FrostGrave/SandTomb – interpreting the Soldiers chart


Sfz2FFrostgrave’s soldiers chart is very elegant in it’s simplicity. It covers the main ideas of armour and weapons for its chosen period. Since I am interpreting this in an Arabian Nights kind of setting, with the armour and weapons sensibilities of the First Crusade, I need to interpret the chart without adding to it (because I don’t want to complicate things).

Here’s what I think:

  • No amour: no form of protection (thief, thug, barbarian, apothecary)
  • Protected: one layer of some kind of armour, for example leather or a shield (archer, crossbowman, infantry, tracker, treasure hunter, ranger)
  • Armoured: one layer of heavier armour such as scale or mail, or two layers of armour such as leather and a shield (man at arms, templar, marksman) – the image to the left would be a Man at Arms under this classification.
  • Heavy armoured: two layers or armour such as scale…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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