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I think "grabbing the blade" of a weapon like that is kind of a movie maneuver if you feel attached to your fingers =)

Well, most rapiers did not have a sharp edge along the entire blade, and many

did not have a sharp edge at all, since a weapon designed for thrusting does

not need one, so grabbing the blade of a rapier was a quite common maneuver.

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Well, most rapiers did not have a sharp edge along the entire blade, and many

did not have a sharp edge at all, since a weapon designed for thrusting does

not need one, so grabbing the blade of a rapier was a quite common maneuver.

The sword in the movie is a "cut and thrust sword", not a true rapier! It would be actually safer to grab rob roy's sword!

At least rob gets cut many times!

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The sword in the movie is a "cut and thrust sword", not a true rapier! It would be actually safer to grab rob roy's sword!

I have to admit that I do not know the movie and so trusted the description

as a rapier, but you are right, this is definitely not a rapier, to me it looks like

a gentleman's smallsword, the successor of the rapier as a dueling weapon.

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The sword in the movie is a "cut and thrust sword", not a true rapier! It would be actually safer to grab rob roy's sword!

At least rob gets cut many times!

No, that IS a Rapier. A Rapier WAS a cut and thrust weapon. You can see the flat in several shots. Now, that is a mighty thin blade, but there is still a blade there, not just a thrusting point like an epee or estoc.

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I have to admit that I do not know the movie and so trusted the description

as a rapier, but you are right, this is definitely not a rapier, to me it looks like

a gentleman's smallsword, the successor of the rapier as a dueling weapon.

OK, on second glance, that is also a possibility. Though both were designed cut and thrust, regardless of how they were actually used.

SDLeary

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OK, on second glance, that is also a possibility. Though both were designed cut and thrust, regardless of how they were actually used.

SDLeary

Liam neeson's sword is a broadsword / 1h claymore right?

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Liam neeson's sword is a broadsword / 1h claymore right?

Though commonly called that, there really is nothing that is a 1h Claymore. Its a basket-hilt sword, or basket-hilt broadsword. This was a battlefield weapon unlike the rapier or smallsword.

SDLeary

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Retroquest uses +1AP for shield and +2AP for a big shield (one that can't be used on horseback).

Also, armors give AP based on material *and* cover (so a leather scale armor is 3 ap, a metal scale armor is 4 ap, a leather scale tunic is 4 ap and a metal scale tunic is 5 ap)

Ofc, hit locations are only used on major wounds.

Cool. I'll check it out.

Thanks

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