10 Of The Most Rough and Tough Warriors Throughout History

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10 Of The Most Rough and Tough Warriors Throughout History

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  3. 3. 1. Viking Warrior Primary Weapons: Battle Axe & Shield Secondary Weapons: Sword & Spears Era: 800 – 1100ADWhen you picture a Viking warrior, you picture a large burly warrior with animal skinclothing, wielding a double-sided axe and a freakish horned helmet. With theexception of the horns on the helmet (which historians claim were strictly forceremonial purposes), you’d be right. Sailors and pirates by trade and hailing fromScandanavia, these broad-shouldered brutes raided and roamed the region on longwooden boats and considered “hand weapons” to be far more honorable than bowsand spears – a much more intimate way to kill. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  4. 4. 2. Knights Primary Weapons: 
 Swords & Shield Secondary Weapons: Spears & Daggers Era: Middle Ages (400 – 1400AD)Immortalized by the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the RoundTable, a trueknight is a “gentleman soldier” ruled by integrity and honor.Though they may not be as savage as the rest, they were elite warriors withan unwavering commitment to values,faith, loyalty, courage and stewardshipover the weak. Universally skilled horsemen, they wore ironclad armor,enclosed helmets and chainmail as they fought fearlessly with swords andpride. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  5. 5. 3. American Indians Primary Weapons:
 Bows & Hatchets Secondary Weapons: 
 Spears and later the rifle Era: 1500 – 1900AD 
 (referring to the era of largest conflict) For a simple white man roaming the prairie, it must have been a terrifying sight to watch as a swarm of Indian warriors closed in. Highly skilled in both hand-to-hand combat and weapon wielding, the tribes of America were spiritual warriors with a great spiritual respect for their opponents but a keen sense of survival. Though the methods of the tribes varied by region, the wartime wardrobe was typically very ornate and artistic and they fought with hatchets, spears, war-clubs and of course, the bow and arrow. Widely successful with the element of surprise, a skilled Native American warrior was able to throw a hatchet end-over-end with an accuracy of 30 feet and open up the chest of their opponent with a single blow. Between the feathers, ivory adorned weapons and ritualistic face paint, they were proud warriors and an artistic sight to see on the battlefield.    www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  6. 6. Primary Weapons:Swords & ShieldsSecondary Weapons:SpearsEra: 650 – 195BCThe advantage of the Spartan warrior was the fact that they were crafted as soldiersstarting on day one. At birth, infants are bathed in wine. If a child was consideredsuitable for life, they were raised proper in the militant society; however, if the infantwas considered undersized or deformed, they were cast into the chasm of MountTaygetos. In battle, this purebred race carried swords and spears and wore decorativehelmets, breastplates, leg armor (greaves) and the ever-important shield that waspresented to them by their wives before the battle. The shield was of large importancebecause it was linked to honor – he was expected to return home with it or die with it. Ifhe returned home without his shield, it was believed that he abandoned his shield to fleefor his own life and thus dishonoring and endangering his brothers in arms. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  7. 7. Primary Weapons: Sword and Shield Secondary Weapons: Spears, daggers and random weaponry Era: 3rd century BC – 5th century AD The gladiators of Rome were not there by choice – they were slaves, criminals and prisoners that were exploited for the public’s entertainment. There were many degrees and varieties of gladiator activities but the common theme was life or death. Depending on the wishes of the emperor, the gladiators were thrust into the ring with various opponents; however, they were often given minimal armor and insufficient weapons for their defense. Faced with the option of life or death and left to fend for themselves, the gladiators were a rare breed of warrior with nothing to gain and everything to lose.    www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  8. 8. Primary Weapons:Katana (Samurai Sword)Secondary Weapons:Wakizashi & Tanto(smaller swords and knives)Era: 700 – 1800sAD A staple in the history of Japan, the Samurai warrior was a representation of the upper echelons of the warrior class. Founded on “the way of the sword,” the Samurai believed whole-heartedly that the purpose of the warrior was enduring honor and duty to one’s master. With the finest sword in hand and dressed in the signature sleek black armor of the Samurai, they were a most dangerous combination of physical and mental capabilities. As students of Zen Buddhism and firm believers in the concept of loyalty and honor in life, the warriors were of impeccable character and particularly Dangerous because of their fearlessness – indifferent to the fear of death and killing. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  9. 9. Primary Weapons: Spear & Shield Secondary Weapons: Sword & Dagger Era: 500BC – 1400sAD Considering the word decimation was created as a result of the actions of the Roman soldiers, one must believe they were a force to be recon with. Derived from a form of discipline within the Roman military for anything “mutinous or cowardly,” a unit of ten soldiers would draw lots and the loser would be executed by the other nine – regardless of who was at fault. Couple this ingrained drive for loyalty with the most innovative and industrious minds of the era, it is no wonder the Roman Empire had the stronghold that it did. During the earlier years of the empire, historians say that the soldiers were originally unarmored and wore only a tunic and carried only a spear; however, as the empire expanded the soldiers were noted for their helmets with horsehair plumes, bronze cuirass, oval shields and lengthy spears. Much like the LA Lakers or the NY Yankees, the Roman soldiers were definitely tough but the intimidation of their reputation preceded them. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272   
  10. 10. Primary Weapons: Bow & Arrow Secondary Weapons: Crude Swords & Daggers Era: 370 – 454AD (height of power)Quite the opposite of the “pretty boy” Romans, the Huns found great success withintimidation through their utterly repulsive nature. By all accounts, journal entries fromformer opponents use colorful phrases such as, “a savage race … a stunted, foul andpuny tribe, scarcely human and having no language save one which bore but slightresemblance to human speech … a sort of a shapeless lump, not a head, with pin-holesrather than eyes” to describe the Huns. Nomadic by nature, these tribes lived off the landand developed very hard and brute tendencies as a result of their poverty. Dressed inround caps, trousers or leggings made from goatskin and rodent skin tunics that wereworn until they fell apart, the only hint of a civilized nature was that their main militarytechnique was mounted archery. Aside from that, they carried double-edged swords andjagged daggers for their plunders. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  11. 11. Primary Weapons: The Gun Secondary Weapons: Their Team Member’s Gun Era: 1977 to presentHistorical warriors were no doubt impressive men in their own right but they simplycannot compare with marriage of modern technology and tactics. No list of skilledwarriors can be created without the mention of Special Forces such as Delta Force andthe Green Beret. Literally, the cream of the crop in the world of military achievements,the men from Delta Force are hand picked and trained by the greatest minds known tothe industry and educated on combat on a deeper level. Bred for the sole purpose ofnational defense, they are trained killers that are able to use the gun as an extension oftheir hands – landing bullets were their mind believes it will go. Combine the necessaryprerequisites with the extensive training within the specialized field, the modern men ofSpecial Forces are easily on the upper tier of history’s warriors. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
  12. 12. 10. The Navi Warrior Primary Weapons: Bow & Arrow Secondary Weapons: Spears Era: 2154ADCombine the advanced physical capabilities of modern man with the spiritualheightening of the Native American warrior and host these attributes in a body that istwice as tall and you’ll have a Navi Warrior. Yes, they’re a fictional character from therecent James Cameron film Avatar but they are deserving of the nomination. Primalanimal characteristics and human intelligence aside, they have Mother Nature on theirside and have formed an alliance with flying dragon beasts – as the movie suggests, aNavi tribesman is a true warrior if ever there was one. www.LowVARates.com or Toll Free 866-569-8272
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