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Category: weapons

Why Fantasy Elves Are Great Archers

To start with: most fantasy elves are based on Tolkien’s elves. But Tolkien’s elves were not just great archers. They were great everything, and during the Great War against Morgoth, […]

Fantasy Armed – Weapons for Elves

Physical characteristics Elves are often portrayed as tall and lanky, and either weaker than or of similar strength to humans but with usually much slimmer build. I will thus assume […]

Fantasy Armed – Weapons for Dwarves

Inspired by Shadiversity’s video series. Physical characteristics Dwarves are generally very short but very stout, being usually the same strength as – or stronger than – humans while being much […]

Harness Overview – Nohr (Fire Emblem)

Overview Basis for this will be armour worn by Prince Leo. This is because armour of everybody’s favourite Tomato Prince does not appear to be extensively customized (unlike other siblings), […]

Harness Overview – Basic Principles

Contents overview Basic principles and philosophy of protection Armour and society Nature of warfare Weapons, shields and armour interaction Terminology Philosophy of protection Armour is supposed to protect the wearer. […]

Weapons and Armour Interaction

Weapons and armour historically interact in rather consistent ways. But fantasy often completely ignores this. It should be noted however that it is usually armour development – itself a result […]

War at Sea – Northern Cog

Overview After Roman hull-first construction techniques were abandoned and replaced with ribs-first construction, battering ram became useless as a weapon. As a result, naval action came to depend on missile […]