keandbc at ix.netcom.com
Fri Dec 6 10:40:54 PST 1996
>At the risk of getting severly pounded by my friends and
>agree with Sir Galen's and Mistress Gunnora's feelings about
>shields. They are very effective and forgiving but they just never
>right to me. I don't feel that, with proper practice and training, a
>(or round for that matter) is any less effective than a square. I
>mostly at Inman's and with the exception of His Grace Himself can go
>toe-to-toe with all the rectangular shields out there. I like the
>feel of my heater and I enjoy the way I have to move to fight with it
>I also agree with HE Jan about protecting and not over-armoring a
>get hit on all the time. I am now looking into getting some body and
>armor but only after I have been established as an "unarmored"
>desire for the armor now is so that I can look more "knightly".
>I do not mean this to slam rectangular-shield fighters and I do
>idea that a properly trained fighter can fight with any shield or
>style almost equally. As I said, I just like the "look" of my
Except for some experimentation in my very early career with an oval
shield, I have always fought with a heater. Some people say that I do
OK with it. I, too, like the look of a heater.
There are advantages to a scutem, but I think that they are small, and
don't outweigh the asthetics of the heater.
I have also noticed a slight disadvantage of a scutem. The bottom front
corner can more easily be hooked.
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