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Medieval Siege Weapons
Transcript of Medieval Siege Weapons
#Bombards BIBLIOGRAPHY Websites:
Battles of the medieval world 1000-1500 : from Hastings to Constantinople / Kell / DeVries, Kelly
Castle under siege / Richard Dargie. / Dargie, Richard
Medieval siege weapons (1) : Western Europe AD 585-1385. / Nicolle, David THE ballista is a huge version of a crossbow that fires bolts three to five meters long huge distances. It's historically reported that ballistae skewered up to fifteen men on one bolt. As you can see these machines were awesomely powerful on the field of battle and would make a huge difference for the army laying siege to a castle as they could do great damage to the defenders without putting themselves in range of the defenders arrows. Another similar machine is the espringal. One difference between these machines is that the espringal is slightly smaller. Another difference is that the ballista has two wheels attached to its front whereas the espringal is mounted inside a frame. THANKS FOR WATCHING =)