Intimidation. It’s your main form of weaponry while facing the heroes, because it gives you full control. When your enemies fear you, they are more likely to make fatal mistakes.
Your Dark Drake Armour is as dark as your intentions, hardened by the evil magic your subjects provide. As you withdraw your sword, sizing up the quivering soldier who feels brave enough to stand against you, you begin to laugh. This will be a very brief fight--if you can even call it that. The little man looks barely strong enough to hold up his hammer.
Epic Armoury’s Dark Drake Shoulderplates are a set of two shoulder guards with spaulders, pauldrons and besagues. The spaulders have four scale-like ridged metal plates--or lames--overlaying one another to provide laminate protection of the upper arms. Overlaying the spaulder is a large pauldron, which provides additional protection to the shoulder joint and armpits. Besauges (small round convex metal shields) tied onto the spaulders with leather cords add further protection to the armpits. The shoulderplates are fastened with leather straps around the biceps and at the shoulder blade, attaching to a breast- and backplate. Epic Armoury breast- and backplates can be purchased separately and have fittings for mounting the shoulders.
The Dark Drake Shoulderplates are designed to match Epic Armoury’s Dark Drake Armour, but is fully usable with other Epic Armoury metal products, giving you the freedom to customize your character’s costume. 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.
You bear the heavy weight of the Empire upon your shoulders. The hardship of taking new lands, the horror of putting down insurrection. It's almost all you can do to carry it.
It's the least they can do to ensure you look this good doing it.
A Noble’s Neck Protection
Epic Armoury’s Green Noble Leather Gorget is a gorget designed to sit around the neck, providing protection to the thorax and shoulders. Molded to sit comfortably around the neck and rest on the shoulders, this gorget offers some of the best protection for the battlefield. Overlapping leather provides more coverage, while the green velvet lining and the scalloped edges give this armour a rich appearance. The brass knobs along the neck and beneath the collarbone are used to attach the matching Noble Bevor for a complete look.
Secure the Noble Gorget by sliding it over the head and sitting it comfortably over the shoulders. Made of thick, hardened top-grain leather, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather care.
Also referred to as a gorget, which means throat
Early versions were typically worn under the breastplate and backplate to support the weight of the heavier plate armour
Later versions were larger and designed to be worn over clothing
Rainfall has made this area a muddy mess, thankfully you came prepared. adjusting your Scout Shoulder Plates, you sally forth determined to make your way through the mire of mud and mist...
Thanks to your simple and lightweight gear, including your Scout Shoulder plates, you manage to make your way forward relatively easily, the lightness of your armour balanced perfectly with your ability to traverse this treacherous and hostile land. You’ll head back and tell your own group about the upcoming bandits.
Epic Armoury’s Scout Shoulder plates are a set of mild steel small Shoulder Plates designed to cover your shoulders... Each Shoulder plate consists of a small plate, secured to the side of a gorget with a tie string. The shoulder plates are made from 1mm steel, forged to fit comfortably over your shoulder . .
Made from polished mild steel with rolled edges, these arms guards are practical and affordable, while offering a degree of mobility. With its low-fantasy and neutral appearance, these Scout Shoulder plates are easily paired with other Epic Armoury metal works.
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 Neck Plate 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 Neck Plate Dark Warrior is a gorget designed to sit around the neck and give additional protection to the throat. An elongated front piece and shorter back piece are decorated with rivets, and can be attached to a breast and backplate using its sturdy top-grain leather straps. 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 Neck Plate Dark Warrior by tightening the leather straps across the shoulders, adjusting so that the armour sits comfortably around the neck. 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.
Available in sizes Small and Medium/Large/X-Large.
The Neck Plate King is an oval plate of armour designed to sit around the neck and give additional protection to the vitals of throat and thorax. The neck plate has an elongated front piece and a shorter back piece, which are fitted together and can be fastened to the a breast- and back plate with top-grain leather straps. The front piece is sculpted with a wide, raised section arching from the shoulders down to the apex of the front neck plate. The raised elements are polished shiny while the body of the mail is a matt grey made by treating the mild steel material with acid. Around the rim the neck plate has a low flange. Though designed to go with the other ’King’ armours it is fully interchangeable with other Epic Armoury armours allowing the wearer full freedom to customize character looks.
The Neck Plate Warrior is a late gorget – an oval plate of armour designed to sit around the neck and give additional protection to the vitals of neck, throat and thorax. The neck plate has an elongated front piece and a shorter back piece, which are fitted together and can be fastened to a breast- and back plate with top-grain leather straps. The neck plate also provides fastenings for additional shoulder armour. The Neck Plate Warrior is made from mild steel with rolled edges. At the outer rim it is decorated with shiny metal rivets. Though designed to go with the other ’Warrior’ armours it is fully interchangeable with other Epic Armoury armours allowing the wearer full freedom to customize character looks.