check out the armor requirements for your kingdom.
i fight in the old leather kidney belt and i have no chest or upper back
protection. My choice.
but some of my friends have adopted the coat of plates approach. no they
don;t wear the belt underneath but they do make sure the segments are still
covering the kidneys before the hit the field.
talk to some experienced fighters about armor they have tried and what they
liked and didn't like about it.
if your dead set on lorica then as long as it meets your kingdoms
requirement alone then you won;t need the belt.
just a note Gunthar Waldmann
On 5/21/07, Wolfy <littlegraywolf@...> wrote:
> Hi, Neil.
> Yes. Kidney protection is a MUST.
> Take it from someone who used to do lots of martial arts... When you
> get cracked in the kidneys you will be in a world of pain. If you can
> get a weightlister's belt to cover your kidneys and support your back,
> that is usually the best way.
> On 5/18/07, firepac463 <firepac463@... <firepac463%40yahoo.com>>
> > Are they required all the time or only when not wearing solid steel
> > with padding over the area (ie: lorica segmentata)? SOrry im new and
> > needed an answer before i go get one.
> > Thank you
> > Neil
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