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Title: Dark Albion Questions
Post by: PencilBoy99 on December 23, 2020, 11:01:10 AM
1. About what time in the real world is equivalent to Dark Albion?

2. I noticed in Lion and Dragon there are guns but also lots of people in Plate Armor and bowmen. Didn't guns make Plate Armor and bowmen extraneous. Guns punch right through plate armor and it's much quicker to train a gunman than use the English Longbow.
Title: Re: Dark Albion Questions
Post by: Eirikrautha on February 21, 2021, 03:20:17 PM
Guns punch right through plate armor

It's much quicker to train a gunman than use the English Longbow.
False, and true.  Early firearms did not punch through plate (in fact, many surviving sets of armor from that period have visible "proving" marks where they were tested by firing a firearm at them and showing it would not penetrate).  Instead, really heavy armor was a response to early firearms (you didn't need full plate to stop a sword or spear).  Later, when the power and availability of firearms became more of a factor, they did become much easier to equip troops with (and far easier to train them in using).  From that point forward, heavy armor became more trouble than it was worth...