: ANST - War and changes
gilli at seacove.net
Tue Mar 20 07:15:29 PST 2001
Avery Shaw writes:
> Ok Folks...
> I saw the shield that was hit by the crossbow bolt. There was an
> of about 1/2 inch into the plywood. It was NOT nice looking.
> Now, speaking as Iolo's apprentice, let me state something. IT IS NOT THE
> BOWS THEMSELVES. We are using the same standards that we have used for a
> while. What has changed is two major things.
> 1. The projectiles. Baldar blunts and Thistle missiles hit a lot harder
> than the modified Marklands. They have more mass and do not give. I also
> saw someone that had a modified markland that they had tool dipped and it
> had maybe 1/8 inch of compression. I would not want to be hit by that.
> 2. There were also reports of people using high speed strings. These are
> more slender and more efficient than the standard strings that are used on
> the crossbows made by us. They do not last as long, but they can give you
> signifigant increase in power.
> Add these together and that is where the problem lies. What is the
> solution? Not sure...but making sure high speed strings are not used
> be a place to start. Perhaps squishier bolt heads...not my call.
> Avery Shaw
> Apprentice to Master Iolo Fitzowen
Now I wonder if there's someone who has the capability to make mass quanties
of those modified marklands? :) I'd bet he'd need some folks to help him
make those extra crossbow bolts. ;) Hummmmm, I wonder......... ;)
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