First Scenario is that Bow and Arrow damage is added together. Bow and Arrow Armor Pen is added together. The shot made is the total Armor Pen being applied to the total Damage being applied. Second Scenario is that Bow and Arrow Damage is not added. Bow and Arrow Armor Pen is also not added. Third Scenario is that Bow and Arrow Damage is added together, applies bow armor pen and ignores arrow armor pen, resulting in a bug.
Can Arrows Penetrate Medieval Armor?
A bodkin point is a type of arrowhead. In its simplest form it is an uncomplicated squared metal spike, and was used extensively during the Middle Ages. The typical bodkin was a square-section arrowhead, generally up to Bodkin arrows complemented traditional broadhead arrows, which continued to be used, as the sharp, wide cutting surface of the broadhead caused more serious wounds and tissue damage than the bodkin arrowhead. The name comes from the Old English word bodkin or bodekin , a type of sharp, pointed dagger. Arrows of the long bodkin type were used by the Vikings and continued to be used throughout the Middle Ages. The bodkin point eventually fell out of use during the 16th and 17th centuries, as armour largely ceased to be worn and firearms took over from archery.
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Arrow verses Armor — Penetration Experiment. I used a 15 kilo 33 pound Japanese longbow at 20 yards for all tests. Shooting at a multilayer target block with actual Edo period arrow heads, I recorded my results, I also conducted a few experiments to check the effectiveness of the Japanese bow and arrow combination. The following results were noted:. Block penetration and arrow drop at 20 yards.