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@JoKeR: Take your time, man.
Given the last page, yeah, I could see her feeling more naked without a shield than clothes. The shield is there to keep your bits attaches. Clothes mainly just cover them, though armor would be useful. But when you train in the buff, you learn to do without the armor.
@JoKeR: And as Skallagrim points out, avoid unnecessary spikes and protrusions. All that does is create weak points and make it more likely for the weapon to catch on something. The two that you drew for the end of Chapter 2 have that going for them. There's only 1 area that I'd call a weak point on either of them, and that's where the handle joins the blade on the Twarch.
@JoKeR: They did indeed. The khopesh has a lot of wiggle room, which makes it great for creating fantasy swords. The falchion, the scimitar, and a few others as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falchion and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scimitar and then there's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katar_(dagger) also work well for basing fantasy designs on.
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@JoKeR: I'd also suggest a couple of YouTube channels, Skallagrim ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3WIohkLkH4GFoMrrWVZZFA ) and Shadiversity ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkmMACUKpQeIxN9D9ARli1Q ). Metatron ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIjGKyrdT4Gja0VLO40RlOw ) is also a good resource. And here is MichaelCthulhu's channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGca03sbLq7OUnXMdvRHyBQ ) that I mentioned earlier.
@JoKeR: The Monrch is fine, as there are historical axes that look similar. The Twarch is problematic, as you eliminate the effectiveness of a thrust. Even a khopesh can be used to thrust, as can a dane axe. While somewhat lightweight, the split blade doesn't really serve a practical purpose. A wider blade in line with the handle would be better overall. The Lar is a spear, which have been used for as long as humans have been around, and as such works VERY well. The only thing that the armor crusher has going for it really is that it looks like what you'd expect from a cross between a khopesh and a scimitar. Overall, not a bad design, but a misleading name. One of the good things about it is the fact that the tip is in line with the handle, so if you DO go for a thrust, it'll be effective.

One thing of note, the gambeson IS a surprisingly effective form of armor. Try taking an axe to a phone book, and you'll see why.
@JoKeR: As far as resilient material, keep in mind the armor's going to be made with the same material, and such you have the same problem as steel against steel, aluminum against aluminum, bronze against bronze. Sword blades lack the mass to cut through itself. You end up doing more damage to the sword. That's why swords were a backup weapon on the battlefield. Polearms were developed and used to great effect, and the aforementioned armor-breakers.
@JoKeR: The best way to look at practical designs is to look at historical swords, most of which were worn on the side with two-handed weapons carried like a rifle with the quillions cradled like a baby.

The armor looks to be designed to work against infantry, since the head, shoulders, and upper torso have the plates. If that's the case, the eye-slit's MUCH too large, but does grant better visibility compared to similar helmet designs. The primary material being cloth looks to allow better mobility. I think a better design for anti-infantry would be a chain shirt with the same plates, and narrow the eye-slit. But as I said before, the idea behind the design works fairly well. I can see a practical use for it. Also, if you ever do a closeup of chain armor, go with riveted instead of butted mail. I can tear apart butted mail with my bare hands, but riveted mail can't be torn apart like that since the ends are riveted together.

And to add to what Chains is saying, start with a historical design and keep it structurally sound. For example, a khopesh would make for a great fantasy sword due to its shape, and was actually used. I mentioned that earlier. Most swords come in between a kilo and a half (the Ulfbehrt) to three kilos (Claymore). The Buster Sword would be best used by planting it tip-first into the ground and fought around, since it's too heavy and unwieldy to use in combat without throwing yourself around (Newton's third law) or tearing your arms out of your sockets (if you were to plant yourself in such a way that you can resist the inertia). Watch the end of some of Michael Cthulhu's videos and you'll see what I mean there. As far as an armor breaker, again Chains is right. Axes, maces, clubs, hammers, all worked really well to break armor because they have the mass in the right place to not care about the armor. Swords, with the mass near the hand, don't have the inertia to sunder armor without rolling the edge or chipping.
@JoKeR: Not that I can tell. I'm seeing more tactical knight/samurai/ninja (the pop-culture type rather than the historical type). There's quite a bit here that I could analyze, but I'll restrain myself (unless asked). But overall, the design's workable.
@JoKeR: You have to admit, though. Lucas managed to make his StromTroopers look intimidating as all get-out. But yeah, looking at Darth Vader, he's very much patterned after the Samurai.
@JoKeR: To be fair, after the crusades, most heavy knights were as well. And so were the Samurai that actually wore their menpo.
Peter, I'm the same way. Snarf = Thundercats for me as well.
Never really had the chance to read Dragon. Snarf has a different association for me (child of the 80's here).
@JoKeR: I like a fair variety of metal. To wit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJhRG7znDSQK68LLxj_kruW8ZDBii_y6
@DEUS VULT: Powerwolf?
D&D and Pathfinder don't have CD's. Once you blow through your specials for the day, that's it until you rest.
Randomdude: He's also causing her to blow her channels.
What must be done must be done.