Seriously guys. This is a song you picked? It sounds like a terrible demo song on ReBirth, but ReBirth sounds better than this, so that's a bad comparison.
The different kinds of ammo really set this one apart from other miniature crossbows.
|The Mothership |
The crossbow was originally the weapon of the masses untrained in the customs of chivalry, and would never have been clad in gold and silver.
But who gives a fuck, this thing is cool as hell.
You are not incorrect, but my point stands. Yes, anybody using an early crossbow would have to be skilled in its use, but there are numerous examples of complaints by aristocratic, mounted knights that these commoners with their bolts could take down a rich, 'chivalrous' knight with relative ease and from a distance (Joinville, par example), as opposed to capturing him for ransom, which was far more civilized.
As for deluxe examples that survive, you are right, and this is to be expected. Very few cheap n' dirty weapons are with us today, even though they likely made up the vast majority of weapons on the field. Over time as well-to-do mercs and other fighting men who came from the lower gentry engaged in the European wars of the 14th and 15th centuries, certain weapons would have been specially made with precious metal accents and such.
Finally, despite the relatively high initial cost of the machine and the fact tat crossbows require training to operate, but they are a far easier weapon to master than a longbow. It takes years of training to be a really sharp archer, but you can train someone to be pretty proficient with a crossbow relatively quickly.
|Caminante Nocturno |
If you were a mad genius out for revenge and one of your intended targets played a lot of Warhammer, this and the tiny cannon would be a great way to kill them.
When I in 2nd grade I bought a tiny pencil sharpener shaped like a cannon.
A week later I discovered a hidden feature. There was actually a breech you could pull back to insert a piece of pencil lead into the chamber. Let go, and the spring would send the lead shooting out across the room. The lead was small enough that no one would see it in flight, and there wasn't any throwing to give you away.
Best toy I ever had.
Count von Blofeld's secret backup weapon.
|THA SUGAH RAIN |
Aim directly at the eyes, the groin of the head.
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