He's done it, swordsisters!

He's done it, swordsisters! The Shadman has defeated the tyranny of the pointy stick and proven the superiority of the blade.

How come nobody is talking about this? Is PrepHole really just a bunch of LARPing spear gays?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also demonstrated at Cynoscephalae

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Demonstrated what? That a phalanx that don't lower its front spears horizontally against advancing infantry gets what it deserves for not grasping the primary intention of their weapons and unit type?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Absolutely not what happened. Actually the romans were pretty fucked until they managed to flank the sarissa phalanx. Greeks were giving them hell. Spears are amazing but if a swordman manages to flank you or get close, it's all lost.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So basically the artist got it wrong? Because that drawing show a frontal assault not a flank one.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It was both, actually. The Greek (macedonian, but Greek is faster to type) army was marching along the top of the hill while the Roman army was marching along it's foot. Then the fog cleared and both armies spotted each other and formed up for battle. It's a head on pushing battle. The Roman right pushed backed the Greek left (uphill, no less) while the Greek Right pushed back the Roman Left. Then some Roman lieutenant (tribune) on the Roman right looks left, realizes the Greek right is wide open, and leads a charge right into it.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Cynoscephalae was such a weird battle. I mean, you had Romans using elephants. That practically never happened.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think you're confusing it with Pydna

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Rome used elephants in both, actually. What a strange pair of battles.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It was also a pitched battle neither side had prep for. Ambushes were common and you usually spent a couple hours before a set piece battle setting up formations but this encounter surprised both sides and they both just went for it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Also demonstrated at Cynoscephalae
      >Not the fact that they were flanked hard up the ass

      As a spear fag, you're wrong

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not accounting for terrain.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >guy in the bottom right

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I really hope this is not you, Shad.
    Sad to see a father waste time on chans.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think he uses language like that even to bait retards on PrepHole.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >chans

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, I forgot that weapons board is safe, BLUE board, so channels.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, this is very obviously his fanbase. He doesn't cultivate a 'tone' with them at all, and they write like this where ever they are.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shad is actually very PrepHole
    >extremely autistic
    >obsessed with very specific facets of weaponry while discounting entire categories
    >hates chuds, gays and liberals
    >fat

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nunchuks will never be a real weapon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        correct

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Folding club isn't a club
        Plus agricultural flails and military flails being a very real thing. You wouldn't prefer a nunchuck if you had better options.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Military clubs were precisely sized so that the chain isn't long enough to hit the hand. Also, it only counts as a folding club if you can lock it in an unfolded position.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Military clubs
            *Flails. I need sleep.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hates chuds, gays and liberals
      doesn't this guy get gay furry porn commissioned by artists?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you could be thinking of Skallagrim

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's Skall. Shad is a legit Mormon with like 5 kids

        People still watch this braindead aussie? Let me guess he "pwned the libs"?

        >People still watch this braindead aussie?
        The thing with Youtube is that if you are one of the first people to create videos on niche topics/hobbies and do so at a regular interval than you're set for fucking life

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Shad is a legit Mormon with like 5 kids
          wtf based. I had assumed he was a skal tier sperg. I'll actually watch his content now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hates chuds, gays and liberals
      When has he ever said this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He is married with five children, he is basically on watchlist already.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He is Mormon, which means he works for the FBI and is actually the one writing the watch list.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How the fuck does an Australian end up mormon?

            Also he's a loser but now I feel obligated to save him from damnable heresy.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >How the fuck does an Australian end up mormon?
              pic related.

              That still doesn't mean they contribute meaningfully to society.
              Get rid of all weapons youtuber and nothing would change.

              Shilling for new products would just revert into written format, either old school blogs or maybe even magazines.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >How the fuck does an Australian end up mormon?
              He 'strayan?

              Well, shit. I always thought they'd all be at least 5' 6'' and not as pudgey.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Most of us fit that description. But there's not much we can do if someone ends up home schooled.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Good luck fighting against Christ. You will fail.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                this is correct, and exactly why Joseph Smith is burning in Hell for his perversion of the Bible and leading millions astray

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Do Mormons for real think they’re Christians?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Christians for real think they're garden gnomes so yeah

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Do Trinitarians consider themselves Christian?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Don’t embarrass yourself further

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Being Australian and looking like Shad.

              A walking case of "Not letting the Bullies get to you" being WAY worse then if you let them get to you. God but if he would just get rid of that fucking Bunnings castle.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If only. But then again they've been pushing open borders and walking back their pro-White stances so I assume ~~*subversion*~~ at the higher levels like everything else.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Cap, Im LDS and those MFrs stop me everytime I get on a plane. I AM A THREAT TO SOCIETY AND I WILL NOT BE STOPPED

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        literally all of his coverage of films eventually boils down to "the libs are perverting media with the gay agenda".
        to be fair, mostly on his second channel

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          When did stating facts become hate?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Around 2014-2016

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The truth has always been hateful to our deceitful establishment

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Two thousand years ago when God gave His only Son, the Way, the Truth and the Life. And ~~*they*~~ crucified Him.

            The truth has always been hateful to our deceitful establishment

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >And ~~*they*~~ crucified ~~*Him*~~

              Ftfy.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >"Two thousand years ago when ~~*The Hebrew God Yahweh)) sacrificed ~~*His*~~ only Son ~~*Yeshua Ben Yusef*~~, And //The Romans// crucified Him."
              There, fixed that for you so it would actually be accurate, you NPC special ed student who drank ALL the koolaid.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          maybe not in those terms specifically but pretty much everyone thinks that
          t. gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I read his book and it wasn't very good. He has no idea how to write characters. The premise was fairly interesting though

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Shadman
    Please do not call him that. That is a name reserved for a Swiss heroin-shooting quadroon pedophile edge lord.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I want to see them duel, but only in the other guy's area of expertise.
      > Swiss omniperv getting rekt in hema
      > wholesome weapons enthusiast forced to draw egregiously degenerate pornography

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shad does not do HEMA. This is not hyperbole, he literally knows about swords from LARPing

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >no experience with antiques so no knowledge of what real swords handle like
          >no experience fencing with swords based on antiques
          >primarily interested in fantasy, applies this thinking to history
          >talks loudly and confidently but without sources
          perfect person to give a multi million viewer platform

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What’s even worse for me as a HEMAfag getting lumped in with this non-participant gay online all the time when he literally doesn’t do what we do. He doesn’t read sources. He doesn’t drill plays. He doesn’t fight live with steel weapons. If I knew where he lived I’d challenge him to a duel.

            Yes, I AM a raging autist and I have no shame about it.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              he lives about 45 minutes north north east of melbourne, iirc

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I’m not an aussie, but I guess this meme should apply to everything this far retard does

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Unrelated to the posts but the Duellists in 10/10 kino, Would recommend every PrepHole autist watch it. Even if you're not into swords.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                its pretty good. one of like, 4? films made wiht good fencing. ever

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thank you fellow based anon

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          HEMA is LARPing.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cool studded leather armor.
    t. Baldur's Gate

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s actually not studded leather

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wow, really going for the bait like that? no hesitation at all?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like brigandine, not studded leather

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm guessing that that's the joke ("studded leather" has been one of Shad's big bugaboos for years).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't believe that it's you Baldur's gate.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shad is a gay.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. nunchaku ninja

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. Overweight michelin man

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't care about nunchakus.
            Shad is a gay for spreading misinformation and for being an annoying shit.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >spreading misinformation
              Quickly, call some Trust and Safety council, xister.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Shadman

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did Musashi duel some spear guy and when he blocked the spear with his katana the spear guy just said Musashi is the better fighter and just forfeited the duel? Spears are over rated.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >just keep chopping it bro
    holy cope swordfags

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    has shad ever produced a good, well researched video?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The boob armor videos are pretty good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous.

      I think he did some theory stuff for DnD, in relation to combat mechanics and ranges or areas of control.
      I think that actually was taken quite well.
      But both he and Skallagrim and all the tatami mat cutting armchair theorists with strong opinions tend to be a bit shit at grasping practical fighting, because they've never actually fought.
      Shad's beginning to get over mount stupid though, but the breakthrough in realizing HEMA doesn't give much more realistic a grasp on foightin' as Ole fencing does, seems to have yet eluded him.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Skallagrim is an avid HEMA practitioner so that puts him above you, and many other people.
        Reenactment is just LARP compared to HEMA, which tries to simulate a duel to the death while reenacment is just playing a determined battle where you aren't even allowed to do certain strikes or used properly weighted equipment.
        You dumb gorilla moron.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Skallagrim is an avid HEMA practitioner so that puts him above you, and many other people.
        Reenactment is just LARP compared to HEMA, which tries to simulate a duel to the death while reenacment is just playing a determined battle where you aren't even allowed to do certain strikes or used properly weighted equipment.
        You dumb gorilla moron.

        HEMA can give you a really good approximation of sword fighting as concerns the fencing part, i.e. trying to hit the guy without getting hit yourself. What happens after the hit is much harder. You don't really know how good your hit was, you don't know exactly what you hit (would have hit if not for protective gear), how the opponent would react. Scholagladitatoria has a few videos where he cites historical sources and it's all over the place - from people who drop dead after a single blow, to people who keep fighting after several ones. It only gets more complicated in a group setting.
        Still, getting the fencing part right and having basic info on where you should hit the other guy is pretty good already.
        Where HEMA has problems is everything you cannot approximate in training - stuff like polearms and armored fighting, which you simply cannot do in a safe way. IMO a modern unarmored swordsman would be fully the equal of a medieval swordsman who spent similar amounts of time training, but a modern man trying to fight with halberd or poleaxe, perhaps even in armor, would have some nasty surprises waiting for him.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the fact is polearms have a much higher skill ceiling than swords and therefore the most skilled polearm wielder beats the most skilled sword wielder.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. has never done HEMA in his life
      There's a reason swords were used as a dueling weapon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >There's a reason swords were used as a dueling weapon.
        It's because they were easier to carry around. That's literally it. If they had handguns in the medieval times, they'd be dueling with those instead.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sword duels were still a thing when pistols existed though, you dumb moron.
          Have you ever used a melee weapon in your life? Spears are easy as shit to use. SPecially in formation.
          Read a medieval fencing book moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Careful with those slurs, buddy. You might not be that bright either. A spear for use in a phalanx is heavy and if you waver, you could mess it up for others. It's up to eight feet long and four pounds heavy, and you wield it with just one hand while the other hold the shield. Maybe you should read a book too.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Sword duels were still a thing when pistols existed though, you dumb moron.
            By the time pistols became a duelist weapon in the 19th century, swords as a dueling weapon and the carry of a sword in public was already on the way out, you dumb moron.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >durrrrr what are first blood duels hurrrr

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >durrrrr when did first bood duels fall out of fashion hurrrr

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                1870ish in italy, somewhat earlier in france (1850ish) and between 1820 and 1830 in england and prussia?
                at least, thats when they were outlawed iirc

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                so basically when pistols started taking over and carrying a sword in public was being outlawed. gotcha

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                1870ish in italy, somewhat earlier in france (1850ish) and between 1820 and 1830 in england and prussia?
                at least, thats when they were outlawed iirc

                Duels were illegal for all but a select few circumstances even back into the renaissance and sword duels persisted into the 1960s in France. You’re both retarded and don’t know what you’re talking about.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                People were not carrying around swords in 1960s France. At least certainly not as much as they were carrying guns.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Ok? Swords being carried inside of towns was illegal for most everyone everywhere since the Middle Ages (even though we know people still did since edicts against carrying weapons were orally issued over and over again.) the point is People still absolutely dueled to first blood well into the 20th century though, even knowing that dueling was illegal. Are you being willfully retarded? Why are insistent on talking about things you know nothing about.

                This video is from France, but Italy also especially saw a resurgence in saber dueling during the fascist era. Benito Mussolini himself was pictured with a dueling saber and was an avid fencer.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                literally nobody cares about the the microcosms that still played around with swords. They are the exception that are not representative of how duels were being conducted in the 19th century. By the time duels were being outlawed wholesale around the world, firearms had already taken over. Stop being retarded.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                But that’s literally not true. Europe maintained a strong fencing tradition that included dueling well into the 20th century. They fought with both swords and pistols. It’s only in America that pistol dueling entirely took over. I actually at one point made an effort to find sword duels recorded in America and the only one I could find involved Lincoln and didn’t even end up happening.

                Also duels we’re outlawed nearly everywhere even in the renaissance. For almost its entire history it was a socially acceptable but illegal practice. You literally don’t know what you’re talking about.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Also nadi, multiple time Olympic gold medalist in all three weapon divisions of fencing fought a duel against a sports journalist in fucking 1924. They were still doing it then, too.

                >but that’s a microcosm
                If you say so, but I can tell you I don’t know of many pistol duels that happened in that time period so it sounds like sword dueling outlived it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Ok? Swords being carried inside of towns was illegal for most everyone everywhere since the Middle Ages

                It was in England and certain places of the Holy Roman Empire, but not really.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Emmy understanding is that generally walking around with swords culturally meant “looking for trouble” in most places even if there wasn’t exact laws forbidding it. I’d compare it to walking around Walmart with an AR today.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >People still absolutely dueled to first blood well into the 20th century though
                I've dueled to fucking first blood in the 21st century.

                Won by deliberately swinging my half-broken staff into a block as hard as possible as a feint so I could stab under my opponent's guard when my weapon broke (weirdly on topic).

                Caught em in the hand with the splintered end when they were forced to try and catch the thrust.

                Was quite fun. I'll take that shit over a "light contact" sparring match where nobody bleeds but I'll short kicks with my shins so many fucking times somebody ends up with a limp by the end of it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well. Swords were easier to carry at that point because a) technology hand allowed it but also because b) the sword had become the civilian gentleman's weapon. They trained for single combat, not line or cavalry. The military retained mainly heavy swords right up to the flintlock period.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >polearms best weapon for duels
      >quad dubs
      That's settled then

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Shadman

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What could possibly go wrong ?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You mean, beside the sword guy slipping his grip and impaling his buddy on several pounds of sharp metal, or the spear guy stabbing out his buddy's eye? Not much.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No real loss. It's not like youtubers meaningfully contribute to society.
        t. Weapons youtuber

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Heh. I was into guns before Internet became a thing. All gun info came from glossy catalogs and old books with black and white pics and whatever the lgs guy told us. Nah, weapons youtubers are welcome. They may be wrong at times but they keep the hobby fresh.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That still doesn't mean they contribute meaningfully to society.
            Get rid of all weapons youtuber and nothing would change.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Weapon youtubers show me things about the guns I would like to buy that noone else does.

              >did I mention im Tod yet?
              Note: actually name Leo

              Isn't his name Leo Todeschini? Probably prefers to come across as a british bloke rather than an italian to his english speaking customers.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I was into guns before Internet became a thing. All gun info came from glossy catalogs and old books with black and white pics and whatever the lgs guy told us.
            Ah, different times. Besides the rampant fuddlore and armchair generals, it was good times. Guns weren't so fucking political.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              People these days do not realize how good we have it, every sort of knowledge at our fingertips, always from several sources to compare and determine which one knows what it's talking about.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The spear guy's too far away so he can't actually use the spear properly. But the time it takes to raise the sword is already enough time for the spear guy to thrust with all his strength into the sword guy's face.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I blocked that channel ages ago, its just endless shite

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Legit the only weaponsfag on YT that i will not watch , the only vid i've ever seen went something like this:
    >Constant shouting and phrasing like he has Tourettes
    >With authority, claims rooftops made from sticks are just dumb fantasy
    Having been under plenty myself during rainfall that was just too much idiocy within 5 minutes

    Want to watch someone swing a stick? Skalla
    Want to watch someone who actually knows what he is talking about Schola Glad
    Want to watch someone craft some cool shit and use it, maybe not always the best way? Tod from Tods workshops and Tod Cutler here from Tods farm and Tods parents, on Tods camera and did I mention im Tod yet?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >did I mention im Tod yet?
      Note: actually name Leo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Want to watch someone who actually knows what he is talking about Schola Glad
      schola gladiatoria lives in a bubble and dismisses anything that messes with his preconceived notions. i have watched a decent amount of all of the hema tubers and adjacent and while he may be the most knowledgeable, he is not any more trustworthy than the rest

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >lives in a bubble and dismisses anything that messes with his preconceived notions.
        isnt that like... literally every content creator?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Pretty much but HEMA practitioners are some of the worst. Massive fucking echo chamber full of elitism.
          >t. former HEMAfag

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Skalla
      t. Skalla

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Want to watch someone who actually knows what he is talking about
      Watch the channel of an actual historian like SandRhoman history, TIK history, Survive the Jive or The Historian's craft instead of watching larpers and hobbyists.
      Or you know, you could read a book on history, but ehh....

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you seem to know history youtubers anon
        are there any who have made a video on wootz that isnt outdated crap or streetshitting nationalism?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Haven't seen any truly well researched video on that topic, or medieval Indian history in general, sadly.
          The ones I mentioned all have something they focus on:
          Sandrhoman is about the early modern period.
          TIK is about WW2.
          STJ is about proto-Indoeuropeans.
          Historian's craft is about Rome and Japan.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >read a book
        >on history

        No, thanks. I'd rather not suicide myself with boredom.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          History is great. You can't go five pages without the garden gnomes getting expelled for judaism, or a rival warlord being flayed alive and a dog running off with the skin or a three way war breaking out because of a 0.01 percent tax increase on horse dung.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You want a non-boring historical text?

          Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini.
          Every page is a chapter.
          The Medici have the papacy, Baroque is in full swing, wars are everywhere and this greasy, sleazy polymath enters the scene, and his life becomes this constant fight between his greazy, sleazy ego and his bizarre aptitude for making some of the most beautiful shit you've ever seen in whatever media is available. Also he's not too bad with a hand cannon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I like sandrhoman but his most recent (I think) video about cannons being irrelevant until some arbitrarily recent period was bizarre

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why?
          The video exposed that in the 16th and even 17th centuries, gunpowder artillery was very difficult to procure in meaningful numbers. This doesn't mean that it was irrelevant, just that armies needed a huge effort just to mass a few dozen artillery guns and thus artillery wasn't a decisive factor in war until the 30 years war, thanks to Gustavus Adolphus emphazising the importance of artillery in field battles.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            because cannons started providing a pivotal role in the support of sieges long before that period, such as in the south of spain

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              How many cannons were brought to those sieges?
              The argument in the video is not that artillery was irrelevant, just that it wasn't the decisive factor due to the difficulty of massing artillery. At the start of the 17th century, the king of France couldn't put together even 50 guns for a siege spanning over a year.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                when historians agree that cannons made a huge difference, what does it matter how many were massed? even one cannon brought to bare, especially against castles not designed with large cannons in mind so running directly counter to the idea that cannons only became a determinate factor in later periods, could expediate a siege by months if not years

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The video does mention that cannons had a spur of popularity in the second half of the 15th century since they were facing medieval structures that couldn't cope with artillery, but actually decreased in importance in the 16th century when modern fortifications started being built.
                In sieges throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, cannons were mostly used to shell the city beyond the fortifications, since shooting at the walls only resulted in minor damage. Mining and sapping were much more effective at actually tearing down modern walls.
                Sieges were won by starving the population, undermining the walls and carrying out sorties to attack the ramparts. Artillery didn't just win sieges outright and it certainly didn't make any of those techniques obsolete.
                And that's sieges. In field battles artillery was even harder to come by. It would be rare for an army consisting of thousands upon thousands of men to have even a dozen guns. That is, until Gustavus Adolphus introduced regimental guns. Again, guns weren't useless but they didn't win battles, and the video mentions that their function was mostly breaking the enemy formation and forcing them to attack you.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                "cannons are irrelevant because our thicc walled collossus cannot be assaulted, only starved out"
                "why did you make such a thing?"
                "well, the previous castle got a hole blown through it"
                you get my gist. even in the absence of early era overmatch, if you're designing things in a way that is much costlier with a specific capability in mind, i think it's fair to say it is of primary relevance. it would be someone spent half their military budget on air defence and managing to keep an enemy airforce at bay. air power still defined a large part of that situation without having actually achieved tactical success.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Artillery "was so irrelevant " that it brought to life the entire new type of fortifications in the early 16th century.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastion_fort

            Aslo artillery became the answer to English tactics of setting up fortified camp and camping there during field battles
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Formigny

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              "cannons are irrelevant because our thicc walled collossus cannot be assaulted, only starved out"
              "why did you make such a thing?"
              "well, the previous castle got a hole blown through it"
              you get my gist. even in the absence of early era overmatch, if you're designing things in a way that is much costlier with a specific capability in mind, i think it's fair to say it is of primary relevance. it would be someone spent half their military budget on air defence and managing to keep an enemy airforce at bay. air power still defined a large part of that situation without having actually achieved tactical success.

              No one ever claimed that artillery was irrelevant, you are arguing against a strawman. The argument is that in the 16th and 17th centuries, aside from some exceptions like the Swedish army in the 30 years war, militaries just couldn't mass enough guns for artillery to be the decisive element of warfare. It's only in the 18th century that massed artillery becomes feasible. Armies in the 16 and 17th centuries wanted more guns but they just couldn't get them because they weren't available.
              Are you mentally capable of grasping the difference between claiming that something is useless on abstract and claiming that the particular use of said thing was ineffective at a given time?
              A few cannons were capable of breaking medieval walls. Thus the people start building modern fortifications, and now a few cannons simply don't cut it anymore. Then armies want more cannons but they just can't get them because the supply chain is a mess. Therefore they can't rely on artillery alone to win sieges, at least until a century later in which mass production of artillery becomes a thing and people consequently stop bothering with conventional fortifications. It's not that complicated to understand.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i watched the video when it was posted and haven't thought about it till i saw the name come up again. i admit on rewatch he did cover this stuff in passing. the fact that he continually emphasized the cases where cannons were undersupply or didn't reach the front in time just slants the presentation. it's true it was a problem, but if you choose to focus only on that problem it becomes impossible to make sense of a world where people would bother making the herculean logistical efforts necessary (after all, the battle's always over before the guns matter anyway, right? might as well just focus on the other things instead), or the evolution of fortifications (what do you need them for? that's a whole lot of investment to counter a system that doesn't come into relevance until you've either broken the siege or starved because they never show up). i don't have an issue with what you're saying, but if you paint a picture of 200 years of warfare where cannons redefined the entire battlefield and just say "for 200 years they just got stuck in the mud every time then suddenly started mattering again" of course that sends the opposite message to reality

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >couldn't mass enough guns for artillery to be the decisive element of warfare.
                but artillery WAS decisive element of warfare.
                It made medieval castle completly irrelevant. (That btw promoted rise of absolutist power of the kings, unified France and it's absolute monarchy were built on artillery that can crash any vassal castle and resistance).
                Artillery made irrelevant wagenburg tactic that was totally OP in the early days of gunpowder.
                Artillery defeated English camping with longbowmen tactics. And won Hundreds years war for France.
                Artillery created Bastion Fort, that was at the same time counter to siege artillery and implementation of artillery for defense. And this implementation was so strong that created new positional warfare crisis, turning war into stalemate and series of prolonged "starve them out" sieges were this new type of fortification was implemented.
                Artillery broke the walls of the Final Roman Empire in Constantinople and created Ottoman Empire.

                Without artillery face of warfare would be completely different. And even political face of the Europe would be different as absolute monarches would not be proped. And Romans still would be living in Constantinople.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Haven't seen the video, but as long as he's specifying the late arrival of artillery to field battles, he's correct. Cannons were revolutionary siege engines, which (together with the rise of the modern, centralized nation-state) led to the end of the castle and the rise of the star fort. But it took a few hundred years before they were common enough--or flexible enough--to become a decisive arm on the battlefield.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But there is no overlap anon. The guys i mentioned just cover weapons, not *warfare* or battles. I know history but I do not know ancient weaponry.
        >SandRhoman
        Based, but its 90% pike and shot warfare and it is not my thing
        >TIK
        Aside from clowning on wehrmaboos and holo deniers that guy is an utter idiot. Prime example is the one video he has made on '20 germany inflation wherein he disregards any basics of economy

        >did I mention im Tod yet?
        Note: actually name Leo

        You're kidding right?

        Weapon youtubers show me things about the guns I would like to buy that noone else does.
        [...]
        Isn't his name Leo Todeschini? Probably prefers to come across as a british bloke rather than an italian to his english speaking customers.

        What the fuck.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://www.instagram.com/todsstuff/?hl=de

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Well, thanks for the source but now I am even more confused why you'd larp as a brit with this stupid intro in every video.
            >such as?
            I don't care to dig an old video to go into specifics but he essentially ignored the fact that bread is a basic necessity and that its demand does not magically go away with high price. It is the kind of stuff you learn in grade school.
            > From what I've seen, it's mostly commies and nazis who seethe.
            Maybe that is so, I never read any of them, am neither and hate both anyway.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Meant to quote

              >wherein he disregards any basics of economy
              such as?
              From what I've seen, it's mostly commies and nazis who seethe immensely at TIK's economic analysis. People are still mad at him for pointing out the obvious fact that the National Socialists were indeed Socialists.

              be patient with my autism

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >why you'd larp as a brit
              He lives in britain, his customers are mostly brits or americans, he talks like he grew up there too and probably isn't italian in any way except by ancestry. Plenty of reasons.
              >stupid intro
              Tod is his trademark name, so to say, tods workshop and tod cutler are his businesses. Of course he'll tell you about those, he wants you to buy his stuff after all.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It'll really blow your mind to learn that the proprietor of "James Townsend and Sons" isn't named James Townsend.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                But his father was, he inherited the company from him

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >wherein he disregards any basics of economy
          such as?
          From what I've seen, it's mostly commies and nazis who seethe immensely at TIK's economic analysis. People are still mad at him for pointing out the obvious fact that the National Socialists were indeed Socialists.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Keynesian hands typed this post.
          How's Modern Monetary Theory working out for you?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Quite well, live like a fucking king on minimum effort. How's your college debt for social studies degree working out for you?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I wouldn't know, I retired young and reasonably well-off. This year's been pretty bad, though; investments are down >30%, and inflation in the areas I actually spend money (particularly food and electricity) are up almost 50% over what they were prior to the introduction of MMT into government policy.

              So, yeah, socialist claptrap has been very bad for me and mine. It's not to the point where I'm having to make truly hard choices yet, but the odds of eventually being able to build my dream home have gone way, way down.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well, thanks for the source but now I am even more confused why you'd larp as a brit with this stupid intro in every video.
          >such as?
          I don't care to dig an old video to go into specifics but he essentially ignored the fact that bread is a basic necessity and that its demand does not magically go away with high price. It is the kind of stuff you learn in grade school.
          > From what I've seen, it's mostly commies and nazis who seethe.
          Maybe that is so, I never read any of them, am neither and hate both anyway.

          Because even if he is of Italian descent, he's still bred and born in Britain.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Fair enough but if it is such a big deal for him ,why not legally change the name. It isn't impossible in bongland, is it?

            It'll really blow your mind to learn that the proprietor of "James Townsend and Sons" isn't named James Townsend.

            Didn't know that either actually. At least here such delusions can be chalked off to long term nutmeg poisoning.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Add
        >ToldInStone for art and architecture history
        >Voices of the Past for primary sources read as they were writen
        >Filaxim Historia for romaboo history that goes more in depth into individual legions and service history instead of cult of personality shit
        >Imperium Romanum for a group of German reenactors that build and use historically accurate stuff
        >BazBattles and HistoryMarche for little squares on a map killing eachother without being woke gay shit like HistoriaCivilis or Kangz & Generals
        >Invicta for random obscure topics with cool art panels and the occasional interview
        >Tasting History with Max Miller and Townsends for food, food and more food

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Townsends
          He does quite a bit more than food even if that's what he's most known for

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >woke gay shit like HistoriaCivilis
          ???

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NTA and I haven't seen any wokeness in his Roman shit but in his congress of Vienna video he goes into a big rant about how the opportunity to end slavery at the congress wasn't taken seriously and it has definite shades of wokeness. Honestly, I find his anti-Caesar bias far more egregious. I don't see how its reasonable to blame Caesar for destroying the Roman Republic when Marius and Sulla had already completely hollowed it out, and Pompey and Crassus pissed on its ashes. Besides it is directly Cato the Younger's fault that Caesar crossed the Rubicon at all.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Anon, are you seriously saying that being anti-Ceasar, a bloke who lived 2 thousand years ago, woke?
              How many level of roma-boo is this? That post was clearly made by the order of Ceasar Augustus. True Romans will sage.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No, I am saying that there are woke overtones in his Congress of Vienna video but NO wokeness in the roman videos. Separately from the wokeness topic, I am complaining because I think he is too biased against Caesar. Despite that, I still think his videos are are worth watching.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That's not the woke shit he's done, remember in 2020 when he took a break to post about BLM 24/7 on twitter? or when his gayy little Portland ass started celebrating the tumbling of statues all over the US because a good historian celebrates the destruction of "bad history"? Remember that insufferable noble savage shit he did for the Iroquois confederacy where he all but wrote a fanfiction about how advanced and progressive they were?

                His Anti Caesar shit isn't even a consistent thing, in his old videos he sucked him off hard but then at some point he went full Cicero was right about everything because DEMOCRACY GOOD NO MATTER WHAT and he tried to make the whole thing an allegory about fucking Trump.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Matt Easton cut off this fat fuck's head with his left hand while jacking off with his right. Autistic cow.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Matt Easton would cut off his own cock with right hand while badly masturbating with his left hand.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0jRFUlsohs&t
    kek

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How come nobody is talking about this?
    i dont give a flying fuck about WHOtubers or e celebs

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The fact that this fat piggy is rich from yt revenue and has a family with money to spare to play knight like a manchild, while i'm 29 and unemployed and alone, makes me so mad. Maybe it'll give me the right kick to finally kill myself, i've been trying to overcome the fear of death for years

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      to be fair, its probably not so much youtube revenue, as it is sponsors. RPM for historical weapons creators in Aus is about 2-3AUD per thousand views. So even his million view videos only net him like 2-3k AUD

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lmao imagine how much of an envious loser you have to be to get mad at the thought of a man being happy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine what kind of scumbag you must be to enjoy throwing low blows to depressed people on the verge of suicide.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You are not in the right place to find sympathy, retard. Fight for what you want or have a nice day, but take your rèddit 'WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE FEEL BAD FOR ME' horseshit elsewhere. Nobody here is your therapist.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you never fought for what you wanted douchebag, you don't even know what that means. stop pretending to be a manly man because you''re not. one day you'll find yourself forlorn and with nobody else, because you're a spiteful bastard that treats people like shit. and when that day will come, it will be YOUR turn on the rope

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >muh le depression

          Any more made up first world problems?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            africa and russia have the world's highest suicide rates tho

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do it gay, no one, and I mean absolutely no one will miss you. Three decades in this world and all you have is whinging about others like a woman or a socialist.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >like a woman or a socialist
        you're a pathetic 4chantard peabrain. your opinion is absolutely irrelevant and your insults fall on deaf ears

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >t. socialist woman

          You don't own any guns because you spent all your money donating to Hassan on Amazon to own capitalist chuds.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He will never own a real castle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      literally wouldnt be able to get council planning approval to build it in victoria. 0% chance he ever builds an accurate castle or keep

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I swear public building authorities are the greatest stick in the wheel of civilization. Countless men have attempted to build great things on law they own, only for a nameless bureaucrat who has nothing to fucking do with their life to tell them that they can't do it.
        The housing crisis in Western cities is quite literally the result of housing authorities preventing developers from building large numbers of residential units because "muh small neighborhood feel".

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He's got a plot of land on which he hopes to build 2-3 small keeps to different architectural standards, so he at least seems to think he can get the permitting through some day.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They won't be accurate though. Not in terms of construction. It'll all be facades and fake rock over conventional building methods

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People still watch this braindead aussie? Let me guess he "pwned the libs"?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Let me guess he "pwned the libs"?
      Are the swordcucks the libs or is it the spearfags?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        swordcucks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >People still watch this braindead aussie
      apparently

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, he pwned you and all you were left with was crying at VanDerLeden to stop misinformation and hate.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The Shadman has defeated the tyranny of the pointy stick and proven the superiority of the blade.
    The title of the video is "How easily can a SWORD cut off a SPEARHEAD?"
    The answer is, "not easily enough to save your from dying"
    fucking sword gays

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >fat nerd swinging a light sword
      >vs a giga chad Landsknecht doing flowing cuts with a Zweihander

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Glorified plague ridden rapist in fancy dregs is the apex of teutonic infantry
        Germboos are deluded. Greatswords vs pikes is a win for the former only in total war games

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Germcuck soldier

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how would spearfags beat this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bringing firearms.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >living in 2022
    >why is nobody talking about sword superiority
    browhat

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >couple of nerds trying to reason and logic their way into conclusions
    The fact that spears were used while swords existed is enough to prove their effectiveness.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lots of weapons were used at the same time. Bayonets exist to turn guns into shitty short spears, combat knifes are basically modern daggers.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    4 full force strikes against an static target doesn't count as easily cutting a polearm

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you deserve death chud gay

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shaqs autistic screaming and shouting really turns me off his content, I just dont understand how anyone can find this amusing or entertaining.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shad's just figuring out pre-pike and shot pike warfare. The fuck did he think swordsmen were doing in pike formations?

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >guy who doesn't do HEMA because muh asthma talking about HEMA
    discarded

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Shadman

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How come nobody is talking about this? Is PrepHole really just a bunch of LARPing spear gays?
    Because its stupid. Spending time to destroy a spear haft (which is very durable in itself) rather than parrying it and reaching for the wielder is a good way to get you killed.

    This also doesn't take into account people who fucking protect their spearshafts like the Japanese and the Chinese who either wrap them in hide or reinforce the last 1 foot of their hafts with metal bars/collars.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    God I hate shad so much. A fat buttery sack of shit who doesn’t know shit is given an audience an declared an authority on historical weaponry.

    I remember when this fucking gay fought a couple HEMA newbies, edited it so it looked like he won every bout, then said he invented a move that doesn’t exist in HEMA that was just a fucking slip. I genuinely want to beat this motherfuckers head in with a feder.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely based. Love Shad's videos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wish we could be as cool as chinks think we are.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't worry, anon. To me, you are.
        T. Australian

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