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Iberian reenactors: slings vs Roman legionaries
Aug 2nd, 2017 at 3:50pm
 
Here (tennis balls, and also a lady slinger with a baby)

https://www.facebook.com/Ibercalafell/videos/1916465261947846/?fref=mentions
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Re: Iberian reenactors: slings vs Roman legionaries
Reply #1 - Aug 2nd, 2017 at 3:53pm
 
It's interesting to see that even though it's only tennis balls they do give a good thump to the shields. It would have been terrifying to face a hoard of slingers with rocks or lead.
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Reply #2 - Aug 3rd, 2017 at 2:37pm
 
The lady has an accurate but a bit low-energy underhand lob, of the type I've seen on other vids of Spanish meets
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Reply #3 - Aug 5th, 2017 at 11:28am
 
A low energy lob that hits beats a powerful throw that misses.   Grin

I think in real life, the Romans would have charged sooner instead of letting the slingers get in some free shots.
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Re: Iberian reenactors: slings vs Roman legionaries
Reply #4 - Aug 5th, 2017 at 1:14pm
 
Lol...that looks so fun.    Smiley
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Re: Iberian reenactors: slings vs Roman legionaries
Reply #5 - Aug 5th, 2017 at 2:34pm
 
Great find† Smiley
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