This are my hown interpretation of Militia weapons from warcraft 3
It's a wooden shield, a little curved, covered of fabric, and reinforce on it border by a hard leather.
In the inner you have leather straps, and a paded part made of leather, padded with cheep fur.
The axe is a tool basicly, but can be an efficient weapon.
The way you use them can be quite "intuitive", that's why I think it's a good choice for the militia.
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