Jaenara Belarys Posted November 3, 2021 Author Share Posted November 3, 2021 (edited) 44 minutes ago, Universal Sword Donor said: The infantry stopped using shields because the mail / tunic combo was good enough at stopping arrows they could focus on cavalry. That's wrong. Infantrymen stopped using shields because their armor transitioned into armor that was good enough at stopping arrows (half plate also known as almain rivet, coat of plates, brigandine, lamellar maybe, etc). They also had better armor for their legs. For mailed soldiers however, a shield like a kite shield the Lannisters have in the show is needed because an arrow can break the rings and/or slip through the gaps. They need it to resist a continued arrow barrage. 44 minutes ago, Universal Sword Donor said: The Dothraki and Unsullied would be classified as light cavalry and heavy infantry respectively based on role and armament. This is relevant based on this engagement chart: tactical_schematic.jpg (538×308) (xenograg.com) I know that. But thanks for the schematic. Preferably what we should see for the Unsullied and Dothraki for their climates and their style of fighting is this (my opinion though): The Unsullied should have something like a Roman lorica hamata (mail) or a simpler, less fragile version of the lorica segmentata. With padding underneath, of course. Maybe even a leather buff coat, but that might be too much for their environment. Basically, just Planetos Romans. The Dothraki should look like a mix of the Rohirrim and actual Mongols. You could have the Three Thousand play out the same (the excuse is that they haven't encountered it before, but that's kind of flimsy). After, they do develop better armor, weapons, tactics. There should also be more people with bows than arakhs, holding true to actual Mongols. And their society is nothing like the Mongols or the Native Americans, so fix that. I could go on, but that's not the point of the thread. Edited November 3, 2021 by Jaenara Belarys Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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