Monday, March 5, 2012

One Way to Make a Point!

The balista was the Ancient World's final word on sniper fire.

With ranges up to 300 meters, the deadly bolts fired from these weapons were used to both hit individuals as well as to smash defences and demoralise defenders in siege attacks.

Less useful in fluid battles, they were no the less a deadly tool in well trained armies and could harass the enemies formations before closing to hand to hand combat.

This metal piece is from my Warhammer collection, I painted her in the early 1990's.

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