Why the Greatsword?

Rhino

Mongoose
Hi All,

Does anyone know where the textual evidence is for the Hyborian affinity for the greatsword that is found in the game?
 

René

Mongoose
Rhino said:
Hi All,

Does anyone know where the textual evidence is for the Hyborian affinity for the greatsword that is found in the game?

I asked this myself before. The only idea I got was that the Hyborian knights (from different nations) used this weapon as their favorite one - but I didn't checked this in the stories, so possibly I'm wrong.
 

SALette

Mongoose
Having just read two volumes of old school Howard restored, I can attest to the prevalence of the Greatsword as a martial weapon amongst the Hyborian Kingdoms.

They seem quite common with Aquilonian and Nemedian Knights, Nemedian Adventurers and quite a few heavy infantry mercenary units.

So, I'd say it's a fair cop to consider the greatsword a Hyborian weapon.

As for textual evidence - there's plenty of that in The Hour of the Dragon for example.
 
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