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galley slaves or freemen ?

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by majorwoody10, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. majorwoody10

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    which war galleys of the rococo era in the med were actually better in combat those crewed by freemen or those rowed by slaves ...or did it matter?
     
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    Slaves, since it's hard to convince a free men that he should be rowing a war galley whole day long.
     
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    Yeah, rowing a war galley is one of the ultimate dead end jobs. :wink:
     
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    I say slaves.
     
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    this seems strange but i was just reading that free venetian oarsmen were actually considered highly skilled and that they commanded very high wages ..also the could be counted on an fighting men when the ships locked in combat ..i was hopeing some of our naval experts could shed some light on this ..i too , would have guessed a well fed slave could learn all there is to know aboat rowing in a few weeks...
     
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    The navy ships i'm interested in already have engines :D

    Well, the only problem about slaves, as already mentioned, is that you can't use them to fight on deck. They might as well turn against you if they think that the other side offers a better way of life.
     
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    Galley slaves.

    It was a bit rough when the Skipper wanted to do a bit of water skiing!!!
     
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    Re: Galley slaves.

    genious respons as ever :grin:
     
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    Nope. In such occasion he hired Obelix
     
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    obelix

    Oh Woody! don't tell me you've never read Asterix?
    It's OK knowing all about 77mm.APBC. but not Obelix! Shame!
    I understand that they had a re-incarnated Keith Moon on the Drum Beat!!
     
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    ..hmmm ...well we had 2 cartoon vikings in the usa ...THOR AND HAGAR THE HORRIBLE ..but no asterex.. sry ...and whats a 77mm apbc ? ..keith moon was iirc , a 60s redcoat invasion drummer from the who with daltrey? and townsend of guitar drum and hotel room smashing fame ..who is left of the who now anyway , besides the curley mopped pinball wizard?
     
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    APBC

    Oh Woody Mate you've let me down,....and you a veteran of this Forum.
    77mm APBC... Armour Piercing Ballistic Capped!
    Asterix is a Gaul not a viking, see picture below, Thor and Hagar OK.
     
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    Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend are still alive. Kieth Moon died in the 1970s, John Entwhistle (Bass player) died a few years back.
     
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    I liked asterix and obelix ^^.

    It is France cartoon,and maybe that is the reason why is did not reach US soil.
     
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    actually im more of an airplane and general history kinda guy ..i know little about afvs and have learned more here in 1 year than i knew in all the previous years of my life ..when it comes to tanks i merely listen and never opine...
     
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    Re: Galley slaves.

    Or when he decided to have the ship go to Ludicrous Speed!!! :wink:
     

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