ANST - War and tactics
Russell mahee of acre
husted at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 20 04:28:32 PST 2001
As an observer, I saw an opertunity missed by our side while we were in the
castle. The other side was hovering just our of balista range in mass. Our
bolts fell mosly on empty soil. Our archers were tagging people reasonably
well, but any single ballistic attack is evadable.
I would like to encourage ALL fighters to become archery authorized and to
fight in units. A group can avoid one arrow, but remember the movies(I know,
bad example) when hundreds of arrows came pooring down in unison on a group.
They could not avoid that. And when they storm the castle, the bows are
passed to the back and the melee begins. and while you can not get through
the living to join in the melee, take a few shots at the guys coming over
Think if half of the Ansteorrans in the castle had shot a single unison
volley how many we could have reduced there forces by. And the missle battle
lasted almost 15 minutes.
I am not saying that the ballistas were not affective...they were.
I am saying, if you are not part of a ballista crew, pick up a bow and learn
how to lob an arrow over a castle wall with it. Artillery seems to be very
Now my ramble is done.
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