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Arrow and Armour


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.

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....


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