If there was ever a weapon that defined the era of close quarter combat, then surely it is the Axe. Vikings for example, were known to use a variety of different weapons including axes and are often portrayed in film and books using them. The Viking Axe discussed here is perhaps different from those often … More Axes- Medieval Choppers!
Able to batter the opposition and cleave through ranks of foes. The greatsword is a weapon to be feared. #roleplay games #dnd #medieval weapons … More Greatswords-The Damage Dealers Choice!
(werner22brigitte Pixabay) The Spear. In its simplest form, a sharpened pointy stick. Archaeology suggests it is one of the first tools used in hunting. Ancient cave paintings often show scenes of hunting, the spear is one of the tools being used. It didn’t take long for the humble pointy stick to have a metal tip … More The Spear-A weapon for all!
(Yuri B- Pixabay) Knights in shining armour, Lorica Segmentata, Agincourt. These are all examples of plate mail worn and in action. Platemail is the ultimate in protection for a soldier. It is also the most expensive to make and the heaviest to wear. Plate as it is also known has actually been around for quite … More Platemail-The ultimate in protection!
(LadyEarlene Pixabay) Famously known as the miniature wargame launched by someone called Gary Gygax. Chainmail was also a type of armour, who’d have thought! With origins as far back as the 4th Century BCE, historical sources suggest that chainmail was originally invented by the Celtic tribes of Europe. This excellent article explains in detail how mail armour (as it … More Chainmail-Rings of Protection!