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Put a LID on it, then lock it tight. This is a case where you need to look at the "alien" species technology being developed for them by them. If they have this glaring "touch this and I'm dead" weak spot, you bet it would be a major focus of their martial technology development. No gorgets. They don't need to protect around their necks. ...


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Full plate (with related padding), since their bones can be broken. It becomes much more difficult to prevent an attacker from bypassing your armor when your arms are broken. Though the armor might not need to be quite as robust as what a human might wear, since a drullahan is already more robust in their anatomy. And like Lemming said, the Gorget is ...


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Weapons against them Anything that can stab the neck without a specific angle being required from both the dullahani and its assailant would suffice. It's one of the few cases where I'd recommend using a scythe(the one with the horizontal blade, not the specifically combat-adapted one with a straight blade), though a pickaxe or something similar whose ...


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If you're fighting things that attack in packs, and are so bloody-minded that they'll just keep on coming even while you blow their pack-mates away wholesale just so that they can run you out of ammunition, you really don't want to be stuffing around with them. Whatever you use to protect yourself should be as quick and effective as possible. So, for when ...


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Kopis (and scutum!) The ideal weapon should have decent reach, but not be useless in close quarters if an animal gets within their guard, as a collapsible spear would be. I recommend a Greek-style kopis, (essentially a longer kukri). The general Xenophon recommended the kopis/machaira for mounted combat: because from the height of a horse’s back the cut ...


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Buckler, shock baton and steel capped boots First - shields are good. With access to modern materials and a handwaved requirement to go into melee, a clear riot shield is preferable but a small transparent buckler can be carried more easily on the belt. (Which is why rapier-and-buckler was the go-to combination for impromptu duelling back in the bad old ...


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Fist weapons Humans are more adapted to use our hands in combat than tool-like weapons. Yes, we use tool-like weapons to great, if not amazing effect, but a lot of weapons require a great deal of training to use well. There's a 'method' to cutting or piercing well with a sword, while every Tom, Dick, and Harry knows how to throw a passable punch ...


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If they have rifles they can use it as extensions for the melee weapons, and use something that can be attached to their end. Instead of, or combined with, the bayonet they could attach an axe or a hammer, and swing it around. Something like an halberd or a pole axe.


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Let me try. (I'm not too familiar with swords nor guns,so be gentle) The problen is that to make a good gun, you get a bad sword. To get a good sword, you get a bad gun. You want a good both. All the others' designs have terrible balance. What if, the balance could be, better? (I've got a bias towards japanese style swords, so assume those) Take a sword, and ...


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