Sergeant Knight at Arms
ThegnAnsgar said:Since we're talking about units and equipment, I think the surcoats should be removed from the Swadians. The first ever instance that they're depicted is in 1150, and it really wasn't until the 13th century when they were starting to be used widespread in Europe.
At this point in time, regardless of whatever culture the Swadians are represented by (unless they're being represented by 11th century crusaders), they shouldn't be wearing surcoats.
I thought about that in regard to European history and yes, you are correct that surcoats were probably not around in 1050. In Calradia, however, both the Swadians and Rhodoks have surcoats or some form of cloth covering some of their armors. The reason for this is to provide a bit more variety in their armors. I am using a number of OSP armor packs, but wanted also to use some of the native stuff, where I deemed appropriate and not stretching the time period too far. I have also limited two-handed weapons to just the top tier troops. And no-one has plate armor, not even King Harlaus. He was angry at me for taking it away from him, but he'll live.