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Hypno Toad

Sergeant at Arms
Wasn't sure where to put this, but the pictish crossbow in brytenwalda seems to look a bit silly to me.

I guess there's not much to go on, but based on the pictish stone (with what appears to be a hooded, crossbow-wielding hunter) I think the crossbows would be a much more simplistic mechanism than the gigantic windlassed crossbow in brytenwalda. Clearly the one depicted on the stone does not look particularly complex.

"simplistic," such as:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa124/alandavidson7/4.jpg

or

http://www.louismcwhinnie.com.au/wp-content/uploads/crossbow.jpg
 

Idibil

Grandmaster Knight
Nice cossbow!

Actual model in brytenwalda for pictish crossbow is a xenoarg arbalest (I dont know if this is correct english word).
 

matmohair1

Marquis
M&BWBWF&SNWVC
:idea:

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Idibil

Grandmaster Knight
I like last image specially. Main body army in shieldwall formation, while killers of men chargue
 

Adorno

Bedroom Assassin
Archduke
WBNWM&BVC
The middle one? There are 6 pictures  :smile:
But it's the two riders with runestones in the back, right?
One is wearing plate armour, so it's not exactly Brytenwalda timeframe.
 

omzdog

Grandmaster Knight
WB
That ship picture is about to break out in song on my screen its so camp.
'In the navy!'
 

Kwal

Grandmaster Knight
WBWF&S
matmohair1 said:

A bit odd - the only one wearing absolutely no armor is the only one wielding a sword, and an incredibly rich one at that :razz:
 

Adorno

Bedroom Assassin
Archduke
WBNWM&BVC
He's obviously in training - with no danger from the stick his opponent has -  and the sword could be wood.  :smile:
 

omzdog

Grandmaster Knight
WB
Or he could have found the sword on the battlefield forgoing a previous weapon retaining his crappy pajamas.
Additionally his champion could have set the mod options to autoloot.
 

omzdog

Grandmaster Knight
WB
Whats up with the pouch on the axeman? He must be hiding something. What is he hiding!!??! I guess its a coin pouch but why take coinage on to the battlefield.
 
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