larplyyyyyyf:

Have you ever wondered exactly where all my armour is from and how much it cost and weighs? Well now you can find out!

@resilient-facade and @counter-part this is for you guys 🙂
And the lovely fellows over at @bikiniarmorbattledamage if you’re interested.

A very nice video by @larplyyyyyyf that demonstrates how a suit of plate armor can be fitted so that it can distribute weight and how the system of layering tends to work.  It also covers the importance of why some parts need to be carefully fitted.

(Spoiler: None of the plates need to be form fitted to appear skin tight)

– wincenworks

@sartoriainsulindica submitted:

Finally!

In case there was still anyone other there who genuinely believes that practical plate armor is too restrictive to allow a regular person to move around and hence had to be restricted to only the mightiest of men: 

The obstacle run of glory has been completed.

Unsurprisingly it turns out armor of all eras is designed to allow for a wide variety of movement by a wide variety of people provided they have the training and conditioning.  Similar to that of modern soldiers and fire fighters.

The notion that women need lighter armor due to encumbrance only makes sense if one actually believes the ridiculous dimorphism sadly common in so many productions.

– wincenworks

Heads up: Obstacle Run in Armour Kickstarter ends in 3 days!

Heads up: Obstacle Run in Armour Kickstarter ends in 3 days!

The short film Kickstarter we promoted a couple of weeks ago is nearing its finale and has around 12% of funding left.

There’s still time to help fund a video experiment which proves not only that plate armor isn’t a hindrance to agility, but also that it’s no heavier than the gear modern firefighters and soldiers bear.

Help out the informative project here!

~Ozzie

Heads up: Obstacle Run in Armour Kickstarter ends in 3 days!

Heads up: Obstacle Run in Armour Kickstarter ends in 3 days!

Obstacle Run in Armour – a Short Film by Daniel Jaquet

Obstacle Run in Armour – a Short Film by Daniel Jaquet

@sartoriainsulindica​ submitted:

(Otherwise known as: Daniel is at it again!)

Would you like to help destroy the myth that bikini armor can somehow be justified with the explanation that it’s necessary for agility because plate armor is too bulky to move in? 

Of course you would!

Daniel Jaquet, creator of two videos (1, 2) we’ve featured, among other examples, plans to make a video demonstrating how it is possible to run a modern day military obstacle course in a full harness set.

– wincenworks

Obstacle Run in Armour – a Short Film by Daniel Jaquet

Obstacle Run in Armour – a Short Film by Daniel Jaquet

Can you move in armour? An Experiment in Mythbusting

On the topic of robust plate armor and the kinds of activity one might do in it, Medievalist recently did an in depth article discussing mobility in plate armor and the sorts of training those who wore it did in order to ensure they could fight effectively.

Whenever someone cites bikini armor as being “for mobility” it’s important to remember that this idea is from 70s pulp, specifically RPGs that needed to give a reason why someone would wear less robust armor and comics that wanted to show off sexy ladies as often as possible.

It has literally no basis in reality and was never employed by any serious warriors anywhere… well at least none that survived a battle.

Thank you to those who brought this article and video to our attention!

– wincenworks