<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SuperJoe:
<B>What IS Pat anyway?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Pat's a bunny, but, don't let me interrupt.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SuperJoe without interruption:
<B>I mean... uhh... Pirates can also take hits. Sure they don't have the body armor, but if they met up with a kinght, they wouldn't mind loosing a limb or two.
Plus, they fight really dirty.
And the have guns and cannons.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Pirates not only don't have body armor but they're often felled after losing a limb. I've seen pirates with prosthetic limbs but that doesn't mean they kept on fighting after losing an eye. Knights, on the other hand, are popularly given the same power but with more lasting effect. Look at Monty Python's Black Knight.<P>Sure they have guns, but those are old timey guns. Merely fit to cause bruises. And we all know pirates LOVE to fight with swords.<P>The best way to beat knights is with pikes. That requires patience and discipline. The pirates would run full speed at the knights, but the knights on horseback really have tremendous advantage. This assumes too much, though. It assumes they'll both be at the castle. The knights will get there faster. Sure, horses have to eat (Where are we going to find grass!?) Sure, they have to sleep. But think about how easy it is to navigate horses with a map as opposed to a boat. One storm, one eclipse, the pirates are gone.<P>Finally, cannons? Knights have cannons? And all sorts of siege equipment. I don't know how pirates get into stone walls.<P>russ, pirates are cooler? You must be thinking of that awful retro-cool that makes bad things laughably double un-cool so that we enjoy laughing at them so much we think they're cool. Eye patches? Fake swears? Parrots? I mean, come on. I'd take a horse over a parrot. A deep, booming voice over a crusty one. <P>------------------
Alright, so I have nothing to say. Did we really need this space to prove it?