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Re: (TFT) TFT: Chalupas

> On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, ed wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 21:37:06 -0000, "Cas Liber"
> > <casliber@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >
> > >I don't know about anybody else but I have a problem visualising a
> > >(i.e. spiked leather Roman glove-thing) parrying sword blows.
> > >Cas
> >
> > The knuckles are protected with layers or lead, it would bounce!
> >
> Are you sure?  Lead, though heavy, is rather soft and pliable.
> Im not sure I would want to wear armor made out of lead.  Weight
> aside, one good hit and the lead deforms - restricting your
> movement (at the minimum).
> I would think that bronze or some other hardened metal would be
> better.

Not related to Cestii but a 18th/19th sailor's palm use to assist in the
mending of sails contains a strip of lead that assists the wearer in pushing
needles through tough sailcloth.  Someone may need to do research on what a
cestii is made of because there must be a reason SJ created this rule.

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