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Weapons used in the battles

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Weapons and Armours Used!

Weapons

Some soldiers were armed with muskets. Other soldiers were armed with long swords with a dagger tucked into their waist belts. These men were specialists in close combat. Besides muskets and swords, spears and pikes were also used in the fighting.

A cannon used in the Selangor Civil War.
(from the Selangor State Museum)

Armours

The soldiers were dressed in coarse cotton cloths with straw sandals for their feet. Many had leather breastplates strapped to their chests to act as armour. They also carried wooden shields to ward off attacks by dagger and pike. The men wore split coconut shells to protect their skulls. Higher-ranking soldiers wore bronze helmets that provide better protection.

 

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