With the success of the ‘Weapon of Choice’ poll, I decided make one for armour.
As expected, my choice would be full plate armour. I like the rounded styles of plate armour from fifteenth-century Italy over the Gothic styles of Germany largely for artistic reasons, and I prefer armets to sallets in the domain of helmets. In addition, my choice falls on the heater shield or the escutcheon in the domain of shields. Since I favour mounted combat, my destrier (war horse) requires plate bard as well.