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Old 10-07-2016, 12:11 PM   #26
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Default Re: Hitting Targets of Opportunity in Combat

Originally Posted by mhd View Post
Never mind that the faster counterattack in a swing to the shin is often a thrust, and you're simply not allowed to do that in most LARPs.
In the one I occasionally do hits to hands or wrists also don't count, so that's another solid counter neutralized.
As regarding to armor, any thread about leg attacks always cites the numerous leg injuries in Visby
Most of the wounds at visby were probably from battlefield weapons like spears and polearms. Sidearms probably did include arming swords, but many of the wounds seem to be from the impact heads of maces and hammers. Getting hit in the leg with a pollaxe or halberd is a whole other situation.
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