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Old 02-12-2019, 07:48 AM   #12
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Default Re: Cloth under Armor and Capes

Originally Posted by larsdangly View Post
Well, that might be what the rules imply but it's not particularly realistic. The 'padding' worn under 15th-16th century european plate armor (what we're talking about here) was a thick gambeson and padded trews that would easily be worth 1 point of armor by itself. A well made modern reproduction is an inch thick, dense quilted, with a heavy canvas outer layer. You can drive a sharp point into one and a heavy hacking blow will go through, but they really are effective as-is at stopping most slicing or cutting blows.
That was part of my original confusion. But having decided to go with the stats as they are, I had to resolve including the underpadding that has no point value.
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