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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby OverLoad » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:35 pm

I'd keep it lightweight, with lots of visibility. That leaves me with either a nasal helmet (or some variant of, such as Viking helmets with the guards around the eyes) or a kettle helmet.

A big, heavy helmet won't be of much use if you can't move around with it!
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby Sir Erathor » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:02 am

OverLoad wrote:A big, heavy helmet won't be of much use if you can't move around with it!

That's very true! If you can move around with it, though... ;)
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby GyustSil » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:18 pm

I've just saw this thread, very interesting BTW :)
In battle, I think I would wear a islamic styled helmet, such as this:
http://art.thewalters.org/detail/14181/helmet-with-neck-guard-of-mail-and-nose-guard/
I gives a relativly good protection with good visibility.
And it also has a very nice design :)
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby Brickninja » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:51 pm

GyustSil wrote:I've just saw this thread, very interesting BTW :)
In battle, I think I would wear a islamic styled helmet, such as this:
http://art.thewalters.org/detail/14181/helmet-with-neck-guard-of-mail-and-nose-guard/
I gives a relativly good protection with good visibility.
And it also has a very nice design :)

Looks intimidating, like that of the elf guards in DOS, but I would worry that if you took a blow to the face the chain mail rings could get hammered into the skins and cause injury and possibly infection. It has happened to people wearing mail before, and if that happened to your face.... :o But it's a cool looking helmet nonetheless! :D
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby OverLoad » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:56 pm

Brickninja wrote:
GyustSil wrote:I've just saw this thread, very interesting BTW :)
In battle, I think I would wear a islamic styled helmet, such as this:
http://art.thewalters.org/detail/14181/helmet-with-neck-guard-of-mail-and-nose-guard/
I gives a relativly good protection with good visibility.
And it also has a very nice design :)

Looks intimidating, like that of the elf guards in DOS, but I would worry that if you took a blow to the face the chain mail rings could get hammered into the skins and cause injury and possibly infection. It has happened to people wearing mail before, and if that happened to your face.... :o But it's a cool looking helmet nonetheless! :D


Better than the direct blow to the face, which would ensure there'd be an injury! :twitch:
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby GyustSil » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:11 pm

Brickninja wrote:Looks intimidating, like that of the elf guards in DOS, but I would worry that if you took a blow to the face the chain mail rings could get hammered into the skins and cause injury and possibly infection. It has happened to people wearing mail before, and if that happened to your face.... :o But it's a cool looking helmet nonetheless! :D

I really woudn't like that to happen! :lol: Chainmail really had some problems, but, overall, I provided good defence against the weapons they had on that time.
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby Brickninja » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:10 am

GyustSil wrote:
Brickninja wrote:Looks intimidating, like that of the elf guards in DOS, but I would worry that if you took a blow to the face the chain mail rings could get hammered into the skins and cause injury and possibly infection. It has happened to people wearing mail before, and if that happened to your face.... :o But it's a cool looking helmet nonetheless! :D

I really woudn't like that to happen! :lol: Chainmail really had some problems, but, overall, I provided good defence against the weapons they had on that time.

Agreed, I would definitely wear chain mail on the body, as it looks way cooler than plate armor, and with some kind of leather padding underneath to cushion the blows and prevent that injury.
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby Jackson of Garheim » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:07 pm

I would choose a close helmet; a bit heavy, but a lot of protection :) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_helmet
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Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

Postby Sir Erathor » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:35 am

Jackson of Garheim wrote:I would choose a close helmet; a bit heavy, but a lot of protection :) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_helmet

Those helmets are pretty cool, and rather effective too!
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