- From: am05@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 10:34:10 -0700 (PDT)
On May 18, 12:00 pm, erilar <dra...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On May 18, 9:21 am, erilar <dra...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I passed up another session I really wanted to go to in favor of this
one, and was happy I did. I had hoped for a longer "fight", however 8-)
I enjoyed both their presentations. For those that have somehow missed
this factoid, I'm a fairly medieval archer myself and have friends who
not only use longbows but know quite a bit about them. They would also
have been interested in Cliff's presentation and had LOTS of questions!
So, what this 'fight' was about? A possibility of a longbow to be used
for launching the ballistic missiles? Or ability of a horizontally
placed longbow to shoot around the corner? Everything else (at least
within the limits of my imagination) already was chewed to death. :-)
More or less about size, distance
How many times an arrow can circumvent equator? :-)
Just as I expected....
"...You have to have a lot of longbowmen because in the small numbers
they are useless..." Phillip de Comnin.
"...The arrows are good for scaring the horses but the bullets kill
the raiders..." (don't remember who excatly on comparative advantages
of the bows and the early firearms).
bowmen had to be in regard to the for both, and when and how suddenly or
gradually it appears compared to a shorter boat.
Of course, its appearence was a sudden phenomena because this was a
result of the Divine Inspiration (God being, by definition, on English
side). All other nations, being less favored by the said Deity,
figured out only the short ones...
There was also a session on castles. They weren't German,
English and Irish--inside the Triangle.
- Prev by Date: Re: Kalamazoo
- Next by Date: Re: Medieval Myths Debunked and Not Debunked
- Previous by thread: Re: Kalamazoo
- Next by thread: Re: Kalamazoo