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Old 07-13-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Default So who do you think were tougher?

The Celts or The Vikings...most will probably say the vikings...but i think it could be a close call...

So if you took a celt and then took a viking...who would win in a fight?

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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What kind of a Celt? For instance a Gallic noble of Caesar's time or a member of the Royal Irish Fusliers armed with a Lee-Enfield? One of Prince Charles's Highlanders with sword and targe or a modern Irish soldier with a Steyr-Aug assault rifle?

My money's on the guy with Steyr-Aug.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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See I could of gone into more detail like you did my friend...but i guess i just meant over all...
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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thinking more a long the lines of a tough highlander celt!
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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Well there were over 290 tribes of Celts through out europe but i would put them at their height in power in 60 A.D. when the Iceni clan under Boudica almost succeeded in driving out the Romans until finally powerful Roman General Suetonius met her at the Battle of Watling Road in which 10,000 Romans defeated some 80,000 Iceni and Trinovantes Celtic warriors.

Infact today if you dig down some 30 feet into the earth in certain parts of London you'll come across ''Boudica's Ash'' as she burnt the entire city to the ground in 60 A.D. as the remnants of that are still there today.

So i can't select a Viking clan as i don't know enough about them thru out their 250 years of raiding but i'd say the Iceni's were some badass Celtic warriors back then.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Not sure who was "tougher".. but the Celts and Vikings were not always at each other's throats...Viking | Celtic Myth Podshow Latest News
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:54 AM
 
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It all depends.

The Celts from the Alps and modern day Austria and southern Germania were very fierce, they invaded Greece (Dorians) and Italy. Rome finally pacified them after many struggles. It seems they were related with Roman and that settled things.

The Gauls (Celt culture), (the French), they fell in one Campaign, well, they were French..

Picts, fierce fighters, the Roman could never conquer them.

Celtic-Iberians, Romans fiercest enemies (Numantia).


As to the Vikings, they were very intrepid thiefs that always attacked by surprise, whenever they faced a serious enemy, they were always vanquished. They had no honour, and they could be easely bought. Their women were beautiful and a great asset in their exchanges.

They were just pirates.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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The viking terrorized the irish who were true celts so I'd go with the vikings.
If you watch the world strongmen contests, probably 3/4 are swedes, norwegians fins or germans or poles with a few americans mixed in.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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Well again it depends on which time era and which clans of Celts or Vikings as some of the Celts go back to 500 A.D. and the Vikings were raiding in 1,000 A.D.

Is it the Iceni Celts of 60 A.D. under Boudica who sacked London vs the Vikings of 866 A.D. under Ivar the Boneless who sacked York or is it the Senones Celts of 390 B.C. under Brennus who conquered Rome vs the Vikings of 911 A.D.under Rollo who conquered Normandy etc..etc..etc.. and so we just can't say that a Viking or a Celt was tougher than the other through out their long histories of warfare.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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6 FOOT

Vikings were raiders and opportunists, not warriors.
They used Drakkars and inside information from disaffected noblemen or rivals to attack the softest points.
When they knew that an army was coming, they always fled or offered their services as mercenaries.
Senone Celts did not conquer Rome, but they received a hughe ransom.
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