Changes to the 'turn on a dime'



  • @yush:

    Lance - i was waiting for Your answer :)

    You are THE man with KNOWLEDGE :)

    Now i am starting to believe that story i stumbled upon some time ago, when a bunch of peasants dumped a king from a horse and tried to kill him / hurt him for about 30 minutes, until the succor came and put healthy king back on the saddle. King was, of course, in full-plate-shit.

    Damn, those days were so cool and are so underestimated, and popular knowledge of those ages as dark ages is bullshit.

    There are so many versions of that story and it’s propably fake. Anyway, everything that peasants could have were pitchforks so their only chance to kill the king was finding a hole between the parts of his plate armor.



  • @Petters:

    @yush:

    Lance - i was waiting for Your answer :)

    You are THE man with KNOWLEDGE :)

    Now i am starting to believe that story i stumbled upon some time ago, when a bunch of peasants dumped a king from a horse and tried to kill him / hurt him for about 30 minutes, until the succor came and put healthy king back on the saddle. King was, of course, in full-plate-shit.

    Damn, those days were so cool and are so underestimated, and popular knowledge of those ages as dark ages is bullshit.

    There are so many versions of that story and it’s propably fake. Anyway, everything that peasants could have were pitchforks so their only chance to kill the king was finding a hole between the parts of his plate armor.

    Clearly you haven’t been paying attention. Please do not post an uneducated opinion on the facts of the matter that have been discussed, gone over, and actual historic evidence has dis-proven your uneducated statement through and through, they were not ‘pitchfork’ armed and the king himself would NEVER show his face on the front lines of a peasant revolt, let alone actually be at Wisby for the encounter in the first place. Do some more research before you go on about something you know little to nothing about.



  • I am just telling the story i heard :)
    And as every story it has a bunch of lies in it probably. So it was 10 minutes, not 30. It wasn’t bunch of peasants but three of them and it was not the king -_-
    :P



  • well yea, in any case, anger ridden common folk wouldnt have the calm sense to shove a knife in between the plates, they would just be so angry, they would be bashing whatever they could, and armor being as well made as it was (a suit of armor then was like buying a house now, and not a small one, a 4 bed 3 bath house on 2 acres of land)
    Moral of the story is, armor is there for your protection, and your life could depend on it.



  • Thats why i want some blows to be just bounced off heavy plated knight’s armor.



  • Yes but peasents are a smart bunch sometimes when they are angry.

    Take the french, Sure this is some time ahead but the guillotine. A tool of model speed used to take out the anger of kings alike.

    Yes off topic and yes a few hundred years in the future but i still dare say a few peasent may have toppled a king or 2.

    On topic, turn on a dime with full armour, Possible i believe but i still think for gameplay sake that there should be some difference in speed. i know for a fact that i personally couldnt keep up a good pace for over 20 mins in that stuff. Been there, Done that.



  • It´s probably offtopic but as you are talking about armors and there is an expert what do you think of the kevlar-knight-armour of the movie doomsday?

    @yush:

    Damn, those days were so cool and are so underestimated, and popular knowledge of those ages as dark ages is bullshit.

    Yeah being a nobleman in arms in the middle ages was pretty sweet but do not forget the continuos wars, the ravenous hunger, the bubonic plague and other diseases, the unhygienic conditions, the abusive and inhuman feudal cast system and the almost absolute ignorance and lack of culture of most of the population. The dark ages were as dark as my asshole don´t fool yourself and be grateful to live like kings in this age instead of being lying in the ground watching your blood mixing the dirt.



  • To field this idea you have about kevlar knight armor.
    In a post-apocalyptic setting, the combination of various medieval styled armors coupled with kevlar, would provide an ideal protection from the undead and various assholes who are trying to kill other people.



  • No undead ones in that movie just infected guys who were dying because the doomsday virus, they look horrible but they didn´t eat any human flesh.

    In the movie that armor was for the executioner of the “king” of scotland and all the other medieval soldiers that he commands to kill everyone who say anything against him.

    But I was curious about the posibility of making that kind of armors and if with kevlar they will be better or worst than usual medieval armors. I mean kevlar armors are not usually made for confronting swords.



  • @Grangoko:

    No undead ones in that movie just infected guys who were dying because the doomsday virus, they look horrible but they didn´t eat any human flesh.

    In the movie that armor was for the executioner of the “king” of scotland and all the other medieval soldiers that he commands to kill everyone who say anything against him.

    But I was curious about the posibility of making that kind of armors and if with kevlar they will be better or worst than usual medieval armors. I mean kevlar armors are not usually made for confronting swords.

    They make stab vests to go under kevlar for a reason. Kevlar is a high density cloth, thats about it.
    Some body armors have ceramic plates, but a hammer or heavy blow could, in theory, break them.
    Its hit or miss, something i havent tried, nor think anyone else has.
    But i do know kevlar is not melee weapon proof.
    interesting theory for discussion, just not here, maybe in another section like off topic


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