1. Bonking him in the head with a mace/hammer/other blunt force weapon
2. Drenching him in oil/alcohol and then igniting him
3. Pouring scalding oil on him
4. Piercing his armor with a spear/lance (this is only reliable if it's a calvary charge)
grapple with him, take him down, stick a dagger through his eye socket or beneath the armpits
>Bonking him in the head with a mace/hammer/other blunt force weapon
Does a sword pommel really work for this?
It wouldn't kill him but it'd ring his bell something fierce.
Flinging diseased cows into his castle
>not stabbing him with his own dagger
Using the half sword method, holding a blade in such a way to get a forceful stabbing action that would be aimed as venerable targets such as the armpit, leg joints etc. The same could be done with a dagger, slashing away with a sword just wont do it.
Numerical superiority and long, heavy weapons (poleaxes or halberds) work pretty well.
Can also shoot with very heavy crossbows or reasonably heavy guns.
I am no historian, but they are usually not alone, they wouldn't allow you to bonk. 2. one is childish. 3. works, but only from the high ground 4. not that easy to do.
this seems good
>2. Drenching him in oil/alcohol and then igniting him
Real life is not a video game.
>3. Pouring scalding oil on him
Hot water or quicklime would suffice.
Wrestle him to the ground and thrust a dagger between the eye slits of his helmet.
Stab between the groin if unprotected as in your pic.
Trample him with a horse.
Push him from a storm ladder.
Drop a rock on his head.
luring them into swamps and beating the shit out of them with a goedendag'
plate armour didn't exist yet during that battle
you really are retarded
i like the way you think
Showering him with massed arrow fire until something gets through the gaps
doesn't really work, the only thing you achieve is that his visor is closed. believe it or not but knights would have been aware of the weak spots in their armour
>"but what about agincourt"
anywone who spent more than 5 minutes reading about the subject knows that the arrows didn't do the killing.
Armor isn't as impervious as people think. Enough arrows and they will find gaps. That being said, medieval archery was always more about suppression than actually killing.
except that's not what happened
there's a reason why archers got roflstomped when they weren't in a fortified position
but do tell me, at patay why didn't they aim for all the gaps? or just shoot the horses?
Because archers don't fire aiming. They're told to fire in a general direction en masse.
that's a common misconception, most arrows were shot from fairly close range directly firing at specific targets
they also lose energy quickly so just shooting in a general direction from a distance is a good way of running out of arrows without achieving anything
They were fired at close ranges without aiming.
Jesus fucking Christ, 80 knights defeated 2,500 long bowmen... that's pretty sad.
i honestly don't get the anglo obsession with the longbow, the super weapon in a war that they lost
if you look into it you can only conclude it wasn't really effective, or with the resulting technological stagnation even counter productive.
imagine still using bows and arrows while the continent switched to firearms ages ago
You don't even need to hit the gaps, most soldiers had lower tier armor pieces aside from the breastplate.
sweep the leg
Just Hammer him till he die
Strike him in his weak point with a sword/spear
Take him to the ground and stab him
Pierce his armor from distance with a broadside arrow
thumbnail had me thinking that was Fred West for a second
>knock him off his horse so he breaks ribs
>shoot him in the neck with my wheelock
Shoot him with a gun. Most plate armor couldn't actually stop musket fire, and that which could was impractically heavy for anything but cavalry.
lasso that swine
Shoot him with a gun.
could someone who was really good at martial arts kill a knight with their bare hands? in like a predator 1v1 random environment setting.
They could probably dislocate or break limbs but they needed to be extremely lucky.
so even sneaking up on them wouldnt be a huge advantage? i was sort leading this into a full frontal charge, barrel roll under sword swing, to some kind of tackle and finish. obviously he would need to extremely lucky like you say. im just wondering if its even remotely possible.
>so even sneaking up on them wouldnt be a huge advantage?
Well you couldn't choke them out if the knight would wear a gorget since it is solid metal. Maybe if he would wear only mail...
>im just wondering if its even remotely possible.
You can give your martial artist a big ol club to bonk the knight on the head when performing a "sneak attack".
Plate armor is more maneuverable than you think, but the knight would eventually run out of stamina before the trained MMA fighter. Then he's fucked.
A bit unrelated, but all of Alexander's army was trained in Pankration, a kind of submission wrestling with strikes like the front kick. If they were completely disarmed they would still have a fighting chance.
Get a bigger better knight
Trick the knight's ruler into declaring war on the Swiss, watch the ensuing fireworks
side-note, since the anglos were mentioned in this thread:
The archers getting halberded in the face in that picture are likely meant to be English mercenaries, who had a terrible track record against the Swiss, albeit so did the rest of the soldiers in Burgundian service
check out battle of vitkov hill