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Elnathan Barnett




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Oct, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Alan William's tests         Reply with quote

Can anyone give me the citation info for, or at least which publications in which I might find, Dr. Alan William's tests of the relative efficiency of arms and armor? i would like to get my grubby little paws on them before I graduate and lose access to a university library. Thanks.

Elnathan

Therfor he seide to hem, But now he that hath a sachel, take also and a scrippe; and he that
hath noon, selle his coote, and bigge a swerd.
- Luke 22:36, John Wycliffe's translation AD 1384
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Gary Teuscher





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PostPosted: Wed 12 Oct, 2011 1:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've found this sites has some excerpts of the testing

http://willscommonplacebook.blogspot.com/sear...%20Weapons

The book is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Blast-Furnace-Hi...9004124985

Over $500, but of course much cheaper if it's available in your library Big Grin
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Elnathan Barnett




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Oct, 2011 2:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What I meant was the tests werein he dropped pointy things on armor to figure out whether or not a couched lance could piece a mailshirt, etc, etc. If that was in The Knight and the Blast Furnace I am going to be very disappointed - I already requested it, had to look through it in a hurry, and didn't see anything of the sort. The library isn't going to let me request it again. Sad
Therfor he seide to hem, But now he that hath a sachel, take also and a scrippe; and he that
hath noon, selle his coote, and bigge a swerd.
- Luke 22:36, John Wycliffe's translation AD 1384
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Gary Teuscher





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PostPosted: Wed 12 Oct, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That info, at least the results of testing, is about 3/4 down the paqge that I sent you.

It's rather brief unfortunately
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2011 5:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All of Chapter 9 in The Knight and the Blast Furnace is relevant. Most of the chapter is about compromising plate armour but the mail test results are on pp. 942-943.
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