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Re: padded vs. unpadded polearms
Poster: Jeffrey Sussman <email@example.com>
Greetings from Richard!
Ignoring the erudite physics discussion, empirical evidence shows that a
seven foot unpadded pole arm hits significantly lighter than a six foot
padded pole arm. More noise less force. I believe that this applies to
ribs and legs just as much as heads.
Just a clarification, we are not considering eliminating the padded
Just adding the unpadded polearm.
Those who want a halberd style pole arm can still use the padded version
and those who want a pole arm reminiscent of a fighting spear or glaive
can use the unpadded version.
Yours in Service to Atlantia,
Christopher M Dawson wrote:
> Poster: firstname.lastname@example.org (Christopher M Dawson)
> >I know that Lord Alfredo is being humorous but he is also being
> >I am more likely to knock someone unconcious or give them a
> >if I hit them on the head with a padded polearm than if I hit them
> >with a bare one. What does the brain damage is the brain bouncing
> >the sides of the skull when the head is accelerated. Bare rattan
> >to bounce away from a hard surface such as a helmet while padded
> >rattan tends to stick and stay with the helmet. Therefor the head
> >more likely to be accelerated with the padded polearm.
> >Broken bones and deep bruises are a different story. Here the
> >helps protect the victim. So take your choices, do you prefer brain
> >damage or bone damage?
> > Malcolm MacMalcolm
> Malcom is right here, what are we trying to protect more? Personally I
> vote for the body, my head is well protected as should all fighters. But
> until they require us all to wear late period field plate armor everyone
> will have varying degrees of protection on the rest of the body. That is
> why I think a padded pole arm should be kept.
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