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

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Topic: If Gunpowder had never been discovered......
Posted By: Count Belisarius
Subject: If Gunpowder had never been discovered......
Date Posted: 14-Aug-2008 at 22:38
......... and other explosives had never been invented missles, nitroglycerine, etc. How do you think history would be affected? what would armies look like?, what sort of technological advances would have been made? how what would technology be like today?. Post your thoughts and be realistic.

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Posted By: xi_tujue
Date Posted: 14-Aug-2008 at 23:23
we would have light sabers and energy shieds :p

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I rather be a nomadic barbarian than a sedentary savage


Posted By: Count Belisarius
Date Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 02:59
Swords are way cooler.

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Defenders of Ulthuan, Cult of Asuryan (57 Kills and counting)




Posted By: xi_tujue
Date Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 07:48
what?

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I rather be a nomadic barbarian than a sedentary savage


Posted By: Balaam
Date 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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Posted By: Count Belisarius
Date Posted: 15-Aug-2008 at 19:59
This is a serious speculative thread.

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Defenders of Ulthuan, Cult of Asuryan (57 Kills and counting)




Posted By: Slayertplsko
Date 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.



Posted By: Count Belisarius
Date 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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Posted By: babyblue
Date Posted: 15-Sep-2008 at 00:44
Without gunpowder, a million things would be impossible.

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Posted By: Count Belisarius
Date Posted: 15-Sep-2008 at 03:23
Like what?

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Defenders of Ulthuan, Cult of Asuryan (57 Kills and counting)




Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 15-Sep-2008 at 09:55
If gunpowder had never been discovered my work would be so much harder.

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Posted By: Count Belisarius
Date 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 

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Posted By: Goblin Monkey
Date Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 14:32
We would all die of Boredom because there would be no Halo.

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Posted By: red clay
Date 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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Posted By: pikeshot1600
Date 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
 
 
 
 
LOLLOLLOL
 
 


Posted By: Count Belisarius
Date Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 16:15
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cry
Please don't troll, besides a cataphract is a type of cavalry man
 


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Defenders of Ulthuan, Cult of Asuryan (57 Kills and counting)




Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 18-Oct-2008 at 22:29
Originally posted by pikeshot1600

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
 
 
 


Smile
 
LOLLOLLOL
 
 


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Posted By: Count Belisarius
Date Posted: 22-Oct-2008 at 23:58
So Es what do you think the world would look like without gunpowder?

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Defenders of Ulthuan, Cult of Asuryan (57 Kills and counting)




Posted By: toyomotor
Date Posted: 01-Feb-2014 at 03:32
Would've really stuffed up Guy Fawkes Night!

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Posted By: opuslola
Date Posted: 01-Feb-2014 at 05:02
Very funny "guy!"

Ron

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Posted By: medenaywe
Date Posted: 01-Feb-2014 at 07:13
...we will still use darts!


Posted By: Mountain Man
Date Posted: 01-Feb-2014 at 14:24
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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Posted By: J.A.W.
Date Posted: 25-Apr-2015 at 23:58
Eventually, an alternative pyrotechic/explosive would've been developed..



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