Yeah, but all the more interesting! You can take the Turnierbuch as an example of how things were done, what kinds of tournaments there were and what equipment they necessitated. The Triumphzug is a really "colourful" collection of warriors (mostly), but with a generous amount of fantasy in there as well; so you can never be entirely sure as to the realism and objects of the people depicted (except for the wagons, which most probably don't have had any "real" counterpart
Seems we're sitting in the same boat, I thought I'd have plenty of time and resources to be drawing more during the easter break, but in reality things are different and I just throw in minor drawings when I have the time. Actually, this one is the one of the few 100% serious pieces I have been working on (and I'm a bit disappointed the scanner reduced the colours so much; in reality, I had a greater variation of reds).
And yeah, the glorious appearance of this kind of equipment really call for an elaborate mode of presentation!