[Runequest] Spears stuck in shields?

Steve Perrin steve.perrin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 10:08:56 EST 2012

I'd say that a thrown thrusting spear might stay impaled in a shield it 
was aimed at. As would a javelin. The point (if you will pardon the pun) 
about a pilum is that the long iron shaft is a bugger to get out of an 
impaled shield. The wooden haft of a spear or Javelin can be chopped 
away fairly quickly. Removing a pilum is a multi-minute task, possibly 
involving heavy tools.

As long as the spear or javelin is sticking in the shield, however, it 
should probably have the same effect as the pilum.

Steve Perrin

On 7/10/2012 7:52 AM, royce at efn.org wrote:
> Hi, All,
>     I didn't expect such a good response.  A plethora of pilum proposals.
> Thank you all.
>     I'm still curious about how likely it is that a thrown spear or javelin
> would get stuck in a shield, but I'll just make it up for now.  (As
> long as I appear to know what I'm doing, my kids won't fuss too much
> about it.)
>     Sincerely,
> Asher
> PS  Dave, thanks for your opinion on the box sets.  I'll put Land of Ninja
> on my wish list.
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