Splint Mail
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Basic Information

Possibly fictional and based on misinterpreted medieval depictions of pieces of fluted plate, this form of armour remains popular in fantasy RPGs and is said to consist of flexible armour consisting of vertical bars of metal jointed together with chainmail covering the joints and any other areas where vertical rods are impractical.

Potentially this could be made with bamboo or wooden rods as a form of wooden armour although it probably wouldn't be much good unless the opposing weapons were similarly primitive.

This term is also used to refer to plated mail.


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Game and Story Use

  • If in doubt, you may wish to exclude this form of armour from your campaign. It rarely adds much by its existence.
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