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Siege Weapons and Stratigies

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BC: Bibliography | Gravett, Christopher, and Peter Dennis. Warfare and Weapons. North Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2004.Print Kindersley, Dorling. Eye Witness Castle. New York City: Dorling Kindersley, 1994. Print. Maeachem, Sally. The Medieval World. Danbury: Grolier Education, 2001. Print "Siege Weapons." Medieval Ages. Web. 8 Nov. 2011. .

FC: A King's Guide to Attack and Defend a Castle. By: Brendan Dunkle and Paul Mogianesi

1: Attacking and Defending your Castle for Dummies By: Brendan Dunkle and Paul Mogianesi

2: Attacking a castle

3: There were many siege weapons for attacking. One of them was called the Ballista, which was giant crossbow that used tension to launch huge sharpened bolts.Another one is the Mangonel. this contraption relied on a springy arm to trow missiles. The last and maybe the most deadly weapon was the Trebuchet. This amazing piece of work consisted of a lever and sling to throw stones weighing 200 pounds over 300 yards!

4: Weapons of the Attackers The most common weapons that men used to attack a castle was usually crossbows. Also if you were in a siege tower attacking the walls you would most likely have spears, shields, and swords. Sometimes attackers would use a mace, a battle ax, a lance if needed, a dagger, a halberd which was a combination of a battle ax and a pike,and a hawk's beak.

5: Strategies for attacking a castle | Some armies would take axes and shovels to dig under away stone from the wall while a shield was over their heads. Most attackers would take down draw bridge with a battering ram. If an army was smart then they would surround the castle so nothing gets in and nothing gets out. Then the enemy will probably make the army of the defenders come out and fight at this point.

6: Defending a castle

7: There were arrow loops in a castle's tower so they can fire arrows and not get hit. There were murder holes for when they were invaded that they would drop random things from above. A portcullis was an iron gate so enemies couldn't get in. There was a moat that was filled with water and the enemy couldn't get in. Lastly there was a posten gate so if the enemy can get in then the kingdom could evacuate.In a castle there were two walls. | Castle defenses

8: Weapons for defenders | There were many weapons for the defenders. Crossbows were mostly used for defense 'cause it took a while to reload. Also there were bow and arrows that were common. Then mostly all the weapons for the attackers are the same for the defenders too.

9: Siege weapons were very expensive to be made. Usually the noble of the kingdom would place the order. Siege weapons were huge so the carpenters and blacksmiths would come to where the siege weapon would be used and build from that spot. Then if it worked properly then the workers would be paid. | Other Info

10: Ending | Thanks to these inventions and adjustments to the medieval ages, many castles and kingdoms could survive for a long time.

11: Marketing add | Trebuchet-$500 Mongonel-$400 Ballista-$600 Sword and Shield-$56 Spears-$45 Battle Ax-$34 Lance-$47 Dagger-$38 | Cross Bow-$68 Halberd-$59 Pike-$40 Hawk's Beak-$69 | Most of these are just regular weapons. If a knight owned one of these they would be much more money.

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