Heraldic Targe

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Thus begins my thousand year reign of blood!
The Demoman LARPing with his imaginary shield

The Heraldic Targe is a scrapped secondary weapon for the Demoman. It was added to the game files in the December 23, 2010 Patch and removed entirely in the January 9, 2014 Patch.

It is unclear what the weapon would have been like, although it is highly likely that it would have been a replacement for the Chargin' Targe.

Filename strings for a Chargin' Targe with support for the Decal Tool were later found in some .lst files from the December 17, 2010 Patch when the cp_degrootkeep.lst file in the tf\reslists folder was added;


The Chargin' Targe's c_model (normal & festive) files are located in tf/models/weapons/c_models/c_targe/, where the c_targe_user.mdl model was supposedly located. However, the c_targe_user.mdl model has not appeared in the game files. The model residing in the same directory as the Chargin' Targe's models could indicate that the Heraldic Targe was to be a Chargin' Targe that could have a decal to.

Update history

December 17, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added the cp_degrootkeep.lst file which contained staging build content filenames.

December 23, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added data to the Heraldic Targe.

January 9, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Removed Heraldic Targe from tf_english.txt.