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Old 04-28-2017, 05:43 AM   #13
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Default Re: [Basic] Realistic Low Tech Challengers

Originally Posted by phayman53 View Post
Viking Raiders would only rarely wear torso armor. It would have been mail armor, but the vast majority wore only regular clothing (though they may have worn textile armor, there just is no surviving evidence of it).
In our surviving oldest laws, it is specified what kind of armaments were required to be part of the levy - helmet, shield and a weapon (typically spear or axe). As you say, torso armor was not specified and was probably rare.
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