The Why of Weapons: The Great Sword of War

This article is by Joseph Malik. Today I’m going to discuss an underrepresented weapon in fantasy, although it was likely the single greatest casualty-producing weapon on the medieval battlefield until the development of the longbow. A Gran Espée de Guerre by Michael “Tinker” Pearce. ( It’s a sword. It’s arguably the sword. It’s the Oakeshott … Read more

Fantasy Weapons – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In fantasy, weaponry is something we’ve come to expect to see.  There are wars, battles, even personal fights against a single rival, and that means the combatants need something to fight with. Sometimes fists are enough; sometimes magic is used. But the rest of the time, there are weapons. One thing fantasy weapons sometimes come … Read more

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