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Forum: European Armoury 9th November 2023, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Steel Arrows.

These were produced in India...I wonder how effective these were on the battlefield?
Forum: European Armoury 5th November 2023, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
English Longbow Arrows.

Matt Easton looks at most details on the Longbow arrow. Please see...
Forum: European Armoury 21st October 2023, 03:20 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Dont forget the piece of string!! .. 231109

Dont forget the piece of string!! ..

231109
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2023, 03:04 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Thanks for the excellent drawing of the...

Thanks for the excellent drawing of the bolt/arrow and it is interesting that they also had grooves in their arrows.. The Comanche arrow also has grooves...three in fact, so it is something they knew...
Forum: European Armoury 16th October 2023, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Agreed Keith ... Essentially much damage to the...

Agreed Keith ... Essentially much damage to the attacking French Cavalry would have been caused by horses dropping under their riders...Once they were thrown off I imagine the Knights were in...
Forum: European Armoury 13th October 2023, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Longbows and Arrows on

Please see...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2023, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Please see...

Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1dFzFwgrfE which is a superb discussion with Tod and Tobias at the Wallace Collection in London. Actually there are two videos the second is a brilliant...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2023, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
English archers are often thought of firing their...

English archers are often thought of firing their bows at a high angle but that is not the case . Here they are in direct close quarter battle range using the flat trajectory of their long bows. Note...
Forum: European Armoury 5th October 2023, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Matt Easton

See https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Schola_Gladiatoria

....for some detail on Matt Easton who not only gets very involved in Swords and Armour but other weapons ...Archery is one of his favourites.
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Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2023, 04:35 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Thanks for the reply; I do recall reading about a...

Thanks for the reply; I do recall reading about a Turkish Footbow that fired arrows that had no flights but the shafts were tapered i.e. thicker in the middle and pointed at both ends like an...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2023, 03:57 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Yes they may have done that although it seems...

Yes they may have done that although it seems that wooden arrows had the habit of snapping since they didnt exactly fly absolutely straight thus on impact were unstable and could break ......
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2023, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Arab Archery.

I have included this to broaden the base of understanding about Archery.

Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA5irRU6xSM

Regards, Peter Hudson.
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2023, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
I neither agree nor do I disagree with your...

I neither agree nor do I disagree with your reply... There are scores of videos on the subject of Archery; either specialised stuff or Archery in general. I enjoy static standard Archery but at the...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd October 2023, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
You are all invited to see the following set of...

You are all invited to see the following set of superb Archery by Lars Anderson; a legend in this specialisation...
...
Forum: European Armoury 29th September 2023, 11:43 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
I think this proves the point of greasing the...

I think this proves the point of greasing the shafts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56ijR7aPy3U

The penetration was massive on this experiment...end of.

Peter Hudson.
Forum: European Armoury 25th September 2023, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Greasing Arrows for target penetration.

Hello all, It does seem that greasing the arrow shaft has some effect on arrow penetration. Tod goes on to experiment with arrows against various shields ... I should try to download one of his...
Forum: European Armoury 18th February 2023, 05:53 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Hello Kieth, Yes it is fascinating... and if you...

Hello Kieth, Yes it is fascinating... and if you get a spare moment look at how Lars Anderson sees the Archery game. See...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2023, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Yes interesting bit of kit... Please see...

Yes interesting bit of kit... Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LYeyO3Oa8o for a video covering the mediaeval surgical removal of arrowheads.

Peter Hudson.
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2023, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Specifically on the English Longbow regarding...

Specifically on the English Longbow regarding Bodkin and Needle Bodkin arrows.

Reference http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15881&highlight=goose+grease the same question was raised...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2023, 02:18 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Yes I read yesterday about this and was about to...

Yes I read yesterday about this and was about to reply to Forum having watched every video available ...Tod did a couple of them and when he was about to fire and compare greased shafts onto armour...
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2023, 01:07 AM
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Views: 22,597
Posted By Peter Hudson
Seems like more to it...and I dont actually know...

Seems like more to it...and I dont actually know but I suspect it may not be grease on the arrows that makes the difference... Rethinking this perhaps its nothing to do with the speed of the arrow...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2023, 04:42 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By Peter Hudson
I have always wondered what the effect is when...

I have always wondered what the effect is when arrows are greased before firing? Something tells me that the speed is either maintained better or increases the hitting power when goosegrease is put...
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2023, 04:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,597
Posted By Peter Hudson
Excellent Archery Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D1GkX1T6gQ is an interesting Video covering nearly everything about the English Longbow and a few other forms ...

Regards Peter Hudson.
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2023, 02:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,597
Posted By Peter Hudson
Fire Arrows

This is the war head on an arrow for fire. Its the right hand one ...below.
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2023, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Peter Hudson
Please see...

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