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Reply #45 - Dec 13th, 2009 at 6:18am
 
The shield was basically their only protection, as slingers went to battle with little to no armor. Sometimes they had a helmet. The shields were generally small and light, sometimes made of wicker
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Reply #46 - Dec 13th, 2009 at 10:57am
 
I have made a shield to myself. He is suited very well to slinging
Would maybe like you to see a picture??
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Reply #47 - Dec 13th, 2009 at 11:04am
 
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Reply #48 - Dec 13th, 2009 at 11:04am
 
The pictures are really great.
I did not know them yet.
Many thanks for it
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Reply #49 - Dec 13th, 2009 at 12:06pm
 
Thanks Fundi

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Fundibularius wrote on Dec 13th, 2009 at 5:56am:
winkleried wrote on Dec 13th, 2009 at 2:06am:
Jaegoor, where did this picture come from????

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[quote author=Jaegoor link=1257503658/15#22 date=1260214070] Here for you a few traditional pictures


The picture is from the "Liber ad honorem Augusti", by Petrus de Ebulo, a book from 1196 glorifying the rule of the Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich VI. It shows the siege of Salerno (in 1191?) by the emperor who can be seen in the lower part of the image.

The text in Latin and some of the pictures can be seen here http://www.renfroana.150m.com/liberadhonorem.htm

Another picture from the book (not included in the link above) shows a sling held "normally". There is quite a lot of images that show archers, knights and other soldiers, a trebuchet and a fustibal.  

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Reply #50 - Dec 15th, 2009 at 12:32pm
 
The Staff Slinger takes then stick with both hands and very deeply. He would probably like to shoot very far.
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Reply #51 - Dec 16th, 2009 at 11:58am
 
Hello Leuts,

here one more picture.
It is a book painting from the high Mitttelalter.
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Reply #52 - Dec 16th, 2009 at 12:07pm
 
Here the shooter over again individually.
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Reply #53 - Dec 16th, 2009 at 7:23pm
 
What book or painting is this Jaegoor???

Jaegoor wrote on Dec 16th, 2009 at 11:58am:
Hello Leuts,

here one more picture.
It is a book painting from the high Mitttelalter.

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Reply #54 - Dec 17th, 2009 at 4:58am
 
Thanks, Jaegoor. I resized the pic to 35 %.

It is a rural scene, not too different from the slinger on the Bayeux tapestry: a horse-drawn harrow (?) followed by a farmer who chases away (or hunts?) crows with a sling.

No warfare this time, but peace, food, country life. I like the versatility of the sling. Wink

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Reply #55 - Dec 17th, 2009 at 5:11am
 
It must be an illustration in a Bible or at least in a psalter. The text above the picture is from psalm 95, v. 8:

Hodie si vocem ejus audieritis, nolite obdurare corda vestra sicut in irritatione, secundum diem tentationis in deserto, ubi tentaverunt me patres vestri : probaverunt me, et viderunt opera mea.

If you hear His voice today, do not harden your hearts (as at Meribah, as at the time of Massah) in the desert, 
when your ancestors challenged me, put me to the test, and saw what I could do! 
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Reply #56 - Dec 17th, 2009 at 7:15am
 
Note that the stones seem to be kept in a fold of the tunic, belted so as to create a pouch
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Reply #57 - Dec 17th, 2009 at 7:59am
 
The book treats the life "1000" years ago.

In the scene it is just about four seasons.

My cap he works in a game park.

There there are big problems with crows. A hunter them can recognise.

A Slinger for them, however, no danger shows. We could shoot so many crows with the Sling.
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Reply #58 - Dec 17th, 2009 at 8:02am
 
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Reply #59 - Dec 17th, 2009 at 8:20pm
 
I'm sorry to take it back to the shield, but the slinger's did not need protection. They didn't need to enter combat. Enemy archer's and slinger's didn't strike at them- they aimed at the enemy footsoldiers. Slinger's are "skirmishers", cheep units, which you send forth because of their maximum range (which is greater then the archers in the ancient's- Greece and Rome), and you don't care if they get killed because their cheep.
In Roman times they were peasants because a sling was all they could afford, and they weren't intended to get involved in a skirmish.

This are only my thought's in two in the morning, so I could be wrong. Wink
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