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Old 07-05-2017, 03:36 PM   #1
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Is this a thing? Are there rules for this anywhere? [I'm talking about smacking someone with a longbow as a club or staff.]
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:47 PM   #2
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Bow-Fencer is a scout power-up in DF 11 that makes this effective and reliable.

Realistically a bow is a fragile improvised short-staff or baton and will likely break when abused in this way.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:58 PM   #3
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I suppose a more realistic use would be as a fist load, right?
I also suppose that small brass knuckles attached to the grip wouldn't be impossible if not necessarily optimal.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:43 AM   #4
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I'd suggest that, if unstrung, you could use the bow as a staff at some small penalty ... if strung, expect something to break.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:32 AM   #5
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Realistically you just draw your hanger and drop the bow.
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:10 PM   #6
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Most archers seem to have taken a sidearm along for hand fighting that in any event.
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