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Horseback slinging
Oct 11th, 2008 at 11:24am
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGHge4FQ8aM&NR=1

Starting at 1:50 the voiceover says "We will suffer terrible losses but you must drive home the attack", during this a pillion rider on a  horse uses a sling to bring down a Roman cavalryman.

The rest of the clip is reckoned to be historically accurate, so is there any primary source for two-up cavalry slingers (or archers)?
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Re: Horseback slinging
Reply #1 - Oct 15th, 2008 at 11:26pm
 
Yeah if I remember correctly one of the greek authors ( forget which one) described mounted slingers.

Sorry I can't help beyond that

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David Morningstar wrote on Oct 11th, 2008 at 11:24am:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGHge4FQ8aM&NR=1

Starting at 1:50 the voiceover says "We will suffer terrible losses but you must drive home the attack", during this a pillion rider on a  horse uses a sling to bring down a Roman cavalryman.

The rest of the clip is reckoned to be historically accurate, so is there any primary source for two-up cavalry slingers (or archers)?

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Reply #2 - Feb 28th, 2009 at 8:41pm
 
I have a feeling that the speech Hadrian gave to assemble troops at Lambaesis, and inscribed on stone (and found and published) mentions mounted slingers
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