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Check out this PBS link and click on "Life in a Castle". You learn about life for a medieval guard in a castle, and learn what war was like for them. You can also design a trebuchet and test its effectiveness. All the time we're foiling guards in Thief, and this gives a nice glimpse into the dangers of their world.
07-30-2002, 06:19 PM
I watch Nova a lot and really enjoy their programming. In fact, I think I saw this particular doc or at least some of it. Looks like an interesting site and have it bookmarked for futher lurking around :) Ta and Good Hunting!
07-30-2002, 07:02 PM
Thanks GMan.:) I enjoyed the article. I also saw the Nova program on trebuchet building when it first came out.
07-31-2002, 01:04 AM
I have seen the progam twice and they just had it on again this past weekend.
07-31-2002, 04:15 AM
I always chuckle a little when I see a trebuchet. When I was younger, I went through a phase of playing those tabletop battles with little lead miniatures. One day I saved up enough money to treat my little army to it's first tree-butch-et. :D
My friends and I continued to pronouce the word this way for almost two years, until finally I saw a documentry showing how they were made, and realised it is a French word. :o
I don't care, "trebuchet" sounds so dainty and prudy anyway. But a "treebutchet"...Now that's gotta kick a$$ right?! :D
07-31-2002, 04:30 AM
07-31-2002, 06:07 AM
Very informative but now I will feel sorry for the guards in Thief. I had to get over that in the beginning. LOL!!
I noticed quite a few people taking the guard role in UT. They are tough to beat. Thanks for the read, I enjoyed it.
Here's a site I just found: www.trebuchet.com
At the bottom is a "Movies" link with some hilarious footage of tossing 250 lb. rocks and even watermelons (that landed WAY to close for comfort for the videographer).
Heh heh, sorry for the double post, but I just found a link for clayman:
Yes, you read that right, they're actually shooting skeet with a trebuchet-launched watermelon.
The res is a little bad on that clip, but the 10 lb. bag of flour is a riot. Man, I feel like a little kid watching all that "Science according to David Letterman" type antics. :D
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