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Post your favorite armours and/or uniforms from any time and place in history.
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I will bump some pictures, here is Charles V parade helmet.
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Also, feel free to write facts about the armour you are posting.
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>>1325014
>>1325030

Why do important people dress like shit nowadays? If you saw someone wearing something like this, you would immediately know that he was a big guy. Now everyone wears suits.
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>>1325033
I don't think it really matters nowadays.
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>>1325014
Are these actual armors or just decorations made by nobles to show off their wealth?
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>>1325033
Suit is more practical.
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>>1325033
There are no great leaders anymore. Everyone is just a thief and puppet. They aren't worthy to wear a suit of armour like that.
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>>1325033
>now everybody wears suits.

Yes, but idk, maybe it's because of my job and shit, but there's a huge difference in some shmuck wearing a Calvin Klein suit and guess watch and a man wearing a Rolex with a Louis Vuitton suit and shoes.

That's how you know someone is big now a days. Step your game up little nigga.
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>>1325033
Anyone can afford to be gaudy now so it doesn't set you apart like it used to.

Suits are kind of like uniforms and the elite will wear expensive watches, sunglasses and things like insignias.
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I got R.R. McIan's Clans of the Scottish Highlands for my birthday. It's really great.
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>>1325041
Parade armours
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>>1325077
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>>1325033
>you would immediately know that he was a big guy
For you
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>>1325041
Just because armor looks fancy doesn't mean it's purely decorative.

It's like if you saw a rock musician with a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, you wouldn't assume that they never actually played it.

Also check out how Scottish this armor is
>them thistles
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>>1325111
Just imagine how satisfactory it was to wear this.
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>>1325111
>>1325129
Looks more like its meant for decorations tbqh. Why put all that time into making it pretty? A war armor would be an efficiency machine, not a beauty parlor metal.
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>>1325176
>thinks armor cant be pretty and effective
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>>1325111
>>1325176
After doing a bit of search, looks like I was right. This is a decorative piece rather than a war armor. Worn by this prince(ss). A 16 year old prince to be precise.
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>>1325105
I was gonna post this but I'm glad I didn't because I didn't have the picture so yours was funnier.
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>>1325014
chainmail vest and helmet worn by Kondo isami, the commander of the shinsengumi.

The shinsengumi were a paramiltary unit charged with maintaining order in Kyoto during the bakumatsu.

The chain mail, I believe would have been worn under his cloths
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>>1325050

Kings are the biggest thieves of all
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>>1325077

gorgeous
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From around the world
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As far as practicality goes, which nations were the best? I like the royak armor and all, but what did the majority of knights and soldiers wore?
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>>1325101
That's fucking dope, context?
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>>1327080
>oceania
why does it look like a poorly made action hero with a outfit and a sword made of aquatic and marine shit?
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>>1327080
I don't like to be that guy, but the african one looks extremely asian.
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>>1325033
We live in a society of merchants, not nobles.
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>>1327056
This looks gorgeous and practical as well.
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>>1325033
Because of
1) Westernization
European empires roamed the world convincing everyone that your aesthetics are shit. Idiots believe them.
2) Nationalism & Democracy
Claims of pluralism and egalitarianism led to leaders of nations wearing pleb tier shit because of it.

You want important people to dress otherwise? Look to monarchies, theocracies, and military dictatorships. Not in republics.
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>>1325189
>thinks having big grabby-horns on the head is effective
So yer enemy can take hold of your helmet more easily and throw you down by it, or strangle you, or have more leverage to knock it off yer head?
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OP here, another armour bump.
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>>1327879
Portuguese Harquebusier's armour during D. Pedro II's rule.
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>>1327056
Looks like hes got skate shoes on.
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>>1327257
When, where? You have to be more precise.
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>>1327582
If your enemy is close enough to grab your helmet youre already dead. That means he has a free hand, which means he probably doesnt have a shield and you suck at fighting.
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Why did they transition from the close helms to completely open faced helmets?
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>>1327582
>i have zero experience in reenactment, hema or martial arts but boy thats a stupid helmet, let me tell you why
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>>1327897
Helmets have always gone back and forth really.
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>>1327056
Latter Chink armor is always beaten by Classical Chinese armor tho.
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>>1325176
blinged out armour add protection: people know you're rich so they're going to try to capture you rather than kill to ransom you
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>>1327938
my nigga
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>>1327289
But Oceania has the GOAT armour
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>>1325033
>Why do important people dress like shit nowadays?

Because most people aren't as stupid as they were back then, meaning, they realize there's more to a "leader" than just a flashy fucking costume.
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>>1328491
>Because most people aren't as stupid as they were back then
b8
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>>1325176
>>1325111
Thing about pretty armor is that it would be a pain in the dock to repair the details of they were scratched, scorched, dented, ect.
Would be easier on everyone to wear normal armor for a fight
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>>1327301
It's from the south of Sudan, what makes you think it looks Asian?
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>>1327289
It's made of wicker, coconut fiber, ironwood, dried fish husks and shark teeth.

Pretty resourceful 2bh
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>>1325068
If someone wears Rolex and Louis Vuitton, he's just a nouveau riche faglord who probably can't eat properly at a diner table. A Charvet suit and/or shirt will really show you are a distinguished person.
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>>1328515
The world is far more educated than ever before

And all the food we have means more nutrition goes to the brains of everyone during their childhoods, making people in general just smarter
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It's kind of sad that the Victorians had to go and "restore" most armours they had to pure silver finishes when most examples were probably painted. Probably has completely skewed the popular image of medieval armour for decades if not centuries.
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>>1327080
Kind of a misleading picture to be honest; all the armours in there are from wildly different periods of history.
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>>1327938
>>1328327
These look gaudy how do you even put these on??
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>>1328961
You can literally say that about all armor.

Well in case of the T'ang-Song Chinese one.
>Forearm guards and greaves go first.
>Followed by the "pauldrons" and the "faulds."
>Fauld is sometimes integrated into the first layer cuirass, which is front lacing.
>A front and back facing second layer of lamellar, or partial plate is them topped over the first layer of lamellar like a front and back facing apron.
>A cushion or yet another lamellar belt is them wrapped around you, secured by the snarling demon bellyplate/belt buckle.

However there's no uniform armor of this style really since this represented the high end shit worn by generals, elite units, and richer private military organizations, and were often custom made. Some were fully lamellar, some were partial plate/lammellar, later on some of these even came with chainmail integration. Some officers eschewed this style for a brigandine armor.
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>>1328961
>These look gaudy
Mountain pattern was most likely ceremonial or reserved for higher ranking generals.

>how do you even put these on??
>>1329011 beat me to it

>>1329011
>Some officers eschewed this style for a brigandine armor.
Not until the Ming.
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>>1328450
Isn't that the armor of that Austalian real world shit poster who made a homemade suit of iron?
Pretty sure
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>>1328832
I'm fairly certain that 'white armour' was at least during the first half of the 15th century quite popular, at least with the English, since I remember to have read accounts of Italian mercenaries who specifically remarked on the English habit to polish their armours when not in combat so that they would shine white on the battlefield.
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>>1329052
It's Ned Kelly's armor.
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>>1325014
I'll be the first one with uniforms then

>tfw you'll never defeat Rommel while wearing crisp shorts
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I love the look of some of the really early US Marines landing in Vietnam all in full body armor and gear.
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>>1330976
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>>1330976
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>>1328327
Metin 2 core
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>>1330976
... .
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>>1330976
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>>1330976
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>>1330976
. . . ..
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>>1327003
shit looks like lord of the rings tier desu
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>>1331468
i love the vendel period helmets
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>>1331468
>>1331472
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>>1331468
>>1331472
>>1331474
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I like crusader bucket too
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Kettel Helmet with bevor is cool too
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>>1325014
couldnt that fuck you up if you duck and the sword hits the birdhuman thing, snapping your neck
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Romanian general uniform.
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>>1331486
The figure would probably just break off
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>>1331506
Norman helmet is cool.
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>>1331543
yes to bad i got few pics of them
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>>1325014
How did Christian justify wearing armor with demons on them?
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>>1331603
Caveman spongebob?

Also why arent there any good looking bucket helms?
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>>1331680
I guess in the same way that Christians justify putting gargoyles and other depictions of demons on churches: They serve to fend off real demons, to ridicule the devil or to scare away evildoes.
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tfw my thread took off while i was away
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>>1327056
>Sanskrit writing
>Chinese dragons
>curved sword
I'm having a hard time trying to figure out where that uniform is from...
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I will post these WWII and Post-War Soviet Uniforms, then dump armor.
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>>1332937
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>>1332950
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>>1332951
Foot combat armor of an Elector to the >H>R>E (I think Saxony's ruler).
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>>1332960
From Lord Eglington's tourney.
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>>1332964
Kinda shifting back to uniforms.
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>>1332972
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>>1332974
Austro-Hungarians.
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>>1332976
Russian troops, WWI.
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>>1332977
A piece of armor I forgot to post, will go back to uniforms after this.
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>>1332982
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>>1332993
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>>1332995
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>>1333005
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>>1333010
With this posting of Soviet uniforms, I will stop for now, though I have many more.
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Trews>Kilts
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>>1327003

damn son. You blew my mind with that one.
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i know its lotr, but I would have shat myslef if i saw a 2m high monster wearing this shit in the middle of a battle
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>>1333146
same as this
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>>1325085
>19th century revisionary romanticism
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>>1333207
>Romanticism
Sure
>Revisionism
Swing and a miss. You could've said "antiquarianism" and you'd have been right.
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>>1332908

18th century, it belonged to an officer of the imperial palace's guard
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>>1333251

oh, and China for location
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>>1327080

>South America

I'm pretty sure that's Aztec jaguar warrior armor, which would be north America.

South American would be either linked gold scales (for kings, priests, and princes) or reed armor.
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>>1332951
being charged at by one of these must have been terrifying
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>>1331468
>>1331472
>>1331474
Are these all (Anglo)-Saxon ?
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>>1325014
Good luck, stone age peasants. The mother fuckin Bronze Age has arrived
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>>1333456
Yes
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>>1334146
Say what you want about the "folded 9000 times" meme... the Nips knew how to make armor that protected the warrior and intimidated those weak minded rice farmers they fielded en masse
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>>1334151
This German laughed all the way to the frontlines inside this armor. I know I would
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>>1334157
The Macedonians knew how to make some good armor too
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>>1334158
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>>1332908
>Sanskrit.
Its Manchu Script.
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>>1334159
It was also... short. Good for staring at your lover's ass during combat I guess
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>>1334160
>Mongie script on the left
>Chinese moonrunes on the right

Beautiful, they say the same thing?
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>>1334161
Nice step by step

Give it a minute too, the first picture lasts a long time
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>>1334168
Here is some armor dug up from the Visby battlefield. If you want to see what medieval combat did to people... look up the skeletons they dug up.

One dude literally had both his legs cleaved from a massive blow before falling where he laid for almost 600 years
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>>1334177
Checked
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>>1334191
>>1325014
Got a cool one here
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>>1334164
Yes. The Qianlong Emperor commissioned a set of paintings for his guardsmen during the 10 Great Campaigns period. This man is called Zhanyinbao.

The scribbles in both Manchu and Chinese is a poem praising Zhanyinbao's merits in the battles against the Dzungar.

"Barehanded he rode the giant whale (name of his horse),
Capturing Weinuo in battle.
The bandits' heads were strung together
The length of his long lance.
With both hands he held open the declaration of war
All the way to Balikun [in Xinjiang Province].
Without [even pausing] to comb his horse's mane,
He returned and reported to his commander."
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>>1334194
Be a great way to soften the enemy lines before they charge you or charge them... surprise archers are always a harsh weapon
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>>1334197
>The bandits' heads were strung together
>The length of his long lance.
Holy shit, that's a lot of heads
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>>1334199
Checked once more
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>>1334207
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>>1334210
Once the pilum died off, the favored ranged weapon used by Western Roman infantry was a small dart either thrown or slung like this chap shows
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>>1334213
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>>1334221
Competing against Kim Il-Suk here is his cousin, Laszlo Nagyszag
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>>1334225
Must have been a hell of a fight
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>>1334226
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>>1327306
pretty much this.
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>>1334235
Last one, a nice story for this guy. He is the son of a Liberian nobleman who married into a German noble family. Born and raised in Germany, he was swept up by the nationalism gripping Germany during WWI, after it, and before WWII.

Another fun fact: despite Nazi policies against non-Aryans, he was met with genuine friendliness when it came to his skills in the trades. It was only when he tried joining the military both as a child and later as an adult that his skin color came up as a problem
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>>1331836
haha lol yes it looks like bob
im lacking in buckets frankly
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>>1333456
>>1334148
These helmets also fit Saxons
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>>1334259
Germany had so much potential.
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>>1325014
This is some armor made a long time ago, in a place far away.

The best part? All fit one size.
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>>1326964
How was he supposed to see?
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>>1334184
>>1334187
>>1334148
Can I get a source for these type of pictures?
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>>1336222

Look up Osprey Publishing, I'm 99% sure these are by them.
Dunno about the artist(s) though.
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>>1336228
Thanks
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These men is to happy just to get a drink, i think they might be get somthing more after
>:^)
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>>1325031
>>1325014
Was armour this elaborate used in battle too? I really hope so
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>>1333152
>that script on the breastplate

Anyone know what is says?
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>>1334221
Isn't it Japanese? I see Sanada clan's crest.
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>>1334213
Does anyone have any idea how to make a shield like this?
Id like to make one as historically accurate as possible but have no idea how to get the dome/ bowl shape.
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>>1337711
Checked, double dubs

It might be actually. Crest aside, that bow looks very much like the Jap yumi-style bow

>>1337720
http://www.larp.com/legioxx/scutum.html

Might help
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>>1336585
They're Greeks soooooo... they are
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>>1337923
Ive actually looked through this, but im looking for info on a shield from the late period, as in the oval scutums. If you look at the picture the scutum the plumbata guy is throwing has a bowl shaped curvature, and given that I am not experienced in wood working I have no idea how to obtain that. Thoughts?
Thanks though!
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I like me some simple elegant plate armor, preferably tempered hardened ones. Ornamental looks too over the top
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>>1338083
my nigga
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>>1338097
>plate armor

my nigga

>>1337958
Unfortunately, my woodworking skills are about as good as my flight skills: none. Youtube always has neat videos if you have time to sift through them. You're welcome
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>>1336010
>You will recognize me by my crest...
>Yes, the evil black goat with a huge red dick.
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>>1333456
(((anglo)))
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>>1334146
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>>1325033
>implying that renaissance/medieval rulers walked around wearing full suits of armor all the time

shit wasn't as heavy as people like to say, but it's not something you'd want to wear around all day, or even for important functions, necessarily.
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>>1325111
those fucking gauntlets
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>>1334158
That's a carthaginian
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They had scale armour on the right side of their layered cloth armour because the shield was in their left hand, right?
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Got to be ww1 gas masks. Especially with the horse there. WW1 fucking facinates me
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>>1339718
Woops forgot pic
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>>1339451
Well when they had scale on their armor it was usually depicted on both sides or all around. I guess if the owner didnt have enough they would only do one side. Yes though the right side would be more important cause of the shield, same reason why it closes on the left.
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>>1339451
That picture isnt the best source but nice. When spread out its flat and straight. Plus the upper right part that shows metal covered by cloth is something that has no basis. There are no examples of it. We have one of all metal but shows no signs of have being faced with cloth. The only physical piece of a thorax is all leather, not cloth
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>>1334622
>WhenThatSweetKushHits.png
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>>1331493
>less protection around the crotch
dear god why
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>>1340327
Balls of steel
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>>1329129
>that fucker on the far left

Hue
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>>1334158
Did they really fight barefoot?
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>>1340398
Nah senpai, thats dumb
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>>1340408
Why wouldn't they draw the shoes, then?
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>>1340418
Why wouldnt they draw the shield either? Who knows.
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>>1331506
how do you kill a fucker like this?
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>>1340510
You hit the horse
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>>1340510

You stick him with the pointy end of something.
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>>1340518
lets say you and him are both on foot, how are you supposed to kill him?
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>>1340525
Well you hit the horse and while he is distracted from falling you gut him
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Post Nip armor pls
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>>1340559
Is it cold in this exhibit or is it just me?
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>>1340559
Imangine how cool nip armor would be if they had access to plentiful, high quality iron.
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>>1340534
hows hitting the horse gonna change anything if both of you are on foot????????????
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>>1340584
They did, through imports,
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>>1340899
It's a shame we didn't get something like this as Silver Samurai in that Wolverine movie.
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>>1340899
Dick status: Muh
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>>1331491
>>1331493
what's up with those spiky feet?
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>>1341382
people considered that fashionable back then; later on it was replaced with square, bear-paw looking sabatons
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>>1340327
I think they mostly was suposed to be on horse so crotch protection wasent nr 1 priority
>>1341382
The trend with pointy sabatons was somthing crusader took with them back from the holy land, and from what i heard, when the knight got dissmounted they would cut of the most of their pointy shoes so they could walk a lot esier
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>>1341389
>>1342543
I'm thinking pointy shoes would have been more practical when riding. Big feet can get in the way.
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>>1329011
>Leveling up in a video game
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>>1343209
yes like i said
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>>1338114
I've never seen that dwarf-like armor before. Is it Hittite, Minoan, or Phoencian?
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>>1336585
>>1337925
Pedophilia is not funny you demonic cunts.

MODS!!!
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>>1343301
Fucking normie
>RRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>1343316
>fucking normans
fixed
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>>1343275
Wait, is that a crossbow loading device attached to his dick? Humanity never ceases to amaze
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OP Here, image limit was reached, will make a new thread.
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New thread

>>1346373
>>1346373
>>1346373
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>>1325033
egalitarianism
though powerful people who dress grandiosely have existed in recent history
they're called dictators and they have a tendency to fuck things over
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>>1340510
pretty easily in a wide variety of ways if you get an opening
especially if you take out his horse first, a huge unarmored meaty target for your weapon of choice that will leave him broken on the ground ripe for killing
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>>1334148
Tell me about the anglos. Why do they wear the masks?
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