Bastard Sword

Primary Material: Tempered Steel A sub - type of the longsword (see Longsword), bastard swords were basically two-handed (or hand and a half) cut-and-thrust swords. They were similar to long swords but slightly shorter (average 45”-47”) with stiff, sharply tapering blades usually of either hexagonal or diamond cross-section. The blade cross-section was designed to cut through light armor like a chisel, with the stiffness and sharp taper making it specialized for thrusting. Modern tests have revealed that swords of this type also cut surprisingly well against both soft and hard targets. Oakeshott types XVa and XVII may normally be considered bastard swords. There was also another ‘civilian’ type of bastard sword characterized by a complex hilt including side rings and / or finger rings. These also usually had a flatter, wider blade and were used more for cutting (change to 4/3/5 primary attack type C, no AP bonus). These were less expensive (80 Shilling) and often appeared in town

Attack Types
Weapon Size Reach Speed
Defense Base Damage All Primary AP Bonus Grapple Bonus Hardness HP
Bastard Sword L 4 3 4 1 - 10 SCP CP 1 0 10 4