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Crossbowman by SpeculumHistoriae Crossbowman by SpeculumHistoriae
October 2012 - Turin, Medieval Village

Lorenzo

Piedmont crossbowman from the half of XIII century. He's equipped with a chapel-de-fer (iron hat) and a gambison, and armed with a falchion and a crossbow. The crossbow had a wood bow - the steel bow appeared later in the XV century - but was anyway far more powerful than the shortbow used by Italian archers, at the cost of a slower firing rate. A crossbow bolt, shorter than an arrow, could pierce a mail shirt even at a middle-long range, resulting in crossbowmen being a true pain in the ass for heavy cavalry and infantry.
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
altra grande ricostruzione :D 

Bello anche il falcione. Immagino che per arcieri e balestrieri sia piu comodo e economico (non essendo dei maledetti ricconi xD) però ho notato che era un'arma usata da un sacco di gente, un po da tutti i tipi di fanteria e curiosamente anche dalla cavalleria, sia in questa versione che quelle a due mani (tipo quel coso terrificante del falcione macekowski [ehm non so se l'ho scritto bene...], quando in teoria la spada è piu tipica dei cavalieri... più comodo? Più efficace contro la cotta di maglia? (non so, magari per il peso e la forma piu compatta, spesso alla machete) Più "badass" ? XD
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Abritishviking Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Very nice! Is the sheath for the falchion lined or just leather?
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:iconspeculumhistoriae:
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It's only leather!
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Abritishviking Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
fair enough :)
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Arcuballistarius Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Long live the crossbowmen!
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FraterSINISTER Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Eccellente. Lorenzo ha acquistato la balestra di Ivano?
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:iconspeculumhistoriae:
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Si, l'ha presa a Soncino!
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zamroniAGUfan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of one of unit on Stronghold Crusader
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LadyAdularia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Davvero un bel lavoro ragazzi! ;)
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Grazie :D
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