Re: Re: bows

From: Wulf Corbett <wulfc_at_...>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 19:57:42 +0000

On Wed, 20 Dec 2000 19:38:05 -0000, "Bryan Thexton" <bethexton_at_...> wrote:

>Hmmm, I had the impression from somewhere that, like some of the
>culturally similar earth peoples, the orlanthi used skirmishing with
>ranged weapons (and no doubt boosted with movement and wind magic) as
>a big part of their combat. In essence that they didn't go in for
>set piece battles, but rather for something more like a running
>skirmish, with hand to hand combat being more the exception than the

Well, given the Celtic/Germanic comparison with earth cultures, it should be remembered that these folks gave the Romans some truly nasty frights with fanatical sword-swinging warriors charging at the Legions (or, more often, ambushing them from the woods). Those big hacking swords were particularly feared. The earth-equivilants of the Orlanthi were certainly principally melee fighters. Magic, of course, makes a difference, but I see the orlanthi as hand-to-hand warriors.


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