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What you need are medieval squirt guns Just stir powdered silver into the water first. Or, if you're less for the silly, clouds of powdered silver should do it. If the goal is not really to chop up your foes, but merely to touch them with silver, then you shouldn't get hung up on weapons, or sizable chunks of the metal. You're going to have some issues ...


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Cheat as hard as you possibly can I can think of many ways to get past the defense of armor. Poison them with gas, break their bones with maces or flails, use chains to bind them so they can't move, lure them into traps, gang up on them with a whole lot of humans, etc. There are many, many ways to kill a foe in armor. Sure, they aren't perfect, but armor is ...


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It depends on the missile's capabilities and on the demon's physiology. However, if the missile is capable of detecting any heat gradient, and the demon's biology is roughly restricted by the laws of physics (that is, based on some kind of chemistry and incapable of breaking the second law of thermodynamics), it should be able to. The reason is as follows: ...


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Pheromones. Friendly troops are sprayed with pheromones that the B.O.W. are conditioned to recognized as friendly. Whatever doesn't carry that pheromone is attacked. That's the same mechanism some insects use to determine who can freely enter their hive/nest and who will be restless attacked. Yes, before you object to it, if an enemy knows what the ...


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A pretty standard warhammer or pollaxe will - with sufficient force - be quite effective at punching through most armor and getting at the squishy vampire underneath. If fighting from horseback, a war pick can do quite well as well. Really any weapon with a lot of mass behind a small impact area ought to do the trick - even if a given blow insufficient to ...


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Nanites can move Sure you can prevent a direct attack with silver, but nanites, by the general definition, are little tiny robots, capable of self locomotion. So they landed on the vampire's armor. Big deal. They can just creep around and search for the cracks and seams until they find their way inside. Unless those vampires are wearing air-tight space ...


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It depends. A very simple heat seeking missile will just chase any hot spot its IR sensor will detect. It can be then easily fooled by spurious hot spots, like fires, flares and the like. In an environment like hell, unless the target is way hotter than hell, its sensor will probably be saturated and won't detect any specific target. If it instead has ...


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You're mixing things that don't need to be mixed. 1) They grow weapons. 2) They use those weapons. Have them grow a keratin(ish) sword then detach it to use normally. So while it's growing it's more ornamental than useful, like a spine growing down their back or something.


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It's probably not possible Humans are approximately water, which doesn't compress very nicely. An average humans weighs ~75kg so has an approximate volume of 75L; a volley/soccer ball has a volume of 4-6L. You're attempting to compress it by a factor of >10 which isn't really in the realm of normal physics. For comparison the compression of water at bottom ...


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everything can be weapon as long you have the imagination to apply it to become lethal (your safety not include). to help you to apply it, for example theres a chinese spear using the hair tassel as distraction, to soaking blood to not make it slippery, and sometime to tangle. from:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiang_(spear) theres also some sword ...


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Yes. Flags can be used as weapons A lot of things can be used as weapons - and useful weapons at that. The bare minimum for a weapon to be considered 'useful' is if it has an advantage compared to laying about with fists. The pole component of the flag is generally made from a hard wood, so they can do decent blunt trauma. They're also considerably longer ...


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Use crossbow bolts with silver coated heads,silver plated lance tips,swords,etc. Also just throw weighted nets on them and they won't be able to move. Armour will restrict their movement and pinning them under nets,luring them into pitfalls,dousing them in burning naphtha or pitch and generally just making life miserable for them. Another is firebombs,...


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I present you! The pinata sledge hammer! A blunt weapon designed to crush armour. But there's more! With each hit the hammer release the clouf od nanites which use the holes, breaks, dents in the armour. But the vampires are super strong! Cool it means that, when hit with a hammer, they create force against the head which means the armour is destroyed ...


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You can also modify your troops to not emit one specific pheromone and have the B.O.Ws to attack anything that emit that pheromones. The "no odor/pheromones " strategy is used by some animals to protect the offspring so that a predator can not sniff the puppy (I remember to have seen it on some documentary but I don't remember all the details) This way you ...


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Have handlers Even creatures like squirrels and ravens recognise specific humans and react to them differently. Have your creature form loyal bonds with designated handlers in the army. And animals in general understand basic relationships - if they see their handler acting peacefully, they will be peaceful also. If they see someone fighting their handler, ...


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Useful? Not really. Less powerful than a light armored amphibious vehicle in all aspects: speed over many terrain types, endurance, damage power. Even more, vulnerable to diseases. Less expensive? I doubt it - you have the cost and logistic nightmare to deploy them on the front line, keep them fed, healthy and quiet until needed. Compare with it with a ...


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Using animals instead of soldiers makes sense when: It reduces the risk of losing soldier's life It allows performing missions impossible to a human soldier For example I have read about past experiences with training dogs and dolphins into suicidal missions, where the animal was instructed to touch base with a tank or a boat, and was then equipped with ...


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The closest real world example you are most likely to find is when an old diving suit with metal helmet fails under pressure. Here demonstrated by the mythbusters. Other than that, the body will probably freeze at a temperature much higher than boiling water. As here explained you would end up with a frozen ball of bone and blood, at a fairly high ...


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As I remember medieval knights used lances as one of their main weapons. After heraldry became fashionable in the 12th century, more and more knights adopted coats of arms. In medieval England, and maybe in other medieval countries, there developed two grades of knights. A knight bachelor was the lower grade of knight. A knight bachelor had a small flag ...


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Humans would deal with armored vampires in the same ways they've been dealing with armored humans throughout history. Crossbows, longbows, polearms, blunt weapons. With a sharp weapon, you aim for joints. If I'm understanding correctly, silver just needs to touch the vampires' skin for it to be lethal, so your weapons only need to be concerned with ...


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Remember that guns are the great equaliser for a reason. If they're wearing environmentally sealed clothes, then a shotgun will probably open it up for your waterpistol and keep you at a safe range. If they're wearing full plate then a rifle with AP ammunition will quite easily put holes in their waterproof underlay, at which point back to your water pistol ...


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