2019-07-16, 03:28 AM (ISO 8601)
Re: Got a Real-World Weapon, Armour or Tactics Question? Mk. XXVIII
Bronze is an alloy of copper and something else. Tin isn't the only potential partner to the copper, one used earlier was arsenic. That's where the myths of the "lame smith" come from, because working with arsenic is very unhealthy. So you've got potential license with what the other material(s) are.
Originally Posted by PhoenixPhyre
Again, there's bronze and there's bronze. Were the Incas up to the Chinese level of skill with bronze? Greeks and others fought very capable slingers like the Ligurians and Balearics (who used lead bullets, rather than pebbles or stones), and didn't seem to consider bronze armour insufficient.
Originally Posted by Pauly