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Old 14th September 2017, 06:56 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
Plate armor was bashed to compromise it enough to possibly open a breech, but typically penetration of edged weapons was in areas not covered by the armor. In any case, in India and Central Asia, plate was not worn as a rule, and 'piercing' was directed toward heavily layered textiles or leather.

Jim, in Indian plate armor was used quite extensively, char-aia were common as were mail and plate shirts, even European style cuirass, with mail shirts / hauberk being quite common as well. The Afghans did not seem to use plate armor very much and mail armor was not as common as far as I can tell.
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