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    Videos about Medieval and earlier eras

    Hello everyone.

    That would be good thread if you guys also share some battle scenes from movies, tv shows etc.

    Here I'm starting.

    A fight between Seljuk Era Turks and Templar Knights from a TV show called "Diriliş Ertuğrul"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq7C6QfsMk0


    Enjoy

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    There should be a Braveheart scene here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aMKE-Y6oHE
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    That battle scene one of the best hands down. A movie from 95 and still looks epic.

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    Last edited by Zogg; 02-25-2015 at 06:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zogg View Post
    How about this?)
    and this?)
    Darn... Can you believe I haven't watched that series yet? I gotta get round to doing that, ASAP! Until then, I won't watch those vids you linked, Zogg, so as not to get spoiled
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    Quote Originally Posted by zogg View Post
    SPOILER ALERT*
    I wished Saxon win that battle. Those bloody Norsemen raided a church, killed priests. That wasn't acceptable.
    SPOILER ALERT*

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    I think, Centurion is an underrated movie. If you like the Roman Era, you may wanna watch this.

    Battle scene from Centurion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95XQ6KiWgG4

    Enjoy.

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    Aye, Centurion was a nice movie. And here's a sword-fight duel (parody): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikssfUhAlgg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleonymous View Post
    Aye, Centurion was a nice movie. And here's a sword-fight duel (parody): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikssfUhAlgg

    I love that

    -None shall pass!
    -I have no quarrel with you, good Sir Knight. But I must cross this bridge.
    -Then you shall die!

    But most epic part was

    - Oh, oh, I see! Running away, eh? You yellow bastards!

    and here a gift for you

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    Medieval and earlier eras.... hmm. First thing to come to mind is King Arthur and Merlin, but I haven't seen anything on that time period in so long that I can't think of any good related film scenes. I offer these instead:

    Xena versus Varia (Season 6 of Xena: Warrior Princess) So campy, so good! It wouldn't be a proper fight scene without the iconic ululation from Xena.

    Achilles versus Hector (Troy) There's a lot of battles in this movie that are awesome, but this one is the best one because there's so much character and emotion in it. It's part of the most tragic sequence of events in the Iliad, in my opinion, and it was portrayed amazingly well.

    Ben-Hur versus Messala (Ben-Hur) This movie is quite old now, but still a classic in the history of cinema. This chariot race scene is particularly brutal. I can't watch this without cringing. Roman entertainment was something else back in the day. I apologize in advance because this clip may not be available worldwide. It's hosted by Fandango's movie clips account, so it may have country or region restrictions. Old movies don't have many HQ clips available online.

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    Those were nice clips, Dyverge

    Xena -- That show was surprisingly entertaining and very well directed for what it was: woman protagonist in an action series, medieval fighting with no blood shedding etc. One could almost overlook the historical fallacies and the somewhat.. um, ridiculous... scenes of gorgeous women fighting in leather bikinis

    Troy -- I can't judge the "correctness" of the spear-and-shield fighting in that scene, because it's not so popular, compared to sword fight and fencing etc. But, what I wanted to say about that film (Troy) in general, is that is succeeded in keeping a "grey tone" on the historical facts, without portraying one army/hero as the "good" one. An obvious counter-example is 300 (youtube is littered with battle scenes), where the Persians are depicted as... well... orcs!

    Ben Hur -- It's funny how Hollywood productions (from the late 50s) used this car-chase motif, rendered as a chariot race in this particular movie
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    i'm newbie and can't delete copied thread!0_o
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    Big tnx to TS,i know what video i want show you,hope Stoic's seen it, many interesting for archers for example. It's not film fantasy,it's real Man skills.
    enjoy watching,if didn't watched.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk

    p.s.and sorry for little offtop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zogg View Post
    Big tnx to TS,i know what video i want show you,hope Stoic's seen it, many interesting for archers for example. It's not film fantasy,it's real Man skills.
    enjoy watching,if didn't watched.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk

    p.s.and sorry for little offtop.
    This was interesting to watch! The way actors/actresses are shown shooting arrows in movies and shows is probably not something I would notice unless I was looking for it. I had a bow and a couple arrows when I was in high school, but I didn't have any proper training on how to use them (there were no courses for something like that). Even my bow had all its features on one side, so I guess if you buy a modern bow and want to use all the "gadgets" it comes with, you're stuck using the side those things are mounted on. That's likely not a concern people had hundreds of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyverge View Post
    Even my bow had all its features on one side, so I guess if you buy a modern bow and want to use all the "gadgets" it comes with, you're stuck using the side those things are mounted on. That's likely not a concern people had hundreds of years ago.
    Mouse industries "solved" this when they kinda withdrew their asymmetric mice, that were so awkward to left-handed people Seriously now, I think that handedness in archery is about which eye is the keenest, not which arm is the strongest or most dexterous. For example, if your right eye is the best, then you hold the bow with your left and draw the string with your right hand. Correct me if I'm wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleonymous View Post
    Mouse industries "solved" this when they kinda withdrew their asymmetric mice, that were so awkward to left-handed people Seriously now, I think that handedness in archery is about which eye is the keenest, not which arm is the strongest or most dexterous. For example, if your right eye is the best, then you hold the bow with your left and draw the string with your right hand. Correct me if I'm wrong!
    I have no idea. The video Zogg linked is about someone who performs archery using more historical methods: holding arrows in the same hand that draws the string and also shooting from the same side of the bow as the hand drawing the string. This is instead of shooting from the left side of the bow using the right hand to draw the string.

    Quick, someone check which hand and which side of the bow the archers in The Banner Saga are using!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyverge View Post
    Quick, someone check which hand and which side of the bow the archers in The Banner Saga are using!
    The TBS-archers' facing in the four primary directions (NE, NW, SE, SW) have been made using two, instead of four, sprites. So, archers can draw with any of their two hands, depending on where they're facing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleonymous View Post
    The TBS-archers' facing in the four primary directions (NE, NW, SE, SW) have been made using two, instead of four, sprites. So, archers can draw with any of their two hands, depending on where they're facing

    Archers in TBS true masters.)

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    Interesting video, Zogg, fun to watch!
    Seriously now, I think that handedness in archery is about which eye is the keenest, not which arm is the strongest or most dexterous
    While the second half of this sentece occurs true to me, the first half seems not. Every one of us got a dominant eye, which has nothing to do with being the keenest or not. You can simply check yours by holding a small triangle formed with your hands (with fingers closed, creating a tiny screen), an arm range in front of your eyes, then try to look through it and decrease the arm range until your hands reach your nose.

    From what I've learnt, you should shoot with both eyes open and put the arrow at the side of your dominant eye. I had to change my "arrow-side" from right to left; and after 10-20 shots I needed to accustom, it worked perfectly fine for me. But I've never learned from a professional, so...

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    I have another movie clip contribution!

    Robin Hood versus Little John I assure you there is no fiercer fight scene. This is the most brutal battle I've ever seen. Hands down.
    Last edited by Dyverge; 03-07-2015 at 09:02 AM.

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