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byzantine sling strategy
Mar 23rd, 2006 at 12:10pm
 
  Excellent reference for anyone looking for actual strategy. It's called Maurice's Strategikon, written by the 6th cent. Byzantine Emporer Maurice. ( hence the name).
  In it, he recommends that the light infantry should be trained in shooting rapidly while carrying a shield, in throwing a javelin, in the use of the sling, and running and jumping.
  Also, baggage train drivers should be trained in javelin and sling.
  Left side of the coumns should handle defense, the right, offense. Place your slingers appropriatley.
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Reply #1 - Mar 23rd, 2006 at 3:41pm
 
Where does the snack man go!?

every war needs a snack man! Its... its... its just not right!
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Ask not what you can do for your sling... But what your sling can do to an armored knight on horseback at over 50 yards! Shocked
 
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Reply #2 - Mar 26th, 2006 at 10:47am
 
He's only a camp follower, and stays in the rear with all the other "low people".
  However, you will be happy to know the ice cream man is right up on the front lines, where he is needed.
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Reply #3 - Apr 4th, 2006 at 12:32pm
 
WOOOOHOOOOO!!! But.... hes always the first one taken hostage and/or killed for his ice cream..... such a tradgedy  Cry
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