If you haven’t seen this documentary, you really should. Even if you aren’t a gamer but have some interest in the the history of swordplay, watch it.
This documentary is focused the history of the sword and especially in the scope of the Western world. The rise and fall the art and those attempting to recreate either physically or through scholarly research.
IMHO, one of the most important things to take from this is that despite the misconception that Western swordsmanship was just pretty much a bunch of guys keeping swinging until the other guys stopped moving. Check out you might learn something and might be a little surprised.