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Old 26th September 2012, 05:08 PM   #196
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Default 1483: Gothic Bows Throwing Incendiary Arrows Against Hackbuts!

At least we may assume these are incendiary arrows. I realize they rather look as if a sheet of paper with the the notice 'Surrender!' is wrapped around the tips - but how much sense does that make?!

From Diebold Schilling: Berne Chronicle, Switzerland, 1483; Siege of a town.

By the early 16th c., firearms had completely taken over in wafare.


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Michael
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