[Ansteorra] Medieval Knights May Have Had PTSD

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 27 08:16:48 PST 2011


At 06:57 PM 12/11/2011, you wrote:

>Ok, so are siege sling shots allowed? If we're going Angry Birds, 
>let's go all the way.
>
>Faelan

The forked stick-and-rubber band slingshot wouldn't be period, 
because they didn't develop rubber bands until much later (first 
patented in 1845.) But a David-and-Goliath style sling would 
certainly be period (and I've seen them in use occasionally at SCA events.)

On the other hand, torsion-style catapults are, essentially, 
slingshots, so that option would be viable.

         -Tivar Moondragon




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