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  • Roman Carrobalista

    A very interesting computer rendering of an ancient Roman support weapon that looks like it was designed for high mobility in the field allowing the troops to quickly roll it into position.


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    I've seen better model on cart resembling the famous Tachanka in RTW.
    Pittty Romans unlike Chinese didn't had any self repeating model.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by DracoBorealis View Post
      I've seen better model on cart resembling the famous Tachanka in RTW.
      Pittty Romans unlike Chinese didn't had any self repeating model.
      Funny, I was just about to post this


      Polybolos, a repeating ballista and and the oldest know application of a chain drive.

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      • #4
        The Polybolos was a Greek weapon and I don't think the Romans ever used it.

        Also, the Polybolos was scraped since people realized that semi-auto/repeating siege weapons were pretty much worthless. Firing off 20 bolts a minute during a siege battle was completely unnecessary, and it was much better to emphasize accuracy.

        I don't think the Han Dynasty used repeating siege weapons either for the same reason. They had the repeating crossbow, but that was a portable anti-personnel weapon and not a siege weapon.
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