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Author Topic: Arrow and Armour  (Read 2711 times)

caldrail

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Arrow and Armour
« on: February 01, 2022, 02:41:39 AM »
We've all heard players telling their GM that "I'm collecting the arrows" after they slaughter hapless villains. The assumption is that arrows are still good to go. Really? I present a thought provoking video about modern experiments in archery.

https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE

So. The conclusions are that chainmail isn't that protective against archery. A well designed metal plate armour can be very protective, but still transmits the shock of the impact. An external Jupon, or padded layer, will help mitigate the impact by a certain margin. And the heavy longbow pull does not allow the lightning quick fusilade of fantasy films. Food for thought. Let's hear yours....