[Runequest] ***SPAM*** Armour weight/enc

Tony Den postmaster at runequest.za.org
Tue Nov 17 20:40:22 EST 2009

Pete Nash wrote:
> And here's another text, which although underplaying the protective value
> of
> sheet bronze, shows an example of a battle damaged bronze helmet about
> 2/3rds of the way through the article... which shows (at least to me) that
> despite denting, the thin bronze definitely prevented penetration from
> edged
> weapons.  Considering the movement of opponents during normal combat and
> inherent deflection angles of curved surfaces, bronze armour was very
> functional.
> http://www.ffzg.hr/arheo/ska/tekstovi/tale_sword.PDF
Wasn't one of the major advantages the famed 300 spartans had was that a
lare number of the persians they faced had wicker shields and/or armour
whereas the hoplites had bronze?

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