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.

1 comment:

  1. Sure this movie had plenty of cheese, but it's still a classic;)

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