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« on: 28 November 2020, 11:39:56 PM »

We've got a fun little pair of releases next with both a siege tower and a trebuchet now available in our Late Medieval range! 

The structures have been made from MDF and then Techno has added some handy crew figures to them for us.  Both standing at around 80mm high they'll make a great addition to any siege games.  The trebuchet will require a bit of modelling to make the sling and ropes, but we're sure that folks will have those to hand at home.  The tower could equally be pulled into position by horses, so we can supply those as well if folks want them. 

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ELM41   Siege tower with crew   5.00
ELM42   Trebuchet with crew   5.00


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We hope you like them!
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« Reply #1 on: 28 November 2020, 11:43:58 PM »

Wow! Those are brilliant.
Can see at least two armies I can add them two.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 November 2020, 12:21:46 AM »

They look great.
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« Reply #3 on: 29 November 2020, 03:12:50 AM »

I've been wanting a trebuchet for my crusader camp.
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« Reply #4 on: 29 November 2020, 06:30:47 AM »

Wow! Those are brilliant.
Can see at least two armies I can add them two.

Bloomin'  heck you got those crew cast up quickly, Leon !!

They ARE cracking models....I've got one of each on the desk at the mo', and I now understand the references to the nice smell of the MDF. Grin

Cheers - Phil Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: 29 November 2020, 06:42:51 AM »

Ooh they will go nicely into my 10mm year LOTR Army.along with the new releases on the TB line.
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« Reply #6 on: 29 November 2020, 06:45:00 AM »

Now we need an MDF castle to assault, and a ram
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« Reply #7 on: 29 November 2020, 07:03:35 AM »

I could put some horns on one of the sheep, if you want, Mark.  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: 29 November 2020, 07:08:39 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: 29 November 2020, 07:13:57 AM »

I could put some horns on one of the sheep, if you want, Mark.  Cheesy

Cheers - Phil Wink

Phil that deserves a good coat chewing....
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« Reply #10 on: 29 November 2020, 07:27:13 AM »

Excellent additions and I'm sure will be popular Cool.
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« Reply #11 on: 29 November 2020, 08:00:29 AM »

Phil that deserves a good coat chewing....

Why would I want to chew a goat ?.....

Ah...OK. I've cleaned my glasses, now.  Wink

Now genuine questions.
How DID they move those siege towers ?.......Or....How many men did it actually take to shift them ? They must have weighed a huge amount.
Did they construct them as close as possible to 'the castle/fortress'....Just out of range from bowshot, so there was the minimum amount of effort to get them to the walls ?
I note that Leon has mentioned horses being used to pull them into position.......How did they protect the horses ?.....A 'turtle shell of shields'. Undecided

Cheers - Interested of Wales. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: 29 November 2020, 09:16:01 AM »

Siege towers come in all sizes, over a long period of time.

Manpower definitely, pushing from behind and inside. I have seen somewhere illustration of horses inside the bottom - never seen them dragged into final position by horses.   I'll see if I can dig up a picture.   
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« Reply #13 on: 29 November 2020, 09:21:56 AM »

Both look look excellent!

Although the trebuchet looks . . . big.

What height's the platform on the tower?
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« Reply #14 on: 29 November 2020, 09:45:44 AM »

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"So large was one siege tower used by Macedonians in an attack on Rhodes that 3,400 men were required to move it up to the city walls." ( Encyclopaedia Brittanica)

"Siege towers were heavy and could easily tip over. It was difficult to move them into position from the safe distance where they had been built. The ground had to be level, and many teams of oxen were needed to move them. They also needed to be moved close to the walls, which normally meant that pushing, not pulling, force was required. One way to move a very heavy siege platform was to sink one or more posts into the ground by the castle walls and loop heavy pulleys and ropes around them. The platform was then attached to the ropes, and it could be moved forward by oxen walking away from the battle. The siege tower inched closer to the fortress walls, but the muscle power moving it only moved farther out of range. The tower could come right up to the pulleys, if the defenders had not disrupted them. Towers could also be moved with levers, but, in any case, they moved very slowly because of their great weight."  https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2020/05/17/the-medieval-siege/
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