[research] Illyrians

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Heinrik von Waiblingen

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Maybe could help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqdTe2Y_uM8

The firs one and the last one scenes represent the "Ardiei", an illyrian tribe.
Anyway, I noticed that some of you confuse the Venetii with the illyrians; they are similar on some aspects, but anyway they are always from 2 different ethnic groups: italics and illyrians.

Another pic from RTW: http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9947/illirico.jpg
 

Heinrik von Waiblingen

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Other pics:

nice helmet http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ca/40/eb/ca40eb9028c2de13cddc92b6f711c3da.jpg

From RTW:

Illyrians on the left: http://cdn.dlgamer.com/images/prods/providers7_778363_screenshot3.jpg ; http://www.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/rome-2-pirates-and-raiders-1024x576.jpg

http://wiki.totalwar.com/images/thumb/2/26/TWRII_Pirates_Ardiaei.jpg/700px-TWRII_Pirates_Ardiaei.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ntmdqJmH5vM/UmUtUcT27TI/AAAAAAAABE0/FBH8uMNq-tU/w1920-h1200-no/2013-10-21_00004.jpg

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac179/Meneros/IllyrianDiskArmor2_zpsc3419a28.png (this could be very useful )
 

Seek n Destroy

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Better yet we have the original findings on which they based their armors. Rome II research while not terribly bad is sometimes hasty and embelished.
 

Krasniqi

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The most power full of the Illyrian tribes was Bardylis of the Dardanians which would make a great king for them.

Some flags I found that are pretty cool


The most common Illyrian sword

They are described to be much the same as the Tracians, there infantry is Greek/Barbaric styled and they mostly used Peltast and slingers

(I'm Albanian and we are required to learn about Illyrians.)
 

darthtaco123

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That "sword" is a khukuri, a Nepalese knife thought to have originated when a local design melded with the Kopis brought by Alexander The Great.
 

Krasniqi

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Yes but the design was very similar if you can find a perfect illyrian weapon go right a head I remember taking photos of some in the Albanian museum but can't find them anymore but Illyrians also used a weapon called a Thika which was boomerang shaped.
 

darthtaco123

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Not really, the only similarity is the forward curve. Khukuri are large bellied chopping knives whereas the Sika was curved to get around shields and cut.
 

Krasniqi

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Exactly they (the weapons) Are the same how the user uses it is different and also explain how any of these examples of how they are used are different "Khukuri are large bellied chopping knives whereas the Sika was curved to get around shields and cut." the whole point of combat is to hit them behind the shield. which is also what i said they are boomerang shaped.

We should also stop because it's probably getting annoying for people
 

matmohair1

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Museum of Yugoslav History, Serbia



Gentius (181–168 BC)
last Illyrian king of the Ardiaean State



Illyrian helmets, pelte and sica





 

matmohair1

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Illyrian warrior in the service of Alexander of Macedon,
Second half of the 4th century BC... Joan Francesc Oliveras Pallerols