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I first tried using 28mm miniatures to test this for you,. I managed to get 9 spearmen to stab a single other 28mm minitureminiature, but I havehad to take into account the width of the bases (which are larger than the size of a real man). I tried again with 1/72 miniatures and managed to get 11 spearmen to stab the same guy, but they had medieval pikes (1.5 times the size of the figure).

Historically a single spear thrust normally took down an unarmored foe, but in cases where a lot of spears were involved i.e. a PhallanxPhalanx – up to 4 or 5 guys could be spearing the same opponent simultaneously, this. This could of course increase should the foe be mounted; I have read  ,albeit albeit in a fictional novel, that a horseman can be speared by a dozen men at any one time.

Of course trying to thrust a spear when you have a warrior either side of you huddling around the same target would hinder your aim, strength and probably stability as Sadathrion said.

In LarpLARP I've only ever seen 4 or 5 people effectively attack the same player, anything. Anything past that and weapons start striking each other or the players start to get in each other's way.

I first tried using 28mm miniatures to test this for you, I managed to get 9 spearmen to stab a single other 28mm miniture, but I have to take into account the width of the bases (which are larger than the size of a real man. I tried again with 1/72 miniatures and managed to get 11 spearmen to stab the same guy, but they had medieval pikes (1.5 times the size of the figure)

Historically a single spear thrust normally took down an unarmored foe, but in cases where a lot of spears were involved i.e. a Phallanx up to 4 or 5 guys could be spearing the same opponent simultaneously, this could of course increase should the foe be mounted; I have read  ,albeit in a fictional novel, that a horseman can be speared by a dozen men at any one time.

Of course trying to thrust a spear when you have a warrior either side of you huddling around the same target would hinder your aim, strength and probably stability as Sadathrion said.

In Larp I've only ever seen 4 or 5 people effectively attack the same player, anything past that and weapons start striking each other or the players start to get in each other's way.

I first tried using 28mm miniatures to test this for you. I managed to get 9 spearmen to stab a single other 28mm miniature, but I had to take into account the width of the bases (which are larger than the size of a real man). I tried again with 1/72 miniatures and managed to get 11 spearmen to stab the same guy, but they had medieval pikes (1.5 times the size of the figure).

Historically a single spear thrust normally took down an unarmored foe, but in cases where a lot of spears were involved i.e. a Phalanx – up to 4 or 5 guys could be spearing the same opponent simultaneously. This could of course increase should the foe be mounted; I have read, albeit in a fictional novel, that a horseman can be speared by a dozen men at one time.

Of course trying to thrust a spear when you have a warrior either side of you huddling around the same target would hinder your aim, strength and probably stability as Sadathrion said.

In LARP I've only ever seen 4 or 5 people effectively attack the same player. Anything past that and weapons start striking each other or the players start to get in each other's way.

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I first tried using 28mm miniatures to test this for you, I managed to get 9 spearmen to stab a single other 28mm miniture, but I have to take into account the width of the bases (which are larger than the size of a real man. I tried again with 1/72 miniatures and managed to get 11 spearmen to stab the same guy, but they had medieval pikes (1.5 times the size of the figure)

Historically a single spear thrust normally took down an unarmored foe, but in cases where a lot of spears were involved i.e. a Phallanx up to 4 or 5 guys could be spearing the same opponent simultaneously, this could of course increase should the foe be mounted; I have read ,albeit in a fictional novel, that a horseman can be speared by a dozen men at any one time.

Of course trying to thrust a spear when you have a warrior either side of you huddling around the same target would hinder your aim, strength and probably stability as Sadathrion said.

In Larp I've only ever seen 4 or 5 people effectively attack the same player, anything past that and weapons start striking each other or the players start to get in each other's way.