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Reply #15 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 7:55am
 
...take this, you evil scoundrel! Angry Wink Cheesy
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Reply #16 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 7:57am
 
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Reply #17 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 8:04am
 
This sight can be scary. I have seen adversaries back off on reenactment battlefields. In connection with a good crossbow/bowman this is a really dangerous attacking formation.


Finally two historical pictures as an evidence for the use of just this kind of formation.
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Reply #18 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 8:05am
 
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Reply #19 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 8:08am
 
sehr schön jaegoor! Grin
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Reply #20 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 8:18am
 
Danke Hubert.

Ich hoffe doch nicht nur schön sondern auch schön gefährlich. Grin Grin Grin
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Reply #21 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 9:05am
 
I think the reason those guy have shields is is so they can defend themselvs from attacks from above so mabey the combo  was used more for siege than open battle? I am not an expert nor an artist that just looks ike what the pictures potray.  Undecided
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Reply #22 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 1:40pm
 
Thank you, excellant pictures and explanations on what actually worked and why.  Could the slinger have carried any more weapons or would they have been in the way?  Could he have worn any armor, such as a leather breast and back?  I realize that slingers were used as support, screening and scouting and would have been expected, in most cases, to run around all over the battlefield.  Bill
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Reply #23 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 1:52pm
 
Nice pictures. The loading precedure seems to be the logical one Smiley
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Reply #24 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 1:58pm
 
Yes, great pictures again, and your technique seems very reasonable to me. Loading without putting the shield aside or down.  

And I would also retreat if I had that sight of an angry slinger with a shield before me  Shocked  Wink
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Reply #25 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 2:06pm
 
As always, great stuff, Jaegoor.  Thanks.  I've never tried to sling with a shield yet I'm sure that I could in that I can sling while both holding an umbrella and controlling two rambunctious Huskies at the same time.  It's nothing that I set out to learn to do.. necessity is the mother of all inventions.  That would probably make an interesting video.
  Again, thanks for another excellent post.
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Reply #26 - Aug 24th, 2010 at 3:46pm
 
More weapons are only hardly possible. Nevertheless, they hinder very much the movement.
In armament chain shirt or ringlet tank is possible.
Good effekt. By the Schield one clearly improves the aim exactness.
One does not cover any more so often to the left.
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Reply #27 - Aug 25th, 2010 at 12:08am
 
OH! Would that I had stones around here like those shown in your pictures!  Glorious, smooth round stones!  Florida really doesn't have them.  Embarrassed
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Reply #28 - Aug 25th, 2010 at 3:18pm
 
What happens to the left, shield-holding, hand, when you sling and release ? For full power, I suppose it moves out of the way while the body rotates (the Jaegoor "aim with right hip" technique)-- and hence the slinger, at the moment of release, is unshielded.
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Reply #29 - Aug 25th, 2010 at 3:43pm
 
No, the Shild always remains before the body.

He serves as a help with aim.
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