Designed for protection (much like the Japanese Mempo Facial Armor), Face Plates were a common feature in 10th to 15th Centuries Medieval Russia (and many sub-Regions). Originally used with Tagma and Magnyar Forces, Russian versions often featured elaborate engravings and designs. Worn as a fixed Visor of sorts, they were attached to one's helmet via a latch. The “eyes” of the face provided very limited vision, however. They were also laced (leather straps), on the front to remain fixed in place. Later versions were also fitted (attached) to Chain Mail components. These versions however could not be so readily removed. Both Cavalry and Infantry worn Facial Armor.