You look upon your leading officer as he makes his way down the line of your fellow soldiers. Your fate and the fate of your entire unit is dependent on this veteran's word, and you find yourself relieved not to shoulder such a heavy burden.
"We must fight!" your officer shouts for all to hear. You adjust your Shoulder Plate Giant Dark Warrior armour, double checking the buckles as you listen to him continue. "For our homes and for our families, we will fight until we can fight no more!" With a resounding cheer, your fellow soldiers ready themselves for the charge. You withdraw your weapon, eager and afraid all at once.
The battle has begun.
Epic Armoury's Shoulder Plate Giant Dark Warrior is a single shoulderguard designed to protect the shoulder-joints and upper arm. This armour's metal plates overlap one another to provide complete laminate protection. Overlaying the spaulders is a large pauldron, which provides additional protection to joints and armpits. Atop the pauldron a vertical plate sword breaker catches and deflects blows before they can impact the head. The sword breaker is slightly concave and somewhat higher at the back than the front, thus providing protection without impairing vision. Although the armour is designed to match Epic Armoury's 'Dark Warrior' set, it is fully interchangeable with other Epic Armoury armours in order to fully customize your character's look.
Secure the Shoulder Plate Giant Dark Warrior by tightening the top leather strap onto a breast- or neck-plate, adjusting so that the armour sits comfortably over the shoulder. Keep the armour from further moving by securing an additional top leather strap around the upper arm. Made of 1 mm thick galvanized mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
- Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect attacks on a chaotic battlefield
- Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century