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Saxon Sling
Jul 20th, 2004 at 1:34pm
 
Misleading title... I was reading Osprey "Hasting 1066", and it describes the sling as being only useful at a range of thirty metres, but could kill.  However, the book, in the glossary section, describes a self-bow as a "bow considerably shorter than a longbow".  Not, in fact, the case.  So I believe the author needs to check his facts, weaponry wise.
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Re: Saxon Sling
Reply #1 - Jul 20th, 2004 at 10:16pm
 
Osprey has been known to be hit and miss.....
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&&"...with slings of twisted wool from which they showered their missiles to break the ranks of the Trojans."
 
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Reply #2 - Aug 1st, 2004 at 12:15am
 
It interesting that he noted the slings lethality at ranges of sub thirty feet.  Could you forward me the original text?

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