larpcraft.com larpcraft.com
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Full Armour And Light Armour.

Discussion in 'Chapter 18 Armor Definitions' started by Mur Phee, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Mur Phee

    Mur Phee Herbalist Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    City:
    Coffs Harbour
    State:
    NSW
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    If you have a suit of light armour with a chain maille and leather arming jacket as the core and a medium helm would that be allowed as full armour in a light/medium full armour suit?
     
  2. Wulfric Hrolfsson

    Wulfric Hrolfsson LarpCraft of Tea Tree Gully Host - Human Barbarian LarpCraft Host '17 Donor Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member 2017 Waivers Elder '17 Old Waiver

    Blog Posts:
    0
    City:
    Para Hills
    State:
    SA
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    So, from what you're saying -
    Medium Helmet - would be a Coif of Chainmail
    Medium Chest, with Light Chest - As you describe your Chainmail with Leather Arming Jacket.
    You would also need
    Leather Gauntlets, Leather Bracers, Leather Pauldrons, Leather Tassets, Leather Shinguard, Leather Boots...
    Pretty much you have to be wearing what would be classified as a FULL SUIT of Armour.
     
    Grath Dragous, King Murdoch McArthur and Ralik Ravenwolf Giveth praise for this remark!
  3. King Murdoch McArthur

    King Murdoch McArthur LarpCraft of Milwaukee Host, chevalier paladin Natus Gryphe Lore Master LarpCraft Host Transferred Character Myths & Legends 2017 Epic Membership 2017 Waivers Elder Lifetime Award

    Blog Posts:
    1
    City:
    New Berlin
    State:
    WI
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    Yup Wulfric is right, full means full, covers all target areas plus the head.

    Boots alone are not considered armor in most cases, but yes some sort of foot protection, i have mail sabatons on my feet usually though i do have plate ones as well....somewhere.

    I also recomend a cup for EVERY guy who is going to be fighting. Getting a wild shot there won't kill you but it sure does mess up your role play ;) Girls with more sesative...errrr...ummmm upper torsos??? Might consider padding or one of the many polymer chest protectors for women for fencing and martial arts worn under their costume. Neither effects your armor rating, but it helps stop the owies. Which are bound to happen in a game wehere people hit eachother.
     
    Grath Dragous and Wulfric Hrolfsson giveth praise for this remark!
  4. Patrick Lumhalghs

    Patrick Lumhalghs Human Warrior Myths & Legends Lifetime Award '17 Old Waiver

    Blog Posts:
    0
    City:
    Media
    State:
    PA
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    Being from the SCA, I always wear a cup. I've seen a few ballista hits on friends that have made me cringe.

    I do have to ask though, just because I'm a ****. Do I get armor points for my spring steel codpiece?
     
  5. Serena Valentina

    Serena Valentina Sorceress (mage) Natus Gryphe Lore Master Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member 2017 Waivers Blogger Elder '17 Old Waiver

    Blog Posts:
    14
    City:
    New Berlin
    State:
    WI
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    Sadly no, but I think it's be an EPIC idea, primarily with how many kids play and kids + weapon = instant crotch shot.
     
  6. King Murdoch McArthur

    King Murdoch McArthur LarpCraft of Milwaukee Host, chevalier paladin Natus Gryphe Lore Master LarpCraft Host Transferred Character Myths & Legends 2017 Epic Membership 2017 Waivers Elder Lifetime Award

    Blog Posts:
    1
    City:
    New Berlin
    State:
    WI
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    Steel cups are great. but no point value
     
  7. Mur Phee

    Mur Phee Herbalist Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    City:
    Coffs Harbour
    State:
    NSW
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    A chainmail skirt also protects from nut shots. That being said would I still require leather thigh armour if I also had chainmail from knee to hip with a split from the knees to just below the crutch still count as light full armour or would I still need the leather thigh armour?
     
  8. Grath Dragous

    Grath Dragous Orc Warrior Myths & Legends 2017 Epic Membership 2017 Waivers Elder '17 Old Waiver

    Blog Posts:
    0
    City:
    Wisconsin Rapids
    State:
    WI
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    if im not mistaken, and i will get corrected if i am, with the skirt as long as it covers 50-75% of your thighs(front and back) i think it would count towards the full armor in regards to thighs.
    see i have an interesting factor when i got my gambeson, i also got upper thigh guards made of the same material and the same way, with built in knee guards. i will probably never have full heavy armor, but i will in time get the full armor with either a light chest or medium chest(when i finish my daughters mail, then can work on mine, lol)
     
  9. Birna Fathmbjornsdottir

    Birna Fathmbjornsdottir Barbarian LarpCraft Sheboygan Elder Natus Gryphe Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers Elder Lifetime Award '17 Old Waiver

    Blog Posts:
    2
    City:
    Green Bay
    State:
    WI
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    Initial interpretation, I would say that you would need the leather thigh armor in order to get to full armor because as I understand your kit, you are planning a leather kit with a chain hauberk under your leather body armor. Is that a correct understanding of your plan?
     
  10. Wiktor Kostka

    Wiktor Kostka Retired Warrior Myths & Legends 2017 Epic Membership 2017 Waivers

    Blog Posts:
    1
    City:
    Galena
    State:
    MO
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    As far as cups go I always were one in armor. if you have steel legs and you fall wrong in ill fitting armor the top edge of the thigh plate can be driven into your groin.


    and on a side note always were a jock strap. I have a song written about me called "I pinched me winkel" (SCA fighting in the snow, no jock strap, cup cracked, tinder bits went into crack, crack closed)
     
    King Murdoch McArthur Giveth praise for this remark!
  11. Mur Phee

    Mur Phee Herbalist Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    City:
    Coffs Harbour
    State:
    NSW
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    Lesson learned. Plates in groin make tinder use awkward in the crack.
     
    Patrick Lumhalghs Giveth praise for this remark!
  12. Patrick Lumhalghs

    Patrick Lumhalghs Human Warrior Myths & Legends Lifetime Award '17 Old Waiver

    Blog Posts:
    0
    City:
    Media
    State:
    PA
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    I wear a cup in football compression shorts, and a steel codpiece outside my pants. I've seen to many ballista hits not to.
     
    Grath Dragous and King Murdoch McArthur giveth praise for this remark!
  13. Wiktor Kostka

    Wiktor Kostka Retired Warrior Myths & Legends 2017 Epic Membership 2017 Waivers

    Blog Posts:
    1
    City:
    Galena
    State:
    MO
    Country:
    Location on Map:
    reason 101 for wearing a cup. Solid spruce lance shattering on groin 4 passes in a row.
     
    Grath Dragous and King Murdoch McArthur giveth praise for this remark!