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16th-May-2006 08:16 am
Guyver 1
Does anyone know where I can find the stats for Roman Armor?
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16th-May-2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
romans used pretty advanced armor. you can use stats right out of the phb. they used hardened leather breastplates, same stats as leather armor. they had greek style metal breastplates, same stats as breastplate. they had banded mail, same stats as... banded mail. i don't think they used scale mail, chain mail, or plate armor. and they wouldn't be caught dead in hide armor. no studded leather either.
16th-May-2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I like the icon
16th-May-2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
thanks. here's a pic of roman banded mail
16th-May-2006 01:01 pm (UTC)
I've seen that picture before in a catalog somewhere. I personally like the armor in the movie Troy.
16th-May-2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
iirc, most of the armor in that movie was leather or bronze breastplate, so leather armor, or breastplate in D&D terms. and for the record, in troy those were greeks, not romans.
16th-May-2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
I was saying I liked that too.
16th-May-2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Having made and fought in a suit of that armor (also called a lorica segmentata), I'd call it half plate. Don't know if that makes any differences in the numbers for the game system. If made out of leather, I'd say it's whatever counts as 1 AC better than normal leather armor--studded leather, just without the studs. The better protection is due to the leather being slightly hardened and made of overlapping plates; however, it can be pretty heavy due to the extra leather and whatever you used to harden it.

Here you will find more information on roman anything than you will likely need; there are links to pages on armor construction:

http://www.legiodraconis.com/
16th-May-2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Breastplate, maybe +1 for the greaves or something? Or do greaves come with a BP?
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