The rest of the story (Was Old IKAC and 45# ??)
- Very true. I find most do not know that England was the foremost crossbow power/user in the period of Henry II/Richard Lionheart/John Lackland. English monarchs continued to use their Gascon crossbow even in the age of the longbow. Different military niches.
Again when I mention the medieval Shutzenverign (sport archery clubs, dating back at least to the 14th century), I seem to get blank stares. But these were an essential part of building an effective urban militia and the results were impressive...We could copy some of their ceremony and regalia...
John edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
And many, when considering military archery, only focus on English
archery as used in major battles. They tend to ignore different
tactics that were used in many small engagements and that most of
europe preferred the crossbow.
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- On Thursday, May 4, 2006, at 11:14 AM, J. Hughes wrote:
> Of course there were the vogelschutzen. But, a lot of the woodblockI have seen some nice examples of those in Braun's "Historical Targets".
> prints from Germany show circular targets. By the end of period the
> target faces were painted works of art, usually circular. One of the
> prizes at a schutzenfest was both the shot-up target and an unshot-at
>Could you tell me where to find that information. Does the picture of
> There is information on the targets used for competition in both
> Ottoman Turkey and Mamluke Egypt. I even just recently came across a
> picture of crossbowman shooting at a target in medieval Egypt...
he crossbowman show the target in any detail?
> Charles O'Connor