Thoughts on the Unsullied armor?

Thoughts on the Unsullied armor?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Why are their arms completely unprotected? Even Gladiators wore arm protectors.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Because they have shields duh

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            A shield doesn't protect your weapon arm.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              t. Fat slow moron

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          A shield doesn't protect your weapon arm.

          They're obviously inspired after Greek hoplites

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The helmet doesn't seem balanced with that giant metal face guard but what do I know

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If the faceguard was a little smaller it would actually look like one that Polish/Hungarian hussars used

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >bare arms
    >overcomplicated helmet
    >leather pauldrons
    Hollywood bullshit/10

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah imagine mediaeval infantry not having armoured arms...

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        These are rank and file professional soldiers and considered some of the best in the world not having ANYTHING on their arms, not just 'medieval infantry' you disingenuous frick.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          People in /k/ are so fricking moronic, dont bother. They think you need full steel armor to be effective in the battle field. Pussy homosexuals that will not last on the medieval times

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >muh full steel
            Even a fricking gambeson or similar would be better than sending you EXTREMELY FRICKING EXPENSIVE PROFESSIONAL ELITE SOLDIERS into battle bare-armed.

            These aren't supposed to be some peasant levvy, they're trained for their whole damn lives to be elite heavy infantry. Each one of these guys is a massive investment of time, effort and resources. NOT giving them the best armor you can get is just absolutely moronic. You've already paid a fortune to create them and now you're gonna penny-pinch on keeping them alive? Fricking stupid.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              It's an ill-informed degenerate's book adapted to video by other ignorants. Don't look too hard into it.
              They aren't supposed to be heavy infantry either. They're elite in the political sense: reliable thugs for warm-weather urbanites to use to police their cities against unarmed slaves and the occasional foreign mercenary.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Nah, they absolutely are supposed to be professional battlefield troops. The sheer effort put into them would make even less sense if all you wanted was some politically reliable thugs.

                Like think about this for a minute: You're buying a slave (not a cheap investment) at like age 5 or lower, then spend the next 10-15 years feeding them, housing them, clothing them, training them, buying their equipment etc. with no payoff other than having a soldier at the end of all that. That better be some really fricking good soldier to be worth all of that.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Unsullied are literally the best troops in the known ASOIAF world, you fricking idiot
                no other troops are that fanatical or have such extreme pain tolerance, and they're clearly not incompetent with their weapons

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Nah youre just pussy that is throwing a tantrum. Go be moronic somewhere else kid, adults are talking

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Whats wrong with all leather? Its light weight and sufficient for protecting yourself. You have a shield anyway

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Whats wrong with all leather? Its light weight and sufficient for protecting yourself.

        It's not going to hold up against any sort of arrow or javelin. Probably going to hold up against most stabbing/slashing attacks from spear sword or axe, but you should really at least have something like a linothorax if you're going to use non metal armor

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Just hold your shield up bro

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Whats wrong with all leather?
        >doesn't stop stabs/spears/arrows/axes/spikes/clubs/hammers
        >barely slows down slashes

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Your shield is sufficient enough if youre not moronic

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Ah yes, that's why every successful military with a shield didn't have some sort of metal or laminar non leather armor
            Oh wait

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Heavy armor is for pussies. Lightweight makes the women wet themselves

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Then you may as well not wear armour at all and have better mobility and no weight.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        leather armor wasn't really a thing irl

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          you’re fricking wrong okay and i’m tired of this meme. obviously this isn’t Hollywood cosplay leather and were more inline with rawhide but during pike and shot buff coats were one of the primary forms of protection throughout that period of time.
          yes, it isn’t medieval but you didn’t specify.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >primary forms of protection throughout that period of time.
            >Small number of infantry
            Youre a fricking moron. The main form of protection in the pike and shot period was a steel breastplate you moron. Just cause some morons wore a little leather coat under their breastplate dosent make it good or the "primary form of protection"

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              i said ONE of the primary forms of protection you moron with poor reading comprehension, obviously cuirass was another. musketeers often only wore a buffcoat and a helmet and was also popular with lighter cavalrymen.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >wikipedia

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            One buff coat used more leather than four of those guys are wearing over their entire bodies.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              i’m not disagreeing that what the GOT characters are wearing is basically useless larp shit

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                larping what? They have no real life counterpart.
                Cope

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                i’m just saying that it is in the style as shit you’d see in Live Action Role Play you know that fantasy nerd shit. are you stupid, do you only think larp is about dressing up as a historical soldier and pretending to be Hitler’s top guy.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Role play is role playing something that exist, fantasy or not. Unsullied are unique and first of its kind moron.
                moron

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                i’m saying just search larp leather armor and you will see shit that looks just like it.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You typically saw the buff coat as a gap filler for more effective armor like steel breastplates.

            >Incest is le bad

            The Habsburgs called. And the Ptolomys. They're pretty sure inbreeding is Bad.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >inbreeding is Bad.
              yes
              >incest
              not necessarily
              if you were, say, Sydney Sweeney's brother, I'm sure you'd give it a thought or two

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I'd spank her at every opportunity, that's for sure.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              i would say that it is more than just a “gap filler” considering that is provided more coverage than a breastplate would, and in your pic the coat is the only thing protecting the arms and stomach. at least to me, a gap filler would be an arming doublet covering the small spots not under plate. at the very least it is a definitive historical example of leather armor being used in large quantities.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >The Habsburgs called. And the Ptolomys. They're pretty sure inbreeding is Bad.
              Are they? After three centuries of inbreeding, there was only one Chucky 2. His sister and cousin came out fine. Were there multiple examples of birth defects among the Ptolemys?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >pic
              Could they have been trying to stop spalling from bullet impacts? Steel plate stops the round, thick loose leather coat catches all the little lead fragments that splash off.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Possibly, but it's more likely that armorers were trying to save weight since the cuirass had to be extremely thick to deflect bullets.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Hmm, a distant cousin me thinks as there are some Neville’s in my family tree as recently as the 15th century.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You know what EVERYONE is tired of even more? Smartasses who reply to "leather armor didn't exist" posts

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              then they should stop posting it. why does it happen every time a misconception is corrected on the internet it has to subsequently be over-corrected?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >irl
          >a fantasy medieval story with magic, giants, dragon, undeads, flaming sword etc

          It's about as ridiculous as complaining about potato being present in Westeros

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            it's like I'm really in a troll thread on /tg/
            if you're making a fantasy setting, you need to build credit with the audience for the fantastic bits by making all the regular stuff believable.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I liked when Jamie Lannister escaped imprisonment and drove away in his 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser that was parked nearby. What, it's a fictional setting don't complain.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Found the virgin

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Actually, I'm a technical virgin

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You always die to the armored guy. Always.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          More like you will always lose to someone with a better shield and weapon. War is costly, armor is just too expensive

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I mean this is a medieval themed world so the armor wins, that only applies to mass produced factory weapons that can also defeat armor

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Leather that actually protects you is heavy, hot, expensive, and cannot be readily repaired once cut.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          moron

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Helmet is a third world knockoff of a well designed Mughal era one. The armor is some leathery claptrap bullshit take on a tube and yoke kind of linothorax. The unsullied's "Buy a slave then kill them in front of their mother" is a variation on the old SoF meme of some Latin American SF that had you adopt a puppy and then at the end of training kill it.

        They look dumb.

        There's a zealous antipathy to leather armor because of how earlier historians thought it was used in everything, and how hollywood used it for everything. It overlooks that we do have solid references to some kind of it, even if cuir boille is a mystery as to how you prepared it. I've come around to a more permissive take on what could qualify as armor given we'll see people use ersatz armor out of weird shit, even bricks during the arab spring.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Wow nerd stuff. I can see you in my minds eye. Youre unkempt, long bearded and have piss bottles

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Leather armor is something you'd give fricking peasants.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Why would you be fricking peasants

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Hnnngh sexy peasant woman bathing

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          one of the misconceptions about leather amor is that it’s cheap. if you want to armor peasants use linen. don’t waste cows on this shit.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          What moron would waste armor on peasants?
          They are just there for the enemy to waste arrows on anyway.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Good luck getting next year's planting or the upcoming Harvest season done without any people to work on the fields Lord Anon of House gayot.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              And leather armour would protect against said arrows how well exactly, oh great tactician?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Read the thread.
                Heavy leather can stop arrows.
                Feudalism was basically a system in which you traded workforce, sending the people you cultivated for decades is absolutely moronic.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Probably better than you think. Consider padded jerkins. Arrows were surprisingly weak at range until crossbows came along. Crossbows did to mail what muskets did to plate.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Arrows were surprisingly weak at range until crossbows came along
                Crossbows are even worse at range than bows.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                In a theoretical area fire at max range sense, yes. Practically, they punched through chainmail+gambeson combos which simple bows couldn't threaten.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                How do you know that?

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Primary sources. This is basic Western history.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                In a theoretical area fire at max range sense, yes. Practically, they punched through chainmail+gambeson combos which simple bows couldn't threaten.

                Longbows absolutely destroy mail from an even longer range than crossbows. Crossbows are "better" because they can penetrate plate from short distances (very short; plate armor is great stuff) and don't require training your peasantry to kill knights.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I wasn't trying to be a homosexual. What primary sources specifically discuss it? Pike vs halberd has the battle of flodden and there's a ton of gun vs bow stuff but I don't know of any definitive longbow vs crossbow penetration comparison in primary writing.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            You are historically lliterate. Please do not confuse the fedora-tipping, incest-fetishizing, misery-porn show for an accurate representation of medieval warfare or attitudes.
            >

            Good luck getting next year's planting or the upcoming Harvest season done without any people to work on the fields Lord Anon of House gayot.


            Yeah.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >overcomplicated helmet
      But enough about roman helmets

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the front of the helmet is held in place by that tiny clip, it'll be easily ripped off
      and the aesthetic is stupid, WTF is that face plate, a stingray?

      >leather pauldrons
      if one were inclined to be kind, it's probable that the pauldrons and armour in general is like many budget props, intended to represent metal
      it's probably not even faux leather

      Theyre based on spartans who where chads

      >Theyre based on
      Janissaries

      is that guy wearing a fricking sweater under that?

      meant to represent a gambeson

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >meant to represent a gambeson
        homie that's a sweater

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >meant
          >(ment IPA Pronunciation Guide)
          >1. A2
          >Meant is the past tense and past participle of mean1.
          >2. ADJECTIVE
          >You use meant to to say that something or someone was intended to be or do a particular thing, especially when they have failed to be or do it.
          >Collins Dictionary

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >like many budget props, intended to represent metal
        >it's probably not even faux leather

        So much fricking this. I'm not endorsing the configuration but I think a lot of you guys don't realize even if you can tell it's leather it's not SUPPOSED to be leather.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >like many budget props, intended to represent metal
        >it's probably not even faux leather

        So much fricking this. I'm not endorsing the configuration but I think a lot of you guys don't realize even if you can tell it's leather it's not SUPPOSED to be leather.

        >if one were inclined to be kind, it's probable that the pauldrons and armour in general is like many budget props, intended to represent metal
        If they didn't mean it to look like leather they'd have used football armor like a REAL high budget production.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Gee billy, how come you get THREE belts?!

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Gee billy, how come you get THREE belts?!

          They're clearly body builders, bro. Very important. This is the parade uniform. Also very important.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          the only armour worse than this is the Witcher TV series niflgardian 'foreskin' armour

          The Childrne of the light are supposed to use highly polished plate armour with a big white cloak, hence the nickname 'Whitecloak'. This is the Wheel of Time custom department cheaping out on costumes.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >plastic wrinkly ballsack armour

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >plastic wrinkly ballsack armour

            It looks somewhat close to how I imagined the netch armour from Morrowind looking irl

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              That shit's barely fit for a Falmer.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            The production of that show is a complete shitshow.
            They made their helmets look like dicks because Nilfgaardians are dicks ... jfc.
            These people demand better pay.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Hollywood bullshit/10
      The sad part is that for the first few seasons that armor was actually pretty good. Whomever was doing costume design put real effort into at least paying some heed to history and logic (although, with stylistic flourishes).

      The second the show became popular it was downhill from there.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Popular bad

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          bad
          Yes. That is what I said. Watch season one or two and then the last season and its like two different shows.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Shut up moron. Season 7 and 8 is the peak of GoT and im tired of pretending they arent

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              oh, okay, its bait. Here, take your (you).

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Its the epic climax of GoT. The fights and engaging and the characters are fully developed. Youre just a contrarian moron

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Season 1
                >Audience Score: 91
                >season 2
                >96
                https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/game_of_thrones/s01

                Thanks for playing.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Critic score is what matters you imbecile

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Season 1
                >Audience Score: 91
                >season 2
                >96
                https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/game_of_thrones/s01

                Thanks for playing.

                My score is all that matters. The critic and audience scores are both bullshit. Your scores are bullshit, too.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Youre nothing. The critics are the authority here

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >fart jokes are le good!
                State your IQ.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                85.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        From what I remember the good customer designer got killed by a lion in 2015.

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Chappell

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Seven hells
          Mother Nature's revenge for Harambe just keeps going and going and going

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          The lannisters sent their regards

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not to mention no vent holes for breathing.

      Yeah but that looks lame

      It’s not lame, you’re lame

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    they look like some kind of edgy kamen rider with the bug antenna

    didn't this show stop mattering like 8 years ago? why can't i fricking die yet?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You aren't trying hard enough. Put in more effort and you'll be dead in no time!

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Helmet is cool, clearly inspired by similar ottoman/polish helmets. No fricking clue what they were thinking with the weird leather breastplates with the flared shoulders. It's impractical and would provide poor protection. They also appear to completely lack any sort of weapon other than a spear, don't carry any javelins and are completely lacking in any sort of skirmishers, slingers or archers.

    In conclusion, the helmet is cool but the armor and concept of the unsullied itself is shit. They're significantly less interesting than the jannisaries they're clearly inspired by, as the jannisaries actually had a great deal of political power in the ottoman empire. Of course that doesn't work with GRRM's moronic abolitionism fetish so we just have to pretend that this is the first time the unsullied ever thought about rebelling against their masters or taking political power

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They have a dagger for side arm atleast. I think they are supposed to be a light weight force so they carry very little weighty objects

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Is that a copper dagger? Jesus they really are roughing it out in Essos

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That’s moronic though. They’re supposed to be a phalanx. Honestly I always felt if functionality with a historical nod was supposed to be the theme he should have combined the Unsullied and Golden Company and given them frick huge chest plates and designed them tanky as frick. Hollywood gays just can’t get over the cheap bdsm inspired homoerotica their costume design is obsessed with.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        A bronze dagger? With that shitty shield and badly protected armo? While they prefered enemies are fast cavalry like the Dothraki, than would pester them with arrows? The fat walrus is a hack.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I never really got why they were so lightly armored like they were medieval shock troops or something. In the lore, they're primarily used as a defensive force for cities that pay their masters. You'd think they'd want them to be better armored so they can take attacks better. It's great they're entirely fearless and completely obedient, but that doesn't make them invincible to being severely wounded and incapacitated or rendered less efficient in a battle from something more armor could've prevented.
    Yeah, they're slaves, but they're trained from boyhood and only a small number survive the castration and training. That really means that their masters should be more interested in protecting their investment from being hurt too often.
    It's not like the best of the best get the worst shit because they're really good with what they're given. The best is given the best so they can get the most out of it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Theyre based on spartans who where chads

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Spartans wore full bronze cuirasses and greeves.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >chads
        >No dick
        What did George mean by this?

        Spartans wore full bronze cuirasses and greeves.

        Bingo

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I wonder if they also cut the balls though. If they cut the balls then their test production would be close to non and the unsullied where supposed to be peak humans physical-wise

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Spartans didn't invent the phalanx.
        The Unsullied actually use Shield Wall tactics.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Appears sullied

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Better GoT armor coming through

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's fine except for that cape thing dragging the ground behind him.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's a cloak and it's not uncommon for them to drag the ground. They would traditionally have been made of wool, and wool expands significantly when wet.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on Tyrell armour?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Flowery homosexual armor for a bunch of flower loving homosexuals

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      is that guy wearing a fricking sweater under that?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Based on the French
      >Most famous member is a literal gay
      >Gigachad Garth forced into the background
      Winds of Winter is never coming out and if it does it will have been ghost written to give some homosexual Black person troony their social justice fix

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >/pol/

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          polschizo

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >normal opinion exists
          OMG pol! pol, guys. hey pol, get lost chuds. pol pol

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    GRRM is a fat incest fetishist, and his fiction sucks dick. Go to PrepHole, if this even qualifies

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Incest is le bad

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Fricking pussy ass homosexual. Maybe reddit is up your speed

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            reddit is obsessed with pretty much every fetish that PrepHole is. in most respects they're the same website at this point

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You would know right? Go back

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Actual would-be sisterfricker tells me to go to Red*it

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I heard moderation is good in reddit. You would silence everyone who you dont like. Your perfect echo chamber

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Again, you're horny for the thought of a sibling. Gross. You don't have any high ground.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Your siblings are probably ugly and so are you. have a nice day

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Large faceplate connected to seemingly nothing but a metal wire at the top
    >Leather? Armor?
    >Iron?Steel? cap skull?
    >No visible chainmail/gambeson
    Yeah my professional opinion is that its gay and lame
    Hell, crusaders had better standards of armor in the fricking 1100's. This armor wouldnt even be good enough for war slaves much less actual soldiers. Its good for a BDSM dungeon if youre a freak thats into that

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but that looks lame

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You have awful tastes and would serve a better purpose as fertilizer for the ground you sub 80iq baboon. Send me your cranial measurements im sure youre a new type of monkey that learned basic computering. You probably like chinese lamellar armor or some other stupid shit

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I have a spaniard gene though. My ancestors where warriors and probably btfo and raped your ancestors

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >I have a spaniard gene though. My ancestors where warriors and probably btfo and raped your ancestors

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I hate that GOT was supposed to be this aesthetic but instead the morons in charge keep fricking it up

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        But thats not aesthetic. I have never seen anyone who said solaires armor is good looking

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Chianmail and great helm and surcoat isn't aesthetic
          You are wrong. And moronic. And probably brown.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >not dear darling Enid
            ignored

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          have a nice day.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        it had fantasy armor from episode 1 onwards though

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Wow a fantasy show has fantasy stuff in it? Who wouldve thunk

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Did the unsullied have to dilate? Wouldn't their peehole close up if they didn't shove something up there every once in awhile? It wouldn't have to be big like what trannies do for their rot holes, but enough for them to tinkle.
    What did a standard issue unsullied dilator look like? Was it covered in the books?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >troony fetishist out of the blue
      Like clockwork

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      obsessed frick head

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    One of my biggest gripes with the show is how colorful the costumes and armor was in the first and second season and how they just made everything grey and brown after that

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >There's a reason Saudis all wear long white robes.
    it's because the goats would get spooked if they heard you unbuckle your belt. the man dress is much stealthier

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Same reason the scottish wear kilts. A sheep can hear a zipper from a mile away.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Too busy doing good costume design for background props.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What's the problem

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking awful. Thin leather and a faceplate designed to smash your nose completely flat.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Fake leather club is two blocks down.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite part of the faceplate is that it's just stuck in the clamp, meaning that if you get hit on either side of the face, the faceplate will rotate and the sharp edge will gouge your eye out.
    >THE DESIGN IS VERY HUMAN

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Lots of similar historical examples, though, e.g. picrel.
      They modeled the Unsullied helmet after the lobster-tail pot or zischagge. An excellent design.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        These are entirely different from a mechanical standpoint, the mounting piece of the faceplate on these is flat so it won't rotate in the clamp, not unless it's struck hard enough that it wouldn't have made any difference to begin with.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Good point, anon.
          But the unsullied one doesn't look round. It looks like it could have a flat rear and a beveled front.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Utterly useless.Wouldn’t stop any real blow or any arrow and eunuchs that are castrated while prepubescent would make horrible soldiers.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No they arent. Women have no balls and are more disciplined in the battle field specially nowadays. Moids are just reckless and easily get emotional

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Look up what a Castrato is, then come back and let us know if you think that they would have made good soldiers

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Based

        Look up what a Castrato is, then come back and let us know if you think that they would have made good soldiers

        Cringe

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        moron .Enjoy your glass bone soldiers with no stamina and muscles and women are less disciplined than men.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Brown

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            False flag or are you an actual troony?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Female boots are useless at best and a net drain on the whole unit at worst.
        The only reason they're accepted for service is that doing otherwise would be blasphemy against the state religion which says that everyone is equal.
        t. 15 years of service watching 100% of the females get eventually moved to admin positions where they can't drag everyone else back (which they do all the time ever since they start basic, where the rest of the platoon has to carry their shit barely 30 minutes into the start of a ruck march, and god forbid they're forced to *run* with their gear even for a couple of minutes).

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        1/8

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        This. Draft all women into combat roles, let the boys stay home and collect gibs

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The helmet is moronic.
    Leather get up just seems like a bad idea all around. I'm still not really convinced on the idea of leather armour.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Youre moronic

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        But why

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Processed and it can be quite efficient as rawhide. It's when you soften it and have it thin to the point of being modern leather clothing that it is an issue. It worked as the adarga shield (which seems to just be leather) or the lamt shield among scale/lame. We just don't really have anything in popular use today that is that kind of sturdy ass resistant leather because we got metal or plastics for it. Think about maybe a leather saddle's bits that aren't just a thin leather on wood veneer but sturdy ass leather.

      Frankly what I wonder is why wooden armor wasn't more common if you were destitute. Yeah it won't stop a good solid hit but it would help for a fair lot especially if you had some padding beneath it.

      https://i.imgur.com/1kZKePd.jpeg

      This was made 50 years ago and these guys were so poor they had to bang coconuts together instead of hiring a horse, and their mail was made of wool, and it still looked more impressive and more practical than this Hollywood-style armor slop.

      Effort goes a long way. They also did PVC pipes cut and painted to be mail in lord of the rings for big scenes/far distance shots. Hollywood is just fricking lazy and reliant on CGI now.

      >whatched the House of Dragons
      >right away it is 10x productuon wise compared to GoT, tourney is absolutely amazing
      >nobody give a frick

      Kudos to the fat man that one of his assistants/friends who helped make it, a woman I forget the name of, scaldingly shits on black valyrians and tells the woke shits to frick off and fatman hasn't disowned her or fired her out of loyalty and friendship.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >a woman I forget the name of, scaldingly shits on black valyrians and tells the woke shits to frick off
        sauce?
        mildly based if true

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        > Processed and it can be quite efficient as rawhide.
        See also the buff coat. A 4-6mm leather coat that was very effective as armor against slashing and bludgeoning weapons, though ineffective against thrusting weapons, arrows, and bullets.
        Very comfy, though, so it was popular with wealthy folk in the 16th century, when plate armor was on its way out thanks to the rise of the musket.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You mean the 17th century. 16th century was the height of plate.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It was like 1590 - 1680, so yeah. Thanks for the correction bro.

            Seven hells
            Mother Nature's revenge for Harambe just keeps going and going and going

            That's one of those Darwin awards.
            https://www.baka.com.au/environment/conservation/dramatic-photo-of-moment-katherine-chappell-was-killed-by-lion-20150606-ghid9e.html

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Frankly what I wonder is why wooden armor wasn't more common if you were destitute.
        Naturally wood wouldn't survive, so it may have been somewhat common, but being destitute in those times would have meant you didn't have much free time, and carving/laminating wood like they did for shields was very laborious. Obviously the end product would also be very heavy for the amount of protection it gave.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Rate the armor my AI dabbling created.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty cool actually. Treants? Got any more? Not too big into AI but I won't seethe if you share what other creations you got.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Flanders+Namur 100% whooped the French+Antwerp+Brussels who outnumbered us, were armed to the teeth and had 4x more cavalry in 1302. Metal armour doesn't help in a swamp.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Gay BDSM shit. Tully had the best, both in taste and effectiveness.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I also like the Ironborn gear too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >they wear these protruding scales instead of properly sewn lamellar because, yknow, House Fish
      no

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That's far from the most moronic choice historical people made with their armor. Greeks refused to use iron because it wasn't as aesthetically pleasing as bronze

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >leather
    Shit

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >leather is...le bad!
      Fell for the memes, ngmi

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Helmet's alright, assuming it made of metal and not leather, armor, if it wasn't made of metal, is alright too, sure its sleeveless, but from the big-ish round shield and spear I assume they fight not unlike hoplites, who famously didn't wear sleeves either

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >cut off boys balls
    >severely limit testosterone output during puberty
    >get a bunch of underdeveloped weak men
    >these will be my elite fighting force

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No they arent. Women have no balls and are more disciplined in the battle field specially nowadays. Moids are just reckless and easily get emotional

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Unsullied armor
    Sullie it.

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Azov guys gets caught frickin a Troon
    you mean the one who was found put to be on russia's payroll?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >you mean the one who was found put to be on russia's payroll?
      what level of cope are we at? We passed 9000 a long ass time ago.

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just having a helmet and face shield makes it an SSS tier in the series.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Helmets are endemic in the series. The TV show doesn't have a lot because God forbid they cover the actor's faces, but in the books everyone has these incredibly elaborate helmets. In Episode One you see The Hound with his dog head helmet. In the books, not only is it more elaborate than that but literally everyone has one like that. Helmets that look like bull's heads, helmets with deer antlers, helmets that look like eagles striking, ect.

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you make an armour out of leather, anyway?

    It seems very expensive to make and whilst it's protective, is it really any good and worth the effort?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You generally wouldn't. Boiled leather was mostly used for supplementary parts of other armor. It filled the role plastic does today - something easily molded, resistant to light wear, and cheap.
      On its down it was a big step down from mail. It was mostly for poors, but most poors in most places used padded armor instead because that was cheaper and easier to make; so it was rare.

      But due to RPGs like D&D confusing it for brigandines, pop culture thinks leather armor was much more common than it really was.

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This was made 50 years ago and these guys were so poor they had to bang coconuts together instead of hiring a horse, and their mail was made of wool, and it still looked more impressive and more practical than this Hollywood-style armor slop.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Monty phyton sucks though. Not really funny or entertaining

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Worst take I've ever seen on this website. Go to TikTok

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Hes correct. Id rather watch rings of power for the 5th time than watch those shitty flicks

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I can't tell if it's contrarianism or bait at this point.
        3/10, got me to respond.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        correct

        I can't tell if it's contrarianism or bait at this point.
        3/10, got me to respond.

        Worst take I've ever seen on this website. Go to TikTok

        they hated him because he told the truth

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Hes correct. Id rather watch rings of power for the 5th time than watch those shitty flicks

        correct
        [...]
        [...]
        they hated him because he told the truth

        >Filtered

        Critic score is what matters you imbecile

        Youre nothing. The critics are the authority here

        >Literal appeal to authority fallacy

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Why would we listen to incels like you instead of critics?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Critics shouldn't dictate your opinions.
            Also, most critics don't love their jobs.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I dont listen to incels. Shut your hole

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                So, you only watch what some waggie sanctions you to watch?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I dont listen to incels. Shut your hole

            >Arguing with holes.png
            You sound like a woman and I bet you read the preface before the classical work, thereby just absorbing another's opinion and interpretation instead of using your own mind. If you bother to read.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              No response to this one, he/she/it didn’t like that being brought up apparently.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, in all fairness though, several of the members of Monty Python were historians before taking up comedy.

      Terry Jones’ series on the Crusades was one of my favourite things to watch as a child.

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >whatched the House of Dragons
    >right away it is 10x productuon wise compared to GoT, tourney is absolutely amazing
    >nobody give a frick

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Black Valyrians
      Frick that

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, but i sort of accepted it as their rule of the game. In soviet book/film about teenage love Lenin would be present somehow, and whole nation learned to ignore it.

        Tourney and hunt cost them more than whole first season of GOT and it worth it just for visuals.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >nobody give a frick
      it was like the biggest show back in 2022 and there's a huge hype train behind the second season that is only a week away.
      I obviously didn't like some of the casting changes, but that pales in comparison to murders hundreds of random civilians for a girlboss moment during the coronation of King Aegon II, and the changes Laena's death for muh roe v wade, because choosing to burn yourself to death for a horrible death is somehow better than attempting to save the life of your child during a horrible death.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The costuming in HOTD is abysmal. The armor is all plastic, even for main characters. Which is a shame, because some of its is actually well designed.

      Frick the gold cloak armour though, the suits we saw in GoT were absolutely stunning. In Hotd we just got cheap, generic, plastic fantasy shit that looks like it belongs in a mobile game.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Just to make a point, Gold Cloaks in GoT.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Looks okay on screen.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Ew.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Looks like a bad vidya boss.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Daemon certainly considers himself to be a "boss".

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    For me? It's the Stark armour. It's practical and realistic.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >the vambraces and rerebraces which are the straightest part of the arm have cutouts exposing the arm
      >the elbow, the one part of the arm which needs cutouts and joints so it can flex, is a fixed solid piece
      WDTMBT

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The arms are based on a cavalry harness, the heavily scalloped vambrace isn't a problem because it locks into the couter when the arm is bent (such as when holding a lance), as you can see on his left arm. The solid couters are extremely common, you see them deep into the 16th century and beyond: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/4d/b4/04/4db404907c839d2e462e9eabf9f35890.jpg

        >practical and realistic
        >The plates riveted to the coat of plates don't overlap and have huge massive gaps in between them
        No.

        >practical
        >clear gaps between all of the plates on the coat of plates, the plates should overlap like the historical examples found at Visby

        Examples along these lines exist (picrel), but it's early 14th century poverty shit. You only see it late enough that mass producing plates is feasible but early enough that there isn't a "last year's model" of a better-made piece you can buy for the same price.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Whoever displayed and reconstructed this (probably deliberately) did it wrong for display purposes. After all, it's common sense and requires zero effort and the tiniest amount of extra material for a massive gain in protection, and people have been consistently overlapping lames since three thousand years before the 14th century, as seen by the Dendra panoply.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >No one has ever made a shitty piece of armor in all of history

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >Some dude spread out the plates for display vs an armorer doing it wrong on purpose.
              Come on now., this is a pretty contrived piece of reasoning just because you want to desperately believe people left massive gaps in their coat of plates for no reason.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah why not just go inside a steel dome, that way every inch of your body is protected

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Using less material is doing it wrong
                Okay but what if you're doing it on a budget so you're limited on how much material you can use? Would it make sense to do more with less? Or just say frick it and not use any plates at all in your jack of plates? Worst case here you've got a gambeson, which is already armor in itself, but gives relatively limited protection and doesn't hold up particularly well to repeated strikes. Add a few plates in there and you've got much better protection against cuts: they're less likely to make it through into flesh, and they can hold the coat together to some extent so it can take more cuts before becoming tattered and ineffective. Yes, it's not super effective against thrusts since they're likely to just push to the edge of a plate and then go past it, but in the vast majority of cases a thrust is a killing blow against someone who has already been stunned or disabled.

                Why is it so hard to believe that in hundreds of years of medieval history, more than zero pieces of armor have been made with gaps between plates? Obviously it was never the standard; even poor peasants at Wisby had armor with overlapping plates. But it still does more than nothing, and in fact it gets you a result that's closer to a properly made coat of plates than an unreinforced gambeson, which we know were used, so why is it inconceivable that a handful of examples might have been made?

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Chains on a breastplate was knightly fashion, it's not poverty-tier armor. That example there is clearly meant to be overlapping. You might as well be asking
                >But what if they made mail with huge two-inch wide rings because of my mental gymnastics?
                They won't because it's incredibly stupid, wasteful and pointless.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >practical and realistic
      >The plates riveted to the coat of plates don't overlap and have huge massive gaps in between them
      No.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This show was unforgivably muted and brown. This guy is supposed to be a king.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The medieval-ridley-scott filter is so strong with this show that they even made his hair black while he was a ginger.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Polanski's Macbeth and its consequences have been a disaster for historical/fantasy media.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            They only leaned into colourful wardrobes in early seasons and only in scenes set in Kings Landing.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >practical
      >clear gaps between all of the plates on the coat of plates, the plates should overlap like the historical examples found at Visby

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How do /k/ armour experts rate the armour of the Gold Cloaks?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      0/10 not shiny at all

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I always liked that kind of helmet, burgonet I think they're called
      Very Renaissance looking
      The House Bolton's helmet also looks nice imo

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Burgonets are very aesthetic, I agree. And the Bolton ones

      https://i.imgur.com/h9DgC3N.jpeg

      I always liked that kind of helmet, burgonet I think they're called
      Very Renaissance looking
      The House Bolton's helmet also looks nice imo

      I think would be cabassets or morions, I think they are related and there's some overlap in the classification maybe.

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Goddamnit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      how well will that chain-veil protect their faces? say they get hit in the mouth with a mace.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        it won’t do anything against a mace but a broken cheek bone is better than having a sword cut through the face. not good obviously, but significantly less lethal.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          That limp ass chainmail burqa isn't doing shit other than looking cool and deflecting splinters. Which is alright but IRL wouldn't have been worth the mail.

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Dull and lame. The show costumes in general didn't live up to the books.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, books were peak French chivalry with Lannisters having horses decked out in gold-coloured barding armour.
      Books in general are much bigger ordeals than the show that was made on the cheap by morons.

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the ONLY good armor in the GoT series.

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >armour can beat gunpowder weaponr-ACK
    no wonder GRRM never advanced the tech tree past crude weaponry

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      armor can beat small arms if you're willing to suffer the weight. few things on this earth can beat a 12 pounder

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        just shoot him in the dick?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You were lucky if the ball went in his general direction.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            crossbowmen were still around were they not?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              By the time significant firearm use was common, not really. There was a transition period with both, though.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            That piece is from the arquebus/musket on a bipod days, not the super early metal pot on a stick period. The dent is most likely from a pistol.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        why does his gorget leave a huge gap like that

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          So he can move his fricking head, dumbo.
          What do you think a bevor is for?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What would happen if a modern ceramic plate got hit by whatever did that?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        deflection with no measurable damage been done

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        /k/ has told me that small diameter, pointy, hardened steel or tungsten core projectile traveling at very high speed is required to pierce level-IV plates.
        Thus, a 6"-diameter cast iron ball traveling subsonic speed would be virtually harmless to a man wearing modern ceramic plates.

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The Unsullied never made any sense even in the books.It doesn’t matter how disciplined they are ,but equipping them with light leather armor and small shields in an area that would be dominated by archers is silly.And the Lannister army in the books was described as using longbows and pikes so they would get slaughtered there as well.The Dothraki make no sense. either .They are supposed to be a mongolian expy but they use zero tactics and armor and there main tactic is a frontal charge on unarmored horses with everyone using short swords.If they would be dumb enough to try that against a disciplined army the end result would look like the battle of Jaffa .

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Would medium-tier armour protect against dothraki bows?
      Romans didn't have a fun time against Parthians.

      And Dothraki don't do battles against real militaries, they are extortionists.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >medium armor
        You mean mail?Yes.Obviously not as good as plate and it depended on the arrow head but if worn with a gambeson or something similar it could offer good protection.
        >...and whilst the Turks were fleeing before him, they (who shoot as well backwards as forwards) would cover him with darts. When he had driven them out of the village, he would pick out the darts that were sticking all over him; and put on his coat-of-arms again... Then, turning round, and seeing that the Turks had come in at the other end of the street, he would charge them again, sword in hand, and drive them out. And this he did about three times in the manner I have described.
        >...drawn up in front of the cavalry, stood firm as a wall, and every foot-soldier wore a vest of thick felt and a coat of mail so dense and strong that our arrows made no impression on them... I saw some with from one to ten arrows sticking in them, and still advancing at their ordinary pace without leaving the ranks.
        >The enemy climbed after, in order to capture him, and the more distant rabble shot arrows at him. But by the will of God his armour protected him from the arrows.
        Really heavy warbows could still injure someone even if they didn't pierce the mail but those wouldn't be used on horseback and most archers wouldn't use them.
        >And when he [Benkin] was aiming at the besiegers, his drawing on the bow was identified by everyone because he would either cause grave injury to the unarmed or put to flight those who were armed, whom his shots stupefied and stunned, even if they did not wound.
        Carrhae was a strategical and tactical mistake ,I wouldn't really blame it on the equipment.And the scutum and later roman shields would still over better protection than the small round shields used by the Unsullied.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Thx for effortposting.
          I didn't know bows would be stopped by heavy leather.
          >Carrhae was a strategical and tactical mistake ,I wouldn't really blame it on the equipment
          Yeah, Crassus was extremely impatient and severely underestimated Parthians.
          Maybe I should have used an example from Mongolian invasions against Poles for comparison.

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    what armor?
    this shit wouldn't fly irl lol

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      yeah

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        you won't believe this but the guy on the right was better than the guy on the left

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I what sense?
          I can understand that his baggage was minimal thus reducing the baggage train, he could march longer but idk about the actual performance on the field.
          Then again, armour doesn't help much against arrows and really long pointy sticks.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Lacedaemonians were reputed to be superior fighters, not sure about the. accuracy of the pic. Armour is great against spear and arrows though, tf are you on.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty sure the time equivelant of GOT is at least a millenia later though.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          ASOIAF is late medieval esthetics coupled with Late Roman Republic culture and governance systems of Wars of the Roses.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Late Roman Republic culture
            how so? it seems solidly high medieval

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              It is quite brutal.
              Arya chapters in first 2 books perfectly showcase how degenerate these people are.
              >Road to Meereen == Via Appia
              >Red Wedding == The Banquet of Lucullus
              >Kingsguard == Praetorians
              >The Wall == Hadrians Wall
              >First Men/Andals/Rhoynar == Gauls/Etruscans/Greeks
              etc etc

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                the high medieval era was still pretty brutal
                Westeros is Britain stretched and inclusive of Spain and Italy, and the Stark-Lannister war = the Wars of the Roses

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Absolutely.
                I just think that Rome was more brutal to commoners than High Medieval, as is seen in the books.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I think I'd equate Westeros with high medieval Europe and Essos with Seljuks. this ties in with Dothraki being Mongols.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Its just my feeling I have.
                Tyrions comments how Vale Mountain Tribes allowing everyone to be heard and consider their opinions is ridiculous seems to be right out of the late antiquity or early middle ages, to me.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >seems to be right out of the late antiquity or early middle ages
                yes
                they represent the eastern Northumbrian Britons or Lowland Scots who predate the Romans, as opposed to the Wulls who represent the Highland Scots (more north-west)

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, it is a mishmash of different inspirations while the world gets more simplistic further out you go.
                It is cool to read a book written by a history nerd.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Would be even better if he knew how battles and fights worked.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                He is a fat Anglo 1/4 israelite, all he knows is drama. Although he does it well. Obviously rips off Herbert though, especially the Warlocks.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You do understand that test will categorise certain admixtures as certain racial marker even if it is not?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I always thought he skipped on signalisation and all of that for sake of readability.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not really talking about 1vs1 fights,I'm fine with simplifying those.He constantly tries to portray the Dothraki as an unstoppable horde.But their tactics and equipment doesn't make any sense.If they actually focused on devastating frontal charges they wouldn't ride on unarmored horses while using a kopesh.Real world steppe nomads invented the cataphract for that role,nobody would have been stupid enough to charge against an intact formation without lances or spears either.And he doesn't even portray them as using lot's of horse archers.That's from other writers that try to salvage his mess.He tried to write fantasy mongols while also removing everything that actually made the mongols effective.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >signalisation
                que?

                I'm not really talking about 1vs1 fights,I'm fine with simplifying those.He constantly tries to portray the Dothraki as an unstoppable horde.But their tactics and equipment doesn't make any sense.If they actually focused on devastating frontal charges they wouldn't ride on unarmored horses while using a kopesh.Real world steppe nomads invented the cataphract for that role,nobody would have been stupid enough to charge against an intact formation without lances or spears either.And he doesn't even portray them as using lot's of horse archers.That's from other writers that try to salvage his mess.He tried to write fantasy mongols while also removing everything that actually made the mongols effective.

                >he doesn't even portray them as using lot's of horse archers
                from book one their three main weapons are the arakh, bow, and whip. do bear in mind that we haven't seen Dothraki in a set piece battle in the books, only in the HBO series from which you appear to be drawing your perceptions.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            What span are they in technologically though? We see no firearms but they are in the age of pl8 in Westeros, yes? And have been for some time?
            And apparently Valyria was already as well which is a century at least, maybe two and a half before the show?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I haven't read his companion books but I think Valyrians were far more advanced than Andals or Rhoynar when they came to Westeros.
              As for the world feeling like it is stuck, I have a suspicion that it has something to do with The Others that destroy civilisation every now and then both is Essos and Westeros.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Late Roman Republic culture
            how so? it seems solidly high medieval

            GRRM is on record saying it's War of the Roses era in a world that for some reason never developed gunpowder.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Makes sense.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >a
          I think you meant two It's B.C. a millenia would put us in the year 550.

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Thoughts on the Unsullied armor?
    lame & gay.

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Artigas has made the absolute best ASOIAF character pieces btw. His knowledge of actual historical arms, armour, and material culture mixed with an ability to actually bend and adapt those proven designs to fantasy worlds has made for some unique stuff.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Dragon riders wore lenses I take it?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's not something mentioned in the lore.

        Its iirc something Artigas drew in to flesh out the gear of the dragonriders he drew.
        He also included a broad belt with rings, for chaining yourself to a saddle whilst riding a dragon. Aswell as tool based on the Ankusha, a tool thats in our world used by riders to control or put down elephants.

        Daemon.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I figured it had to be some kind of riding stick.
          >One autist is a better costume department that all the money HBO has can apparently get.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Just to add, the person in that one is supposed to be Aegon the Conqueror.

      This one is Jaehaerys I

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/v2bUizg.jpeg

        Artigas has made the absolute best ASOIAF character pieces btw. His knowledge of actual historical arms, armour, and material culture mixed with an ability to actually bend and adapt those proven designs to fantasy worlds has made for some unique stuff.

        Cool art.

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Visenys and Rhaenys.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Imagine the threesome

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      What classes are these?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >ywn have big tiddy tomboy targaryen gf and make her bring her longsword to bed and keep the chainmail on during sex

  46. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I liked Robb Stark’s armor seemed the most practical one to me in the show

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