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Old 12-10-2019, 07:07 AM   #1
CarrionPeacock
 
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Default [LT Armor Loadouts] Expensive Greaves

Because bronze plates are very expensive, there are loadouts that a good chunk of its cost comes from the greaves alone. Is that really right?

67% of Late Hoplite's cost is from greaves alone, and it costs about 58 times more than the torso armor.
Polybian Principe/Triarius has 48% of its cost come from the greaves, while it costs two thirds more than the torso armor.

This feels weird to me. What I learned from the LT book is that large plates are much more difficult to make than small ones, with cost increasing non-linearly. Wouldn't then using the price scheme of segmented plate make more sense than the full plate?
Also, I'm not a history buff so I might be mistaken but looking at representations of hoplites on internet it seems their greaves protects only the front. Is this accurate? If so, even if not using segmented plate instead of plate the cost could be reduced by half.
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