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crocty at 7:46AM, March 13, 2010
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Roman Legionary.

(Because on civillization, Ragnar is a douche, but Caesar(s) is(are) pretty cool.)
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I Am The 1337 Master at 7:58AM, March 13, 2010
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ooh… but I think the vikings could win this one…vote of mine is for the vikings
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Rengishi at 8:03AM, March 13, 2010
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VIKINGZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!RAWR!!!!!!VIKINGZ!
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Salsa at 10:34AM, March 13, 2010
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Ooo, this one's tough. Vikings used spears, hewing spears, swords, and axes.
spear

Hewing spear

Sword

Axe


Roman soldiers use daggers, javelins, and short swords.
sword

javelin

dagger


Things to consider:

Roman soldiers would have been armored with chain mail, scale mail, or light metal plates strapped together from the inside. As noted most soldiers carried a large curved shield.

Vikings would have had chain mail, if you could afford it, leather armor, and gambersons, along with a round shield.

In a field engagement, the Romans would win every time against the vikings. Vikings were raiders and specialized in hit and run tactics. The Roman soldiers were trained for field engagements. In a raid, however, the Vikings have the advantage. Roman soldiers would need time to get into battle dress and form ranks. Vikings would kill those who were fleeing to the armories once they were in the camp. In one one one, though, I think it's fairly even. The Roman soldier has javelins and darts which could pierce chain mail and weigh down shields. Once the range is closed the Viking has a longer reach and better protection from his shield, the small round one that he can twirl around while the Roman has to drop his in order to match the vikings agility. Viking swords were 10 to 40 cm longer than the Roman ones, as I said before, reach is a big factor and the Vikings have it. Vikings also carried hewing spears, which are short swords on spear shafts basically. This gives them the ability to cut and thrust while staying out of reach of all of the Romans soldier's weapons, except for the javelin and the darts. The Roman soldier, however has weapons better suited for piercing the chain mail that the vikings wore, which takes away the biggest defense they had. All in all if you take you're average viking and you're average roman soldier, I'd say the Viking would barely win.
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 1:15PM, March 13, 2010
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I'd say Vikings for the simple fact that they are crazy.

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I Am The 1337 Master at 1:36PM, March 13, 2010
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I'd say Vikings for the simple fact that they are crazy.
that is the best logic I've heard all day.
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Mettaur at 5:19PM, March 13, 2010
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Roman Legionary.
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Zeph at 7:54PM, March 13, 2010
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If I go according to history, I'd give the Vikings the edge, as the barbarians took out the romans when they got fat and lazy. But in their prime, I'm not sure who I'd go with.

Yeah, I have a hard time deciding.
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 9:53PM, March 13, 2010
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Well this is one on one isn't it? I mean this forum is to set one on one battles of history's fighters, warriors and people that just kickass.

So one on one I'd say the crazy warrior born Viking beats the train soldier.

Now if it was viking raiding party vs. roman platoon I'd say the train soldiers would win.

But like I said this is one on one, so Viking.

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Mettaur at 9:58PM, March 13, 2010
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I'm considering for special events and such we will do either groups or famous people.
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AzuJOD at 10:51PM, March 13, 2010
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I'll vote for the Romans. Give some support to the underdog.
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ParkerFarker at 12:06AM, March 14, 2010
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Well I played Rome: Total War and when I played as the Roman Julii with their roman legionaries I kicked arse! (Sure I had the enemy set to easy with my soldiers full experience, but it was arse-kickin'!) SO I vote VIKINGS!

nah just kidding, I vote for the legionaries.

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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 12:13AM, March 14, 2010
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I'm considering for special events and such we will do either groups or famous people.
Well if we are doing groups this time we did a poor job at making a equal match. We are talking about one of the most well trained armies ever verus raiding parties that couldn't even defeat walls.

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Zeph at 10:25AM, March 14, 2010
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Think he means for later TFGM.
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Mettaur at 11:02AM, March 14, 2010
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Thanks for clearing that up Zeph. Yes, that is what I was trying to say. We will do group matches every 5 episodes, and one on one with famous people every 10 episodes. Everyone alright with that?
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Kroatz at 12:52PM, March 14, 2010
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NO
oh and VIKINGS!
Because vikings can beat aliens.
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rokulily at 9:54PM, March 14, 2010
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with a one on one fight i'd have to go with vikings. but if it's a group effort then, well, there's a reason why rome lasted a 1000 years…

but seriously, vikings… they are the ninja pirates of the sea and deserve respect.
 
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Kroatz at 5:46AM, March 15, 2010
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Yeah!
props to the Vikings!
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onyx801 at 9:25AM, March 15, 2010
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Lets see the romans have more armour but armour dosnt allways garntee saftey
Viking not as much armour but 5 times more aggresive.
My vote is the viking and my god have mercy on the soul of the roman knight.
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Product Placement at 8:08PM, March 15, 2010
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I'm obligated to vote for the Viking for very obvious reason.

I'm related to this man.
Those were my two cents.
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Mettaur at 8:35PM, March 15, 2010
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And with that vote, the Vikings now have double the vote power than the Romans do, It's going to take lots of fans to pull this one off for the Romans, what do you think Ludwig?
Ludwig: Well, they kick ass, get drunk, then kick ass even more. I'd say the Vikings!
And you Alfonso?
Alfonso: These votes have no reason, in an actual conflict, the brutal training and discipline and tactics of the Legionary would best the Vikings charge and bash. To put it simply, the Roman Legionaries were trained for this type of match-up, obviously my vote is on the Roman.
And now that we are done listening to the quarreling brothers, lets get back to the votes!
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Mettaur at 10:48PM, March 15, 2010
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Warning! Only 3 more days left to vote! If you want the Roman to win, better vote now! And if you want the Viking to win, better give him a vote to help support him more! And even if the Romans get higher votes, don't make the same mistake the communists made at the world hockey thing. Vote as soon as you can, lets end this vote with a bang! And if the Roman wins, it really will end with a bang, due to a weapon he had.
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Mettaur at 2:52PM, March 18, 2010
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One day left, looks like the vikings are going to win this one.
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jninjashadow at 3:56PM, March 18, 2010
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BOOO YAH! VIKINGS! RAPE PILLAGE LOOT BURN (all ways burn last)!
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Mettaur at 3:53PM, March 19, 2010
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Looks like the vikings have this one all wrapped up.

And the winner is…the Viking! The viking has won! Alright, time for all of you to brag and moan, while I think up another match. Thanks for watching, and be sure to vote for the next Forum Fighters!

And also, I can be persuaded by requests for fighters.
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Mettaur at 10:45AM, March 21, 2010
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Alright then, remember to send requests fer your next fighter! Yeehaw! Whay wus I speaken all Western like? Because the current Mafia Games is Western style, that's why! Anyway, new fighters are…the Spartan!



versus…a mystery fighter! I won't say who, until I feel like it. Or if someone asks, but I promise that It'll make this fight very…interesting…
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Mettaur at 10:56AM, March 21, 2010
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And here is some disscusion on the fight from our favorite commentators, Ludwig (The adrenaline and fight guy) and Alfonso (Books and strategy guy)! Lets hear about the fighters!
Ludwig: I think It's pretty obvious who would win, even without knowledge of the next fighter. Unless we bring guns into this, the Spartan dominates all! After all, one spartan took down an entire Covenant Legion!
Alfonso: Uh, Ludwig? That's a different Spartan..
Ludwig: Oh, right, anyways, spartan all the way! I don't care about your guys frikin strategy, the Spartans not only kicked ass, but they were also smart with the kicking of said opponents! You should be rooting Spartan also, since they used awesome strategy too!
Alfonso: Not so sure, this fighter was excellent in strategy, one of the most brilliant wars ever. Plus, with their planning and attacks, they were the most feared of their time! Your Spartan better watch himself!
Ludwig: Aw shut it, Spartan, 300 against like a thousand, remember that!
And back to the audience!
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crocty at 11:05AM, March 22, 2010
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Pfft you people.
I mean, Roman Legionaries left a mark! There is in fact a city called Rome. Since when is there a city called Vikinopolis? Never, I tell you! NEVER.
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Product Placement at 5:35PM, March 22, 2010
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Nobody is going to vote for the other opponent if the choices you're going to give us is a Spartan and “who knows”, especially if the votes are supposed to be about who we think is more likely to win in that scenario. You need to give us something physical to look at. Therefore I propose that the challenger is called the mystery box.



The mystery box has the special powers of being unknown. You have absolutely no idea what you're going to get. That poor Spartan could be looking at having to deal with the Lone Wanderer, Chuck Norris or Godzilla for all we know. It could be an innocent little bunny which turns out to be the dreaded Rabbit of Caerbannog, whose fluffiness belies its murderous intent. Perhaps the Spartan will luck out and be challenged by an Persian Immortal. The box may contain nothing… or everything. Maybe it's something we couldn't believe. Something we can't even imagine.
The point is that we don't know. So the question which beckons to be asked is not what's in the box but rather who do you think will win, The Spartan or the Mystery box?

I say the mystery box is more likely to win. The Spartan will surely be unable to handle the uncertainty of the contents of the box. It has dowed many people in the past, unlucky enough to find themselves in game shows and it can certainly do it again.
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crocty at 12:58PM, March 23, 2010
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The mystery box may win because it has the power to give blue shells to anyone who runs over it.

Alas I'm not voting because not knowing who one of them is sort of ruins the point.
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