Remember Alexander, Arsames, Caesar, Sulla, Marius, the Scipios, Hannibal, Pompey, or Clovis to name a few? And let's not forget Genghis Kahn who alone was responsible for the deaths of tens of millions by mostly arrows and axe beheadings.
In the battle of Cannae (second Punic war) alone Hannibal's army killed 50-70 thousand Romans with swords, knives, spears, trajectories, and tramplings.
The use of gun powder was not recorded by Europeans until the late 13th century. Firearms were not seen until the late 15th century with the Ottoman's infantry.
Lil' military history for anyone who who may give a hoot. Most don't. It fascinates me.