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Mark Wilkie





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PostPosted: Thu 02 Sep, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Archers Equipment         Reply with quote

Hello,

I was just wondering if the Medieval archer would have carried a buckler of some discription as well as a Falchion.

Any help will be greatly appriciated.

Thanks
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Luke Zechman




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Sep, 2010 5:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Narrow down your area of interest. I have a feeling that there would have been a wide range of equipment carried by archers over this wide range of time, and even over a short period of time.
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luke Zechman wrote:
Narrow down your area of interest. I have a feeling that there would have been a wide range of equipment carried by archers over this wide range of time, and even over a short period of time.


Completely agreed. Some archers were little more than scratch levies armed with nothing more with their bows and arrows and the utility knife that every free man carried back then. On the other end of the spectrum, we have the English longbowmen who had sword and buckler and usually some armor, as well as imitators with similarly heavy equipment (the mounted archers of the French and Burgundian Ordonnances--modeled after the English mounted infantry archer at the end of the Hundred Years' War--were supposed to have a longsword and a brigandine coat, if I'm not mistaken).
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