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Originally posted by Fingon
Ever since watching kingdom of heaven Ive been wondering how the Roman legion will fare up against a medieval army. Now it would seem that this will be a no contest but I would think the Roman legion would develop tactics against the medieval knights and their calvary considering how the Roman legion were resourceful and more maneuverable.
Originally posted by Londontower96
Seriously I think some of you people in here spend to many nights playing dungeons and dragons and world of warcraft. I am sorry to say but the medieval period was far less romantic than is depicted in any fantasy novel or HollyWood crafted movie.
People during that time were unsanitary and under nourished and disease ran rampant to the lack of emphasis of santitation and personal hygiene. Most people could not read and write and there was no emphasis on either one except what was taught with in the confinements of the church.
Relgion and science were constantly at odds and therefore most scientific advancements were dismissed as heresy.
There was a constant need for a central government.
Their cavalry with less armor would out manuever them. They would get in between them or on their flanks where they would be close enough that the lance and long sword would be wothless. They would be in stabbing range where yes the gladius is effective against all types of armor except magical armor with a plus ten dexterity save. lol