Hybrid Trebuchets- a myth?

Kirialax

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
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Blachernai
Thanks for pointing this out. Fulton is really the expert on medieval siege technology these days, so he's probably right.
 
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Dec 2012
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Apperently the idea of "hybrid trebuchets" was developed by a historian reading early medieval reports of siege weapons throwing absurdly large rocks that would be waaaay too large for a regular traction trebuchet to throw, yet medievael authors constantly exaggerated about army sizes so why would one take their reports about rock throwing machines at face value?