@redswir1 I think a few folk around here would vouch for Ultima Underworld’s validity. I can’t say I played more than an afternoon’s worth back in the day, but can remember enjoying it…but quickly returning to Magic Carpet or something. Such is my flaw.
With you on proper, non-silly mail armour. Proper plate or lorica and we’re good to go. I admit to tumescence upon the topic of armour, from all eras and regions. Some fascinating developments and technologies to read about.
Looking forward to all manner of these peculiar beat/chop/hack-em ups.