Lamellar armor lacing instructions - this is actually pretty nicely informative.  They've got links on their website for how to measure people for this kind of armor and whatnot as well.  I'll be makin' this for Alex's D&D character, Cliff.

Lamellar armor lacing instructions - this is actually pretty nicely informative. They've got links on their website for how to measure people for this kind of armor and whatnot as well. I'll be makin' this for Alex's D&D character, Cliff.

viking Birka lamellar by Lamellars.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

viking Birka lamellar by Lamellars.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

A great chart of different types of lames, useful if you're wanting to create your own. - Lamellar Armour

A great chart of different types of lames, useful if you're wanting to create your own. - Lamellar Armour

Tibetan lamellar armor (byang bu 'i khrab), detail view, 16th–18th century, iron and leather Dimensions: L. 38 in. (96.5 cm); W. 29 in. 73.7 cm). Met museum.

Tibetan lamellar armor (byang bu 'i khrab), detail view, 16th–18th century, iron and leather Dimensions: L. 38 in. (96.5 cm); W. 29 in. 73.7 cm). Met museum.

11th A.D. - Reproduction of Byzantine Lamellar Armor with Leather Strips. Klivanion of Theodore Stratelates, of composite laminated construction. The reproduction of the armor is based on 11th century iconography from St. Luke’s Steiriotes monastery (Boeotia). The icon can be seen on the northwest side of the monastery’s main church.

The cataphracts are back

11th A.D. - Reproduction of Byzantine Lamellar Armor with Leather Strips. Klivanion of Theodore Stratelates, of composite laminated construction. The reproduction of the armor is based on 11th century iconography from St. Luke’s Steiriotes monastery (Boeotia). The icon can be seen on the northwest side of the monastery’s main church.

Tang officers from the 700s, wearing the distinctive Mingguang armor, distinguished by the twin breastplates that protected the torso, relatively lighter than the heavy lamellar armor- it was often preferred by the officer corp, these armor often marked the high status of its wearer- one of the reasons that many of the Tang dynasty tomb guardian figurines wears such armor. Early Heian era samurai helmets were influenced by these cavalry helmets- especially the cheek pieces.

Tang officers from the 700s, wearing the distinctive Mingguang armor, distinguished by the twin breastplates that protected the torso, relatively lighter than the heavy lamellar armor- it was often preferred by the officer corp, these armor often marked the high status of its wearer- one of the reasons that many of the Tang dynasty tomb guardian figurines wears such armor. Early Heian era samurai helmets were influenced by these cavalry helmets- especially the cheek pieces.

Viking style leather plate armor, over leather enforced gambeson. http://www.norse-design.de/artikel/09-00-00-43/hornlamelle_front3.jpg

Viking style leather plate armor, over leather enforced gambeson. http://www.norse-design.de/artikel/09-00-00-43/hornlamelle_front3.jpg

Viking style horn plate armor (lamellar), over leather-enforced gambeson. http://www.norse-design.de

Viking style horn plate armor (lamellar), over leather-enforced gambeson. http://www.norse-design.de

Brigandine, Lamellar, and Aventails... Oh My!

Brigandine, Lamellar, and Aventails... Oh My!

http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?622010-Total-War-Age-of-Bronze-Bronze-Age-Modification/page38

http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?622010-Total-War-Age-of-Bronze-Bronze-Age-Modification/page38

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