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references of slings in books and movies
Jul 7th, 2006 at 9:30am
 
I noticed that every once in a while somebody notices a reference to the sling in movies and books. i thout it would be easyer just to have one topic were all the references are.

books:
The eye of the world,Robet Jordan
the Bible(obviosly)
kids books:
evil star
most of the Redwall series(books about little animals killing each other)
there are other books but i forgot the titles
movies:
A charlie brown cristmas(a realy good shot made by linusand his blanket/sling)
the hunchback of notredame(disney version)
the wishbone tv series
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Reply #1 - Jul 7th, 2006 at 11:29am
 
i like that idea. 

yeah so those redwall books...good stuff...
lots of little animals killing eachother.  that's where i pretty much started with my primitive weaponry interest.
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Reply #2 - Jul 7th, 2006 at 11:32am
 
acualy, thats how i got intresed in slinging
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Reply #3 - Jul 8th, 2006 at 6:18pm
 
  The first reference to slings I ever read ( and what got me interested) is in  Lion Of Ireland, by Morgan Llewellyn.
  It is a semi-fictional,histoically based story of Brian Boru, King of all Ireland. In one of his first battles, when just a teenager, he sees the power of massed slings in a battle against Vikings.
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Reply #4 - Jul 11th, 2006 at 9:59am
 
Books:
The Master of Chains-Forgotten Realms-Jess Lebow
Lirael-Book 2 of The Abhorsen Trilogy-Garth Nix

And they mention them some in the 4 books in The Emporer Quartet. They followJuilius Ceaser from a young boy untill his death.

they are (in order):
The Gates of Rome
The Field of Swords
The Death of Kings
The Gods of War
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Reply #5 - Jul 11th, 2006 at 1:06pm
 
In Steven Pressfield's "Tides of War", he writes about a greek army fighting the spartan forces in one battle,and the spartans' allied slingers facing off from an eighth of a mile away and "the first stones began to chew divots at our feet and then began to clatter around us like hail"
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