Are crossbows illegal?
Crossbows can be bought and owned by adults over 18 years of age while in most states crossbows can only be owned with a special licence for instance for members of an official sporting club. Control on transport of crossbows between states has increased to prevent unauthorised use of imported crossbows.
Do Saxons still exist?
While the continental Saxons are no longer a distinctive ethnic group or country their name lives on in the names of several regions and states of Germany including Lower Saxony (which includes central parts of the original Saxon homeland known as Old Saxony) Saxony in Upper Saxony as well as Saxony-Anhalt (which
What weapons did the Vikings use?
They wore iron helmets chain mail armour and carried swords axes spears and wooden shields. Vikings were also skilled with bows and arrows. The weapons were made with iron and often decorated with inlaid or encrusted silver or copper. The sword was the most prized weapon.05-Mar-2008
What did the Normans invent?
The Normans built the Tower of London and many castles such as Dover castle. They were also famous for being able to build Motte and Bailey castles very quickly. It is estimated that as many as 1000 castles were built in England by the Normans in the Middle Ages.27-Dec-2018
Why did Romans not use archers?
Basically the Romans didn’t traditionally use archers because it wasn’t a traditional component of the sort of warfare in the Western Mediterranean. But as soon as they got access to skilled archers and came up against enemies that used a lot of archers Rome began using archers too and lots of them.28-Sept-2016
Did Knights use crossbows?
as the question implies my understanding of the European ‘knights’ were that these guys were purely melee specialists NEVER or only very rarely using ranged weapons like bows crossbows r even slings/ javelins on the battlefield.01-Mar-2012
How far could Roman bows shoot?
Distance was always a limiting factor. At its longest range a Roman composite bow could reach 165-230m depending upon the quality of the bow and the archer. The range at which they were most effective as a weapon was 50-150m.10-Jan-2017
What is someone who uses a crossbow called?
An arbalist also spelled arbelist is one who shoots a crossbow.
How heavy was a medieval crossbow?
Hunting crossbows from the late medieval and renaissance tend to be in the 450 – 600lb weight while war crossbows range from around 700-1300lb.21-Dec-2017
Are crossbows silent?
Shooting a heavier crossbow with very parallel limbs will reduce kickback which will make the bow quieter. Nevertheless as has been said many times before crossbows are always louder than modern compounds because the limbs are heavier to overcome the disadvantage of the shorter power stroke.05-Jan-2015