Slinging.org Forum
https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl
General >> Project Goliath - The History of The Sling >> Horseback slinging
https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1223738681

Message started by David Morningstar on Oct 11th, 2008 at 11:24am

Title: Horseback slinging
Post by David Morningstar 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)?

Title: Re: Horseback slinging
Post by winkleried on 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

Marc Adkins



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)?


Title: Re: Horseback slinging
Post by Thearos on 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

Slinging.org Forum » Powered by YaBB 2.5.2!
YaBB Forum Software © 2000-2022. All Rights Reserved.