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Grey Garou 27th Mar 2017, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
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Armor is always a tradeoff in warfare. Metal armor obviously adds resistance to ranged attacks and close-quarter fighting, but it hinders endurance, speed, and agility. Not to mention if you get knocked down, it's hard to stand back up (probably why so many knights were on horseback).
Rocktopus 27th Mar 2017, 7:47 PM edit delete reply
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Yup, as cool as it may look, a full suit of plate armor is not really practical for dungeon-crawling.

But then again, neither is 3-foot long, 1.5 foot wide beard either. But hey, it's a fantasy cartoon. Let's have fun ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Grey Garou 27th Mar 2017, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Grey Garou
I could not agree more.
John190 31st Mar 2017, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
I always knew that theres something missing on her.
CabbitCommando 3rd Apr 2017, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
Actually when it comes to mobility in plate armor...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzTwBQniLSc

It doesn't show a clip I saw of a man in full plate climbing one of those climbing walls you see at amusement parks.

The big problem was endurance. The armor traps heat & you would need to rest more & raise you visor to get cool air. Scholagladitoria, shadiversity, KnyghtErrant on youtube have interesting videos about medieval equipment.

But yeah, Fantasy cartoon trumps all. (^_^)
Rocktopus 3rd Apr 2017, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Dungeons are usually humid and stagnant, or cold and wet; all of which are really unpleasant for a suit of plate. Plus dungeon crawling requires a lot more than moving and fighting; it requires swimming, hiding, sneaking, searching, and good perception.

I've worn armor before, and while proper plate might be mobile and allow for loose movement, it's no good for adventuring. You get tired way too fast useless you're a professional athlete, you can't see a damn thing in your peripheral vision even with the visor up, you're loud as a marching band, and it's a pain to take on and off.
CabbitCommando 4th Apr 2017, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
All good points I didn't think about. A Gambeson & maybe a chain shirt would be best. I guess the knight as a cumbersome flipped turtle things gets me. It flips a switch in me that I feel I need to respond.

I run the risk of being like those guys who always feel the need to point out that Frankenstein was the doctor & Adam was the monster's name.

The only armor I have worn is a helmet with Nose guard & shield from when I was viking/norse reenacting. That helmet had good visibility. The nose guard wasn't visible to me much at all unless I focused on it. It wasn't a full spectacle helm. A War Hat, sort of like the town guards wear in your comic would be good also.

I have been in D&D games where players try to say they can sleep in their armor & be fine, heh heh. Thanks for the fun comic, I'll be sure to vote.