There was precisely one scene in Game of Thrones where plate armour did its job, and that was when Jorah Mormont trapped Quotho's arakh against his torso.
Every other time it may as well have been tissue paper
Was just watching the lord of the rings and how easy the gondorians go down in breast plates is shocking
Same even for Mail. Normal people would be surprised how much Mail or even a padded Gambeson can take.
Death tolls in medieval battles were a lot lower than Hollywood would have us believe as well - largely due to garbage armor. A slash of a sword and a Knight is dead despite plate armor. How did someone rubbing a sword across the plate kill the knight?
For real. I watched Merlin with some friends, and the armor did literally nothing.
Full suit of chain mail? No match for a single arrow.
It was basically the equivalent of a cotton shirt.
Also, anyone else get annoyed when the main dude is killing fully armored enemies by sliding his sword across their metallic abdomens during fights?
That shit could really take a beat-down. Enforce it today since we aren't as fit as we used to be, and the police would be unstoppable
Why plate armour when you can have...... PLOT ARMOUR
Plate armor stands no chances against a yeeted pummel
Not just plate armor. Mail gets slashed through like its tissue paper. Hell, even gambeson gave more protection than hollywood movies will have you believe. Of course, the best armor is not to wear a helmet and to have a handsome face and long, sexy hair.
Bruh, you dont need armour, just be the main character.
I hated how every history teacher claimed that when wearing a full plate armor, it was almost impossible to move. Fucking liars.
The thing is the movies have us believe that the swords was the main weapon of war in the medieval era.
That just isn’t true.
Swords were a symbol of nobility, and honor, they were a weapon of duels.
Most medieval soldiers went into battle with spears, pole-arms, axes, maces, and hammers.
Helmets in medieval times:
Movies: Imma pretend i didn't see that
Y'all want some good medieval facts? Check out Shadiversity on YouTube
Fully armored knights were balanced irl because their hard counter was farmer in swamp with pointy stick
Especially if the arrow turns your soul into a transmission tower
Same with chain, leather and even cloth armor.
Until it’s a saxon longbow/heavy crossbow at close range. That shit goes right through. Some pleb with a spear though? Nah.
Man, it's really worth watching what happens when you fire a full strength longbow at an authentic breastplate. Because of course people do that!