S: Better Have Good Protection: Medieval Siege Weapons!
BC: Luke Rheiner is 13 in 7th grade. He loves to play hockey and to watch. His favorite team is the Flyers. He also likes to watch the Phillies he is and all around Philadelphia fan. | Mikey Siemons is 13 and is in 7th grade. He loves hockey and baseball. Mikey plays for Emmaus Hornets AAA baseball. His favorite teams are the the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Flyers.
FC: Better Have Good Protection: Medieval Siege Weapons! | By: Mikey Siemons and Luke Rheiner
1: Better Have Good Protection: Medieval Siege Weapons! By: Mikey Siemons and Luke Rheiner | Dedicated to Ms. Torpey, Mrs. Brosky who helped us so much during this project and, the rest of the pod 4 teachers!
2: A siege is a passive operation in which the besieging army tries to take over a manor or palace by starving them out, or destroying them.
3: Weapons you would use at a siege would be a trebuchet, catapult, and a ballista. These weapons were made to destroy a castle. They were powerful enough to be shot out of range of enemy archers and cannon shooters.
4: How a siege took place. It was most commonly a sneak attack and the actual siege was very long. The attacking army would either starve them out or destroy the fortress.
5: A catapult works by a tension rope that is spun around and is held down by another rope. When the rope is released it moves the catapult's arm forward and flings the projectile.
6: The trebuchet was made in Twelfth Century. The Catapult dates back to Pre-Christan times. All of the siege weapons were Weapons of Mass Destruction.
7: A trebuchet works by a counter weight and a long pole. On the end of the pole is a string net with a loop on the end of the string. The string is hoked on the top of the pole and when it whips around it release and the projectile flies off.
8: In conclusion a siege is most commonly, a sneak attack and it takes quite a long time. The sieging army will either starve the defending army out or destroy the castle.
9: Bibliography Reid, William. Weapons through the Ages. New York: Crescent, 1976. Print. Koch, H. W. Medieval Warfare. London: Prentice-Hall, 1978. Print. Gravett, Christopher. Castle. New York: DK Pub., 2008. Print.