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Originally posted by Vanchatron
I was watched Braveheart on the TV the other day, and it made me think... What if all wars were STILL melee based? I know that there were bows & arrows along with other projectiles in Braveheart, but I'm saying what if all wars were SOLELY melee based. Meaning, there were absolutely NO projectiles of any kind, no bows, no arrows, no guns, no bombs, no nuclear weapons, no planes, NOTHING.
But here's where it gets interesting... Let's say the rules of war were that people could ONLY use melee weapons in war/battle, BUT you could use ANY technology in order to increase your melee abilities. You could spend all the money (which you'd usually be using on planes, nukes etc) on increasing your armour & melee weapons. So I guess the military could even design some kind of lightsaber if they wanted to, or perhaps a weapon that causes the enemy to disintegrate when it strikes them. I don't really know, but I'm sure if they had all the military funding they have now and put it ALL into just improving melee weapons & armour, they'd make some pretty decent stuff.
So basically... No projectiles of any kind, no radar, no chemical weapons. JUST extremely improved armour & melee weapons of some kind, so it'd be like Braveheart or other medieval type wars.
What type of weapons & armour dya think would be created? This is assuming EVERYBODY follows the rules of war as stated above.
Originally posted by crookedj0k3r
I think we'd still be a long ways away from seeing a hand-held laser type sword like the lightsaber from Star Wars.
I imagine we'd probably find Katanas most efficient, probably find a way to make them even lighter and sharper. Hell maybe we'd be using ceramic weaponry by now and tungsten, steel and titanium would be out the window...
I hear where your coming from, scary ass thought thats for sure!
Originally posted by WatchRider
Katana's are somewhat over-rated.
A two-handed broadsword would defeat it IF the swordsman was wearing Euro-armour, Katana's are crap when it comes to armour piercing capability's.