Author Topic: Warfare in the Age of Sail Was NO Fun At All.  (Read 654 times)

Cyrano

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on: December 16, 2018, 07:02:35 PM
https://troisponts.net/2014/11/04/vasa-effets-dun-tir-en-plein-bois/

Hollywood tends to make this slower and more explode-y.

This is some seriously nasty stuff.


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Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 07:13:35 AM
At the Mary Rose display in England, they note that many of the drowned, were killed because the anti boarding nets were set up.
They were designed to keep attackers out, but when the ship sank, they trapped the sailors inside.

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Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 10:28:34 PM
Man, I just know that crap would go right into my eye. First fight I'm in, bam, lost an eye. Anything flying around always hits me in the eye; this would absolutely do it.

No thanks, I'm going the descendant aristocrat route, and just get gout.

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