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#16 - taydem (07/04/2015) [-]
well, they acutally did.... not even sry
#124 - Having read back over the comp, I'll rehash my rash statement-…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/25/2015 on Medievil 0
User avatar #126 - Lainge (06/25/2015) [-]
1. are there any videos based around a distance where the archer isn't firing from optimal arrow piercing range? Because if not those don't really give any proper indication of what the army blanket of arrows and chainmail would do

2. I'm pretty sure they're meaning as a group, not a single person

3. You'll have to back that one up with actual evidence rather than "I doubt it."

4. Once again, your opinion doesn't really mean anything.
The image doesn't post any sources though so it's not really valid either, but still. You can't counter an opinion with another opinion.
Anyway, even if they did train themselves to be excellent archers you can't train for things you're not prepared for.
They might be excellent archers but if their equipment is unable to deal with more advanced technology then it counts for nothing.
All information I'm finding is just leading me to the conclusion that their bows might have been good in high scale battles in the open on horseback, but offering no additional advantage in any sort of siege/close range fighting.
So if their weapons weren't good at close range and aren't able to penetrate at long range.... well...
#108 - Almost all of the archery-related ones are complete and total …  [+] (3 new replies) 06/25/2015 on Medievil 0
User avatar #110 - Lainge (06/25/2015) [-]
Explain instead of just leaving such an empty response.
User avatar #124 - anaphase (06/25/2015) [-]
Having read back over the comp, I'll rehash my rash statement- some are bullshit, some are so-so.

1. Mail was made of many links, each of which has a little hole in the center. It takes relatively little energy for a piercing weapon to slide into this hole and force the links apart- mail was more designed as an anti-slashing type of defence and wasn't really suitable against projectiles.
There are several videos on youtube attesting to this; just google "chainmail vs arrow".

2. I'm probably nitpicking but "machinegun" is pretty optimistic. An experienced European archer could shoot at a rate of 1 every 2 seconds or so, or 30 a minute. In the East, special techniques allowed archers to fire at closer to 1 a second...even so, this doesn't come close to the 800 RPM of cyclic fire a light machine gun can attain.

[spoiler] I don't know about arrows costing more than a spear, but it wouldn't surprise me. Arrows are actually kinda complicated for such a primitive object. Glue, feathers, steel points and the skills to arrange them are all factors, not to mention the cost of splitting and turning the wood to be cylindrical in the first place. Plus, war arrows were often spliced (footed) with a denser wood up front to increase strength and weight.


3. Archers sure had to be strong too draw their bows. But once you start getting above the 80lb range (for context, most modern hunting bows will be around 50lbs; this is enough to kill a moose. But the war bows of old were usually between 90 and 130lbs) , the draw cycle has far more to do with technique than raw strength.
An additional fact is that archers often had little spurs of bone on their shoulder blades that formed as a biological response to shooting so much from childhood; this helps the muscle attach better to the bone.

So were they strong? Fuck yes. But the biggest and strongest in the army? I doubt it. Especially considering that archery uses very specific muscle groups.

4. I've never heard of Saracen bows being weak in my life, but it could be true. But I'm calling bullshit for a few reasons.
Firstly, the Saracens were one group who developed the speed-shooting technique i mentioned earlier. I don't think they'd have studied and honed their archery skills so finely if their bows didn't have the power to back it up.
Secondly, the Saracens used composite recurves, which pack a fair bit of punch compared to the much more primitive selfbows (bows made of one lump of wood) of Europe. If you take a composite recurve and compare it to a D-shaped self longbow then the difference in power is staggering. So I doubt very much the bows they used were too weak to pierce chain mail and leather. [/spoiler]
User avatar #126 - Lainge (06/25/2015) [-]
1. are there any videos based around a distance where the archer isn't firing from optimal arrow piercing range? Because if not those don't really give any proper indication of what the army blanket of arrows and chainmail would do

2. I'm pretty sure they're meaning as a group, not a single person

3. You'll have to back that one up with actual evidence rather than "I doubt it."

4. Once again, your opinion doesn't really mean anything.
The image doesn't post any sources though so it's not really valid either, but still. You can't counter an opinion with another opinion.
Anyway, even if they did train themselves to be excellent archers you can't train for things you're not prepared for.
They might be excellent archers but if their equipment is unable to deal with more advanced technology then it counts for nothing.
All information I'm finding is just leading me to the conclusion that their bows might have been good in high scale battles in the open on horseback, but offering no additional advantage in any sort of siege/close range fighting.
So if their weapons weren't good at close range and aren't able to penetrate at long range.... well...
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No idea
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I love how it just gives it back
#119 - 172cm. Every single other male I know seems to be 6 foot and above. 06/14/2015 on 4chan height detectives +1

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User avatar #6 - phtholognyrrh (02/28/2015) [-]
its nice to find another user like you. you have a good head on your shoulders
User avatar #7 to #6 - anaphase (02/28/2015) [-]
As do you, sir. As do you.
User avatar #4 - octopusafrican (01/29/2015) [-]
Don't worry, I saw your comment.

You should've left it up. Guy could've at least credited you in the description or something. :/
User avatar #5 to #4 - anaphase (01/29/2015) [-]
Well thanks for noticing, man. I posted it without thinking and the kinda thought people would just get annoyed at me bitching about it.

But it is nice to know that content I posted is well capable of getting +1500 thumbs!
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