Longbows, Crossbows, & Beyond

Legends of Windemere

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I’ve done shields and swords, so now it’s time for projectile weapons.  You’d be surprised how many different types of bows are out there.  Even the picture above doesn’t cover it all since it’s missing crossbows and javelins.  Anyway, let’s get to the fun:

  1. Javelins–  Lightweight spears that a person throws.  Not the most advanced range weapon, but it can get the job done.  They don’t even need metal tips because you can whittle a point on a stick and get a little distance.
  2. Sling– Another simple weapon that I’m can be a simple leather sling or the more modern slingshot.  The bullets can be stones or metal slugs that a specially made for the weapon.
  3. Longbow– This is the most commonly used bow in fiction.  It is about as tall as the archer and made from a single piece of wood, which is…

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