Can we discuss historical armor and weapons in this board?
If so, historical armor and weapons thread.
crusader armor makes me hard
I love all types of roman armour and weapons and just roman history in general.
motherfuckers don't know about pier gerlofs big willy
finally I have reason to image dump all these stuff I've got from /tg/
That pic is actually Polybian era, you can see the hastati and principes are wielding gladii, during the Camillan era everyone had hastae.
I never understood the deal with Greek/Roman helmets and their crests. Someone kind enough to explain it to me?
Is it true, that Sardinians and Celts were of the same Bronze age culture when it came to Swords? Seeing as they both practically used the same type of Bronze sword.
pic related from Scotland
I guess it dose make sense giving that they mostly fought with pole arms and bows.
>tfw /his/ is becoming a board of memes
Just stop fucking posting, please. I beg of you. Plate was used by everyone who could fucking buy it, from the rich ass german kings in the 12th century to the 17th century cavaliers
I wish I could find more images with a leather armor.
Actually, 13th, that was my mistake. But yeah, up in Germany and the HRE, rich ass nobles started to commission it. And yes, it was super fucking expensive and time consuming, but it certainly did exist. Plate only became common as most people know it in the 15th and 16th
Seldom existed, at least in the medieval period as far as I know. Cloth and aketons are superior
He never said anyone, all that was said was that rich people could have it.
Plate armor was barely used at all in the medieval period but it was used extensively in the Renaissance and this is a fact,
>16th century European like pic related and Maximilian
>Roman late polybian era/marian reform
>sengoku jidai Japan
>one painting from the hundred year war?
I take it you've never actually seen any other ones? Because this is common fucking knowledge you twit
Holy fucking shit, how do you come to a history board and not even comprehend basic English, I never said anyone, I said the rich and some men at arms who had it given to them by a lord.
>not realizing i was using it as a geographic location rather than actual germany
>ignoring the fact that i fucking said HRE
Tu quoque faggot
A Filipino sword, famously used for getting rid of Spain fucking shits
Full plate armor was completely common for men-at-arms of the first third of the 16th century.
It saw widespread use in Central and Western Europe, and in the 15th century too.
It was only past the first third of the 16th century when post-Maximilian, three quarter armor became popular. Full plate died out of impracticality due to firearms; nothing to do with feasibility or availability.
You would have to be literally retarded to think it was some rarity.
Mixing /tg/ and history perhaps, but what do you guys think of the practical use of armoured-mask type headgear like King Baldwin of Jerusalem in kingdom of heaven, the harpies in asoiaf, and the ordinators in Morrowind?
Are there any more historical examples of it? I feel like it would be pretty genius for a pre-modern gestapo caste hiding their identities
Im not so sure about this one, is it a real weapon or just some decoration for ceremonial stuff?
>Are there any more historical examples of it?
>I feel like it would be pretty genius for a pre-modern gestapo caste hiding their identities
Primary application was Hippika gymnasia.
Otherwise, you have the grotesque and parade helmets of the Renaissance.
wouldn't standard stone sling shots be more accurate than this this?
Superior Dacian falx folded 1000 times can cut through roman armour and shields romans go home
It has a name (flamberge) so I'd be inclined to believe it was actually used, waiting for someone who knows his shit to confirm or infirm
>I'm no expert by any means
>but masks seem a lot less clunky than standard helmets
what the fuck does that even mean?
that's the stupidest thing I've read on this board so far.
how are helmets 'clunky'?
masks with tiny eye-shaped holes are effectively useless.
>add an intimidation factor
constricted vision is not intimidating.
The Romans pretty much stole everything. They used Hispanic swords and armor, Greek throwing and siege weapons, and Gallic helmets
A dart is a horrible thing to get hit by.
accuracy was never the main point, the main use of this was people throwing random shit, to have you in a constant state of cover.
It's similar to today's covering fire, it's not meant to be accurate, it's meant to keep you occupied and tired while the hastati chop you to pieces.
>light weighing facial protection vs a tremendous oversized metal piece of shit limiting your mobility
>light weighing facial protection
You mean ineffective and worthless facial protection? A piece of metal which restricts your vision, fails to block or deflect arrows or strikes, and transmits the full force of a hit to your face?
Not even a little
What the fuck are you talking about
>metal piece of shit
You know literally nothing, go back to lurking.
>limiting your mobility
>light weighing facial protection
A metallic mask hanging from your face will not be light.
> vs a tremendous oversized metal piece of shit limiting your mobility
Except for the fact that most 16th century helmets in no way limited mobility, and were sizable so your skull didn't get crushed.
Are you that mentally deficient that you can't understand how important helmets were? Head = dead. Helmets come first.
On second thought Im not so sure about the accuracy of these gloves.
Flamberge swords were actually used as parrying with one supposedly caused interesting vibrations on the other person's sword and supposedly made them slightly better when used against pole arms.
Generally these were for two handed swords and not rapiers, so no idea what's going on in that photo.
And it seems I was right, a reverse search leads us to deviantart, where some guy has made "a viking helmet".
He is very likely inspired by the Valsgärde helmet.
Sorry pal but I only have this gif saved on my pc.