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Sep 6th, 2012 at 4:45pm
 
As much as slings and such are important;  to me what items they carried,  ate and drink and so on are as equally significant as those items can help them through harsh times like survival etc..  So we should make a thread with your opinions and such as to what slingers toted along on long treks,  campaigns,  or just out and about on business.
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Reply #1 - Sep 6th, 2012 at 10:28pm
 
Are we talking in the Army?  Civilian? What Time Period, Roman? Classical Greek? Bronze-age or Homeric?  Where? North America? Europe? China? Africa?

We'll need more information to get a real picture, but there are good sources out there from Archaeological evidence.
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Reply #2 - Sep 6th, 2012 at 10:35pm
 
I was thinking from pre-history all the way up to idk whatever
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Reply #3 - Sep 8th, 2012 at 3:27pm
 
than,pretty much everything that other guys had  Wink
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Reply #4 - Sep 8th, 2012 at 4:23pm
 
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Reply #5 - Sep 10th, 2012 at 1:31am
 
jlasud wrote on Sep 8th, 2012 at 3:27pm:
than,pretty much everything that other guys had  Wink


This, even more so because as far as I recall, most ancient armies were pretty rag tag and didn't have many standards other than flag. It wasn't until the Romans, and much later periods did armies even have uniforms. Weapons and equipment were whatever the soldier brought with them, and whatever they were able to pillage or trade for.
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Reply #6 - Sep 10th, 2012 at 5:03am
 
In my studies,  I think the standardization of equipment really came through after Alexander the Great's father made the Macedonian Army.  But yes,  the Romans really did improve on this with the advancement of food/water supply/production,  shelter,  weapons and training,  marching,  adopting and adapting to different circumstances etc...
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Reply #7 - Sep 18th, 2012 at 9:08pm
 
i think that the greek citystate sparta did a good job standardizing arms and armour.
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Reply #8 - Oct 10th, 2012 at 1:16pm
 
There are lots of stone tablets showing ranks of identical Sumarian infantry (spearmen) from 3K BC.
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Reply #9 - May 31st, 2013 at 2:24am
 
Indeed on the Sumerian infantry... but in general most historical soldiers looked fairly similar... they wore the clothing of their people (in the case of the sumerians the leather skirts and little else) and used a spear and a shield... and often had a knife/dagger and some other sidearm like a club or ax (sword if wealthy... very wealthy in bronze age). Although it is possible that one city state or another went through the trouble of standardizing or requiring the ownership of certain battle gear... still full on organization seems the exception not the rule.
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Reply #10 - Jun 2nd, 2013 at 4:13pm
 
At least 3 slings: Short, medium, long
Lengths of leather
Balls of twine
Good hunting knife

Slings +means to make slings, tbh. Thats what I would carry in pre-gunpowder Europe. Also, money.

Oh, and maybe a sheep or two just to use the wool for making more string.
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Reply #12 - Jun 2nd, 2013 at 11:18pm
 
And possibly a staff, for a staff sling, and a screw-on spearhead.
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Reply #13 - Jun 5th, 2013 at 12:15am
 
hassan wrote on Jun 2nd, 2013 at 11:18pm:
And possibly a staff, for a staff sling, and a screw-on spearhead.

Staff with pointed steel butt end so it serves as a walking stick, 3 slings, 13 lead glandes, a screw on spearhead, and a good knife.
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