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Offline GamesPoet

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Vikings!
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:11:11 PM »
Here's an interesting video ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0UXBK1DdrA
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Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 08:57:55 PM »
I have to wonder why the Vikings enjoy such a good press, nowadays. A militaristic and colonialist society, based on slave trade and slave labour, slaughtering and subjugating the native populations, robbing them of their life and cultural goods. Could it be because their victims were Christians?
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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 11:43:10 AM »
Horned helmets come from Wagnerian opera. There, I said it

Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 08:18:54 AM »
Hey! Vikings were not racist, culturalists or religionists! They made no difference between people, Fidelis!

They pillaged, raped and killed anyone with no prejudice! Your are such biggot, Fidelis!

Vikings! The real SJW:s!
Oh, and remember GW made it personal, not you!

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2020, 09:04:04 AM »
I have it on good authority that vikings discovered the North West Passage!  It is why they named the XFL's Seattle Dragons after the viking dragon ships.  Have you seen the logo on their helmets, it must be true.
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2020, 01:14:13 PM »
I have it on good authority that vikings discovered the North West Passage!  It is why they named the XFL's Seattle Dragons after the viking dragon ships.  Have you seen the logo on their helmets, it must be true.
I've been studying the doomed Franklin expedition lately. I've discovered its a bad idea to watch a documentary about frozen corpses before going to bed

Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2020, 02:00:19 PM »
The Franklin Frozens have a nice ring to it.
Oh, and remember GW made it personal, not you!

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 04:36:54 PM »
That's what I get for trying to give credit to the vikings for discovering the Northwest Passage. :icon_wink:
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Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2020, 04:49:44 PM »
The vikings were to smart to get suckered into such a trap! We know ice! Franklin should have turned to the true experts!  :closed-eyes:
Oh, and remember GW made it personal, not you!

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Re: Vikings!
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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 11:10:25 PM »
I have it on good authority that vikings discovered the North West Passage!  It is why they named the XFL's Seattle Dragons after the viking dragon ships.  Have you seen the logo on their helmets, it must be true.
I've been studying the doomed Franklin expedition lately. I've discovered its a bad idea to watch a documentary about frozen corpses before going to bed

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Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 11:35:33 PM »
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2020, 09:03:00 AM »
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Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.

Offline Fidelis von Sigmaringen

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2020, 09:52:10 AM »
It is not enough to have no ideas of your own; you must also be incapable of expressing them.
Sex, lies and manuscripts: The History of the Empire as Depicted in the Art of the Time (10/07/16)

Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 03:39:55 PM »
Here's an interesting article ...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-vikings-saved-europe-and-got-a-terrible-reputation

The moral of the story ... "don't mess with monks"! :icon_wink:
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 03:45:53 AM »
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2020, 12:38:12 PM »
'Vikings of the moon'....was that an episode of MST3K?

Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2020, 02:05:24 AM »
Axes going through water bottles ... including a Dane Axe ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3xTe6BF3vc
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2020, 07:13:00 AM »
I have chopped tatamis with my eastern style viking axe. It maimed, not chopped or cut through but maimed. The edge was a bit to short to cut off the tatami but cult clean clean through 90% of the tatami before it cut itself free. I was suprised and the other HEMA folk who all luse swords were genuinely suprised by the performance of my axe. As mounted presently the edge is alinged slightly backwards towards me, but with a very sharp and strong point leading the cut. So it bit firmly and the edge followed on cutting and because it was turned slightly backwards it cut itself free without getting stuck.

It strikes me that while this makes the axe a bit more tricky to chop trees and such with, the leading point would still make chopping firewood pretty easy and it makes for a nasty beak that could potentially pierce a helmet or chainmail. Intially, all the force will be on that point, just like with an icepick.
Oh, and remember GW made it personal, not you!

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Re: Vikings!
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2020, 07:44:16 PM »
A ship being excavated in 2020 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpOtjcPwin4
"Not all who wander are lost ... " Tolkien

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb