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  • Kinjal of Moravia
    ... The famous Delphian Course, Vol 1 Kinjal ... I ... used to ... javalins. ... often ... defense ... citizens in
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 9, 2006
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      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John Rossignol <giguette@...>
      wrote:
      >
      The famous Delphian Course, Vol 1

      Kinjal
      ......................................

      > Which account are you reading?
      >
      > John
      >
      >
      > Kinjal of Moravia wrote:
      >
      > >In reading an account of the seige of Tyre by Alexander (332BC),
      I
      > >found a reference to the use of large wheels within the walls
      used to
      > >deflect missles sent over the walls -- arrows, darts and
      javalins.
      > >These wheels were spun during an attack and snagged the missles,
      often
      > >without damage for reuse. The attackers were unaware of this
      defense
      > >and wasted thousands of arrows in attempts to harrass the
      citizens in
      > >the streets below.
      > >
      > >I wonder if this technique was ever used in medieval times???
      > >
      > >kinjal
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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