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If Gunpowder had never been discovered......

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    Posted: 01-Feb-2014 at 07:13
...we will still use darts!
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If this is what passes for serious discussion on this forum...Disapprove

If gunpowder had not be invented, the science of ballistics would rule the battlefields, and battles would remain up close and personal between masses of soldiers supported by steam-powered ballistic weapons firing arrows, spears, rocks and probably fletchettes by the thousands.

Cavalry would not dominate the battlefield because they are too vulnerable to heavy weaponry and too easy to mount a defense against.

Instead, "rtanks" and AFV's - although not armed with cannon or MG's but more liekly flamethrowers - would dominate carrying soldiers to take advantage of breaches in enemy lines. 


Edited by Mountain Man - 01-Feb-2014 at 14:26
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Eventually, an alternative pyrotechic/explosive would've been developed..
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