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Forum: History 26 March 2008, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Troberg
The surprise might make you flinch, but there is...

The surprise might make you flinch, but there is no chance that you'll get knocked back, or you'll have archers falling over when firing. It's the same basic principle that Hollywood breaks when...
Forum: History 26 March 2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Troberg
It will not penetrate the plate. Chainmail, yes,...

It will not penetrate the plate. Chainmail, yes, but not a full plate armour. It may have the kinetic energy, but the arrow is not strong enough to transfer that energy, instead turning it into a...
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Troberg
Good point. Most of the suits of armour we see...

Good point. Most of the suits of armour we see today standing in mansions being decorative were made exactly for that purpose, long after they had ceased to be used for real. For a while, it was...
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Troberg
Outside battle and show, if armour was used, it...

Outside battle and show, if armour was used, it was probably chainmail. Good protection, comfortable to wear.

I don't think they needed much protection from bandits anyway. Killing a nobleman...
Forum: History 25 March 2008, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Troberg
I have a couple of friends in ARMA (...

I have a couple of friends in ARMA ( http://www.thearma.org/ ), and I've seen them both put on and use heavy armour. This is not "for show" replicas, this is replicas that's authentic in design,...
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