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Blood on the Sand: Aztec vs. Zande

by MariShapiro   May 11, 2010 at 10:08AM  |  Views: 263

Tonight at 10, Deadliest Warrior brings you one of the most ferocious pre-gun battles we've seen to date: Aztec vs. Zande. Join Max Geiger in this week's Blood on the Sand for a look at why this is a battle for the ages.

First off, thanks for checking out Jesse James and Al Capone last week, and I'm sorry to report that unlike Geoff, I won't be sharing any sweet vacation photos that relate to this episode.

That said, this matchup, Aztec warrior vs. Zande warrior, is one of my favorites this season. It's got two ancient warriors wielding some of the most creative weaponry we've seen to date, and there's some great history behind each of them.

This season, Spike.com is posting the full list of weapons each warrior is using in our matchup, so be sure to check that out. Many of you have already brought your own pre-game analysis to the table, so there's not a whole lot for me to add on that front, save the reminder that each weapon is only as lethal as the hands wielding it.

Which leaves us with our warriors. This is an odd matchup in some ways because while most people know of or at least have heard of the Aztecs, the Azande people are less widely known.

While there never was a Zande empire to rival that of the Aztecs, that doesn't mean they're the underdog in this fight. Our Zande warriors have metal melee weapons, a sizable shield, and the Botto bow/Pima arrows, which is a solid long range performer.


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