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Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:13 pm
by Sir Erathor
I always have debates with my friends about this! I, for one, would use a great helm if I was in the thick of battle, though they can be cumbersome. There are many different kids, so give me your opinions!

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:10 am
by theboywarrior
The Aventail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aventail

Flexible protection for the neck, and a sturdy helm. While there is no facial protection, it would be more comfortable and lighter than most other types.

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:56 am
by Sir Erathor
Yes, that's a lot of good protection, though I would still want my beautiful face to be preserved :P

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:27 am
by Brickninja
The rohirrim/hoplite style helmet, with the nose and cheek guards. Not only does it look cool, but it has just the right amount of visibility and non cumbersomeness(is that a word?) But still provides a good amount of protection.

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:14 pm
by Sir Erathor
Brickninja wrote:The rohirrim/hoplite style helmet, with the nose and cheek guards. Not only does it look cool, but it has just the right amount of visibility and non cumbersomeness(is that a word?) But still provides a good amount of protection.

Very nice indeed, I like them a lot :D

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:43 pm
by Aeridian
I'm a fan of the Sallet, or a variation of it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallet

It can go from almost a simple bucket design to a more elegant and crafted helm with a visor.

Do you mean this helmet Brickninja? Because it's also pretty sweet:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Barbuta.jpg

Close fitting, with full head protection and good visibility, these two are on the top of my list.

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:19 pm
by Brickninja
Aeridian wrote:I'm a fan of the Sallet, or a variation of it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallet

It can go from almost a simple bucket design to a more elegant and crafted helm with a visor.

Do you mean this helmet Brickninja? Because it's also pretty sweet:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Barbuta.jpg

Close fitting, with full head protection and good visibility, these two are on the top of my list.

Yes, that general design, but shaped a little closer to this.http://collecttolkien.com/images/Helmet ... %20$30.jpg

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:15 am
by Tower of Iron Will
Aeridian wrote:I'm a fan of the Sallet, or a variation of it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallet

It can go from almost a simple bucket design to a more elegant and crafted helm with a visor.



I'd have to agree on this choice if I had to wear armor. But to be fair, I'm not an armorer nor do I have the first hand knowledge (fighting with real swords in armor) to make a fully informed decision. The sallet looks cool, but then so do a lot of them.
-Tower

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:31 pm
by richardanthonyc
Definitely not the Corinthian Hoplite helm! Scary looking but leaves you practically deaf :lol:

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:02 pm
by Brickninja
Dude, I love the Corinthian hoplite helm! So awesome! I haven't taken offense, just there aren't actually that many helmet with the same problem. Gotta protect those ears. :)

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:25 pm
by richardanthonyc
Oh yeah it is really cool alright but all the same I want to hear what my commander is saying :lol:

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:14 am
by Sir Erathor
Yes, it leaves you *slightly* deaf (!), but it was very effective at protecting the wearer. It was used by quite a few successful armies, and if it worked for them, it must've been quite good ;)
At least they scared the heck out of the enemy, another advantage!

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:17 am
by Sir Erathor
I went to Edinburgh Castle in the summer, and there my dad (and I, though it was too big) tried on a great helm. Dad loved it. He had tried others, and said it was very comfortable and fitted perfectly. I just found that interesting, as people often say that great helms are rather uncomfortable.

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:28 am
by Brickninja
What I meant to say earlier is that there aren't actually a lot of helmets that don't make you slightly deaf.

Re: Which helmet would you use in battle?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:04 pm
by Sir Erathor
Brickninja wrote:What I meant to say earlier is that there aren't actually a lot of helmets that don't make you slightly deaf.

Agreed, but then your enemy has to put up with that too ;)