Clann fundraising anyone?

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Clann fundraising anyone?

Post by Faellon » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:00 pm

We need to buy this!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0295129086
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Replica Roman Ballista

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does it fire cows?

Post by Comyn » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:15 pm

I liked the following question and answer:

Q: If the catapult where to fire again would there be enough room to load a cow?

A: Does your mother in law know that you have plans for her? If however you are referring to the bovine variety there are some points to consider with regard to ammunition. Firstly the ballista has a fairly narrow launch channel designed to accommodate a stone ball of about 350mm diameter which is launched by a sling behind the it. Clearly a cow would require a much larger ‘slipway’ and of course a sling of equal proportions. In addition, whilst festering cows were a favourite in times of siege to spread disease amongst the enemy I have a feeling that these days there might be certain conventions controlling the use of biological weapons. However adaptation of the ballista to accommodate dysfunctional relatives is a possibility.

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Re: Clann fundraising anyone?

Post by Guthrum » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:58 am

Yeah, how much is in the treasury? Starting bid is 25,000 pounds. Don't try to out bid me.

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Re: Clann fundraising anyone?

Post by Faellon » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:47 am

Hey, if you want to buy it for yourself, go for it!! As long as we get to come over and play with it...

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Ballista

Post by Fiachra » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:20 pm

Catapulting cows has a long history...
Monty Python, Northern Exposure at least

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