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    Post by Dark Factor Sun May 06, 2018 12:54 pm

    Hello,
    A long time I haven't been here... but I've worked and finished a 3rd crossbow. A Late Roman crossbow.
    Elm tiller and composite bow.
    I wanted to make it more recurve but not as I planned at first... Oh, on bas-relief, it's not so recurve too.

    Here all pictures and bas-relief : http://www.licorneargent.be/les-arcs/arbaletes/reconstitution/arbalete-romaine/

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    Post by c sitas Mon May 07, 2018 10:49 am

    Hello Dark , I see you still have the talent . It's good to see.Great job.
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    Post by Dark Factor Tue May 08, 2018 10:51 am

    thanks Sitas.
    Not the hardest to make, and it really shoot fast with its long draw length. But hard to be accurate with the handel
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    Post by c sitas Tue May 08, 2018 12:01 pm

    Maybe during a battle they would just fill the air with needles.Seeing something like that would test your guts. Better own a pavise or some kind of shield.
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    Post by Dark Factor Tue May 08, 2018 12:59 pm

    I've red a text of an historian who think the romans didn't use crossbow for battle but for hunting because they don't have enough informations of this during war (but maybe they used the same arrows than bows, so they maybe use a generic name for bow and crossbows).

    but yes, low accurate is generally more intereting during war than hunting !
    I always tried to imagine a "arrow cloud" shooted from warbows at the end of Middle Ages... about 12 arrows a minute shooted by several thuisands archers... about 1 million arrows shooted in about 30 minutes, about 4-5 arrows for each square meters on the ground... medieval people said it was snowing because the fletching was white.  -snow cloud of war-
    Maybe I'm a coward, but I prefer being in front of my computer than showing this in front of me!
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    Post by kenh Tue May 08, 2018 8:02 pm

    In re-enactments I've been part of the 'band of archers' creating a snow-cloud of arrows.  Quite impressive on the sending end to watch that cloud touch down at the far end...
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    Post by Dark Factor Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am

    Yes, I can only imagine as I've never seen enough archers shooting together. I've already made with 30-40 archers and that's already very impressive, but I can't totally imagine thuisands of them shooting together very fastly.

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