[Ansteorra-rapier] Rapier Melee practice

DonPieter@aol.com DonPieter at aol.com
Wed Sep 5 15:26:33 PDT 2001

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In a message dated 9/5/01 5:12:51 PM Central Daylight Time,
tbretz at montroseclinic.org writes:

> Well, I'm sure rapiers were among the weapons used in such civilian
> encounters, but so were cudgels, farm and craft implements, sharp sticks,
> fire, firearms, and short polearms.  Most such encounters were also
> distinguished by mob rule and an utter lack of tactical planning.  Which
> once again proves my point that War Practice for rapier combat is a needless
> activity. :-)
> Etienne
> Who will next try to prove that up is down...

I will not try to prove that up is down, left is starboard or white is red.
But I do get serious about rapier melees only because I find them such a
great form of fun. :o)


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