Here we have to lesser-focused upon warriors who still wrote a fascinating legacy in the blood of their victims!
One of the first warrior legends of the Ancient World, the Myceneans were the greatest warriors of Bronze Age, or Helladic, Greece, with their exploits being recounted by Homer in his epic poem The Illiad.
Height: 5 foot 2 inches
Weight: 178 pounds
Gear: Bronze Cuirass, Bullfiddle Shield, Boar Tusk Helmet
Reign: 1500 to 1100 BC
Loyalty: Mycenean City States
Long Range Weaponry: The Bow. While the Dorian Greeks were not notorious for any major skill with bows, the Myceneans were deadly with the Bow, a fact not lost upon Homer's Odysseus, a Mycenean warlord famed for his archery.
Mid Range Weaponry: The Spear. The Spear of the Myceneans was not only able to leave a dealy puncture wound, but it was short enough to be used as a javelin for distance killing.
Short Range Weaponry: The Short Sword. As some of the top bronze workers in Europe, the Mycenean Shortsword was a short and vicious blade capable of ripping up the bodies of the Mycenean's foes.
Special Weapons: The Labrys. The Labrys was a double headed battle-axe used by the Myceneans and their enemies from Crete, the Minoans, to hack, cleave, and rend apart the bodies and armor of enemies they fought. Its use ended when the Myceneans were conquered by the Dorians in 1100 BC.
Hailing from the Andes mountains in what are now the South American Countries of Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, and Colombia, the Inca were the dominant military force in South America until the Arrival of the Conquistadores in the 1500's.
Height: 5 feet 0 inches
Weight: 156 pounds
Gear: Cotton Armor Cuirass, Wooden Shield, Cloth Helmet
Reign: 1438-1533 AD
Loyalty: Inca Empire
Long Range Weaponry: The Sling. The Sling used by the Inca was a length of braided llama wool and leather that could hurl rocks hard enough to shatter skulls.
Mid Range Weaponry: The Humanica. Made from a tubular piece of flexible wood and mounted with a stone or obsidian head, the Humanica spear was used as a devestatingly effective weapon against enemies to the Inca such as Jungle Tribes or rival clans in the Andes.
Short Range Weaponry: The Mace. The Mace of the Inca was a hunk of almond shaped stone mounted upon a wooden haft and was horrendously effective against plate armor, even the steel of the Spanish was barely enough to keep the man wearing it from dying beneath a mace blow.
Special Weapons: The Bolas. Consisting of two rocks tied to a rope of llama hair, the Bolas was thrown as a means to kill game animals, but in a pinch it could be used against humans.
Long Range Weaponry: The Mycenean's Bow took on the Inca's Sling.
The sheer reliability of the Bow, plus its ability to punch into the Inca's armor, gives the Mycenean the Edge over the Inca.
Mid Range Weaponry: The Spear and the Humanica butted heads in this test:
Even though the Mycenean's Spear was versitile in its use, the Inca takes the Edge here thanks to the sheer flexibility of the Humanica.
Short Range Weaponry: The Mace and the Short Sword were pitted against each other.
This match is Even, because while the Mace could dent and smash the Mycenean's shield and cuirass, the Mycenean's Short Sword was able to puncture the Inca's armor multiple times.
Special Weapons: The Labrys and the Bolas were tested against each other.
The Mycenean takes the Edge here with the hard hitting, death dealing, and utterly ruthless Labrys Battle Axe. The Inca's Bolas, however, was usually innacurate and when it hit it gave a slight dent at best.
The sun beat down upon the grassy plain as two men trudged along towards the center from opposite ends, each unaware of the other's existence. One of the men, a Mycenean, was clad in a massive bronze cuirass with a massive shield shaped like a bullfiddle on his left arm, a bronze tipped spear in his right hand, and upon his head sat a leather and bronze helmet covered in boar tusks and sporting a red horsehair plume. The other man on the field, an Inca, was a short man in a cotton cuirass with a small square shield on his left arm, and a tubular spear in his right hand, as well as a cloth cap fitted snugly upon his head. Eventually, the Mycenean lifted up his head, saw the Inca walking in his direction, and fitted an arrow to his Bow. The bowstring hummed as an arrow went whining through the air, eventually hitting the Inca in the shoulder. Screaming in pain, the Inca saw the Mycenean load up another arrow to his Bow, and then began to whip his Sling around wildly before releasing a stone. The stone whistled through the air, but unlike the arrow the stone missed the Mycenean by a mile, as the Mycnean shouldered his bow, and rushed headlong at the Inca, his metal arms and armor shining in the light as the distance between the two warriors closed, and the fighting began to be in ernest. Screaming in pain and rage, the Inca began thrusting the Humanica wildly, shredding up pieces of the Mycenean's shield but not actually hitting the man himself, until he hit the armor-clad Greek in the thigh. Enraged by this pain, the Mycenean slammed his shield into the Inca, knocking him down as the Mycenean picked up his own Spear, and stabbed it deep into the Inca's ribs, splintering bones and sending up a jet of blood before the Inca kicked him and sent him stumbling back. Seeing a chance to hit the Inca from a distance, the Mycenean picked up his Spear, and hurled it at the Inca, slashing the Inca's right arm before the Spear imbedded itself into the ground, while both men unsheathed their short range weapons, and prepared to renew their fight. As the Mycenean charged at the Inca, Short Sword drawn, the Inca hurled his Bolas with all his might, denting part of the Mycenean's pauldron and then falling harmlessly to the ground. Both men howled like rabid dogs as they fought, Mace against Short Sword, Bronze against Stone, and ultimately Old World vs New World before the Inca landed a powerful blow with Mace to the Mycenean's chest, causing the man to spit up blood before slashing the Inca's stomach with the Short Sword, as well as stabbing it a couple of times as the blood splashed out in a crimson mist. Screaming with pain, the Inca lifted up his Mace and knocked the Short Sword out of the Mycenean's hands, causing the Mycenean to hunker down behind his bullfiddle shield while the Inca landed blow after blow upon it. Before he knew what Happened, the Inca saw his mace cut cut in half by the Mycenean's Labrys, accompanied by the Mycenean bashing the Inca with the shield, knocking him into a tree as the Mycenean brandished the Labrys, and with one mighty blow split the Inca's head in half, brains, blood, and bone matter dripping to the ground at the Mycenean's feet. "DYUAH!" the Mycenean roared as he spat on the Inca's bloodied and mangled carcass, and then continued to walk along the field until he saw the rest of his squadron and the place where they had set up camp.
Results: Mycenean: Inca:
Long Range: 8 2
Mid Range: 6 7
Short Range: 5 5
Special: 8 4
Result: 27 18
Well y'all, it seems like the Mycenean beat the Inca by quite a margin. This goes to show y'all that no matter how mathematically advanced the Incas were, their lack of any workable metals besides Silver and Gold proved to be their downfall, as displayed here against the Myceneans, who only had copper and bronze to work with as far as metals go. Any ideas for another match? (I only do Ancient up to Early Modern, so get thinking!)