Wasn't sure where to post this so I placed it here any mod feel free to move to where it belongs
Just wanted to drop two links to point the way to a couple of resources medieval sword-fighting techniques derived from the surviving manuals and accounts so if you want to you can roleplay more than just swinging a sword with your fighter!
The first one is a recreation of techniques shown on the Fiore dei Liberi (1340s-1420s) manual, done by HEMA Italia (HEMA= Historical European Martials Arts, an organization dedicated to the preservation and reconstruction of historical fencing)
The second one is the youtube channel for Schola Gladiatoria a HEMA school from England, the historian Matt Easton who is an instructor there has posted a large number of videos detailing all sorts of interesting info on european martial arts, I recommend anyone who has any sort of interest to check it out as the videos are not long (the longest ones are about 10 minutes) and have all sort of nice tidbits that can be incorporated into roleplay and what I like about him most is that he always quotes his sources and where is he getting his info from which as a history student myself is a big deal to me.
Anyway I hope this helps some folks expand their roleplay or at least entertain for a while!
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