Siege Engines

Some articles on siege engines, siege, siege engine:

Roman Siege Engines
... Roman siege engines were, for the most part, adapted from Hellenistic siege technology ... develop the technology however, the Romans brought an unrelentingly aggressive style to siege warfare that brought them repeated success ... the 1st century BC the Romans utilized siege weapons only as required and relied for the most part on ladders, towers and rams to assault a ...
Torsion Siege Engine - History - Greek
... Preceding the development of torsion siege engines were tension siege engines that had existed since at least the beginning of the 4th century BCE ... devices could have been developed earlier, the first extant evidence of a torsion siege engine comes from the Chalcotheca, the arsenal on the Acropolis in Athens, and dates to c ... given the earliest surviving evidence of siege engines stated above ...
Bedford Castle - History - Mid-medieval Period (1153–1224) - Siege of 1224
... The Archbishop excommunicated William and the siege began ... The siege of Bedford Castle required huge resources ... Siege engines were brought from Lincoln, Northampton and Oxfordshire, while carpenters built others on site using timber from Northamptonshire ropes from London, Cambridge and Southampton hides ...
Dart (missile) - Other Traditional Darts - Siege Engines
... Some of the many Chinese and Greek siege engines and their descendants can be classified as "dart launchers" ...

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