Who would win, Spartan or Viking ?

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Posted by R3Miix (214 posts) -

Spartans trained at the age of 7 taken from there families trained ruthlessly and aged 12 there physical education was intensified, discipline became much harsher, and the boys were loaded with extra tasks. The youths had to go barefoot, and were dressed only in a tunic both in summer and in winter.

Vikings ruthless ,vicious and deadly .

Thor or Hercules you decide

#2 Posted by -_Rain_- (886 posts) -

Remember that documentary on the Spartans they had a couple years ago? They'd totally win.

#3 Posted by crazboy84 (146 posts) -
vikings would of gotten there asses handed to them by the spartans. the vikings relyed on brutality and fear while the spartans relyed on cunning and tactics. btw i am of nordic descent.
#4 Posted by blackngold29 (14137 posts) -
Until somebody makes an awesome Viking movie, the Spartans would.
#5 Posted by -Absinthe- (4181 posts) -

As much as I like Vikings, I'm going to say Spartans.

#6 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

Thor or Hercules you decide

R3Miix

Thor would kick Hercules' ass.

#7 Posted by TheFragcat (2466 posts) -

Spartans!

#8 Posted by FlyingArmbar (1545 posts) -

In group warfare, Spartans. One on one I might be inclined to choose the Spartans, but it would be much closer. They both began training as young children, and despite what others may say, they were skilled warriors and intelligent people. They had small colonies all over Europe, Britain, Greenland, and the Americas.

I think that the vikings arguably had better weapons for one on one confrontations. But even though their armour was made of steel, the Spartans were covered head to toe with bronze.

#9 Posted by markop2003 (29917 posts) -
Spartan obviously, Spartans are trained to be warriors, Vikings are just Scandinavians apart from the very top people like the king and his body guards they were just farmers who could fight if they needed to.
#10 Posted by SegaGenesisfan (1085 posts) -

Well to put it into perspective the vikings had ships, arrows, enginuity, spartans had pure soldiery. I am going to go with Vikings because they would just simply raid at night or something that would be a disadvantage to phalanxes. Spartans were overrated, I mean sure there was thermopoly, but the battle afterwards (where there were many more spartans involved), they got owned. Spartans do not have many numbers, they are very unflexible, there is a reason why they died out over time. The intense training and stuff was actually their downfall because it lowered the population significantly, they had tons of slaves to guard over. Keep in mind that Thermopoly was won more because of Athens than it was the 300 spartans. Vikings were not stupid, they made those ships and sailed to Greenland.

I understand it is singular spartan or singular viking, in that case we are talking about berserkers amirite? That is a tough call because those berserkers I tell you were just as bad as the spartans.

#11 Posted by _LiquidFlame_ (13736 posts) -

Spartans for sure.

#12 Posted by FlyingArmbar (1545 posts) -

Spartan obviously, Spartans are trained to be warriors, Vikings are just Scandinavians apart from the very top people like the king and his body guards they were just farmers who could fight if they needed to.markop2003

They were far from JUST farmers. They were taught to make and use weapons from a very early age, and they spent years learning these skills. They even had their own hand-to-hand combat system. And all viking men were expected to carry weapons.

You can call them warrior farmers if you'd like. :lol:

#13 Posted by Holy_Xbox (489 posts) -
Depends, if the battle is on sea the spartan will be owned. If in land the viking would not charge blindly while the spartan formed a "wall of spears", they would throw their famous "axe throwing to the face". So Viking will definitely win.
#14 Posted by 69ANT69 (8474 posts) -
Spartan for sure.
#15 Posted by thepwninator (8134 posts) -
I'm inclined to say Vikings, as they had technology on their side. They had iron and steel weapons and armor, as well as chain mail IIRC. Therefore, they were more mobile AND better protected than Spartans. Any difference in skill that they may have had (which would have been small) would have been overshadowed by this.
#16 Posted by duxup (43443 posts) -
The Spartans relied on too much CGI.
#17 Posted by escapeoftheape (1576 posts) -
no contest. the vikings would pwn those spartan arses. spartans would stand no chance to the ancient scandinavian fighting techniques. theyd all die a miserable death.
#18 Posted by OfficialBed (16816 posts) -

Spartan

#19 Posted by Ulises2012 (499 posts) -
Spartan by far
#20 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24976 posts) -

The spectators...Wait, maybe not since their heads would explode from the sheer awesomeness of the battle.

#21 Posted by modestkraut1291 (763 posts) -

I'm of Nordic descent so I'll say Vikings :D

But honestly I have limited knowledge of both so I can't really make a educated guess.

#22 Posted by Deihjan (30213 posts) -
Hercules wasn't Spartan. And I would win, I'm a viking. *growls*
#23 Posted by fidosim (12901 posts) -
The Vikings wouldn't fight the Spartans, but would instead settle down and make sex with the Spartan women, who were said to be the most beautiful of any of the Greek cities.
#24 Posted by Deihjan (30213 posts) -
The Vikings wouldn't fight the Spartans, but would instead settle down and make sex with the Spartan women, who were said to be the most beautiful of any of the Greek cities.fidosim
... no we wouldn't :o We do not need those tiny, fragile women. Our women are strong, can give birth to cow, and still fight in battlefield. *heavy danish accent*
#25 Posted by Blu_Falcon37 (4041 posts) -

Spartan easily.

#26 Posted by fidosim (12901 posts) -
[QUOTE="fidosim"]The Vikings wouldn't fight the Spartans, but would instead settle down and make sex with the Spartan women, who were said to be the most beautiful of any of the Greek cities.Deihjan
... no we wouldn't :o We do not need those tiny, fragile women. Our women are strong, can give birth to cow, and still fight in battlefield. *heavy danish accent*

That's the greatest legacy you guys left though. There's people with some Viking blood in them in all of the places the vikings raided. France (Kingdom of Brittany, anyone?), Russia, the British Isles. You made a lot of sex.
#27 Posted by Holy_Xbox (489 posts) -
[QUOTE="fidosim"]The Vikings wouldn't fight the Spartans, but would instead settle down and make sex with the Spartan women, who were said to be the most beautiful of any of the Greek cities.Deihjan
... no we wouldn't :o We do not need those tiny, fragile women. Our women are strong, can give birth to cow, and still fight in battlefield. *heavy danish accent*

Good one
#28 Posted by wizzardjeff (6696 posts) -

Spartans obviously

#29 Posted by Deihjan (30213 posts) -
[QUOTE="fidosim"] That's the greatest legacy you guys left though. You made a lot of sex.

..are you saying I'm a cow? :o Are you disrespecting the house of Hansen?! ...Are you challenging me to a fight to the death, with nothing but our fists and mud?![QUOTE="Holy_Xbox"] Good one

Why thank you :oops:
#30 Posted by fidosim (12901 posts) -
[QUOTE="fidosim"] That's the greatest legacy you guys left though. You made a lot of sex.Deihjan
..are you saying I'm a cow? :o Are you disrespecting the house of Hansen?! ...Are you challenging me to a fight to the death, with nothing but our fists and mud?!

As a matter of fact, I am. :x
#31 Posted by Deihjan (30213 posts) -
[QUOTE="Deihjan"][QUOTE="fidosim"] That's the greatest legacy you guys left though. You made a lot of sex.fidosim
..are you saying I'm a cow? :o Are you disrespecting the house of Hansen?! ...Are you challenging me to a fight to the death, with nothing but our fists and mud?!

As a matter of fact, I am. :x

Oh, ok. I was just checking :P
#32 Posted by chugachea (736 posts) -

Well thor is a god and hercules isnt quite so thor would win... but spartans would win hands down because they're my highschools mascot =D