Shields

Carried

Reinforced

Small Shield

Small shields can protect only against a single opponent’s attacks. Small shields cannot defend against ranged attacks.

Small Shield Capabilities
Frame AC Adj. Resilience STR
Light +1 0
Heavy +1 1

Medium Shield

These defenses generally cover from the shoulder to the thigh. Typical construction is single or multiple layers of wood reinforced with leather or metal. Lighter materials are wicker/light wood covered in leather or cloth. Medium shields can protect only against any attack from the front and side the shield is carried on.

Medium Shield Capabilities
Frame AC Adj. Resilience STR
Light +2 1
Heavy +2 2 12

Large Shield

These defenses generally cover from the shoulder to the knee. Large shields can protect against any attack from the front or sides.

Large Shield Capabilities
Frame AC Adj. Resilience STR
Light +2 1
Heavy +2 3 14

Tower Shield

These defenses generally cover from the chin to below the knee. Tower shields can protect against any attack from the front or sides. Best used on an open field or interlocked.

Tower Shield Capabilities
Frame AC Adj. Resilience STR
Light +2 1
Heavy +2 3 14

Wall Shield

These defenses generally cover from the chin and rest on the ground. Wall shields can protect against any attack from the front or sides.< Best used on an open field or interlocked./p>

Wall Shield Capabilities
Frame AC Adj. Resilience STR
Light +2 1
Heavy +2 3 14