holy sword is the ashbringer
well ure name is the name of powerful palladin i use to know and iam watchin soul eater atm is pretty cool, is kinda like bleach plot but not 100% and i doubt excalibur would be this arrogant if he was a live spirit he be humble and noble u know is the great sword by arthur king of the britains the holy sword is like a legend, my fav holy sword is the ashbringer
User avatar #295 to #293 - alphagex (02/02/2014) [-]
sorry tought the gif would be biger but if u saw the movie u know this scence
#274 - smoothmcgroove (02/02/2014) [-]
Somewhat relevant
Somewhat relevant
#310 to #94 - solarknight (02/02/2014) [-]
hmmm
User avatar #315 to #310 - redzeopoweranger (02/02/2014) [-]
hmm...hmm
#338 to #315 - solarknight (02/02/2014) [-]
hmm hmm hmm
User avatar #71 - galaxyguy ONLINE (02/01/2014) [-]
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.
#252 to #71 - kingpongthedon (02/02/2014) [-]
Longbows could be used from a much greater range than traditional bows, meaning that there was almost no chance of them experiencing combat. Prior to the longbow, archers would still have to be near the line to hit anybody. With the longbow, they could have an entire army between them and the enemy and still drop people. There's a huge difference between the range of a longbow and everything else that existed at the time. Plus, it required minimal skill to become proficient at, meaning commoners could master it, at a time when many believed that only the nobility had any business on the battlefield. It also didn't require nearly the physical strength other bows required. Firing times were massively reduced meaning that people could launch volley after volley, in turn meaning there was almost zero chance of the enemy breaking the line. It's bringing a gun to a knife-fight a few hundred years before guns were even invented. There's much more to it than just the fact that they could be used from a distance.
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
User avatar #222 to #72 - jacksipian (02/02/2014) [-]
No, that's wrong, chainmail was used to stop arrows, all of the different links made it extremely difficult for the arrows to get through to the skin, it is sort of like how Kevlar works with bullets.
User avatar #225 to #222 - smellingtomatoes (02/02/2014) [-]
the power of a fully charged longbow (with a decent arrow) could penetrate chainmail.
User avatar #227 to #225 - jacksipian (02/02/2014) [-]
Maybe longbows could, I didn't learn too much about them, but normal bows couldn't and that's why it was made.
User avatar #228 to #227 - smellingtomatoes (02/02/2014) [-]
longbows could im 99% sure about that, but they could not penetrate plate
User avatar #231 to #228 - jacksipian (02/02/2014) [-]
That was probably the answer to it then.
Problem: bows Answer: Chainmail
Problem: Chainmail Answer: Longbows
Problem: Longbows Answer: Platemail
and so on until the end.
User avatar #294 to #231 - thefates ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
Don't forget the answer to plate-mail, crossbows. Which is ironic because the answer to crossbows was longbows.
User avatar #398 to #294 - jacksipian (02/02/2014) [-]
Oh i didn't forget, but we were only talking about chainmail to plate armor, i was just trying to get my point across without putting the entire history of weaponry in my comment lol, but you're right.
User avatar #233 to #231 - smellingtomatoes (02/02/2014) [-]
thats seems about right
User avatar #234 to #233 - jacksipian (02/02/2014) [-]
That's all war is, finding a way to top the best thing out there, it's why most technological advances happened during the major wars, i mean, look how far we came just because of the Cold War, centuries of technological advances in decades.
User avatar #235 to #234 - smellingtomatoes (02/02/2014) [-]
you have a point
User avatar #240 to #235 - jacksipian (02/02/2014) [-]
Thanks, I like the subject.
User avatar #241 to #240 - smellingtomatoes (02/02/2014) [-]
my pleasure
#335 to #241 - anon (02/02/2014) [-]
Truthfully, chainmail can stop an arrow, but only a broadhead point, which is designed to seriously wound lightly armored foes. The force of the blow could still very well cause internal trauma. Generally, getting shot at by arrows was considered in most medieval circles to "suck ass" Even plate can be peirced by a longbow with a Bodkin point. Chainmail was used to prevent wounds from a slashing weapon, not a stabby one. the links are individually quite weak, and a thrust from a sword or an arrow could easily break them. Thats why, as armor technology developed, more layers were added. Padded cloth, chain, and plate over vital areas.
#146 to #72 - longboarders (02/02/2014) [-]
god damn 			*******		 CAMPERS!
god damn ******* CAMPERS!
User avatar #147 to #146 - smellingtomatoes (02/02/2014) [-]
they are everywhere
#401 to #72 - daentraya (02/02/2014) [-]
More information; The strength needed to pull and use a strong longbow was tremendous, and you needed good aim and take into account drop and all kinds of 			****		. A good bowman with appropriate arrows (different kinds of arrows were important against different things) could murder just about anyone with a good hit.   
But bad bowmen (usually peasants given a bow) were somewhat useless for anything but extra cover. I think that's another reason why they looked down on bowmen. Also, you couldn't just survive a good old arrow as easily as movies make it seem. Sometimes they'd have to push that 			******		 through the skin and out, not to mention how big of a pain having a shaft just sticking out of your body is.   
The best bowmen were probably the mongols, who had this 			*******		 kind of bow that was like super strenght buff (you can see it on how C-like the bow is), and they had to use these from horseback, and i find that very fascinating. A good bowman is someone you don't want to 			****		 with unless you're in his face
More information; The strength needed to pull and use a strong longbow was tremendous, and you needed good aim and take into account drop and all kinds of **** . A good bowman with appropriate arrows (different kinds of arrows were important against different things) could murder just about anyone with a good hit.
But bad bowmen (usually peasants given a bow) were somewhat useless for anything but extra cover. I think that's another reason why they looked down on bowmen. Also, you couldn't just survive a good old arrow as easily as movies make it seem. Sometimes they'd have to push that ****** through the skin and out, not to mention how big of a pain having a shaft just sticking out of your body is.
The best bowmen were probably the mongols, who had this ******* kind of bow that was like super strenght buff (you can see it on how C-like the bow is), and they had to use these from horseback, and i find that very fascinating. A good bowman is someone you don't want to **** with unless you're in his face
#105 to #72 - bitchpleaseshutup (02/01/2014) [-]
Are you going to do a warriors comp from now on?
User avatar #107 to #105 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [-]
probly i don't see anyone else doing it and i have been lurking here for some time
User avatar #402 to #107 - daentraya (02/02/2014) [-]
Try finding different series that really go into detail with the weapons, and focus on busting myths and selecting interesting things. Don't make it a capn obvious compilation
User avatar #88 to #72 - galaxyguy ONLINE (02/01/2014) [-]
Well, for a first OC it's pretty nice actually. But yeah, fact comps usually flourish on telling people obscure things that they probably don't know.
User avatar #96 to #88 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [-]
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 like this one that i sticked?
User avatar #90 to #88 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [-]
i know and im deeply sorry for that, but thanks
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 #363 - metalmind (02/02/2014) [-]
Actually, the maneuverability with full armor was not that hard.
They could get on their horse on their own, contrary to common perception, and didn't restrict movement that much.
The problem is that the armors used by reenactors are not that good, and even the original ones have lost flexibility over time, and that nowadays the people wearing them are not trained well.
#352 - kirkbot (02/02/2014) [-]
making my own chainmail right now
that's a ton of work, I tell you...
#351 - yuukoku (02/02/2014) [-]
>leaving out sunlight
#368 to #351 - anon (02/02/2014) [-]
>Leaving out the order
#213 - deckbox (02/02/2014) [-]
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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLUnPwoA6Lo
#273 to #213 - Elemental ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
That's badass
That's badass
User avatar #278 to #273 - scowler (02/02/2014) [-]
I've been looking for that .gif since yesterday, thank you.
#279 to #278 - Elemental ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
You are welcome.
You are welcome.
#282 to #279 - scowler (02/02/2014) [-]
Yeah...
Yeah...
#303 to #273 - deckbox (02/02/2014) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDdTB1GzHJw

thats kind of also badass like a siege thing
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