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Re: Chinese

Postby Luoshangzhi » 28 Jun 2015, 23:19

Imho wrote:
So in short Ming ground troops are about as important to the Imejin as Hessians are to the AWI

Thanx for the extensive explanation why plastic chinese should be produced, just like Hessians.

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25% of the Crown's troops committed to the American War of Independence were Germans:


http://www.mountvernon.org/research-col ... /hessians/


30,000 Hessians versus an army of circa 40,000 Ming Chinese with circa 400 cannon in tow (the Hessians brought far fewer artillery pieces to the Americas IIRC). The Hessians failed to help England keep the Colonies in the fold. The Ming Chinese tipped the scales in the land war strategically against the Japanese in Korea, so I still say WF do Ming Chinese as a natural fit to square off against their samurai and ashigaru. 8-)
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Re: Chinese

Postby zedeyejoe » 29 Jun 2015, 12:07

Indeed we also attempted to hire 20,000 Russian troops but Catherine the Great refused on principle

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=AZJ ... ps&f=false
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Re: Chinese

Postby Jack007 » 30 Jun 2015, 17:02

No matter how many times I have seen pictures of these weapons, they never cease to amaze and fascinate me. Clearly not a weapon of pinpoint accuracy, but the potential for being a 'weapon of mass destruction' (considering the period) was of little doubt, espcially when you consider they would of course had several all coming at you in a short period of time.
And when you consider the sheer massive numbers of troops many of the ancient armies would put onto a single battlefield; as a casual observation, you would think, "how can you not hit someone."

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Re: Chinese

Postby Luoshangzhi » 30 Jun 2015, 18:10

[quote="Jack007"]No matter how many times I have seen pictures of these weapons, they never cease to amaze and fascinate me. Clearly not a weapon of pinpoint accuracy, but the potential for being a 'weapon of mass destruction' (considering the period) was of little doubt, espcially when you consider they would of course had several all coming at you in a short period of time.
And when you consider the sheer massive numbers of troops many of the ancient armies would put onto a single battlefield; as a casual observation, you would think, "how can you not hit someone."


Ah, the Hwacha! Have you seen the Mythbusters episode:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM2NcPwsngU


Now line up a half dozen together, and aim them downslope at a densely packed column of samurai leading a horde of Ashigaru... :twisted:
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Re: Chinese

Postby Jack007 » 30 Jun 2015, 18:35

THAT ROCK-et-ed. (sorry worst pun ever) I have no shame. :twisted:

Seriously, I greatly appreciate you listing that, its been so long since seeing that show I never thought to go looking for it. And I 'totally' agree with the girl, Carrie?, "IF the army had been larger, in the 1'000's (covering a larger area) it would have been devistating." I was surprised that the arrows did 'not' disperse over a much wider area, a close grouping would be what you would want against a mass of troops.
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