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Forum: History 26 March 2008, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Ravenhull
Icon81 I'll one up the stinky armor story. A guy in our...

I'll one up the stinky armor story. A guy in our local group fights irregularly... and has a habit of simply keeping his armor in the trunk of his car.
Forum: History 26 March 2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,857
Posted By Ravenhull
Glasses Well, at Agincort, it was the slaughter of the...

Well, at Agincort, it was the slaughter of the nobles that made the news. As for armored archers, it was amusing that even those who heavily used archers, like the English at Agincort, had low...
Forum: History 26 March 2008, 06:23 AM
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Views: 28,857
Posted By Ravenhull
Icon102 I've seen recent tests involving testing metal...

I've seen recent tests involving testing metal plate of the same level of quality as period armor versus bodkin heads typical of the time. The issue was found that while the armor was made of good...
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,857
Posted By Ravenhull
Read This! My comment on bows was based on the protagonist...

My comment on bows was based on the protagonist wearing maile.

For those who aren't familiar with it, maile functioned mainly by turning a large cutting weapon into a large blunt weapon. A man in...
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 11:31 AM
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Views: 28,857
Posted By Ravenhull
Icon22 Oh, and as for bandits and such, they would be...

Oh, and as for bandits and such, they would be lucky to have a bit of leather, or maybe some metal rings sewn on, as their protection. They would certainly avoid an obviously armed traveler unless...
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Ravenhull
Icon07 Osprey publications has many books covering...

Osprey publications has many books covering various periods and regions and seem to be pretty accurate with their arms and armaments.

My guess would be that a knight who would own plate that is...
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Ravenhull
Troberg has some excellent points there too.

Troberg has some excellent points there too.
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 10:28 AM
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Views: 28,857
Posted By Ravenhull
Icon07 Well, part of the reason I got into the SCA was...

Well, part of the reason I got into the SCA was because of a facination with medival weapons and armor.

In a nutshell, plate armor meant for 'normal' warfare was custom fitted and offered the...
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