The wearing of personal body armor is essential to survival in combat. All characters
may wear whatever they feel comfortable with and can afford, but each piece carries
encumbrance penalties, and may restrict movement. Also, all metal armor creates a certain
amount of noise when worn, something that sneaky people should consider.
BODY ARMOR TABLE
||Up to a heavy wool cloak. Reduce Difficulty of any Dodge attempts by -1D.
||Jerkin or coat made of heavy animal hide. Reduce Dodge Difficulty by -1D.
||Breast and back plate of boilded hardened leather over a soft leather shirt or jerkin
with cuir-boulli reinforcements at the joints
||Two sheets of pliable material, usually leather, quilted together with wool, vegetable
fiber or shredded cloth between for padding.
||Byrnie or coat of thick leather with rings of iron or brass, or scales, disks,
etcetera of metal or bone affixed to the outer surface.
||Hauberk or long coat made of plates of metal or horn sewn between two sheets of
leather or other pliable materal.
||Hauberk constructed of flat washers of alternating metal and cuir-boulli woven into a
cloth made of leather strips.
||Hauberk of interlinked metal rings worn over a quilted cloth tunic
||Breast and back plates of solid metal worn over a banded hauberk
||Complete suit consisting of a coat, hose and gloves (gauntlets) made of interlinked
metal rings worn over a padded undercoat.
||Complete suit consisting of a coat, hose and gauntlets made of double interlinked fine
metal rings worn over a padded undercoat with plate reinforcements at the shoulders,
elbows, knees and groin
||Chain and Plate
||Complete suit consisting of a coat and hose made of triple linked fine metal rings
worn over a padded undercoat with a plate cuirass and reinforcements of the shoulder,
elbow, knees and groin with gauntlets of double linked fine metal rings.
||Complete suit consisting of interlocking steel plates worn over shirt and hose of
double linked metal rings worn over a padded undershirt with gauntlets of double linked
fine metal rings. Increase Dodge Difficulty by +1D.
||A long quilt hauberk worn over other armor to increase the protection afforded by -5%
||A long splint hauberk worn over other armor to increase the protection afforded by