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8/31/12 12:20 PM
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enbanc - As an overall fighting force, without a doubt, the Romans. They manifested human greatness from the Scottish Highlands through the craven coasts of Africa, from the foul barbaric forests of Germania through the Far East. One-on-one, there were probably many other warriors who could best a standard Roman soldier, even at the Empire's height. But as an overall military force, they were indomitable. Weep now, weep for the loss of light; weep for our falling into the darkness.

There's no doubt as to how immense and how indomitable the Roman military was As a whole, but the fact of the matter is - we're talking about who was among the best p4p. The Roman military was amazing, but it was so immense - others simply couldn't compare. On its fall from glory, the fact of the matter is they lost. I'm no expert but from what I understand, Alerik (super bad ass) was a former legionaire who basically surrounded Rome with a band of Barbarians and killed anyone who dared enter or exit the capital, eventually they gave in and that led to the sacking of Rome.

Long story short, I respect the shit out of them - but I doubt their infantry is as skilled as for example the Spartan infantry. Honestly, I believe it was their size and their unity that kept them strong. They fought seperate Germanic hordes,but what happened when those Barbarians joined forces? See what I mean, listen Im not expert this is just my feeling regarding the Romans.

If we were to mention specific units, well, that would be something else entirely. For example they had Recon units which were essentially Special Operations units - they would recon, Assassinate, destroy supply lines. Pretty Badass if you ask me.
8/31/12 12:26 PM
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Mongols dominated the greatest land mass in known history, when they had a capable leader in Kahn. After that, not so much.
8/31/12 12:27 PM
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8/31/12 12:33 PM
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funk samurai - The Romans created the war machine

it would be foolish not to put the roman military might up there... they had their ass handed to them on many occasions, but ultimately they'd win and usually against overwhelming odds...

their ingenuity, in-exhaustive will, and discipline were as great as any military power ever... if it wasn't for all their civil wars, they may still be in power...

other than them, I'd say the mongrels were equally formidable in their own style of warfare...

Why do the Germans still speak German bro?
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funk samurai - The Romans created the war machine

it would be foolish not to put the roman military might up there... they had their ass handed to them on many occasions, but ultimately they'd win and usually against overwhelming odds...

their ingenuity, in-exhaustive will, and discipline were as great as any military power ever... if it wasn't for all their civil wars, they may still be in power...

other than them, I'd say the mongrels were equally formidable in their own style of warfare...

Why do the Germans still speak German bro?

Cause those crazy fucking savages chopped some Romans heads off
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enbanc - 
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funk samurai - The Romans created the war machine

it would be foolish not to put the roman military might up there... they had their ass handed to them on many occasions, but ultimately they'd win and usually against overwhelming odds...

their ingenuity, in-exhaustive will, and discipline were as great as any military power ever... if it wasn't for all their civil wars, they may still be in power...

other than them, I'd say the mongrels were equally formidable in their own style of warfare...

Why do the Germans still speak German bro?

cause they were too stupid to learn latin or greek? ;)
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Blue names please post pics

http://rccclan.com/index.php?/topic/672-the-knights-hospitaller-rp-faction/

http://firefighterparamedicstories.blogspot.com/2010/06/maltese-cross.html

Those were the Hospitallers, bonafide badasses
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^ Alexander's Cavalry is on the list...

So far, in no particular order...
- Samurai
- Spartan Infantry/Skirite Rangers
- Macedonian Phalanx/Cavalry
- Viking Beserker

But we still have a shit load to discuss, for example the Knight's Templar and Hospitaller - blue name please post pics above. Thanks.
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Maori....fear the haka...
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Lord Nitemare - Blue names please post pics

http://rccclan.com/index.php?/topic/672-the-knights-hospitaller-rp-faction/

http://firefighterparamedicstories.blogspot.com/2010/06/maltese-cross.html

Those were the Hospitallers, bonafide badasses

  These guys were early modern warriors, not really ancient by any stretch.  The ancient world dies with Rome.
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Lord Nitemare - Blue names please post pics

http://rccclan.com/index.php?/topic/672-the-knights-hospitaller-rp-faction/

http://firefighterparamedicstories.blogspot.com/2010/06/maltese-cross.html

Those were the Hospitallers, bonafide badasses

  These guys were early modern warriors, not really ancient by any stretch.  The ancient world dies with Rome.
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21 Sikh warriors vs 10 000 Afghans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saragarhi

The Sikhs have a surprising history of being complete badasses. Their religion is pretty much that they must defend the weak no matter what. Not do any religious rituals and live a clean (weed is ok) and honest life. They have their own martial art as well.

Sikhs are 80% percent of the Indian military while only being 1,7% of the population. They are pretty much responsible for keeping the muslims from invading India throughout history while being outnumbered at around 20 - 1


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Ham and Egger - Does anyone know the name of the German shock troops that wore brightly colored clothing and attacked pike walls?
Berserkers I believe, but I could be mistaken. Phone Post

Berserkers were the bastards of Norsemen, Vikings. They were viewed as almost second class citizens within their cultures, not many people bothered with them at all - literally they were left the fuck alone. But not because they were weird or some shit, it was because the other Vikings were fearful of them to a fault. A beserker traditionally would strip down to a loin cloth or more often than not naked. They'd paint themselves, out on a bear skin and grab a bastard sword (long sword whatever you prefer), get high on mushrooms and proceed to fuck shit up....really badly. There are stories of how Vikings would stay far behind the Beserkers fearful of their own lives, of how they would clear bridges by themselves, storm through castles etc, etc.

Yeah, long story short - these dudes were fucking Savages. Super bad ass. If you've seen 13th Warrior, it's a pretty decent representation of them.

The Norwegian word for someone going completely nuts and destroying everything around them is literary call going "berserk"
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^ I'm realizing this is the same word in english, but my point is that it was pretty much spelled and pronounced the same for over a 1000 years ago. Says something about the mark they left
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Ham and Egger - Does anyone know the name of the German shock troops that wore brightly colored clothing and attacked pike walls?

I only read the first page so dunno if someone answered this yet. But you could be referring to the Teutonic Knights. They were pretty bad ass.
I think he is talking about the Landsknecht. They were the most sought after mercenaries of the 15-16th centuries and dressed super fabulous. Phone Post
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Ham and Egger - Does anyone know the name of the German shock troops that wore brightly colored clothing and attacked pike walls?

I only read the first page so dunno if someone answered this yet. But you could be referring to the Teutonic Knights. They were pretty bad ass.
I think he is talking about the Landsknecht. They were the most sought after mercenaries of the 15-16th centuries and dressed super fabulous. Phone Post

Please post anything you know about them, I know nothing of them - seriously.
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