For Honor

A slight departure from my normal historical based posts, but I wanted to highlight For Honor, the video game title by Ubisoft coming out Feb 14. Video gaming is kind of a side passion of mine, and I always take note when a game set in the medieval period comes out. While not historically accurate…

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Making suits of armor

Watch how suits of armor are constructed¬†in this How It’s Made program, originally aired on the Discovery channel. How It’s Made – Suits of Armor Here is also an interesting article from the Scientific American on how medieval armor may have been more of a hindrance than a benefit on the battlefield: “Medieval Armor: Was…

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The Battle of Nations: Full contact medieval combat

The Battle of Nations is an international medieval combat championship, where teams from various countries come together and compete in a full contact competition using actual weapons and a standardized set of rules. The first competition was held in 2009 or 2010 in the Ukraine. This year’s competition is held in Prague and runs from…