Last week’s Deadliest Warrior, Sun Tzu vs. Vlad Tepes

Obviously the producers are pretty much out of ideas, but as a comparison of medieval Central European technology vs. ancient Chinese technology, it had its moments.

  • The giant Chinese mace thing certainly looked pretty neat, although you could really hurt your back if you miss.
  • Wish they tested the halberd on an armored gel torso.  Legend has it Charles the Bold, in full plate armor, had his helmet and head cleaved in twain down to the teeth by a Swiss halberd.
  • Butted mail again, which even the Cho-ku-no (repeating crossbow) could penetrate.  Sheesh.
  • I was rather surprised that he leather armor stopped the crossbow bolt, especailly as the crossbow was heavy enough to need a windlass.
  • That kilij was pretty awesome.
  • The jiann is a very nice sword.  It is interesting that the show gave higher marks to a chopping sword than a thrusting sword.
  • It was a gruesome, but awesome turn of events in the “dramatized” fight at the end; probably the best one so far.
  • There is something odd about the fact that sometimes the show pairs of particular people (like this one) and sometimes just “typical” warriors of a type.
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