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Author Topic: What's the Ideal Armour Setup?  (Read 4122 times)


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Re: What's the Ideal Armour Setup?
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2014, 06:57:54 am »

Has anyone experience with metal masks? I get an annual delivery from my gobbos, and my civilians like wearing them. Would it be a good idea to give them to the military instead?

As said below, no. Masks only cover the head, with only partial coverage, and they're shaped. Helms are better.

And as you observed, they are not defined as armour - which is why civilians will wear them, and why they wear out.

My standard .34 armour setup is
mail shirt
(high) boots
shield (any)

All but the shield metal. If better metals are available in small amounts, helm and mail have priority. I rarely bother making breastplates - by the time my soldiers can wear both a mail shirt and a plate without being slowed to a crawl, they won't get hit any longer anyway. If the soldiers prove rudimentarily competent in equipping themselves, i also allow them to wear cloaks, hoods and socks; usually they have to do without. Haven't played much .40 yet, so haven't an idea whether loading soldiers up with more armour earlier is feasible now.
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