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Power Scythe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Achrdili, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. Achrdili Achrdili Prefectus

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    I would be supper happy if game featured those awesome weapons. As you may know the only mentioned users of those weapons were Death Guard and in Imperium it was discontinued by Departmento Munitorum in 34th Milenium. But still...
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  2. Smaug Smaug Well-Known Member

    Gods yes, Power scythes are the coolest, Power scythes ftw! Would love to use them as well.
  3. Lutherian Lutherian Subordinate

    scytes are kinda pointless weapons, theyre not even weapons in the first place... how are you supposed to effectively fight with this thing anyway ? use it as a pickaxe ?
  4. Achrdili Achrdili Prefectus

    Suuuure....
  5. Bladerunner Bladerunner777 Well-Known Member

    Not neccessarily. Although they are in fact farmer tools they were used as weapons in reality by Polish kinda self-defence forcess against Russians in 18th century (and later as well). This formation was simply called the scythe-men.

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    The blade was fixed up-wards to make it more effective but still even in its original position it can be deadly when you swing it horizontally from left to right. (ask some older farmers form central\eastern Europe :) )
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  6. Galen Galen Arkhona Vanguard

    only for plague-marines and their officers imho
  7. Akragth Akragth Well-Known Member


    The fact they can be used as weapons doesn't make them weapons in and of themselves, nor does it make them effective as weapons. A scythe with the large curved blade, like the one pictured, is a fairly heavy and unwieldy thing with the sharp edge on the wrong side for being truly effective to fight with. The ones you posted looks closer to a glave than an actual traditional scythe.

    That being said, they look cool, but scream nurgle.
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  8. Galen Galen Arkhona Vanguard

    What was Mortarion thinking whe he armed his guards with these things?:p
  9. Bladerunner Bladerunner777 Well-Known Member



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    Believe me, these units were very effective, they won a lot of battles against regular Russian soldiers in Kościuszko uprising.
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  10. Galen Galen Arkhona Vanguard

    the custom made/remade scuthes for combat were effective not the farming tool
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