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POLL: Painted Armor for Ancients & Medievals


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Narcisista writes:

In the 14th and 15th centuries portuguese sailors painted their swords black to prevent saltwater corrosion.

If they did that to sowrds I'm pretty sure they also did it to armour, and the the pictorial evidence of the age doesn't sugest that polished metal was the normal finish of an armour…


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always
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sometimes
196
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never
94
26%
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not an Ancients or Medieval gamer
48
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Ivan DBA wonders...

Ancient and medieval armor was sometimes painted, rather than being polished to a metallic sheen. For example, check out the red helmet worn by the guy on the left.

Assuming it is appropriate to do so for the army in question, do you paint any of your ancient or medieval figures to represent this phenomenon?