More Roman Artillery...

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More Roman Artillery...

Postby Nerva on Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:50 pm

Salvete Omnes!

Not content with having a Cheiroballistra or Manuballista, we've now got a 3 Span or Scorpiones in the works. This is a larger machine with an all wooden frame that fires a 21 to 27 inch bolt as opposed to the 9 inch bolt of the Cheiro. The Scorpiones or Scorpion pre-dates the Manuballista, the latter beginning to replace the former by the end of the 1st century A.D. The machine will be built by both Tom Feeley and Len Morgan and we hope to have it by August.
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Re: More Roman Artillery...

Postby Malo on Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:13 pm

if you go on like this you'll be building 12 pounder cannons soon...


;) :lol:
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Re: More Roman Artillery...

Postby soutreb on Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:40 pm

Ahh KAI, WHERE'S YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE :?:

THINK BIG :!:

WHY NOT A COLUMBIAD ?????

:D :lol:
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Re: More Roman Artillery...

Postby Nerva on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:00 pm

Salvete Omnes!

Well I didn't really want to say anything just yet as we have not closed the deal, but all going well by this time next year we'll also have a 2 mina ballista. See Len's machine here:

http://www.historicaltimes.net/1_1_Page8.htm

Like I said we've still got to finalise the deal but all going well we'll have it on the field for next April. Anyway, we should have both our Manuballista and 3 span on display for Kinsale this year.
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Re: More Roman Artillery...

Postby Malo on Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:38 am

soutreb wrote:Ahh KAI, WHERE'S YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE :?:

THINK BIG :!:

WHY NOT A COLUMBIAD ?????

:D :lol:



cute...but if you want me to think big...I have to think german ;)

http://www.hpwt.de/2Weltkrieg/Dora.jpg

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