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#1 Edited by banned8921 (1374 posts) -

Samurai vs Knight vs Spartan


I think Spartans would win in a group.

I think knights would be the best town/castle defenders.

I think samurais would be the best 1v1 attackers

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#2 Posted by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -

I think samurais would beat their asses

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#3 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

I think levios should change his avatar back cos he doesnt look half as stupid now

On topic? Samurais all the way
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#4 Posted by deactivated-57b1d7d14d4a5 (2945 posts) -

Depends. Warfare isn't exactly a simple affair. Where is the battle? The Spartans would have a distinct advantage over knights in Greece, for instance, because of the terrain, which is perfectly suited for hoplite warfare. Still, the Spartans would have inferior equipment. The knights would likely win without a very strong terrain advantage for the Spartans.

I don't know much about how the samurai fought, to be honest. They would probably fall to the knights as well. Heavy cavalry is simply a force to be reckoned with. Hooray for stirrups!

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#5 Edited by banned8921 (1374 posts) -

Images~!

spartans
spartans
knight
knight
Samurais
Samurais

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#6 Posted by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -

The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|

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#7 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -
Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Lol iknorite?
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#8 Posted by crunchUK (6052 posts) -

117?

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#9 Posted by crunchUK (6052 posts) -

on tpoic i think the romans would beat them all...

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#10 Posted by deactivated-57b1d7d14d4a5 (2945 posts) -

None of those images are particularly accurate, especially the Spartans. It was the Macedonians who popularized that style of phalanx. Alexander used them to great effect, making an empire that spanned all the way to India.

The hoplite formation consisted of people holding much shorter spears overhead, with a larger shield as well, IIRC.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Greek_Phalanx.jpg

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#11 Posted by banned8921 (1374 posts) -
Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Yes he is dreamy isnt he?
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#12 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3529 posts) -
Levio91 said:
"Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Yes he is dreamy isnt he?"
i hate you so so much, but hey you changed your pic so now i dont have to hate the face of tupac 
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#13 Posted by Milkman (19287 posts) -
ZombieHunter said:
"Levio91 said:
"Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Yes he is dreamy isnt he?"
i hate you so so much, but hey you changed your pic so now i dont have to hate the face of tupac "
He changed it from Tupac to Soulja Boy. How is that an improvement?
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#14 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -
ZombieHunter said:
"Levio91 said:
"Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Yes he is dreamy isnt he?"
i hate you so so much, but hey you changed your pic so now i dont have to hate the face of tupac "
I know, now he just makes me angry whenever i see that pic, whereas before i just laughed at it because it was so fucking ridiculous - if i saw a guy lok at me the wya levios avatar does- 
id stab both his eyes out, remove his testicles, sew his eyes into his ball bag and then glue his testes where his eyes should be, then id kick him in the nuts.

On topic, we got a winner for this three way yet?
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#15 Posted by Bulldog19892 (1835 posts) -
Levio91 said:
"Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Yes he is dreamy isnt he?"
Levio, why do you come here? Everyone hates you. Everyone.

On topic, the Ninja would beat all of them.

Ninja Strike!!!!
Ninja Strike!!!!

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#16 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3529 posts) -
Milkman said:
"ZombieHunter said:
"Levio91 said:
"Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Yes he is dreamy isnt he?"
i hate you so so much, but hey you changed your pic so now i dont have to hate the face of tupac "
He changed it from Tupac to Soulja Boy. How is that an improvement?"
now i can hate him entirely and tupacs face isnt what i see every time this idiot decides to make a topic :P
now i see Soulja boy who deserves my hate 
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#17 Edited by Gunner (4412 posts) -
Milkman said:
"ZombieHunter said:
"Levio91 said:
"Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Yes he is dreamy isnt he?"
i hate you so so much, but hey you changed your pic so now i dont have to hate the face of tupac "
He changed it from Tupac to Soulja Boy. How is that an improvement?"
Cause now we can hate both him and soulja boy at the same time.

in a 1v1 fight, Samurai.. But samurais are still overrated.
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#18 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

Samurais.

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#19 Posted by lazyturtle (1301 posts) -

There's something wrong here...there needs to be more rules.

One on one: A European Knight would have destroyed a 'spartan' due to the fact that hte spartan would be using bronze weapon an wearing leather armors while the knight would be wearing iron based armor...But as a unit it would depend on terrain. In mountains or steep hills a phalanx of bronze age spearmen might be able to hold off the more heavily armed and armored middle age fighters. But they would take heavy losses due (again) differences in weapon and armor quality.

'Samurai' would have been wearing bamboo armor, which would be about as effective as paper against the much heavier weapons of the Europeans. While the quality of the blades might have been better ( that really depends on where the knight was from and when), the European armor would have been pretty effective against the style of combat that the samurai would have used. 

I think, that like any military engagement, training, tactics, terrain and luck would be the deciding factors and the vultures would be the winners.

Though I think that a Mongolian horse archer or Moorish horseman would have beat all three, primarily because of tactics.
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#20 Posted by mikeycade (2 posts) -

ok, here's my OPINION.  
1 Samurai are good at solo fighting. They have a longbow called the Yumi, and the knights have the crossbow. Spartans only had a javelin to throw.  
 
2 Knights were chalvery. but the spartans had the 4' shield, and spear. Samurai had the naginata, which would easly knock a knight on his butt.. 
 
3 If they were all on foot and close range i'd ive the edge to the Spartan. The knight and Samurai bith have steel armour. but they would have to get by the shield. plus the Samurai Katana is more of a slashing weapon, so the other armour would hold against it. 
 
but all and all I'd think the Samurai would win.
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#21 Posted by ajarbuckle (178 posts) -

The Spartans would win. Hands Down. 

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#22 Posted by Geno (6767 posts) -

Lmao who would necro a 1 year old topic. And by Levio no less. 

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#23 Posted by SuperSecretAgenda (689 posts) -

...Pirates would defeat all.

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#24 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1960 posts) -

This is madness!

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#25 Posted by Gunner (4412 posts) -

:(
 
This thread brought up sad feelings.

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#26 Posted by breadfan (6803 posts) -

I almost had a heart attack when I was Levio's name on the forums. 
 
Good thing it was a false alarm.

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#27 Posted by Geno (6767 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
" I almost had a heart attack when I was Levio's name on the forums.  Good thing it was a false alarm. "
But who would bump a 1-year old topic by Levio other than...?  
  
mikeycade = 1 post (new user)
 
*Gasp*
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#28 Posted by teh_destroyer (3696 posts) -
@crunchUK said:
" on tpoic i think the romans would beat them all... "
Before or after they fell?
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#29 Posted by dwil83 (66 posts) -

why do people hate levios? (i dont post a lot here) 
 
samurai's 

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#30 Posted by dwil83 (66 posts) -

why do people hate levio91? (i dont post a lot here) 
 
samurai's 

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#31 Posted by armaan8014 (6306 posts) -

Samurais are AWESOME
(and i was just watching the last Samurai, so im reeally pumped)
 
Wait a minute.. WHAT! 1 yr old topic?@Geno said:

" @Br3adfan said:
" I almost had a heart attack when I was Levio's name on the forums.  Good thing it was a false alarm. "
But who would bump a 1-year old topic by Levio other than...?    mikeycade = 1 post (new user) *Gasp* "

oh no... disguised Levio guy!
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#32 Posted by armaan8014 (6306 posts) -

Samurais are AWESOME
(and i was just watching the last Samurai, so im reeally pumped)
 
Wait a minute.. WHAT! 1 yr old topic?@Geno said:

" @Br3adfan said:
" I almost had a heart attack when I was Levio's name on the forums.  Good thing it was a false alarm. "
But who would bump a 1-year old topic by Levio other than...?    mikeycade = 1 post (new user) *Gasp* "

oh no... disguised Levio guy!
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#33 Posted by turbomonkey138 (5288 posts) -

Oh god ...that name ..0-0

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#34 Posted by Shadow (5356 posts) -

Seeing as Spartans go into battle naked and samurais never went into battle with anyone that fights like the other two (being secluded to Japan), I'm going with knights

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#35 Edited by Geno (6767 posts) -
@dwil83 said:

" why do people hate levio91? (i dont post a lot here)  samurai's  "

He was Giant Bomb's first troll. But he was so sincere that it was amusing. 
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#36 Posted by RetroIce4 (4433 posts) -
@OmegaPirate said:
" Black_Rose said:
"The best samurai image you could find was Tom Cruise... :|"
Lol iknorite? "
That is never okay if that is the... only samurai you could find.
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#37 Posted by OmegaPirate (5642 posts) -

Fuck me -seeing year old posts you made - is....weird

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#38 Posted by Hailinel (25785 posts) -

This thread may be a year old, but it's never too late to counter the retardation of Tom Cruise, the white-guy samurai:
 

 Fuck you, Tom Cruise.
 Fuck you, Tom Cruise.
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#39 Edited by mordukai (8516 posts) -
@mikeycade: Congrats on winning the Giant Bomb Bumper Of The Year award!  
 
P.S. Also your first post I see. Welcome to Giant Bomb. Please leave your sanity at the door!
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#40 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2749 posts) -

It's a landslide, samurais win.

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#41 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Well, the knight's out, since the Spartan would kick his heavy ass into a giant hole. That leaves the samurai. In that fight, I'd go samurai, since they existed up until the 1800s, giving them the advantage of guns.

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#42 Posted by jakob187 (22947 posts) -

I keep trying to gouge out my own eyes, but they keep growing back!!!  WHY would someone bump this thread?