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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Weapon of Choice?
Poll: Weapon of Choice?
Sword
Axe
Regular Spear
Edged Spear
Hammer
Mace
Flail (like the Witchking in ROTK, i.e., mace on a chain)
Sling Shot
Bow & Arrows
Dagger(s)
View Results (30 votes)
 

Nuradar
Rohan


Dec 16 2016, 3:33pm

Post #1 of 19 (1023 views)
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Weapon of Choice? Can't Post

Forgive me if this poll has been done before. But because of the vast array of beautifully creative weapons in the Middle-earth movies, I'd be interested in knowing which you prefer...

Multiple answers allowed, but please try to limit it to your top 3.

My top 3 (in order from #1):
- Sword
- Bow & Arrows
- Daggers


ange1e4e5
Rohan

Dec 16 2016, 5:12pm

Post #2 of 19 (986 views)
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Sword. [In reply to] Can't Post

I already use one, as a fencer.


Kilidoescartwheels
Valinor


Dec 16 2016, 5:56pm

Post #3 of 19 (982 views)
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Hmm, tough call [In reply to] Can't Post

"Axes or Sword, what is your weapon of choice?" Konkers? Just kidding!Sly


Actually, I've written a fictional character who's quite good at throwing knives, and I'm pretty decent with the dart board. All the same, I chose bow & arrow even though I've no real experience with them. I bought a bow last year, just a youth starter bow (since I'm neither very big nor very strong), and I've attempted to shoot one time, LOL! Tauriel has nothing to worry about, that's for sure!


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Dec 16 2016, 8:14pm

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Used to be a sword, [In reply to] Can't Post

(still love them though) but now I am really fond of the bow and arrows.


Nuradar
Rohan


Dec 16 2016, 8:30pm

Post #5 of 19 (969 views)
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Cool! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always wondered how fun fencing would be - I imagine I would like it very much.


Nuradar
Rohan


Dec 16 2016, 8:31pm

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Archery is much harder than it looks [In reply to] Can't Post

I've tried it a few times, and it's a humbling experience. But I found it very fun and so satisfying when you hit your target. Keep it up!


Nuradar
Rohan


Dec 16 2016, 8:33pm

Post #7 of 19 (966 views)
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Agreed [In reply to] Can't Post

There's such a classic and ethereal quality to archery. Thanks for your response!


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Dec 16 2016, 8:40pm

Post #8 of 19 (949 views)
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Your welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for appreciating my opinion!Smile


Meneldor
Valinor


Dec 16 2016, 8:43pm

Post #9 of 19 (952 views)
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What weapon do you fence with? Foil, epee, saber? [In reply to] Can't Post

I did some sport fencing in college, mostly foil, and I've trained with many styles of swordplay since then. I've also tried daggers, axes, mace, shield, spear, polearm, madu, cloak, baton, buckler, stein, and belaying pin.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Dec 16 2016, 8:53pm

Post #10 of 19 (949 views)
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On guard! [In reply to] Can't Post

Based on my style of play when I was a wee lad, I would have to say sword--especially such dueling weapons as appeal to swashbucklers, such as broadswords, sabres and rapiers. That said, my favorite blade that I actually own is a hand-and-a-half long sword (sold as a 'Ranger Sword') gifted to me by my spouse.

However, given the numerous ways we have devised to hunt and to inflict harm upon each other--even before the development of firearms--this is one poll that definitely needs an 'Other' category!


ange1e4e5
Rohan

Dec 16 2016, 10:12pm

Post #11 of 19 (938 views)
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Sabre. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Nuradar
Rohan


Dec 17 2016, 1:40am

Post #12 of 19 (925 views)
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a variety of swords [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, there is such a variety of swords, isn't there. Each one is associated with its own fighting style and unique history.

Oops - yes, you're quite right, I totally forgot to include an "other" category. My apologies.


Meneldor
Valinor


Dec 17 2016, 2:43am

Post #13 of 19 (922 views)
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I wish I had more experience with saber. [In reply to] Can't Post

I got lots of practice with rapiers and broadswords, and saber can combine both those sets of skills. It's one of the flashiest swashbuckling styles of swordplay, almost as fun to watch as to do.


Annael
Immortal


Dec 17 2016, 3:17am

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I have to say bow & arrow [In reply to] Can't Post

because it's the only one I've ever used. Besides the time I beat a guy up just with my fists when he tried to attack me. Turns out I kinda go berserk in those situations.


(This post was edited by Annael on Dec 17 2016, 3:18am)


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Dec 17 2016, 1:19pm

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Bow & arrow [In reply to] Can't Post

Er, longbow. Fight from afar.

Run out of arrows you can run away
And live to fight another day! Wink


Belegdir
Lorien


Dec 18 2016, 2:47pm

Post #16 of 19 (861 views)
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Chose sword for a personal preference [In reply to] Can't Post

but clearly a mass of arrows can make the need for a sword moot.


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jan 1 2017, 2:56am

Post #17 of 19 (794 views)
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ehhhhhhhhhh [In reply to] Can't Post

I fell in love with the darn Elf, so Bow and arrows....

but then played D&D with lots of swords... and bows and arras

collected some bows n arras, managed not to shoot self in head

or horse

did living history

played with rattan swords, and steel ones, and foam ones... nicked horse in eyebrow, got smashed in knee missing block, survived Pennsic Passout (102 in the shade) in full armour

tried fencing

reeked at it

give me back my broadsword

collection

and the Fighting Knives of Legolas

topographically impaired so friends shout "sword side!" ... "shield side"... when making turns in car...

I can still kick your butt if I can find a big stick...


sparrowruth
Rivendell


Jan 15 2017, 11:14pm

Post #18 of 19 (749 views)
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Bow & arrows [In reply to] Can't Post

besides that it's all i have actual experience with, i'm too much of a wus when it comes to brawl-type fighting........i'm scared of pool noodles wielded as swords let alone anything more damagingCrazy


Silmaril
Rohan


Jan 24 2017, 1:32pm

Post #19 of 19 (716 views)
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Sword! [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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