The image of gothic plate has been burned into my brain by over a decade of playing D&D. This creates a problem for me when visualizing what plate armor in ACKS looks like. Any good visual references you could share?
I'd start with the examples mentioned under plate armor in the core rulebook:
Historical examples include classical panoply (if worn with arm and leg armor), medieval plate and mail armor, Middle Eastern mirror armor, Eastern European plated mail, and Japanese tatami-do.