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    Posted: 09-Aug-2006 at 11:06
As a variation on the "Which WWII army would you have been in?" in the military history forum, I would like to ask what kind of medieval warrior you would have been, and why?
 
Personally, I have allways liked the idea of being a longbow archer. Partially because of my teenage obsession with Robin Hood (Big smile), and partially because I think the longbow is one of the best weapons ever invented. And even though the fate of longbowmen when captured in battle was rather grim, I still would prefer it to being in the frontlines...
Of course, this is a totally unrelistic view, as a woman there is little to no chance I would (or will) ever be able to wield a longbow. I tried to draw one once on a medieval fair, and I must admit I could only stretch it for about 30cm...Embarrassed 
 
So what about you? Would you be an Immortal Guard or Varangian? An Anglo-Saxon ealdorman on foot, or a Norman knight on horseback? A crossbowman? Or would you like to be a Berserker with an axe? Tell me!

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don't know is there such thing as a poetic warrior who only fights in wars to save lifes of his own people and lives in peace and in hormony with the nature and stuff if no than I would like to be a samurai or a sipahi they are both warriors who can fight on foot and horse back the one is better on foot than the other but you get the point.
 
they are both elites thow so. I probably would probably a farmer with a seis or a heyfork muhahaha
I rather be a nomadic barbarian than a sedentary savage
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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Aug-2006 at 13:00
In a movie when they hand pick 10 chosen men for the really dangerous mission. I like to be one of the ones that doesn't get chosen.
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  Quote xi_tujue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Aug-2006 at 15:53
Originally posted by Paul

In a movie when they hand pick 10 chosen men for the really dangerous mission. I like to be one of the ones that doesn't get chosen.
 
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I don't think I would have been a really good proper warrior, so in recognition of my limitations and my strengths, I would have become a "God's warrior", some medieval monk with a part time job in the Holy Inquisition.



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  Quote Constantine XI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Aug-2006 at 16:59
One of the medieval war figures which is most detestable, the petty noble with no real land or fief, roaming the lands building up a band of followers and carving out his own mini empire where he pleases. Robert Guiscard is the best example.
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I would be the warrior with the big muscles
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  Quote Quetzalcoatl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2006 at 02:59
 Norman ravager or Angevin fieflord with mighty fortifications to cover my retreat after raids in normandy, Britanny or ile-de-france. I would use morning star and the mace so that I don't spill blood. I would be blameless in front of the Creator, "never spilled any blood in my life, Dear Lord." LOL
 
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  Quote rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2006 at 04:18
I would want to be one of the Military Orders or of the Samurai or Ninja...  
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  Quote Roberts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2006 at 10:26
A pagan chief in medieval Baltic.
I would learn natives how to fight in pikemen formation and to use some advanced tactics. Order and discipline.
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  Quote sun_tzu345 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2006 at 11:33
A samurai
 
-skilled in the art of the horse and bow
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  Quote Exarchus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2006 at 14:16
A horse archer.
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  Quote Illuminati Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2006 at 17:38
I would have liked to be an Ismaili assassin. Their ability to infiltrate and kill was amazing. Latin and Arab leaders feared them.

A samurai would have also been cool. Their culture and code of honor was awesome for their time.


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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2006 at 17:46
Some sort of infantry captain or commander on a battlefield, though not a general - that is what I would be good at anyway.  I am very good at getting people to do things and do them right in times of crisis and  pressure; I leading by example is a part of my method.
 
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  Quote milns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2006 at 06:07
    I would like to be some kind of noble in army of Grand Duchy of Lithuania (probably whith some Semigalian origin )
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  Quote Heraclius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2006 at 09:33
Give me an axe and throw me in with the Varangians, they were fearless and loyal to the death, which appeals to me greatly, they were also probably one of the most feared units in the medieval world.
 
I've always liked the thought of them holding back whilst the battle rages on before them, until the last moment when they are ordered forward and in a furious charge smash through the enemy ranks.
 
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If there wasnt any room LOL be an infantry officer, fighting my own little part of the battle and with any luck leading by example, like I think all good officers should.
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  Quote BigL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2006 at 18:41
Chinese Imperial Guard.
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  Quote vulkan02 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2006 at 23:09
I'd like to be a wealthy French Paladin knight so i could afford the best horse and equipment money could buy.
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  Quote Maziar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2006 at 23:15
I want to be a field marshal, with a very big mustache and a monocle.Big smile
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A steppe cavalry =)
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