2019-07-15, 09:44 PM (ISO 8601)
Barbarian in the Playground
Re: Got a Real-World Weapon, Armour or Tactics Question? Mk. XXVIII
The Incas had fairly advanced metallurgy. The primary weapon was the sling, and the best armors against sling shots are ones that can take the impact and spread it out and slow it down. i.e. quilted armor. There are Spanish records from the conquest and revolutions that report Inca slingers being able to kill Spaniards with iron helmets through headshots. The primary sidearm was a mace. Bronze armor doesnít defend that well against maces and slings so there is a good chance the Incas just didnít consider bronze armor worth developing. They did have some ceremonial bronze armor, but that was so thin that it cannot have been intended for warfare.
Originally Posted by Clistenes