Sunday, April 22, 2012
Cinematic: The 13th Warrior
So this week's Cinematic installment from the great The 13th Warrior isn't exactly the sort of swashbuckling fare I usually feature, but there are three things about this clip that I really like.
First, Greg Michaels' broadsword and shield fight choreography is outstanding, feeling both dynamic and authentic.
Second, I love that the end of the duel includes Herger paying the wergild for Angus' death to the prince.
Last, I like that the purpose of this duel is to further a political end, 'diplomacy by other means.' This is one of the aspects of the novel Swordspoint that I particularly enjoy as well. Sandbox swashbucklers should look for ways to take advantage of this.