This is old, old crap. I’ve had this since my 0.B stable days, it originally was a part of More Survival Tools, before I separated the content. In addition to PR’ing this bit by bit, I’m retaining the full version on Dropbox.
Parts 1-4 of it have been merged.
- Bronze. THIS is where my addition of copper originated, in fact.
1: Arming sword. Delicious and an excellent compliment to medieval swordsmanship.
3. Scimitar, for when a cutlass is too modern (this weapon actually predates my statting out a cutlass) and a katana is too fancy.
4. Xiphos. Classic bronze sword.
5. Dory. Not a name, but a bronze spear.
6. Naginata, for when the survivor’s naginata just won’t cut it (hardyharharhar).
8. Estoc, as a beefier predecessor to the rapier. No longer able to shift stances, sadly.
9. The khopesh. Bronze and quite choppy.
10. Glaive. Blame Kadian.
11. Ji, a type of ancient Chinese polearm. Went with the bronze-age variant for more variety.
12. Jian, the classic Chinese sword.
13. A dao as well, went with the bronze-age equivalent.
14. A qiang.
15. The fire lance! All the fun of a qiang, all the fire of a hand cannon.
16. A sword Kadian requested. Hint: debug.
- Nasal helm, Corinthian helm, galea, conical helm.
- Tunic, gambeson, bell cuirass, lorica segmentata, lamellar armor.
- Bronze greaves.
- Shields! Crude wooden shield, hoplon, scutum, round shield, kite shield, heater shield, and buckler. All have varied levels of cover percent (effectively block chance), body part coverage (some protect the legs), armor value, and encumbrance.
- A recipe book for various weapons and armor that wouldn’t fit well in the existing ones.
- Martial arts books for swordsmanship and pankration.
- Medieval Swordsmanship, based very roughly off of the German school thereof. Attacking is good for your defense, and you get delicious counterattacks. Available via Melee Weapons Training.
- Pankration. Kill zombies Dwarf Fortress style! In addition to basic grab breaks and kicks, dodging an attack opens up a counter-grab that can be combo’d into a throw, an armlock, or a chokehold. Available via Martial Arts Training.
- Hoplite. Bronze, spear, shield, the basic “front toward enemy” sort of class.
- Legionary. Still heavy and still shielded. Do remember that the shovel was as mighty a tool as the gladius, though.
- Viking. Repeat after me: no horned helmets.
- Man-at-arms. This is what a knight typically was, though the inverse wasn’t always true.
- Horse Archer. As with the man-at-arms, driving skill is the only available nod to the currently-nonexistent cavalry ability. Guess a steel steed will have to do.
- Samurai. Oh hey, I wonder if they’ll start with samurai armor. And yes, you can have a katana. Unless you get a naginata instead. But do remember, it’s called “the way of horse and bow” for a reason.
- Brave of the King. Thank you to Kadian for getting info on the name. A type of ancient Egyptian infantry.