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S: Weapons of Siege by Steven Vidal and Hunter Engle

BC: ABout the Authors | Steven Vidal goes to Eyer Middle School. He picked this project because he loves siege weapons. | Hunter Engle goes to Eyer Middle School. He chose this project because he likes learning about old weapons.

FC: The Siege | By Steven Vidal and Hunter Engle | A Siege tower

1: What is a Siege? | Siege weapons like: cannons, catapults, trebuchet battering rams giant crossbow and more. | A siege is a military blockade of a fortress or a city in order to force it to surrender. | A mangonel | A catapult

2: Cannons | Cannon balls were made of steel. Since cannons had a powerful impact, people building the castles had to work in a short period of time | There were ten different types of cannons. Also they were used mostly on castles | Ammunition

3: Trebuchet | A medival engine that launched heavy objects | They launched enemy heads, poop and dead animals.

4: Catapult | The catapult was operated by spring like things and powered by fiber ancient military engine for hurling stones, arrows. | Catapult | Not a catapult

5: Battering Ram | Battering rams are tree trunks swung from beneath shields. Used by a heavy sideways ram for taking down walls and gates. | A Battering Ram

6: Mangonel | This siege weapon artillery for launching heavy stones. Used also for launching missiles. | A mangonel

7: Giant Crossbow | Use ropes that held huge crossbow. It was used to discourage sorties. | A Giant Crossbow

8: Warfare Strategies | Soldiers cut off supplies like food and water to make them starve. This was very effective. Another warfare strategy is retreating. | The X is symbolizing how there is no food or water

9: Bibliography | Gravett, Christopher. Castle. New York: DK Pub., 2004. Print. Koch, H. W. Medieval Warfare. London: Prentice-Hall, 1978. Print. Woods, Michael, and Mary B. Woods. Ancient Warfare: from Clubs to Catapults. Minneapolis: Runestone, 2000. Print.

10: The invasion has begun. People were fighting everywhere others, like me, were in charge of one of the many siege weapons. Assigned the catapult, with three other soldiers, were asked to fire at the right time. We did not know what the right time was. What if we screwed up I thought, what if we fire at the WRONG time not the right. Then it had happened. | The Cannon, Catapult and Flame

11: More than 100 soldiers came bolting out at the speed of light. Another thought came to me that was most likely the right time I fired the catapult and then more than 50 of the soldiers had died. I then went to a cannon and fired at their villages. There were flames everywhere.

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