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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2013, 05:01:23 pm »
I'm surprised no one has done Polish-Lithuanian Winged Hussars yet . . .

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2013, 08:59:00 pm »
Isn't it just a myth that they ever carried those things in battle?

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2013, 09:02:49 pm »
it does seem very unpractical and just not handy

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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2013, 09:19:54 pm »
I read that Tatars loved them, because you could so easily pull the winged hussar off his horse, by his wings.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2013, 09:25:00 pm »
I read that Tatars loved them, because you could so easily pull the winged hussar off his horse, by his wings.

They would fly away. hehe  :-*
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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2013, 09:29:06 pm »
Isn't it just a myth that they ever carried those things in battle?

I think they did, it would have a psychological effect on the enemy. But, I am not very knowledgeable in Polish-Lithuanian history; that's something I'm wanting to start getting in to.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2013, 09:43:11 pm »
It might have an effect on the enemy, but it also had a serious effect on the rider as well. A bad one.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2013, 11:00:06 pm »
It might have an effect on the enemy, but it also had a serious effect on the rider as well. A bad one.

It was optional anyways wasn't it? So if you either couldn't afford it or didn't prefer it you just didn't wear it.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2013, 11:20:45 pm »
The Polish Hussars weren't exactly the low-class soldiers, so I don't think they couldn't afford it. They probably just wore them on parade and shit.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2013, 03:08:37 pm »
Haha yeah, I was thinking that as well. Saying a Winged Hussar can't afford his wings is like saying that a knight can't afford a horse or a sword.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2013, 01:08:20 am »
If I were a Winged Hussar, I wouldn't wear them. They look awfully impractical.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2013, 08:31:52 pm »
Gotta love samurai

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2013, 10:55:38 pm »
Late war civil war infantry,
Of course, I also think lines should be able to move in double rank without having emotional breakdowns.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2013, 12:23:46 am »
Late war civil war infantry,

That doesn't count. They had no regulated uniform.

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Re: Best Dressed Warrior
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2013, 12:27:54 am »
Perhaps he likes the "random"-ish-ness of them.
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