Little known weapons of the medieval era

Mar 2018
756
UK
#2
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Frankly, you won't find much, fighting with two weapons is almost always a bad tactic. A one-handed weapon with a shield, or a larger two handed weapon, is almost always better. The only example I can think of a rapier + a dagger used together. You can also look into lantern shields for a bit of fun.
 

Dan Howard

Ad Honorem
Aug 2014
4,679
Australia
#5
Whenever a fighter had two hands to fight with, he generally selected a two-handed weapon, not two separate weapons. The only real exception is in dueling where they had specific rules and modes of conduct.
 

Chlodio

Forum Staff
Aug 2016
4,312
Dispargum
#6
Does he have to use the two weapons simultaneously or can he use them in succession? Many Medieval soldiers had a back up weapon in case they lost their primary. Archers usually carried a dagger. Knights had both lance and sword.
 
Sep 2019
5
Unknown
#9
With a buckler, I would use a spear. However, I guess it would precipitate amusing dialogue with two handguns. As to how he uses them, he uses them one after another (he uses a chinese and irish fighting styles).
 

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