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Scar1078
02-16-2017, 08:40 PM
I have not been in the community very long, but I cannot seem to find anymore information on the 6 new heroes Ubisoft said they would release. I assume that we will get one at then end of this season. Any idea of what they may be for each faction? I am Samurai, and I am having a hard time picturing anything else aside from ninja (which is already what Orochi is supposed to be similar to.)

Any thoughts or info?

Worlcianz
02-16-2017, 09:01 PM
Well, if you take a look at the poster that was shown when they announced the season pass, then you can see 6 figures, we already know 4 of them, Conq, Orochi, Warden, Raider. But on the front then there's 2 guys we don't know, one which seems to be a shinobi wearing a headband and wielding a Duel Kama, and someone who looks... kinda... i don't know, Greek?
http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/zzzlegionandninja.jpg

Kai.aP
02-16-2017, 09:09 PM
I would like to see:

Kusari gama
http://i.imgbox.com/RF0dwgjL.jpg

Tonfa
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/Tonfas.jpg

Deus-Vultt
02-16-2017, 09:09 PM
weapon specialist weebs, please tell us more about how you know so much about japanese wepons cause you watch animes and have google.... LUL

WilhelmRein
02-16-2017, 09:45 PM
Tonfa would be boring IMO but if you like it then sure why not :D Kusari-gama would be nearly impossible to introduce to the game, and even if they would be it would be difficult like...a lot :D



Well...actually i am practitioner of almost 600 year old style of samurai ways of fighting:D Program includes kenjutsu(sword),iaijutsu(attacking while unsheathing), bojutsu(staff bo, which is interpretation of broken spear), naginatajutsu(Nobushi weapon but not exactly based on stabbing as Nobushi) yarijutsu(long fkcking spear), ryotojutsu(long and short sword), kodachijutsu(short sword) and aikijutsu(unarmed way of fighting, similar to aikido). So yea, i know a lot about Japanese weaponry and how to use them. So...how was your European sword fighting? Right...had to be reconstructed cause everyone forgot about it for couple centuries :D

I've been involved with HEMA since 2008, trained in German style Longsword, arming sword & shield and Quarterstaff, I've also studied Kendo during my school days.
One thing is for sure, we are constantly reconstructing historical manual scripts and adding/modifying new techniques to our arsenals. As of right now, many of the HEMA styles are actually more complete, as a combat martial art, than some of the mainstream Japanese equivalent (like Kendo and Judo which is actively reducing the number of techniques).

The Painkiller
02-16-2017, 09:54 PM
weapon specialist weebs, please tell us more about how you know so much about japanese wepons cause you watch animes and have google.... LUL

It's called learning. I never understood why people think knowledge is a bad thing depending on where you get it from...

WilhelmRein
02-16-2017, 10:01 PM
Kendo and Judo sure, but there are still Kenjutsu schools that makes HEMA look like kendo. Just a sword play.

Please name a few so I could do some cross training.

WilhelmRein
02-16-2017, 10:22 PM
Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu first thing that pops to my head.

But you won't get cross training. Most schools do not spar with others. Cause that would require one of fighters to die. It seems...pointless to end ones life to see who is better. We are not competitive, that would involve implementing rules which is against any reasonable sword fighting, also would require real swords, you can't expect that your enemy will act as if he had his arm cut if not using swords.

And by sword play i did not mean to offend you. I do not doubt that you are not lacking skills in European long sword. It's just...this is reconstruction. From manuscripts. That means your repertoire of techniques is relativly small. And you can't get 100% of movement in each technique correctly. That's all.

Thank you greatly.

That's very true, some of the same techniques I practiced back in 2008 are looking a lot different nowadays, that's why we are constantly modifying them for them to make more sense.

I love weapons from all countries and styles, I also love cross training with different practitioners, we've had exchanges from many different schools of Kendo, Kumdo, Chinese swordsmanship and even a Polish saber team 2 years ago. But I do respect the tradition and philosophy your school, I'm content just to check them out.

Scar1078
02-17-2017, 03:18 AM
Yea, one definitely looks like a Roman legionnaire and the other looks more like another farmer using sickles for weapons vs ninja/shinobi type. That still leaves vikings as well....

I was kind of hoping they would go pan-asian and incorporate Korean or Chinese elements along with Samurai.

Legionnaire will be interesting because their armor was mostly leather, so I would anticipate a quick moving, heavy damage style, perhaps in between Warden and PK play styles.

TheMalakith
02-17-2017, 03:29 AM
Yea, one definitely looks like a Roman legionnaire and the other looks more like another farmer using sickles for weapons vs ninja/shinobi type. That still leaves vikings as well....

I was kind of hoping they would go pan-asian and incorporate Korean or Chinese elements along with Samurai.

Legionnaire will be interesting because their armor was mostly leather, so I would anticipate a quick moving, heavy damage style, perhaps in between Warden and PK play styles.

Legionnaire used maile, scale and later plate. Leather wasn't used very much actaully. But they are indeed fast, i just wonder what they will give him here since they we're vest fighting in formation. And his armor on the season pass looks weird, i don't think that's actual roman armor.

Check out: Segmentata, Hamata, Squamata, Plumata, Musculata If you want to learn some more about roman armors (they come from different time periods however).

Kai.aP
02-17-2017, 03:22 PM
I was kind of hoping they would go pan-asian and incorporate Korean or Chinese elements along with Samurai.

I was kinda hoping they didn't!

But Nobushi has a few moves that seem like chinese martial arts!