Alma 43:37–38

From Section: Strike and Ambush

From Page: Zarahemla’s Age of War

And the work of death commenced on both sides, but it was more dreadful on the part of the Lamanites, for their nakedness was exposed to the heavy blows of the Nephites with their swords and their cimeters, which brought death almost at every stroke.

While on the other hand, there was now and then a man fell among the Nephites, by their swords and the loss of blood, they being shielded from the more vital parts of the body, or the more vital parts of the body being shielded from the strokes of the Lamanites, by their breastplates, and their arm–shields, and their head–plates; and thus the Nephites did carry on the work of death among the Lamanites.