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Old 09-25-2019, 01:50 PM   #52
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Default Re: [Low-Tech] Padded Cloth and Layered Armour penalty

Originally Posted by DanHoward View Post
All the garments you are thinking of were worn over the top of armor, not underneath.
Well, then, citing your own GURPS work:

"European Crusaders
As noted above, the arms and armor of European Crusaders were very similar to those of their Middle Eastern opponents. The hauberk was shortened to cover the torso only (haubergeon, or “little hauberk”). Under the haubergeon, a padded garment called an aketon covered the torso and arms. The legs and feet were protected by mail leggings (chaussons) and the hands were covered by mail mittens called mufflers that were often attached to the sleeves of the haubergeon.
On the head, a mail coife covered the shoulders and part of the upper chest. Over this was a flat-topped helmet (with face visor), a bascinet, and mail aventail."

From the table:

Common Name: Padded Shirt || Ethnic Name: Aketon || Location: torso, arms || DR 1*

Here, the aketon is considered Padded Cloth and is worn under the haubergeon, removing the need for a separate tunic. So this is an error?

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