What would be the best medieval/renaissance weapon for 1 on 1 and skirmish fighting (not line fighting).

What would be the best medieval/renaissance weapon for 1 on 1 and skirmish fighting (not line fighting).
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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The weapon you trained with.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want the responses of people who weren't even existing at the time?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      all the cool yuros moved to the US

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >All the poor ass and degenerate yuros moved to the US
        Frick autocorrection

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          then why did yurop ban guns?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >ban guns
            population density
            the more dense the population the more bussyboddies that want to spoil your fun by pushing trough more laws and regulations
            it's the same in the state, the ones with the biggest cities, urban/rural ratio get the most gun control

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              yeah, and those are subhuman city gays. what is your point? you are legally banned from owning guns

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you are legally banned from owning guns
                What the frick are you talking about?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                yuros are subhuman and mad they were told not to post here

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nice. Has this any relevance to what are you replying to? Also you don't have to be from EU to see that you were clearly talking out of your ass. Come on now, post your Nerf guns collection.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you must be ESL

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >still mad about Bretton Woods

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would you want the responses of people who weren't even existing at the time?
      That would describe everybody.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      t. 650 year old vampire

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My dick is the ultimate weapon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Rapiers are the end result of hyperfocusing your weapon for the duel. That’s the best for 1 on 1. Skirmishers may have carried rapiers, side swords, or rarely longswords in addition to short partisan spears and bucklers or slightly larger targe type shields.

      Actually I take all the back, it’s this guys dick.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Rapiers
        how would you win against a spear like weapon with a rapier. spear has longer range, if you cant dodge the spear thrust, the duel is over right there.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >how would you win against a spear like weapon with a rapier.
          you wouldn't. rapier tech is all based on having a longer reach and a spear would out reach you. best you can do is try to get past the tip and then either close in or try to gain control of the spear with your off hand

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Rapiers are what you get when you min-max on dueling in urban contexts.
        In rural areas just carrying a spear or staff gives you a definitely better weapon.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bollock dagger. Not for functional reasons, but for the morale damage dying to the dick dagger causes to opposing forces

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bollock daggers were tools, not weapons

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Bollock daggers were tools not weapons
        lol. Lmao even

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          cont.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/Uld2vYZ.jpg

          cont.

          Don't be disingenuous. There were bollock daggers that were optimized for weapon/anti-armor use, but there were plenty of them that were meant for utility or both.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        a weapon is a tool you tool

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    gun

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A halbert... the most versatile weapon of that era. Maybe not the best in a specific field but if i dont know waht i have to face i would take the halbert.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how long at they though? too long and a weapon becomes bad at skirmishing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thats the neat part. A typical halbert is about 2,1 m long, which is still pretty solid for skirmishing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          why is he on a pallet?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Depends on what you got. Ideally some type of ranged weapon and a sword. Or a roughly man high polearm and a sword. Additional maces, hatchets, daggers and knives as well.

            Maybe a somewhat flexible wooden pallet is more comfortable to stand on for a long time than hard and uneven cobbled stone?

            Rapiers are the end result of hyperfocusing your weapon for the duel. That’s the best for 1 on 1. Skirmishers may have carried rapiers, side swords, or rarely longswords in addition to short partisan spears and bucklers or slightly larger targe type shields.

            Actually I take all the back, it’s this guys dick.

            >Civilian rapiers are the end result of hyperfocusing your weapon for the unarmored duel against similarly armed opponents.
            ftfy

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >flexible wooden pallet is more comfortable to stand on for a long time than hard and uneven cobbled stone?
              if you are standing still it shouldnt make a difference. the london guards dont stand on pallets. maybe if your shoes suck. the main issue is probably thermal. the shoe will eventually assume ground temperature if its connected to the ground 100% of the time. in rome that may mean your feet get cooked.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ease of transport, duh.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Pontifical mechanized infantry.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The length of all polearms generelly varied. And even in a loose formation, reach would be an important factor.
        Other types of polearms are functional as well, like bills, voulges, partisans, etc. I just happen to like halberds the most. Closely followed by the italian bill.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a dueling halberd (shorter and lighter than a regular one)

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What would be the best medieval/renaissance weapon for 1 on 1 and skirmish fighting (not line fighting).

    Provided you are skilled in it's use the Zweihander provides excellent area control, reach and power. Whether you're fighting one on one or against a group, no one can get close to you without getting hacked to pieces as long as you are able to keep the blade moving, but your are also fully capable of delivering longer ranged precision cuts and thrusts that will have enough power behind them to severely wound & disable your opponent(s). This is assuming a lightly armored or unarmored opponent(s) such as depicted in your picture, against fully armored foes this will be less effective, but not ineffective. However realistically you would be extremely unlikely to encounter a fully armored foe outside of a full on battlefield (which is outside of this line of questioning) or judicial duel, and in the case of the latter you will either be using the same weapons as your opponent or will have the time & opportunity to rearm yourself before the fight commences. Even against fully armored foes the Zweihander would still be a good choice in the hands of one skilled in it's use.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All wrong answers. This is the only true answer:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalthoff_repeater

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >1630
      Post-rennaisance

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