Also, what the hell is this thing? Was this actually used?
>tfw you had the smith put them on because you're just an asshole
I often wonder how many aesthetic choices were merely a form of trolling.
It's hard to say, as it's merely a tourney illustration. I imagine the crest is a bit exaggerated for the sake of the heralds compiling it, and it would have been removed for a joust. The panoply on the horses would be enough of an identifier I should think.
Here's a good example of articulation when fully armored.
Probably my last one - please ignore the fact it's some recreationists.
>Pike and shot
M8 look at literally anyone's equipment from that era. Armor was actually more common, because it was cheaper and more available than in previous eras (Not to mention that twice tempered steel was rust resistant, making it easier to maintain). Armor wouldn't go out of vogue until the 1650's in most places.
That was in the 1650's, pike and shot was already becoming less common on the continent at the time. England was just busy being the Mexico of Europe for a while. The era of pike and shot begins with the Tercio in the mid 1490's and fades with counter-march and salvo tactics, like those introduced my Maurice of Nassau and Gustavus Adolphus; pikes quickly became less and less important and were reduced to single lines instead of squares. It's fate was truly sealed by Jean Martinet when he introduced the bayonette, and by the 1670's German and French armies would both largely abandon pikes altogether.
I heard they often had only front protection, as hussars very rarely retreated. Also leopard/tiger skins for muh prestige.
It's a type of "Chapel de fer" (iron hat) used typically around the 12-13th century. It was used in considerable numbers in Europe and the middle East. It was common amoung crusaders of the period and seemingly preformed okay considering it lasted so long and was so numerous.
>not having crotch plate
I would not be at ease but I suppose it makes sense considering he probably would be on horseback.
It was heavy cavalry, usually one charge did the, and if not then they would switch to using sabres.
>hussars rarely retreated
Retreating is a very large part of what cavalry do. They don't stick around to fight. They acted in kind of a hit and run fashion however if you mean routed then I agree. It was rare for the hussars to ever route but I don't think that was due to their loyalty or bravery more that they never really got into that type of situation. There are always exceptions though.
Looking for the picture of knights in Europe from 1050 to 1650.
and that's about it from my folder, thank fuck there's no waiting on posting images or else i would've fallen asleep doing this
>You will never get paid to roleplay on the streets of Rome
Why even live? I just want to go baller with a flamberger around the streets.
All these western European Armors are impressive but doesn't give you that pazzaz you would get if you wore a mask plus helm
why not both?
Footage of Dr Tobias Capwell, at the time of filming, Curator of the Glasgow Museums RL Scott collection of arms and armour, now curator of the Wallace Collection, London.
Footage is probably of him running from Mac, the maker, when he was presented with the bill for it. you could buy a new BMW 3-series for the price of that harness of armour.
And if I had that sort of money, I'd buy it in a flash.