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Old 04-04-2020, 04:37 PM   #11
Join Date: Dec 2015
Default Re: DF Musketeer heavy pistol and Rifled Carbine.

Originally Posted by Phantasm View Post
Early musketeers were as proficient with melee weapons - longswords and spears - as they were their guns. There is a lot more swordfighting in The Three Musketeers than there is gunplay, mostly because no one wants to take 20 seconds to a minute to reload their weapons except in big battles when everyone in the (2 to 4 line) formation was reloading at the same time. They'd fire, reload, fire again, affix bayonets or draw swords, and either brace for a charge or charge into melee themselves.
He mentioned drawing steel earlier.
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