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Maces have one HUGE advantage over swords and axes.... you don't have to worry about the striking angle. You don't have to bend your elbow or wrist in such and such a way as to put the edge on to your opponent. ANY strike with a mace hits with striking surface.

Another advantage to it is that any stupid peasant farm boy could pick it up and kill any knight in Christendom. It is for this reason that the Pope declared the Flanged Mace to be 'Unchristian' and 'unsuitable for use in Christian warfare'.

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On 6/24/2022 at 4:29 PM, svensson said:

Maces have one HUGE advantage over swords and axes.... you don't have to worry about the striking angle. You don't have to bend your elbow or wrist in such and such a way as to put the edge on to your opponent. ANY strike with a mace hits with striking surface.

Another advantage to it is that any stupid peasant farm boy could pick it up and kill any knight in Christendom. It is for this reason that the Pope declared the Flanged Mace to be 'Unchristian' and 'unsuitable for use in Christian warfare'.

Yup, that's basically what he said in the video. Along with the downsides of a mace.

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12 hours ago, SDLeary said:

Yup, that's basically what he said in the video. Along with the downsides of a mace.

SDLeary

 

I just saved you 35 minutes of hyperbole, that's all 😁

Seriously, 90% of 'content creators' on streaming services could summarize 60 minutes of 'content' in one sentence of 10 words of less. And the other 59 minutes is them babbling about something that doesn't expand, illustrate, or amplify the subject in any way.

I joke about a lot of 'edu-tainment'... it always has to star some guy with just the right focus-group-approved level of stubbly beard and ever-so-slightly disheveled and dirty clothing. And the guy has to have a name that is one part Biblical and one part Generic Celtic, names like 'Jeremiah Brodie' or 'Dylan Ezekiel'. And he has to have a brimmed hat. And he has to look like Indiana Jones without looking like Indiana Jones. You know the guy I'm talking about, he always sounds like this:
"NEXT! On 'Secrets of the Day-Before-Yesterday', we'll dig into the secret world of Life Before Wikipedia!"

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