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Shad Brooks
Shad Brooks
I write novels and make Infotainment/gaming/educational videos, and much more
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In this episode of Underappreciated Historical Weapons we look at one of the coolest shields of the medieval period, the SPIKED PAVISE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdJlIlalxAI
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A lot has been said about Wonder Woman 1984 but not nearly enough about it's BIGGEST problem. . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bncCt5PYD9g
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Is wearing a SPEAR on your BACK practical, effective or historical?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTc_TLU3bxE


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Matt from Demolition Ranch recently made a video testing to see if medieval armor could stop a bullet, but is he actually testing REAL medieval armor?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIYFCjZKDio
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An Interview with Mike S. Miller, the comic artist for the Game of Thrones, Wheel of Time, Dragon Lance, and Shadow of the Conqueror Graphic Novels. We talk about the adaptive process, the comic book industry, his work with George R. R. Martin and Robert Jordan, and the project we're developing, Chronicles of Everfall, Shadow of the Conqueror Graphic Novel, Volume 1, Enemies of Self.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7pI6TCyduE
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Let's see if we can fix some of the largest worldbuilding problems in Disney's Star Wars the Mandalorian, and show why worldbuilding is so important to be done right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtGTtTOdVLc
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Shadiversity tackles the strongest criticism issued against his claims that medieval archers shot on the other side of the longbow with three fingers, and shows VIDEO PROOF that they are WRONG!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4SHrhAQ3gs
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0MGaC3lLis
Could Vibro-blades as seen in Star Wars The Mandalorian exist and how would they work in real life?
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There has been outrage at the Star Wars female Mandalorian armor with people claiming it's sexist, impractical, and even dangerous, but is it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpbjSmZx3m4
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An in depth look at how D&D pen and paper tabletop rpg combat would work in real life, such as the round order, range, movement, and fighting in a five foot square.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBYRJUYPRU
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Matpat from Game Theory has made a video with a few factual errors about the effectiveness of duel-wielding's axes and shields, and if an arrow shot from a longbow could take off someone's head.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AqQDwUiWAU
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Some medieval warbows were very strange and I've just received a bow that is exactly that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vUrJPAuMh8&t
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What is medieval infantry vs heavy cavalry vs ranged? How does unit formation or terrain effect combat? In this video I'll be dispelling some misconceptions about the medieval battlefield and go through the basics of tactics, unit types, and formations.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_BFMw82l_s&t
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A detailed analysis of the fight scenes and battles from Disney's 2020 Mulan, and how realistic and practical they would be in reality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E21sJaTTk6Q&t
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An in depth looks at medieval swearing, how it was done and how it differs to the modern day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAsyyBqSQ3k
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Matt Easton from Scholagladiatoria and Lloyd from Lindybeige have both claimed that the mighty machicolations can be pronounced a certain way. Let's discuss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa6_wikvIqM&t
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Can you use a two handed weapon and a shield at the same time?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttJ8LdOQdSc
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Is there a more advanced material we could make swords out of that would produce much better performance such as carbon fiber?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoC-apkxDoc
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So how many weapons could an adventurer really carry?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9BqK-nq60A&t
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You decide who has built the best castles and buildings in this video, a build-off between myself, Oz and Rollo, with the new Conan Exiles, Isle of Siptah build sets, stormglass and flotsam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjRtjufTkHo&t
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What is a sword frog, or sword carriage, and were they used in the medieval period?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKIz67NXeg
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A failed but hilarious attempt to test the long range difference of the medieval Legolas (as made by Tod's Workshop and invented by Jörg Sprave) with the help and sabotage of my brothers including JAZZA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLHy1qR_GS0
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Medieval mortar was not like glue, holding the stones together, or hard as rock, so why was it important?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtgnSGTiV9s
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Link's Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda series, is a mess, so let's see how function it's design is and how to fix it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJa3aVpr2rs
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A special one-million subscriber celebration video where I take a look back at where it all started, my very fist video that has been hidden for a very long time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx6ca1Hv4to

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