[Ansteorra-archery] Archery Discussion

Marlin and Amanda Stout ldcharles at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 2 14:48:07 PDT 2008

Ken Theriot wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eadric Anstapa [mailto:eadric at scabrewer.com] 
> Before we say that we need to look at the data to make sure we 
> understand what is really going on.  The data does not support such a 
> statement.
> For instance, looking at last years data:
> Ansteorra had  61 Bows inspected and 3368 pieces of Ammo
> Trimaris    had 43 Bows inspected and  3129 pieces of Ammo

But the data does not include the whole of the situation, either. 
Suppose I had come to the war, and brought 2 crossbows, my own and a 
'spare'. That would count as two bows in your data, but would not 
necessarily equate to two archers on the field. I could simply be 
bringing the second bow in case mine (or someone else's) breaks down on 
the field.

Not to say your data's bad, or even that it's not a valid starting 
point, since their people are as likely to get spares inspected as we 
are. Just that it's not definitive.

Second, what are the numbers for the two sides, not just our two 
Kingdoms? I'd be interested to know if they have more 'archer friendly' 
allies than we do.

Just a couple of thoughts.


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