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'300' Spartans - something didn't make sense?

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The film was great and I know this was a fantasized version of Thermopylae, but several things seem contradictory to the iron discipline of Spartans?

 

At one point the Spartans are sheltering beneath their shields from a heavy Persian arrowstorm, which lasts for about 30 seconds and thoroughly peppers the ground around them.

 

Then, in order to face a fresh Persian cavalry assault, the Spartans do something I thought stupid?

 

Instead of withdrawing carefully through the dense masses of arrows - stuck in the ground and the trajectory pointing slightly towards the Persians- which could act as crude anti-personnel/cavalry devices (horses famously do not deliberately run over dense masses of people and often refuse what they deem as high walls/hedges or dangerous ground objects?), Leonidas leads his now-exposed men forward through them towards the Persian cavalry onslaught and where the rear of his army would snag their legs and fatally stumble on the arrows if forced back?

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Hmm, good point. But this film was never known for it's historical or military accuracy?

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This is madness!:loopy:

 

NO!, this is Sheffield Forum...

 

...and thus such silliness is par for the course. :rolleyes:

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Hmm, good point. But this film was never known for it's historical or military accuracy?

 

I don't think the film claims to be even remotely accurate, it's just entertainment.

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lol its meant to be a film / entertainment NOT military strategy from the leaders of the warring armies

 

:loopy:

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lol its meant to be a film / entertainment NOT military strategy from the leaders of the warring armies

I asked it on Imdb, but I forgot how arsey and sarcastic this forum is.

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I asked it on Imdb, but I forgot how arsey and sarcastic this forum is.

 

think you just take your films too seriously lol, im easy at switching my brain off :)

 

do you play role playing games?

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I asked it on Imdb, but I forgot how arsey and sarcastic this forum is.

 

loads of guys with 6-packs running around semi-naked and you're taking it seriously, did you not think "thats not much in the way of armour" ?

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Even more unbelievably apparently Xerxes was 9 foot tall and into fetish gear.

 

He also looked nothing like the historical figure.

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