[Runequest] Spears stuck in shields?
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.
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.)
> PS Dave, thanks for your opinion on the box sets. I'll put Land of Ninja
> on my wish list.
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