Movies with people using Sword & Board in combat

EncEnc A Fool with CompassionThe Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
So I am about to start playing in a D&D campaign and one of the things Roll20 allows us to do is add animated gifs into our macros. I'm playing a sword and shield/sword and javelin sort of fellow this game and went looking for animated gifs that involved people fighting with shield + weapon and found that I really couldn't find all that many! Outside of 300, anyone know of media (any kind, animated or live action) that has major characters fighting with a shield and weapon in a fantasy/medieval setting?


  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    You could make some gifs out of this video:

    Plenty of sword and board, though they're on horseback. The battle is also quite chaotic.

  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Oh man, Branagh's Henry V! That brings me back.

  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Can you load up Skyrim or Witcher or something and capture that, then convert it to a GIF?

  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    I could, and it may come to that. But I am also looking to expand my media base at the same time here.

  • DeadfallDeadfall I don't think you realize just how rich he is. In fact, I should put on a monocle.Registered User regular
    13th Warrior. The scene where the two guys duel.

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  • tinwhiskerstinwhiskers Registered User regular
    300 and the sequel probably have some stuff you could use.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    There was a bunch of sword n boardin' going on in the LotR movies, right? Maybe Warcraft?

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    How about the history channel's show Vikings?

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Didn't Troy have some S&B action?

  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    GoT has some sword & board scenes. Bronn fighting for Tyrion around the moon door (it's the other guy with the shield, I think). Also the flashback scene in the latest season (I think). Those are just some examples.

  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Keep in mind I'm playing the guy with the shield. Screen caps of me getting killed horrifically aren't useful in many situations.

    Well, from my history of rolls it probably will be, sadly. Most protagonists seem to not use shields and instead kill the shield guys. :(

  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    Just use the frames of the fights before the shield guy dies. It's not always instadeath.

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited September 2016

    both combatants using shield + spear then shield + sword, lots of Gif potential

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    jason and the argonauts comes to mind, especially the skeleton fight

  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    I asked my buddy, who happens to be a stage combat instructor, if he could give me some examples.

    Quoting him: "There are three phrases, the first is sword and spear vs the same. The second is sword and shield vs the same. The final phrase is sword vs sword."

    "Gladiator, with Russel Crow fights will have it. Swrod and shield vs sword & axe"

  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    There's some sword and board in the big battle scenes from the first flashback in Highlander.

    There's also Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer, along with Red Sonja - although there aren't many scenes where the primary characters are using shields there are a ton of battle scenes where you could grab a couple of seconds of some background characters fighting with shields to turn into a short gif.

  • DirtmuncherDirtmuncher Registered User regular
    Shield/sword and javelin is basically Roman legionnaire gear. Maybe caps from the lost legion or Ben hur.
    But rank and file fighter might not be what you are looking for because they only work well in phalanx.

  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    HBO's Rome has some good scenes:

  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Not a Fictional Character Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    You should be able to find tons of contemporary combats from Ren Faire folk and such.

  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    the documentary "Reclaiming the Blade" has some good stuff

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