Historical Diagrams of European Weapons and Armor

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Weapon Diagrams





Armor Diagrams

Tobias Capwell getting garbed up (he is a curator of the Wallace Collection Museum in England and Jouster as well as the writer of Armour of the English Knight.

Arrow Heads


Shameless plug for my post on Historical European Combat Resource post

11/28/2015 3:48:37 PM #1

You know your stuff kid.

I am a co-founder of the guild Order of Ebonbow, I am also part of the group called the Grand County of Ostengrad, whose people has taken up residence inside the Drakeolm Duchy, and as some of you may or may not know is inside the Blackheart kingdom.

11/28/2015 3:51:05 PM #2

Nope, only know:

longswords longswords

dusack dusack

and rondel daggers and rondel daggers

but I know where the sources are at!

11/28/2015 3:56:59 PM #3

Very interesting! It would be nice to see this kind of development in the game. It would be sad to see the retirement of some armors tough.

11/28/2015 4:01:41 PM #4

I would hope that the armors don't disappear, but the older models are just cheaper. Obviously in these diagrams we'd stop at where the firearms are being developed.

If we REALLY wanted to get technical, you'd try to use the specific model of weapon to outdo a specific set of armor. For instance, you can see the decline of the amount of area an armor covers around the 17th century as well as the blades becoming thinner since firearms were becoming more common.

Also, holy crud I wish these images would auto-scale o.0

11/28/2015 4:18:27 PM #5

Awesome pictures, gives solid ideas for armor and weapons.

11/28/2015 4:24:32 PM #6

It would be interesting to watch a timelapse at the end of the 10 year story to see the armour progression.

12/2/2015 7:45:39 PM #7

This looks awesome.

12/2/2015 8:50:56 PM #8

Those are pretty great images. I like the one of the guys fighting with the half-and-a-hand sword (also known as bastard), reminds me when I practised it.

12/2/2015 8:56:19 PM #9

Totally agree!

12/2/2015 9:11:35 PM #10

That's great Jouten

12/2/2015 9:12:22 PM #11

I love stuff like this. Thanks for sharing!

~The very essence of Darkness~

12/22/2015 1:19:13 AM #12

Digging these photos.

Well done, Jouten.



12/22/2015 2:02:34 AM #13

I love me some info-graphs, especially when it has to do with medieval weaponry.


12/22/2015 2:37:58 AM #14

I'm right there with you.


12/23/2015 4:01:18 AM #15

Literally want to see every one of these in game...

Don't forget about all these droolworthy ones:

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad man." - 1st Baron Acton