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Aztec Weapons and warfare

Aztec weapons were among the greatest of Aztec accomplishments. Aztec warfare was highly inconspicuous, organised and successful. The weapons the Aztecs utilized were categorized differently and all unique.

Atlatls                                                                                                                                     An essential weapon used in general Aztec warfare. A spear with a handle on one particular end and a long hook at the other end that propels the weapon much farther than it would normally go.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This weapon can be used for long ranged combat and short ranged combat which overpowers the bow and arrow which is insufficient. When thrown, it is capable of going over 100 meters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Atlats was the primary weapon the Aztecs used to gain leverage over the opposing units during war. They would also achieve greater velocity while demonstarting the act of throwing a spear; dealing more damage.                                                                                                                                                              Spears and Lances                                                                                                             Spears and lances were over 7 feet long, extremely sharp. The blade was one foot long and was known to pierce Spanish Armor, and also strong enough that soldiers would use them to shave.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maquahuitl                                                                                                                            Possibly the best know war related weapon used by the Aztecs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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