[Ansteorra] Stefan's Florilegium files for December 2011

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Dec 14 21:48:24 PST 2011


At 12:00 AM 12/10/2011, Goldweard wrote:

>So   I have been planning on building a trebuchet.    Am I just wrong
>that I want to paint eyes and wings on my ammo.


No, putting things on your ammunition has a *long* history.According to
  http://slinging.org/index.php?page=a-formidable-ancient-weapon---rean-steenkamp

"In classical Greek times, perhaps even earlier, the lead missile 
appeared. The Romans used lead missiles that were cast in a foundry 
and carried inscriptions. Usually the inscriptions was the number of 
the slinger's army unit, the name of the county, or the name of the 
commanding general. However, some missiles show interesting 
variations with inscriptions like "Take that", "A Greek blow", "Your 
heart for Gerberus", or simply "ouch".

         -Tivar Moondragon 




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