A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

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dysjunct
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A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

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This is my new favorite blog:

https://acoup.blog/

Has some wonderful series on the logistics of Helm’s Deep, and the Siege of Gondor. Written from the standpoint of a professional classicist and military historian. Verdict: both book versions are very believable, movie versions a bit dodgy.

Also has series on

- 300/Sparta (contrary to popular belief, Spartans are average fighters and also raging assholes even for the time)
- Fremen (contrary to popular belief, hardscrabble societies do not produce good fighters)
- Various Game of Throne analyses (mostly a disaster)
- Analyses of various fictional kits (Gondorian infrantryman, etc.) vis-a-vis plausibility.

Seems right up the alley of the readership here.

One of the articles links to this shocking discovery:
https://www.publicmedievalist.com/curio ... dnt-exist/

ARE FLAILS A LIE?!?
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thirtythr33
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Re: A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

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I've looked at his stuff before, and particularly like his Lonely City series.
"O happy dagger!
This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die."

- Juliet Capulet
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