Unique Weaponry

This is important information for historical writers as well as science fiction/fantasy. Thank you for this post. Looking forward to the next ones in the series. Reblogged from writenook.wordpress.com

The Write Nook

We’ve wrapped up our list of mythological creatures, but that doesn’t mean the Wednesday Wisdom is going to stop…

Instead, we’re taking on a new task: unique weaponry. It’s important to know the differences between your dirks and daggers, swords and scimitars. Even more so, about other styles of weapons used in battle…like this week. Let’s take you through history and inspire your fantasy, your historical plots…with what your characters should bring to the war table.


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Hellburners

The picture doesn’t show much, but if you look close enough, you can make out a dozen ships. Well, that’s exactly what a hellburner was: a ship. Not a regular ship with a cool name, though; a ship used to cause a massive explosion, similar to what we would consider a nuclear weapon of our time.

Essentially, they were disguised as fire ships – ships set aflame and were set to drift using…

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