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« Reply #15 on: 13 February 2002, 15:48:00 »

Well, we have good information here, Legolas, but it doesn't resemble a Santharian Weapon entry an inch. Such entry posts make it very difficult for me to integrate them.


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« Reply #16 on: 13 February 2002, 16:56:00 »

Could it be left on here as a reference point to how bows work etc as I dont have time to alter it all at the moment???

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« Reply #17 on: 15 February 2002, 15:36:00 »

Yup, no prob. Hope you have some time sooner or later to bring the entry to final shape.


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« Reply #18 on: 11 March 2002, 09:11:00 »

Just an additional note I just stumbled over and wasn't decribed here:

Composite Bows are usually made of three parts (for each part another material). The three parts are the back (facing away from the archer), the core and the front.
The trick seems to be that every material has the right properties for the place it is used for and make the bow more work more effectively this way.
What I've read so far the problem about is how to glue together the parts as the bow is easily broken when the glue is not good. (there was mentioned that some bows had to be stored dry because the glue was vanishing under wet weather conditions)

If legolas shows by and knows some more about it, be free to correct me!

tips: Most tips in the Middle Ages were designed according to its purpose. There were tips for hunting and for warfare. The tips used in war were generally split up into categories:
-Those that can pierce armor (needle-like tip)
-Those that injures the victim most (those had most often long hooks making removing the tip difficult and painful as well.) As far as I know these hooked tips were often used against cavalry. While not effective against knights they took down their horses... Yeah, war is a nice business!
-And the last tips were a crossover of the ones above to be rather effective at both. They had no hooks but were formed like the typical spearhead.

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« Reply #19 on: 12 March 2002, 05:10:00 »

Koldar,are you studying antike warfare, LOL??

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« Reply #20 on: 12 March 2002, 11:59:00 »

Errrrr... hmmm... well, yes. ;)

It helps to get an overview how real things worked and so helps to develop your own fantasy things based on it. Though I stay focussed on Europe and the Mediterran, Asia and India seems too confusing to me...

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« Reply #21 on: 05 April 2002, 15:43:00 »

Doh!! No Koldar you are right I missed that bit out oops

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« Reply #22 on: 29 July 2002, 13:34:00 »

Ok Art tidied up the first post does it look any better??

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« Reply #23 on: 02 August 2002, 15:56:00 »

Well I would mainly at a more detailed description at the beginning of the entry, stating what a boy is in fact. If you have never seen one

The bow is a very varied weapon which changes from tribe to tribe and from race to race. Each archer also usually personalies their bow and arrows. - This doesn't explain what a bow is in fact, you know;)

So this would be the Overview, then a more detailed description should follow about general bows. I'd put the Additional Information to the general description BTW.

I assume the info give about the bows is accurate, but we'd need complete sentences (or a comparing table would be interesting to have) and measurements should be in Santharian measures (see entry on Measures & Weights).

Usage and Fighting Style could also be more detailed than just a sentence.


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« Reply #24 on: 14 August 2002, 07:59:00 »

Added and reworked abit more



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« Reply #25 on: 14 August 2002, 14:11:00 »

If you have a comparison table we spoke of, Legolas, just mail it as a Word document, Excel file, whatever supports building tables. I guess this would indeed be quite helpful here.


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« Reply #26 on: 14 August 2002, 15:35:00 »

I do have a small comparison table we talked about which is a better version of what I managed to post here. I haven't compared everything but the main points. I need Bard and Xarl to ok the points on the Brownie bow and the Drawf references.  



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« Reply #27 on: 25 December 2002, 03:31:00 »

I'm watching LOTR1 on DVD, and Legolas' Moria forehead shot inspired me....any comments?

The Brownie Bow
This is a miniature verison of the Long Bow, made from the strong heartwood of certain trees. Although its maximum range is 60 peds, or .6 dash, it is not uncommon for a Brownie archer to pin and split a hair at half that range. Arrows are 6-8 nailsbreadths long, and can penetrate more than a nailsbreadth into flesh. Poison is often used on the tips and barbs of the arrows.

Brownie Bow Wood* Wood* 3 od 10 od 0.6* dashes


(the last line is in the chart, with changes marked by a star.


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« Reply #28 on: 30 December 2002, 02:47:00 »

Ok, I'll add this additional information to the bow entry this update:)

"[...] can split a hair [...]" :lol  There's a german saying that if you talk about details which aren't really important, you call that hair-splitting (don't know if there's an English equivalent). Well, we now know that Brownies can do that very well, but with sharp arrows:)  Probably we could derive a Santharian saying which is derived from the fact that Brownies indeed can split hair (as they are also small creatures and probably often overlooked by the big ones).


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« Reply #29 on: 30 December 2002, 03:24:00 »

sure, why not?

thanx!


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