Re: The Glorantha Digest V7 #523

From: David.Boatright@clinisis.co.uk
Date: Fri 07 Apr 2000 - 12:15:23 EEST


>The vast majority of troops in the Empire don't use scimitars.
>They are used as sidearms for _some_ officers (mostly Tarnils)
>and for many of the cavalry units, but the majority of the infantry
>use weapons standard to their troop class. The Hoplites use
>spear and shield, peltasts use javelin and light shield etc. Only a
>couple of elite regiments use sword and shield only and even
>then, the scimitar is not a favoured weapon for some units. It is a
>slashing weapon and is therefore better for cavalry work (although
>even here most cav uses lances or bows. Direct sword work is
>rare).

Another retcon which is going to piss a lot of people off. I suppose
I will have to melt down all those 'official' lunar hopiltes with
scimitars.

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