Boob cups are dangerous! I have issue with sexualising a practical item but more of an issue with then rendering the item less than useless but actually dangerous! Boob cups are okay for under armour but do you think men are shaped with a pointy breastbone as per gothic (and later) plate? No, it’s a means of deflecting blows from the breastbone and to protect the breastbone and heart from being smashed should you fall on your chest. This is why it’s okay to smoothly curve in at the waist (aside from spine, might get to that later) because while you have organs and muscle they will hurt but be less like to perforate/puncture from falling.
Boob cups kill. They kill the wearer. Not worth the +10 distraction rating when your enemy just needs you to trip up.
Also note where rivets are for the connecting sections of the different armour. In the first her rivets are near the side allowing for some rising and falling of the torso while on a horse. Other plate has the rivets at teh front which allows for side flexing.
Note where you put fastenings. Put fastenings on the outside and in places unlikely to pinch or be knocked off by an opponants weapon. Amrour usually requires a second set of hands anyway (a squire’s job) so this is okay. But internal fastenings require like four sets of hands to do things the eye can’t see. Not handy.
Chain skirting and tassets work to help deflect blows from cutting important arteries in the leg but also allow you to.. oh fall and not impale yourself on the spikey point of the upper thigh oh so often featured in fantasy armour.
Sam! The second photo is a girl I went to toi with. Make me so happy seeing she’s doing awesome stuff! Yay go girls, go armour!