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I'm surprised no one has posted the "mother of god" picture yet.

This one gave me a hearty chuckle though
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Currents tests on water being wet have been inconclusive. Though we have discovered that the bird is equal to or greater than the word.
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
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Not to mention that if you owned a full set of plate odds are you owned a horse and were in a command position. The "enlistees" were probably lucky to get a weapon.
This is what escapes everyone. Do you know what it cost for a suit of plate back then? Horseback and lance or pole-arm are the usual suspects when wearing plate. Foot soldiers could hope for ringmail or chainmail at best and guess what, that stuff was heavy too.

EDIT: In the article's defense, they do state that they simply wanted to apply scientific method to a known fact. They didn't claim any epiphany.
Edited by tr8rjohnk - 7/22/11 at 12:51pm
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Stupid article is stupid

Backpacks and storage were designed to not interfere with bodily movement.

No they weren't. Backpacks also interfere with bodily movement. That's why kids in many countries are encouraged to carry their heavy books and notebooks in a backpack that has wheels and a handle, so they can just pull it along the way, so it doesn't hurt their backs.

Besides, the question is not only the interference or lack thereof with bodily movement, it's how much weight you can carry with different parts of your body while keeping a good rythm, i.e., getting as less tired as possible.
 
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If you click on the source of the article, that is a much better article. I mean obviously they dont give you all the data they collected, only a way dumbed down summary of what they did.

I remember seeing a comparison of a pre WWIish (dont remember exactly from when but it was at least WWI or before) soldier's gear and a more modern soldier's gear, and how that affected the tactics and movement of their time. It was on the Discovery or History channel or something a few years ago. THAT was a very interesting bit because it went into a lot more detail. They did a comparison of the gear and their tactics and how it affected the soldiers, and they were expected to live or die if they came under fire. It didnt go so well for the soldiers with heavy gear if they were caught out of a trench (which I think was one of the reasons they carried heavy gear, they moved through trenches and could be stuck there for a long time).
    
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tl;dr

Heavy armour is heavy

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tl;dr

Heavy armour is heavy

but you get defense +10 or AC zero!!!
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LOL thank you captain obvious
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Researchers in the U.K. have discovered that 15th century knights who wore heavy suits of armor into battle got tired a lot faster than soldiers who went unarmored.
Were theys "researchers" getting paid?
    
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Currents tests on water being wet have been inconclusive. Though we have discovered that the bird is equal to or greater than the word.


Who would think armor get's people tired
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