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Stormtrooper Accuracy and other things to dodge

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by wordwalker, May 5, 2013.

  1. Dio

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    I hate it when they pull that cheap move and try to make you care for a character by having him go, "I have a daughter back home and it's her birthday!" or "I'm getting married after this battle!" and then inevitably kill them within minutes.
     
  2. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    "I'm two weeks away from retirement."

    Uttering those words almost ensures death.
     
  3. Malik

    Malik Archmage

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    Check this out from about 00:45 thru 2:00. A knight had better range of motion in a Fifteenth Century field harness than a soldier has in a full IOTV today.

     
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  4. Steerpike

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    If you've ever tried running around in plate, then you know that you can not only do it, but you've have pretty good mobility overall. I found, however, that I couldn't keep it up as long as without armor.
     
  5. Dio

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    Especially if you take into account that most armoured knights were training vigorously from a very young age. While I'm sure they could be out maneuvered by a man in chainmail or leather, the encumbrance of plate armour is often greatly exaggerated.
     
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