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Decrepit
post Jun 21 2019, 08:13 PM
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I somehow missed Skallagrim's review of the movie sword (saber) duel from The Deluge when it appeared several months ago. As you might remember, I am quite taken by this duel, both the book and movie, and agree with Skallagrim's assessment(s). Aside from being a darn fine movie duel, it's about as faithful to the book as one could hope. One deference I'll point out. The colonel's opponent in the book is a better swordsman than portrayed here. Book or film he's simply far outclassed by the smaller man, who toys with him throughout with no intent to kill.

For those who have forgotten my posting of the entire duel, here it is.


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post Sep 2 2019, 11:03 PM
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Easily the most convincing medieval arrows vs armor (in this case a breastplate) demonstration I've seen..

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post Sep 2 2019, 11:24 PM
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That was really good. It is the first time I ever saw an arrow vs armor recreation where they used period accurate arrows. Usually they use modern high tempered steel for the arrowheads. When in reality arrowheads were always made of iron, which is much softer. Which completely invalidates those recreation attempts.


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