COMBAT– Grimfrost Hird

It teaches 1v1 fighting, as well as battle strategies in situations where 3-100 people are involved - such as Shield Wall techniques. The system encompasses the shield, sword, one-handed axe, spear, höggspjót and dane axe. Each weapon has its own characteristics and require different strategies to use.

Sword And Shield / Spear Tank Build - New World

Sword And Shield / Spear Tank Build – New World. Another popular build during the closed beta has been the Sword, Shield, and Spear tank build. You follow a very similar path to the Sword/Shield build above, but then spec into the mobility and CC of the Spear. Here's an example build for the tanky Spear player.

Shield & Spear Spartan Style Build? - Tips & Tactics ...

It might be worth considering whether a spear-and-shield build couldn't be a javelin-and-shield build, instead - the javelin has the same melee damage as a one-handed spear attack, it's lighter and much cheaper, and it offers the option of a good heavy ranged stab at need.

reality check - Shield only combat - Worldbuilding Stack ...

You can bash an unarmored opponent with a shield fairly effectively or just barge into them with it. However a sword or mace will have more reach and penetrating power than your shield, and a spear or pole arm will be massively more. There's a reason shield-only fighting was never really a …

Armament and Fighting Style – Greek vs. Persian | Weapons ...

To fight as a hoplite only two pieces of equipment were necessary-the shield and the spear-everything else was an optional extra. The hoplite shield (aspis) was a weighty piece of defensive armament specifically designed for the rigours of close combat and the Greek formation (the phalanx).

Spear and shield fighting style - Sage Advice

My favorite medival fantasy fighting style is spear and shield or just spear. I just think they are cool. Love spear and shield. I houserule spear damage in D&D to bump up to 1d8/versatile 1d10 if you have martial weapon prof. Credit to @BrandesStoddard for that streamlined idea, I used to just make martial versions of spears.

Spear and Shield Fighting Techniques? | History Forum

Hey all, I was wondering where to start looking for spear and shield fighting techniques, as I do a full-contact recreational game and I'm looking to transition to spear and shield. I fight in a late Roman unit, so we use clipii shields and carry …

How did the actual melee fighting technique of armored ...

How did the actual melee fighting technique of armored knights and men-at-arms in the front ranks of battles in the high middle ages differ from the techniques used by ancients fighting in a …

Spear and the shield : HadesTheGame

1. level 1. Meeqs. · 1m. The shields ability to block is one of the strongest mechanics in the game so you will be very safe with it and taking advantage of that is one of its biggest strengths. It's also great for the regular attack to knock enemies into walls. Your biggest job will be finding damage.

Spear & Shield vs Sword & Shield - YouTube

Six different fighters over five different fights. All trained swordsman, but spear and shield experience varying from lots to very little.First fight is Mik...

Spear and shield—some thoughts | Daniel Agnew

Spear and shield—some thoughts. Posted on February 14, 2018 by Daniel Agnew. I had the opportunity a while back to experiment with combining spear and shield both in single duels and in larger skirmishes. I wouldn't say I've solved it definitively but I think I've got a few points worth adding to the discussion.

Building a Duelist Fighter - Tips & Tactics - Dungeons ...

For a shield and spear (or javelin) fighter, I'd recommend a Strength build variant human (16/13/16/8/12/8) and take: 1: Heavy Armor Master (17 Str); 4: Tavern Brawler (18 Str); 6: ASI +2 Str (20 Str); 8: Shield Master; 12: Resilient (Dexterity); 14: Lucky or Prodigy or Tough or Sentinel; 16: choice of whatever you skipped or Polearm Master (if ...

A shield and spear symbol in Roman architecture? | History ...

Spear and Shield Fighting Techniques? How effective is Spear/Shield combo compared to Sword/Spear? Home. Forums. History Periods. Ancient History. Historum. Founded in 2006, Historum is a history forum dedicated to history discussions and historical events. Our community welcomes everyone from around the world to discuss world history ...

Spear Training | Spear Fighting | - Imperial Combat Arts

Spear forms are one of the primary ways Masters pass on the ancient knowledge of spear-fighting to the next generation of Warriors. These challenging forms teach dynamic flow, maneuvers, spear handling, and numerous proven and effective techniques.

Historical European Martial Arts Beginner Sources - HEMA Guide

To add a non-Liechtenauer source here is a book on the Italian school of Longsword. The Flower of Battle is an english translation of Fiore dei Liberi's manuscript Fior di Battaglia by Colin Hatcher and Tracy Mellow.. The manuscript also includes unarmed combat, dagger, spear, axe fighting, fighting in armor and on horseback.

Historical Fighting Guide — Resources for sword and shield ...

Also note that the shield was quite likely to be paired of with a spear or an axe during a big portion of history which would change the usage to a degree. As well as the fact that the usage somewhat differs depending on the context-whether one is within a city brawl, a small scale skirmish, or a part of a larger battle of some sort.

The Spear, the King of Weapons - HROARR

modern bayonet for combat incorporates spear style techniques, and it's still a viable choice for crowd control by the police. The military also still uses terms like "spearhead" for describing military actions. The Spears Shape Throughout the Ages The spear is probably the weapon which has retained its basic shape the best over the centuries.

Anglo-Saxon warfare - Wikipedia

Reconstructions of fighting techniques suggested by Richard Underwood in his book Anglo Saxon Weapons and Warfare suggest two primary methods of using a spear. You can use it over arm – held up high with the arm extended and the spear pointing downwards. Used this way you could try and attack over the enemy shield against head and neck.

Spear & Shield in Heavy Combat? : sca

In SCA combat, someone with spear and shield will ALWAYS be defeated by an unhesitating charge from sword and shield fighter, and the same goes for equal units of sword and shield vs spear and shield. 1. level 2. Skrifa.

Spartan Weapons - Ancient Military

This article will look at four Spartan weapons, their spear, two swords and their shield. The spear was the main weapon of any Greek warrior. Fighting in a phalanx (see Greek warriors for more information), Spartan warriors presented their enemies with spear tips from densely packed rows. However, when two of these ponderous formations collided ...

Spear and Shield: Applying Techniques in a Fight - YouTube

How to apply the Spear and Shield techniques of Antonio Manciolino in a fight? Enjoy some commented sparring with Partisan and Rotella! Learn more about Spea...

Shield & Spear Spartan Style Build? - Tips & Tactics ...

Tips & Tactics. Shield & Spear Spartan Style Build? ... I would definitely still have a sword on this build, if just for the concept. Variant Human picks up both fighting styles at level 1, shield master at 4 and maxes out strength by 8. I think that battlemaster base is chef's kiss levels of good with the option to dip into some interesting ...

Spartan Fighting Techniques - The Spartans of Laconia

Spartan Fighting Techniques . ... The Spartan phalanx was column like formation, of Spartan infantry carrying long spears or pikes (a six foot long spear), and swords. Men in the phalanx also carried a hoplon, a round shield, from which the infantry took the name 'hoplites'. A typical phalanx unit was ten men across and ten men deep, it was ...

What is a link for spear-fighting stances and terminology ...

Answer: Have you tried the Wiktenauer? Check here Category:Pole Weapons and here Category:Staff Weapons that will help a little for western styles. For the rest it will depend on what culture you are looking into and what style you're interested in. Also there is this link ( Freelance Academy P...

How effective is Spear/Shield combo compared to Sword ...

That being said, in battles with mock weapons, I have found a sword/hand weapon and shield a better combo than a spear and shield as the spear and shield is more unwieldy and is easily grappled. But a spear by itself or a longer polearm is often …

Do you have any tips on how to defeat a sword and shield ...

Answer (1 of 6): Okay, I'll bite … Disclaimer 1: This is from the point of view of as SCA heavy weapons fighter, average skilled sword and shield qualified, who - during my time on the tourney and melee field - one on one ate lone spear users. Not being a spear user, I may be a little off on thi...

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Hurstwic: Research and Practice of the Fighting Moves of ...

Fighting from a ground position. A pommel bash, used in the Viking age to humiliate. A devestating thrust past the shield during sparring. Winter melee sparring. Winter melee sparring on opposite sides of a creek. Running in to grapple drill. A missed block and a thrust to the face during sparring. Hurstwic uses training axes from Wechter Arms.

(PDF) Use of the Spear and Shield in Warrior Societies: a ...

Use of the Spear and Shield in Warrior Societies: a study on the use of art to understand combat techniques in Britain in the Early Medieval Period. September 2019 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35952.81922

Historical Fighting Guide — Resources on spear usage

In particular the spear was often used in a combination with a shield and within some sort of group or formation. When looking at the treatises we study we have several of those that deal with spear use,and some that deal with use of the quarterstaff or polearms in general that could also be used with a …

The fighting method of most soldiers: one-handed spear and ...

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Has anyone fought a sword and shield with a spear? If so ...

Answer (1 of 16): I've used a spear against both a "Viking" boss-held round shield and sword and against a rotella (a domed arm-strapped round shield) and sword. The outcome was heavily rules-dependent, because of the nature of spear vs. shield fighting. …

Could a person practically wield both a spear and a sword ...

Answer (1 of 11): This was fairly common in Medieval Re-enactment circles a decade or so ago. It might still be, but I don't do it any more. The idea was to use the spear as your primary weapon, usually with the sword in its scabbard. If an enemy got in close (or, usually, when you anticipated t...

Spears and Shields — Beamdog Forums

When I think "spear", I tend to think of heavy 7ft+ pole arms designed to pierce armour and take down cavalry. (Pikes are even longer). I did suddenly remember a pretty cool depiction of a spear+shield fight in a movie, though as you can see, the spears are pretty short, and they both end up drawing swords...