Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week - Become the High King of Skyrim & ESO Code Giveaway

Dance! Dance for your king! Cam and Seb make Kevin a royal jerk, sentencing all they see fit to death by beheading! Also, this week there are ten beta keys for the Elder Scrolls Online to be won!

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bambro5e
bambro5e

"I'm off to Jarl some Jarls."

bigc2146
bigc2146

everyone if you like top 5 skyrim mods the week then if you know how to make make a video make top 5 or more skyrim quests mods of the week.

bigc2146
bigc2146

I hope someday I will meet you seb and cam I just hope.


limakokba
limakokba

Hmmm.... I think i will replay skyrim again.


Just a thought, it will be nice if you guys do class specific mod of the week. Like top 5 archer mod, top 5 assassin mod etc... etc...

pitbull0123
pitbull0123

You guys are sick! Big up lads safe.

lappys
lappys

It's good to be king!

KEDERZ
KEDERZ

Me and my girlfriend watch this show every saturday, normally when we are hungover and we want to know what province in Tamriel do you want the next Elder Scrolls to take place in and why?

bigc2146
bigc2146

seb and cam the reason that I said seb first is I know seb likes it and I am your biggest fan and the reason is I watched all your videos 3 times and I write it all down.seb ford and Cameron robinson if you want help finding mods I would be happy to help if you want my help.I would love to be in one top 5 skyrim mods of the week but what I wish more is to meet you seb and cam in person.

JesusFreakDK
JesusFreakDK

Maybe it's just me, but: Where is this High King mod? I can't find it on Steam Workshop, anyway...

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

LOL your a gods damn like this entire time... That was hilarious! He was raised to take pride in his Scottish heritage more so than his English side cause his father influenced him. Just the way it goes.

Besides did Wallace actually fathered a future King of England or was that movie fluff. I could look it up but meh I thought I just ask and admit my ignorance.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

skyrim mods is so epic and this episode was so funny i nearly choked on my relentless drink at the end, note to self cam and seb are dangerous in large quantities of laughter. 

amar1234
amar1234

the leather on the handle was there cause he copied the movie version of the sword. In real life wiliams wallace claymore NEVER had that leather on base and neither did ANY SCOTTISH SWORD. No idea why they did that ,maybe cause mel gibson was afraid of callouses??


The claymore is very long thats true and does need a very long handle.


http://www.examiner.com/article/scottish-claymore-and-the-wallace-claymore


for the truth.

onefai
onefai

Is Sed Ford Kenny on SyFy's Being Human? 

BushyDeadBadger
BushyDeadBadger

Two handed swords were very rarely swung except on charging spears or pike formations, this is generally due to almost all of fighting in battles happening in close formations so instead it would be thrusted. However the weighting in two handed swords is very poorly balanced against the hilt and so thrusting is difficult so you have a very blunt section of the blade or a piece of leather to allow you to hold it higher up and stab englishmen (or other scots) all the better.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

I'm voting for "Taming the Beasts", but I want pokeballs to be a part of it.

bdous
bdous

I think the leather handle is too carry the sword without the blade actually cuts you

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Also, I disagree about your identity of the "real Robin Hood".  That was Errol Flynn all the way.  

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

About that leather handle: I recall talking with some dude in a hobby shop years back, and he told me that the way that claymores were used in popular media was all wrong.  People thought that it looked like a big sword, so they used it like a big sword.  

But it is not balanced like a longsword, so very unwieldy like that and drains your stamina very quickly (except for Kevin).  It is balanced around the leather-wrapped area, not around the hilt.  It was, according to this guy, supposed to be wielded with the blade pointed towards the ground or in front of you.  One hand was on the large, round pommel, the other hand was on the blade, and you rotated the long and wide blade around the blade hand, almost as if you were wielding a bladed bowstaff.  

Only the last 6-10 inches or so of the blade were sharpened too.  It was basically a sword-like spear, as it was intended to block with minimum effort until you had an opening, and then you insert the thin tip between the plates of your opponent's armor.  "A giant can opener", the guy told me.

Or maybe it was just a handle.  

I haven't heard or read or seen anything since then to confirm or deny his position, but it makes sense.  The claymore's balancing and square blade base and very long handle would work much better as a semi-defensive sword-like spear than a giant sword that no one could realistically wield as they would a longsword for more than a minute or so.

meedokicky
meedokicky

Wow such a big mod, the reach looked awesome!


Hey if you are a fan of the Nightingale armor, I suggest you try this re-texture! it will make you love it even more! http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/28899/? I also used a mod to make it capeless, feels more practical for sneaking :)

Ark1of712
Ark1of712

What armour are they wearing when they're showing off the swords? Looks beautiful.

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

Wow, I never realized I was such a dick!

balrogbane
balrogbane

Hey guys I love top skyrim mods of the week, and I have a suggestion, what if one episode you did a ''Best of Oblivion'' episode; showing the best of the best of the mods, of Oblivion. Just a thought, please let me know what you think

Dharkanon
Dharkanon

The leather thing: the great sword is a two handed sword, some of which were in excess in of 5ft long and used throughout the late medieval and early renaissance period. It appeared in reaction to increased body armour and the appearance of professionally trained armies using pikes. The length of the blade allowed both extra heft to cleave through armour (or cause trauma without cutting through the armour) and it game extra range against pole weapons.


The length also made the more unwieldy - the blade close to the hilt was often blunt and sometimes covered in leather to extend the grip, allowing the weapon to be more agile when used in close quarters. The grip also allows the sword to be used as a thrusting weapon similar to a javelin.


Image search "Guardia Contra Arma Inastata marozzo" for a contemporary illustration...

ReadySebbyGo
ReadySebbyGo moderator

@bigc2146  Thanks for the offer - we're always open to suggestions on which mods to feature. Almost every one we put in for the vote is user suggested.

BushyDeadBadger
BushyDeadBadger

@amar1234  It instead has an extremely blunt section of the blade next to the guard which does the same job as a leather section on the blade

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

And while I'm in a typing marathon, I'll be "that guy" and note that the weights of the great swords, at 30lbs, are far too heavy, even in the Nordic pound.  A good size two-hander would only weigh around 7-8 lbs.  A longsword with a 48" long x 2" wide blade would be only a little over 3lbs and have a blade a fraction of an inch thick.

For the sake of the show though, I will assume that Kevin's great sword weighs 30lbs because it contributes to his mythos :)

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

More information for you here, Cam:
http://www.thearma.org/essays/2HGS.html#.UyThMfmwLYg

It seems that these great swords, which I have seen called "true two-handed swords", were almost as tall as the wielder and were used as anti-pike weapons.  The hilts were so large because the weapon was designed to catch other weapons' leading edges (i.e., the pointy end poking at your face).  Some designs had what appeared to be a mini-hilt 6-8" down the blade from the main hilt (I apologize to proper swords people if I am butchering the terms), and it was another protuberance from the blade that served to catch other weapons and turn them away or break them outright.

Only very large soldiers used them, and they received double pay for their capacity to use it.  These soldiers often served as guards or front-line units that would break the opposing front lines of pikes by catching their blades and breaking or slicing the pike shafts, thus allowing the smaller soldiers with more agile weapons to get into melee without impaling themselves on the pikes first.  If there was still space for them to move, they could do a lot of damage to lightly armored enemy ranks and could use its reach to knock opponents off their horses.

It became very unwieldy though once the front lines completely collided.  Despite the strength of the large soldier using it and the extra leverage from the forward handle, it couldn't be swung around in the thick of battle, which was basically people stabbing at each other without anywhere to move until they died and the next row moved up.  In this scenario, they lifted the sword and turned it horizontal and used it as a 5-6ft spear to stab at the opposing ranks while smaller guys served as meat shields in front of them.

It was so unwieldy in close-close-shoulder-to-shoulder combat that it disappeared front line combat around the mid 16th century and became a guard and/or ceremonial weapon.  Roaming bands of skilled mercenaries continued to use them for some time because they had their use in certain circumstances.

Of course, they didn't have fusrodah, which makes the space needed to use it.

Hope you find the information at the link interesting, Cam.

mboettcher
mboettcher

@Kevin-V  When are you going to do a guest spot on the show like you all talked about.  

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@Dharkanon  Cool.  I stand partially corrected in a later comment.  It makes sense that the leather-wrapped blunt blade base served as a forward handle for extra leverage.

TrueNone13
TrueNone13

@Dharkanon  Nailed it. The weapon was designed to sunder armor and rip horsemen from their mounts. It excelled at middle-range melee combat. To use in closer proximity, the wielder would need greater handling to counter swifter, more lightly-armored enemies, handling found by choking-up on the handle, holding the leather wrapping above the hand-guard.

This comes not only from study but also four years of selling swords. In fact, I've sold most of the swords in this mod. They're based on models crafted by Gladius and Marta, Spanish sword companies.

amar1234
amar1234

@amdreallyfast  


scottish forces didnt do a thing you mentioned................You talking about the  Dopplehander (double hander) or Bidenhander (both hander), , not the claymore.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@TrueNone13 @Dharkanon  Question: how would a bigger sword be able to sunder armor?

Steel and iron armor could not simply be crushed except by extreme force, and these large swords did not have the mass to do that.  A hammer, maybe, but not the claymore.  My understanding of these swords was that their thin tips were designed to slip into the cracks between armor plates instead of piercing or slicing through it outright.