Originally Posted by janitor
I am admitedly asuming that Louis employs his usual combination punching.
Whatever he picked up in his previous tavern brawl I guess.
Even if Louis dose this it will be a bit of a case of learning on the job.
Quite so. I've often wondered about the talent pool in the very early 19th century. Training theory was abysmal, from the manuals I've seen--one routine calls for a combination of jellied meat, chocolate, and various types of alcohol (plus a single nut for breakfast
), while others consisted of dehydrating the guy until he's nearly dead mixed with vomiting and a diet of a single type of meat and dry bread.
On the other hand, there seems to have been a relatively large base to build on--plenty of local champions at country fairs and suchlike, a relatively sophisticated support establishment, and a large population of fit young men from heavy manual labor jobs. Plus, of course, that unnatural toughness that comes from living under third world conditions.