Joined: 17 Sep 2015
|Posted: Mon 22 Aug, 2016 5:02 pm Post subject: Swedish military fashion during late 15-16th century
I'm researching a potential new rebated steel combat kit based upon the idea of a Swedish Man-at-Arms (or the equivalent there of) of moderate success. I was thinking of using a brigandine as my primary form of armour, but I was wondering if the Swedes would have followed the Gothic fashions regarding armour and weapons, or would they have been a bit more eclectic in their choice of weapons, reflecting a mix of eastern and western military fashion of the day? I would greatly appreciate any citation that could be offered in this matter as well as advice.
Away from his arms in the open field
A man should fare not a foot;
For never he knows when the need for a spear
Shall arise on the distant road.
-Havamal, Stanza 38