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Nose to the Grindstone: the second book goes on... [Jun. 12th, 2009|09:26 am]
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2243 words so far today, a bit over 7000 for the week.   Apparently the extra sleep yesterday worked.

Interesting stuff happening.   What happens when someone who's only ever used a rapier or a longsword is suddenly stuck in the midst of a fight with only a short sword and infantry shield?

I still have no title for this one, but titles often come to me late. 

The book would like to lead me into interesting byways.  I would like to finish it.   In this story universe, the only way to finish it may be to wander those confusing trails and discard what doesn't fit later.  

Now to get some work done outside before we're in the high 90s (highs of 98-100F expected today and through the next ten days.  At least.)









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From: thefile
2009-06-12 07:10 pm (UTC)
What happens when someone who's only ever used a rapier or a longsword is suddenly stuck in the midst of a fight with only a short sword and infantry shield?

From my experience, if I've been working with single sword for months before picking up a shield, the shield tends to lag behind, not out in front where it would do the most good. They would also lack the muscle memory to use it instinctually. Integration between attack and defend would suffer greatly.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-06-12 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeedy. The situation was presented as a thought-experiment; someone's bacon has already been saved by someone else with more experience, but the someone whose bacon was saved may or may not recognize it.

The fight got a bit complicated at the end; we're going to have to work though this at fencing practice next week to double-check my first draft. (Doing this made a useful difference to a fight in book one.
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[User Picture]From: thecoughlin
2009-06-12 11:58 pm (UTC)
General melee or a more personal fight? It matters, esp depending on if your goal is just to get away from the fight or get at someone in particular.

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