Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Links

2 comments:

Jim Jepps said...

Love the women's armour link - a bit of a bugbear of mine...

On a similar subject I went to see Conan last night. I know, I know...

Anyway - the film was full of heavily armoured dudes who needed just a touch of a sword to become a brsting bag of blood.

Man, if the armour affords them no protection why lug it around everywhere? What's it made of? Papier mache?

neil h said...

Heavy armour really doesn't give you all that much protection against a heavy blow. Unless you have the very best plate mail (which was insanely expensive) it's not worth the encumbrance and loss of mobility, which explains why it fell out of favour at the start of the renaissance.