As the series progressed, however, the show started to be less about what the experts had to say and more of what the hosts had to say. Leo is right, Mac just seemed to say the same things over and over again. He was very enthusiastic (and, from the Nick Hughes interview on the Deadliest Podcast, someone who the military experts talked to alot) but repetitive nonetheless. The Hernan Cortes/Ivan the Terrible and Rangers/North Koreans match, aside from an observation here and there, had very little perspective from the scholars. I was actually miffed that they didin't talk too much about the training regimement of the Rangers.
Pirateokay, Pirate vs. ming warrior
Nest of Bees
3 Barrel Pole Gun
Blunderbuss vs. Nest of Bees - One is only accurate at short range, while the other has long range capabilities but is very inaccurate. I would go with blunderbuss. Nest of Bees may miss a shot, but with the Blunderbuss, as long as I'm within range, I will hit you.
Flintlock vs. 3 Barrel Pole Gun - 3 Barrel Pole Gun all the way. More shots and a further distance
Grenado vs. Mechanical Landmine - Mechanical Landmine. That thing had multiple explosions as well as used the same principle of shrapnel as the Grenado.
Cutlass vs. Dao - Edge to the Dao. Both cut those pigs very well, but the Dao could chop and stab. Could the Cutlass do that? Probably, but we never saw it used that way.
Boarding Ax vs. ?????? - No weapon to compare here, so it goes to the Boarding Axe.
I think the Ming Warrior takes it. The main reason he couldn't beat the Musketeer was because of the Musketeer's armor. Without that, Pirate is finished,