Shields

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Historical Periods

Anarchy Period:
Nothing much changes during the anarchy period, but some of Uther’s old armorers manages to create a newer more sturdy version of the kite-shield. Older shields from the Uther era and the late Roman era is quite prevalent.

Uther Period:
The standard shield for a knight in the Uther Period is a kite shield, built to be used on a horse and to be as sturdy as it can be without having too much weight. Older shields from the late Roman era is quite prevalent in the early parts of the Uther period.

Roman Era:
The standard shield in the late Roman Era is a simple wooden shield of celtic design. A few roman shields still remain, but most of the technology was lost when the romans left.

Shield descriptions

Here follows a list of shield, their stats and what periods they appear.

Kite Shield (Anarchy Period)

Kite Shield Anarchy

The kite shield is a new invention in the early Uther period. It’s an extension of the simple circular shield made to protect better when riding a horse. It’s designed to still be easy to carry and to be used on foot as well as on horseback.

Protection: 5
Durability: 3
Usage: Can be used on foot or on horse.

Kite Shield (Uther Period)

Kite Shield

The kite shield is a new invention in the early Uther period. It’s an extension of the simple circular shield made to protect better when riding a horse. It’s designed to still be easy to carry and to be used on foot as well as on horseback.

Protection: 5
Durability: 2
Usage: Can be used on foot or on horse.

Cymric noble shield (Roman period)

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Rich families and nobles paint their shields in colourful patterns. Since Constantines time, some families have gotten the special right to paint their shield in recognisable colours. This right is usually only for the best of the best.

Protection: 5
Durability: 2
Usage: Can be used on foot or on horse. It is however primarily used on foot, and if used from horse, wielder looses the “+5” part of the bonus against footed soldiers (normally +5/-5). The footed soldier still get’s the penalty of -5. The shield protects, but is unwieldy on horse.

Metal Cymric Shield (Roman period)

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SInce these shields are of metal, they cannot be painted in noble colors effectively.

Protection: 5
Durability: 3
Usage: Can be used on foot or on horse. It is however primarily used on foot, and if used from horse, wielder looses the “+5” part of the bonus against footed soldiers (normally +5/-5). The footed soldier still get’s the penalty of -5. The shield protects, but is unwieldy on horse.

Roman Infantry Shield (Roman period)

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Although the roman armies have left Britain for the most part. Some of the shield has been left behind and are still kept in good condition. They are usually hard to get hands on.

Protection: 5
Durability: 3
Usage: Can ONLY be used on foot. +5 defence if interlocked in shieldwall.

Sturdy Wooden Shield (Roman and Uther periods)

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A strong wooden shield, used by many soldiers and warriors.

This shield can be painted.

Protection: 4
Durability: 2
Usage: Can be used on foot or on horse.

Crude Wooden Shield (All periods)

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A wooden shield, used by many soldiers and warriors. It’s rather weak. And any critical hit shatters the shield.

This shield can be painted.

Protection: 3
Durability: 1
Usage: Can be used on foot or on horse.

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