Nasty weapons! SLINGS

Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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m10bob
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Nasty weapons! SLINGS

Post by m10bob » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:51 pm

Just learned recently SLINGS did not always hurl rocks, but many of the pellets were the size of a finger joint and shaped like a large bean, and often bore a stamped inscription!

The slings had a range of up to a hundred yards, and the metal ones could pierce flesh, like a bullet!
The projectiles were carried in a pouch worn either on the hip, or around the neck.

Source:WARFARE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD...Sir John Hackett

Patrick Ward
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Re: Nasty weapons! SLINGS

Post by Patrick Ward » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:33 pm

Even a rock the size of a babies fist would do some damage at how ever many meters per second.

Lindybeige always has an interesting point of view. He's been using slings since he was a kid. He's got a video on sling bullets and being on t'internet it must all be true.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=covH4vo ... wZ3puMWL0-
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Re: Nasty weapons! SLINGS

Post by grumblefish » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:49 pm

Xenophon says in his Anabasis that his slingers were able to outrange enemy archers and keep them away from his troops.

Superior high-range slingers in FOG 2 when?

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