Armour, according to our friends at Wikipedia is protective covering used to prevent damage from being inflicted, not an astoundingly difficult concept you would have thought. Here then is a real woman in armour…
|real armour http://samanthaswords.tumblr.com/|
As worn, indeed, when she became the Champion of European Long-sword at Harcourt Park International Jousting Tournament, 2013. Not woman’s champion I may add, she beat men and women to win the title. Swinging that big heavy long-sword, which though blunted for obvious reasons still weigh in at 2.5lds and swung in anger can break bones and cause no end of damage to the unprotected.
It’s a fairly safe bet therefore that when swing big heavy European longswords about, and importantly having them swung at her, a woman chose’s armour that actually protects those vital organs, bones and skin.
|Fantasy armour from world of warcraft|
Indeed I recommend +http://repair-her-armor.tumblr.com/ as an entertaining viewpoint of the issue.
This is I know a minor rant, but it is something which seldom ceases to amaze me. I understand the intent behind decorative none functional armour, and sure it looks nice, sometimes. But occasionally it’s nice to see some fantasy try and be a little more realistic, and a little less, here’s her boob’s insert your sword here…