An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:41 pm

farming implement? Not that I know much about farming, but a giant triple pointed sword doesn't sound like something one would use for growing crops... what it does look like, if you keep browsing the page, is a piece of cutlery, which seems to be a double pointed knife, a sort of fork and knife together...

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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:10 pm

Now assuming that we're talking about the same weapon (being swung by the guy standing directly under the 2nd pavilion from the left, next to the guy who is spearing the chap in blue). Given that the picture is Medieval European it certainly doesn't look like a weapon, the plain wooden handle is as long as the blade and there is no hilt guard or cross trees that you would expect on a sword of that period. Plus the "weapon" if that's what it is, is not wielded by a knight in mail, but by a militiaman in a padded tunic.

Its just the general look of thing is more tool-like than weapon-like IMHO.
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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:32 pm

true, but axes and glaives don't have crossguards either, and they are not farming implements (one could argue that axes are woodcutting implements, but war-axes were much lighter than their wood-chopping counterparts). I wouldn't call that a sword, but a giant metal club with sharp edges :P There are a fair few of them in the bible, fielded by cavalry at some point I think, I wonder if I can find it.

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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:49 pm

http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=218
in the background, a piece sticking up from behind the cavalry, as if one of them is weilding it, and they're all mailclad...

http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=220
again, as part of a mailclad knightly regiment

http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=227
part of the infantry regiment at the bottom.

http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=228
and again.

http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=229
and once more, but this time a mailclad infantry regiment looting a city.

interstingly enough:
http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=230
a group of townsmen demanding that they be allowed to "know" the visitors, but here it is seen together with two different warclubs and a sword... all completely used for war, and not the type of thing an everyday peasant would have lying at home.

http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=231
http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=232
http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=247
http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=253
http://www.themorgan.org/collections/sw ... asp?id=263

the bible seems to be full of these oddly shaped double handed blades...

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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:38 pm

I've seen them before, online and in person. I forget the name, and my Google-fu is failing me. Rest assured, it is indeed a weapon designed for war. However, I don't see any similarities between it and the funky Haradrim forks. These swords are similar to machete in appearance, but with three "teeth" along the curve of the blade near the end, and with a long handle. They are reportedly "effective against fighters in chainmail because of more torque on a longer handle, and the teeth could rip out chain links", though I find that to be a bit far-fetched.

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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:44 am

Sorry to dig this up, but I have just remembered where I have seen "Abrakhan Guards" before! :P
Does anyone remember a conversion project on the old website (though it could have possibly be the one ring) for Cosair Reavers? They look almost identical I recall, with bellies and turbans but having two weapons.
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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:55 am

I remember that old article. It was by... well I forget who it was by. Could have been Davejc. Their bellies weren't bulging though, quite the opposite, in fact.
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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:59 am

"Fehw", I'm not just remembering non-existant things :D
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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:00 am

I'm glad my long memory can be helpful. I know just how it feels.
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Re: An review of the new Abrakhan Guard

Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:29 pm

Yes, that was davejc. He also had an article on Corsair Ballistas! It's a shame it's lost..
His Reavers didn't have two handed weapons, though. The hand swords (some of them had two), and others had bottles of beer!
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