For centuries people bashed each other with their butts, called ‘clubbing’ the musket. This was almost a necessity before bayonets, but it was still done when people did have bayonets.
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The Discovery History series Great Battles covers the Battle of Austerlitz in the second season. Unfortunately, they made some very misleading statements about the Charleville muskets used by Napoleon’s army. Let’s have a look at their errors in this video. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
Clothing can change close combat, especially sword fighting, hugely. Heavy winter clothing can approach armour in its defensiveness. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
The importance of ramrods and the innovation of captive ramrods on antique firearms. Extar videos at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
A fantastic manual on the use of close combat weapons during Napoleonic naval warfare is now available. The treatise of Lieut William Pringle Green: http://swordfight.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Instructions-for-training-a-ships-crew-in-the-use-of-arms-in-attack-and-defence-by-Lieutenant-William-Pringle-Green-1812.pdf
Boarding axes are featured fairly often in movies and TV set during the Age of Sail, by pirates and sailors. But were these axes really used very often as weapons? Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
This style of crossbow was popular in Northern England and Southern Scotland around 1600 and was reputedly used by Border Reivers as a self defence weapon. 280lbs draw weight lever action crossbow giving a rate of ‘fire’ of one every 10 seconds. If you are interested in custom historical replicas have a look at www.todsworkshop.com…
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