Barding and Other Armor for Quadrapedes

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Barding and Other Armor for Quadrapedes

Post by Areia » Thu May 25, 2017 12:12 pm

Considering adding an extra something to my work while we await the area checker to be fixed. I can't seem to find in the lessons, though, how to make an armor wearable only by quadrapedes (looking to make barding etc.). Thought it might be something set in objval0, 1, or 4, but the lessons show those all to be unused. Any ideas?

Also, I've noticed that barding and the like tends to be no better than half plate in the game. Is this just coincidence, or is full plate barding something to avoid even if produced at fairly high cost to the PC?

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Re: Barding and Other Armor for Quadrapedes

Post by Talos » Thu May 25, 2017 4:48 pm

It's generally unrealistic without a good reason. No horse is walking around in full plate, their legs couldnt function. They are armoured cupcakes, the plate armour is the frosting. 1 is the bit value for quadrupeds.
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Re: Barding and Other Armor for Quadrapedes

Post by Areia » Thu May 25, 2017 6:37 pm

Aha, I gotcha. That makes sense when I think about it for longer than two seconds. :D

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Re: Barding and Other Armor for Quadrapedes

Post by Larethiel » Fri May 26, 2017 6:52 pm

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hors/hd_hors.htm

Also, if you're more interested, there is a pdf floating around somewhere about the 'Armored Horse in Europe'.

Horse barding and armor is a really interesting and widely ranging topic, same with different types of horses and their use.
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