Superfab said:You're right it's always the same... but the same is the best mod evaaaaaaaaa.
Archonsod said:There was no patterning, but the contract system could produce over 100 muskets per week quite easily in England alone, which would certainly sound like mass production to me. I'd have said production to industrial standards would have been a defining factor in industrialised production myself though
Aeon221 said:Not true. The Venetian Arsenal was mass producing ships back in the early 12th century and may very well be the source of the word.
Also, there are tons of examples of Roman era mass production of everything from grain (at enormous industrial mills) to pottery to weapons, in what would most likely be considered a somewhat primitive factory today.
And don't forget that the Romans famously assembled ships during the Punic Wars from numbered standardized prefab parts built all over the place.
Votadini said:Still, when professional sword troops eg. Katana Samurai reached the ashigaru (peasant) lines it was a massacre in hand to hand so it balanced out.
Votadini said:So basically, although the weapons weren't "mass produced" by today's standards - guns around the world certainly were produced en masse to fuel the ever-present warfare in feudal Japan alone.
nox said:If you think you're unhappy about this, imagine how the whole cultures and societies felt who had invested much in traditions that involved swords and cavalry? When a dirt poor peasant can end your deal with a mass produced firearm, you become a lot less special.
Gr0vZ said:True! The koncerz was used by the Winged Hussars if I'm not mistaken? In case the lance broke etc?
Votadini said:Machine guns were in use during the American War of Independance - as early as that Puckle guns ftw.
PANTERA. said:Darmoth said:Archonsod said:Pike and shot ruled the day, not artillery
It's fine. Technically the bow is still a superior weapon than the musket. Where the musket wins is that anyone can learn to use one in an hour, whereas to be an effective archer requires years of training.
And lancers remained a core of an army until WW1 ...
So... why did lancers go out of style around WW1...?
Ruben Thomas said: