One or two attacks, or a disengage and attack, while still being out of your opponent's reach is the luxury that you gain from having the longer weapon. If you give this up by just charging in against your shorter-weaponed opponent, why bother with a long weapon?
Good point, we usually spar longsword against longsword and I went on to this match keeping the same mentality, but obviously in this case I should have kept my distance to maintain the advantage.
Taking this in reverse this means that against a longer weapon, a few attacks to create an opening to rush in, or rushing in at the same time the longer weapon is closing in, it's a pretty good tactic. I took several hits when my partner either hold his ground or advance with a displacing strike while I close in, bringing my head into his range.
RufusScorpius: I screen and you screen for ice screen.
May 22, 2020 19:57:16 GMT
ouroboros: My GOD the only thing holding North America together is Canadian Screening
May 22, 2020 16:00:48 GMT
ouroboros: Big screens too (think tv and fences)
May 22, 2020 16:00:07 GMT
ouroboros: We also have advanced factories producing square inches of screen every single hour!
May 22, 2020 15:59:40 GMT
ouroboros: We've got defensive screens, offensive screens, black fly and mosquito screens, anti ballistic missile screens, screen sabers (savers?) aaaannnnd silk screens for all tour tshirt needs
May 22, 2020 15:58:24 GMT
ouroboros: Hail Red Arachnid! We Cannucks are suckers for screening of any type from the mosquito screens we use in the arctic to protect our southern brethren to the screen doors on our submarines! Canada is there to provide for your screening needs during COVID
May 22, 2020 15:57:13 GMT
RufusScorpius: Oh yes, that was it. I remember they had problems with the original prototypes and they solved it by adding in a screen door across the eye slit. Sold it to the Canadians, I think it was.
May 21, 2020 13:43:31 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: It was the diving helmet with eye-slit!
May 21, 2020 12:32:57 GMT
RufusScorpius: Wasn't Christain the guy who invented the plate armor life vests for the British Navy? Or was it the waterproof teabags?
May 21, 2020 12:14:30 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Did you have a try to swim or float without your plate armor?
May 21, 2020 7:07:55 GMT
christain: Pool noodles are wonderful things for those of us who can't swim or float. My wife says I'm too dense. When I get in the water, I go straight to the bottom.
May 20, 2020 20:16:42 GMT
demented: Well what did pool noodles ever do to you? I dont support killing unless its in self defense
May 20, 2020 15:26:52 GMT
christain: FYI---Pool noodles make wonderful fire starters. For an outside bonfire---great. For an indoor fireplace, not so great. The fumes are awful.
May 19, 2020 18:39:14 GMT
christain: Hey Y'all----Hope everyone is healthy and well. I've taken a week off work and pretty much hibernating at home. I've got some reeeeally sharp swords right now. I've also got some pool noodles with a death-warrant.
May 19, 2020 18:33:57 GMT
RufusScorpius: So far, so good, so what? I feel like Mary Jane is going to set the world on fire and we'll all be breathing with the lungs of hell, if I can get a hook in mouth of that liar.
May 19, 2020 18:02:09 GMT
nerdthenord: Morning folks. How goes it?
May 19, 2020 14:42:39 GMT
jack88: Incredible job as always,
May 19, 2020 10:56:26 GMT
RufusScorpius: I've got a pile of work backed up and home projects to do now that the weather is nice. Also working on rebuilding some vintage guitar amps and cabs. Long live the 70's!
May 17, 2020 11:43:33 GMT
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