Medieval Crossbow vs Flexible Armours

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Medieval Crossbow vs Flexible Armours

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Very interesting crossbow tests against flexible armour. Uses three different kinds of heads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoz0egg ... uh5ytOdjdk

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That's interesting, so you need different heads indeed against different armors. Maybe tricky for the DM to remember it, but would be interesting to implement in game.
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Sturm wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:17 am
That's interesting, so you need different heads indeed against different armors. Maybe tricky for the DM to remember it, but would be interesting to implement in game.
The Ethengar Gaz has different arrow types for Mystara. AD&D 2nd Ed had Flight Arrows and Sheaf Arrows.

I don't think I have seen any mention of different bolt types for Crossbow Bolts.

I don't think it would be so important for DMs as this is something a player could keep track of.

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Interesting video. I had no idea that would be the result. Thank you for sharing.

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shesheyan wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Very interesting crossbow tests against flexible armour. Uses three different kinds of heads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoz0egg ... uh5ytOdjdk
I love this sort of thing!

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Like Tod, i was surprised by the results.

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Havard wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:56 pm
AD&D 2nd Ed had Flight Arrows and Sheaf Arrows.
2nd Edition had more than that...

The Complete Arms & Equipment Guide added:

Incendiary Arrows & Stone Arrows

And the Player's Option: Combat and Tactics added:

Pile Arrows
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Digitalelf wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:59 am
Havard wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:56 pm
AD&D 2nd Ed had Flight Arrows and Sheaf Arrows.
2nd Edition had more than that...

The Complete Arms & Equipment Guide added:

Incendiary Arrows & Stone Arrows

And the Player's Option: Combat and Tactics added:

Pile Arrows
Nice! I had forgotten about those :)

Thanks!

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