they did not use bodkin arrows in the video and their bow was only 90 lbs, not 120 and more than medieval English bows ... at the right angle, the bodkin arrows pass through everything (shields, armors) ... bow - the best historical weapon ever
If Merc would be realistic, so there are no full plate armor. Full plate armor with mail and underwear weighed over 50 kilograms. It was useless for fight. 10 peasants with shields and one-handed hammers would easily defeat 10 full plate armor knights with flamberges (without losses). It was used only for effect, intimidation. In merc during the siege - full plate armored guys wouldn't even reach the walls in a given time, if it were by reality.
I dont know what video you watched, but all the facts that you are saying are wrong. And like everyone above already proven with alot of sources: Full Plate Armor > Warbow with Bodkin Arrow
They say it in the video clearly that its a 160 pound Longbow , so where did you get the 90lbs from?
They are infact using an arrow head that is belonging to the bodkin family. You can see alot of bodkin arrowhead types. Yes its not a needle bodkin type, but its still a bodkin that is made for penetrating armor. These arrow types were indeed really succuessful in penetrating chainmail, but it was always stopped alot by the padded gambason. Its really interesting to realise how really well protected you went into a fight. Through that -> It would feel like a kick into the stomach to get hit by a warbow and you will get hurt by it probably.
You said "at the right angle, the bodkin arrows pass through everything (shields, armors)" Shields? No way. a normal shield was centimeters of hard wood/steel and hardend material. A shield could withstand anything except a firearm that had too much power overall and was total overkill back then.
10 knights vs. 10 peasants? A knight was an elite fighter back then. The history of a knight can be summarized like: a guy that is trained from a young age with all kinds of weapons, horseback riding/fighting and using armor. They were in service of lords who actually paid for all their stuff really often and then the knight had to swear loyality and they were really really brutal fighters against anyone. peasants doesnt know how to properly fight, a knight would slaugther them. And a knight in armor would be way to dangerous.
And the most important part already mentioned many times above: the Armor wasnt 50kg and it wasnt that the knight would be totally tired after 10 mins of running around.... If armor would have been so pointless as you said, why would they used it so much? A full set of plate armor was worth a fortune back then...
Its always good if some people are interested in medieval history but you should really watch way more video about historical facts: good channels are: Lindybeige , Tods Workshop, Metraton , Skallagrim, Scholagladiatore and many many more.