The more protection an armor offers, the heavier and more encumbering the unit is likely to be. Not only might a heavy armor cause the owner to tire more easily, it may also slow his movements enough to make it trickier for him to parry blows.
Most armors come in three varieties: cuirass, hauberk, and full. There are five types of normal manufactured armors.
- Leather - The lightest of the light, leather armors are the cheapest in resources to make and rarely encumber the wearer, but they offer little protection from attacks.
- Ring - Ring armors are in a limbo between light and medium armor. The protection they offer is not great, but it is not bad either.
- Scale - This is the most common armor for medium level infantry. They offer good protection at a reasonable cost.
- Chain - Chain armors are getting into the heavy armor category. They cost a descent amount of resources, but give very nice protection.
- Plate - These armors offer the most protection. They are also the heaviest and most cumbersome. Many resources are required to build plate armor.