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    Posted: 25-Apr-2015 at 23:58
Eventually, an alternative pyrotechic/explosive would've been developed..
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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. 


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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Oct-2008 at 23:58
So Es what do you think the world would look like without gunpowder?


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Originally posted by pikeshot1600

Originally posted by red clay

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So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 


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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 16:15
Originally posted by red clay

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So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Quote pikeshot1600 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 15:50
Originally posted by red clay

Originally posted by Count Belisarius

So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 
 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 15:48
Originally posted by Count Belisarius

So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 
 
 
Still have cataphracts?  No way.  Especially since the introduction of laser surgery.  They can be removed in same day surgery. Wink
 
 
 
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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Sep-2008 at 15:40
So what do you think the world would look like?Smile I think we would still have the cataphract I'm not sure about the knight he might still be around but this time as a professional soldier because feudalism is outdated. It would be way cool to see the american revolution wihtout gunpowder I think it be cool to see American longbowmen and horse archers against the redcoat pikemenClap 

Edited by Count Belisarius - 12-Oct-2008 at 04:41


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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Sep-2008 at 09:55
If gunpowder had never been discovered my work would be so much harder.
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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Sep-2008 at 03:23
Like what?


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  Quote babyblue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Sep-2008 at 00:44
Without gunpowder, a million things would be impossible.
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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Aug-2008 at 16:44
If gunpowder had never been discovered I'm thinking that we would still have heavy cavalry that would be col to see the hussar and the klibanophoros, and archers, I wonder if we would have planes? What sort of technology would we have?. One more thing, God I love this site!!!!Big%20smileBig%20smileSmileSmileClapStarApproveLOL  

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  Quote Slayertplsko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 20:18
Originally posted by Count Belisarius

This is a serious speculative thread.


Yeah just like the other ones...and what is this?!
Originally posted by Count Belisarius

Swords are way cooler.


How does it (even slightly) support the speculation about present-day weaponry if gun powder were unknown?? Judgements of this kind simply don't belong to 'serious speculative' discussions.



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  Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 19:59
This is a serious speculative thread.


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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 07:54
Didn't I make a similar thread way back in the day which when looked upon now its quite shameful to read?
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  Quote xi_tujue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 07:48
what?
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