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Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: [PATCH] Fixing Warriors (PR#1351)
From: Jason Short <jdorje@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 13:01:32 -0800 (PST)

Please send your replies to *either* bugs@freeciv *or* freeciv-dev, not to both.

Mark Metson wrote:

What about the crossbow? The Pope banned it claiming it would be the end of civilisation due to its being able to penetrate the knight's armour. Although I thought the English (and probably Japanese too?) Longbow could already do that?

Have you ever tried to use a longbow?

Well, neither have I...but my understanding is that it's really hard just to use it, and much harder to actually hit anything (much less a knight on horseback who's trying to kill you).

A crossbow, on the other hand, is point-and-shoot. It may take ages to reload, but it doesn't take either strength or skill, particularly. Truly a tool for the masses.


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