Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Dealing with rapiers impaling the target Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
E Stafford




PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject: Dealing with rapiers impaling the target         Reply with quote

So, I have a question: is there any advice in the period manuals on dealing with the opponent taking a thrust, becoming impaled on the blade, and dealing with that scenerio? Humans aren't wild pigs, I don't think they'd ACTIVELY run up the blade to get to you, but at the same time, it was a thing that happened. Any thoughts?
View user's profile Send private message
Mikko Kuusirati




Location: Finland
Joined: 16 Nov 2004
Reading list: 13 books

Posts: 1,008

PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct, 2018 5:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Never attack out of cover, and never drop your cover until the opponent actually stops moving. If you have their weapon under control to begin with, this shouldn't be a problem; if you don't, you have bigger and more immediate problems than this. Happy

PS. Also, of course, this is one situation where daggers really come to their own in an offensive role. If you have a dagger in your off-hand and they don't, you're all set; if they have a dagger and you don't, get the hell away from them; if you both have daggers, the whole thing simply turns into a knife fight (unless you get the hell away from them). In getting the hell away, a quick kick at or just above their knee is fairly effective and advised by several period treatises.

The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die, dogs -- I was a man before I was a king.
-- R. E. Howard, The Road of Kings
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Dealing with rapiers impaling the target
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2019 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum