Of Frogs and Roses
As I have fiddled with the Hit points, the Armour falls into the domino category, with need to be adjusted. I'll use a 'Armour as DR'. approach but with some of my personal adjustments (of course). I don't claim that the following armours are true and realistic representation of the real world's, but I have done some google research on the topic.
This covers the types of armour that was used during the War of Roses, chainmail was really going out of fashion, so to say. I added in some special rules to highlight some of the reasons for that.
And just a little note, with this wound system you really, really don’t want to go into a fight with weapons without armour, a lot of armour! I do want to highlight why full plate armour was so popular!
|Armour Name||Armour Class||Damage Reduction||Notes|
|Unarmored||10+ DexMod||DR 0|
|Light||Hacketon (gambeson)||10+ DexMod||DR 1|
|Leather tunic||11+ DexMod||DR 2|
|Breastplate+ Hacketon||12+ DexMod (max 3)||DR 3||Breastplates may be bent|
|Medium||Chainmail Hauberk||13+ DexMod (max 3)||DR 4||Half DR vs. Blunt, D6 DR vs. Puncture|
|Jack of Plates||13+ DexMod (max 2)||DR 3||Sewn plates|
|Brigandine||13+ DexMod (max 2)||DR 4||Riveted plates|
|Heavy||Chainmail+ Breastplate||13+ DexMod (Max 1)||DR 6||Breastplates may be bent|
|Half Plate||12+DexMod (Max 1)||DR 7||Breastplates may be bent, Helmets may be crushed|
|Full Plate||14||DR 8||Breastplates may be bent, Helmets may be crushed, Greaves may be dented|
|Shield||+4||0||Shields shall be splintered|
|Buckler||+2+DexMod||0||Also a Weapon|
|Armet, Sallet helmt||+1||0||Helmets may be crushed|
|Closed Greaves||+1 (No DexMod allowed)||0||Greaves may be dented|