Thought you all might find this picture interesting. It's from this book
, which has similar charts for helmets, gauntlets, etc.
I'm off to play Swords & Wizardy in caves! I'm excited to get to DM again. I found the pic above while hunting for a prop image. I better get back to working on my adventure. If you don't hear back from me in a couple of days send a search party. Have a nice weekend.
STOP POSTING COOL SHIT I CAN'T KEEP UP1!!!ReplyDelete
Come on dude, snakes as books is worth at least 20 posts over here ;)ReplyDelete
Yeah, what kind of a douche complains that there is too much good stuff on the damn OSR blogosphere hivemind? ;)ReplyDelete
Anyway, I've seen this chart in many places, but did not know the museum put together a whole booklet of them. Great stuff. I'd seen the shields and polearm charts before but not the others.
Ewart Oakshott's typology of swords does not try to show lineage but is interesting too.
See also his books. Interesting stuff.
RFBurton's Book of the sword must in the public domain now too.
Dean was the best kind of dangerous lunatic. And his cladistics of claymores is the sort of disciplinary cul-de-sac I just can't resist. Of course the thinking around it is nonsense, I suppose, but I can't argue exactly why ;)ReplyDelete