Greek Fights – Spear & Shield & Gladius

Here are two awesome scenes from the movie Troy (which i can’t embed, dratfully).
The first is climatic battle scene between the opposing heroes Achilles and Hector. Narratively, it is intense stuff. Martially, I am super interested the use of the shield edges’ pivot holes used to act as the warriors’ false hands. They literally run through an encyclopedia of movies before the short swords come out. And check Achilles’ flying superman attacks. Ultrasick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf4IoxEUmHM&feature=player_embedded
Second video is anti-Goliath. That’s how we should fight all our battles. Pay-per-view national champion spectaculars.