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Re: Historical Discussion
« Reply #645 on: May 07, 2015, 05:17:42 PM »
If there's going to be a change to spear usage, is it possible to use Sahran's OSP code for spears? He made it so that overarm and underarm are usable without having to switch weapon modes, meaning that you effectively have an up attack which is overarm, and a down attack which is underarm. Makes spears much more viable, since at least the person who you're fighting against at least has to keep in mind of being able to block both directions if their shield breaks, instead of being able to block indefinitely by just holding down block.

At least then using "X" you could then perhaps shorten the grip of the spear, without having to resort to any other methods.
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Re: Historical Discussion
« Reply #646 on: May 10, 2015, 02:13:02 AM »
How accurate or authentic would a band of Norman mercenaries be, in the later part of Vikingr's timeframe?
How easily could it fit into Vikingr's "world" of clans?

ThegnAnsgar and I have been talking about the possibility of a new Norman clan based around this concept, inspired by the Norman bands that fought in Spain, Italy, Greece, and those that most definitely returned home for William's 1066 invasion.

We were thinking of building upon these concepts:
- Lots of "second sons" as in lesser sons of Norman nobles who have nothing to inherit, and is probably one of the reasons so many Norman knights went abroad to Italy and such. This is extremely similar to the theory about how the Scandinavians clans were essentially running out of room, either literally or figuratively, for all their sons, and so some became vikingr.
- "Band of brothers"; To quote Ansgar, "Those who don't serve to inherit things, those who have been disinherited by their family and are essentially 'nobodies', perhaps even those on the run or exiled and looking for a new life and therefore a new name as well." We fight together, we stick together, etc.

We particularly like the idea as it contrasts with previous Norman clans, which were all feudal organizations.

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Re: Historical Discussion
« Reply #647 on: April 11, 2016, 10:27:29 PM »
"Comparing Old Danish to Old English and Old Saxon"

Brief and easy to read overview/comparison of common words. Also includes an audio excerpt of Danish, with more to explore should you be willing:

https://babblelingua.com/comparing-old-danish-old-english-old-saxon/

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Re: Historical Discussion
« Reply #648 on: April 23, 2018, 12:23:15 AM »
Hey, didnt feel lile reading through 44 pages.. sorry?

I was wondering if there are any ”standardized”/accepted list of ranks for Vinkings?

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Re: Historical Discussion
« Reply #649 on: April 23, 2018, 03:25:26 PM »
Hey, didnt feel lile reading through 44 pages.. sorry?

I was wondering if there are any ”standardized”/accepted list of ranks for Vinkings?

I don't think so. Do you attend to convert your regiment's/clan's ranks for Vikingr into something fitting for the period?
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Re: Historical Discussion
« Reply #650 on: April 23, 2018, 10:34:33 PM »
Hey, didnt feel lile reading through 44 pages.. sorry?

I was wondering if there are any ”standardized”/accepted list of ranks for Vinkings?

I don't think so. Do you attend to convert your regiment's/clan's ranks for Vikingr into something fitting for the period?

Yes, we are hosting a Saturday mod event (new mod each week) this week (28th) we are doing Vikingr

Iv managed to formalize something :)
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