Another Interesting Project: How to Build a Trebuchet

In this richly illustrated guide, author Konstantin Nossov masterfully analyzes and recreates the weaponry, tactics, and stratagems of the ancient world. He offers first a comprehensive history of siege warfare in Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Judea, Persia, Greece, and Rome as well as Gaul, the Byzantine Empire, the Muslim world, and Medieval Europe. Discover, among other weapons, how scaling ladders, battering rams, borers, siege towers, throwing machines, and finally cannons developed over time. Numerous charts, illustrations, photographs, and tables explain how engineers constructed and adjusted these weapons and how warriors employed them on the battlefield. Chapters on methods of attack and defense show the weapons in action and reveal the various strategies used to implement and to overcome them. Based on an in-depth analysis of the work of ancient engineers, historians, and generals-including Apollodorus, Herodotus, Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Livy, Plutarch, Thucydides, Vitruvius, and others- Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons not only shows you how to recreate the siege weapons themselves but provides a deeper, clearer picture of the history of war.

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EDIT: anyone else think the ampersand (&) is weird & ugly here in Trebuchet MS?

A brief and easy history of the catapult.

Unfortunately, the shaduf does not meet all of the requirements of a catapult. Specifically, it was not designed with the intent of hurling stuff. So, while it may be a predecessor to the trebuchet, it isn’t a catapult. It is still pretty cool, though.

20/02/2018 · A brief and easy history of the catapult.

If you consider that a catapult is any device that throws something, then the first catapult was invented when Ogg the Caveman first flung a stone using a stick. However, we are really only interested in the big, siege-engine catapults like the ballista, the onager and the trebuchet when we examine catapult history.

A double-armed catapult (also called the trebuchet) was invented by Mariano Taccola of Siena during the Middle Ages, about AD 1400.

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Hey Paul, regarding the ampersand in Trebuchet, take a closer look and you will notice that the ampersand forms the letters ‘Et’, which means ‘and’ in French. I am guessing that is why it looks strange to you.


Another Medieval siege weapon was called a trebuchet, which worked by counterweight. A trebuchet had an arm set on a pivot so it had a long and a short end. The long end held the missile and a heavy weight was attached to the short end. The long end was winched down and when it was released the weight at the short end swung down. The long end swung up firing the missile. (However the defenders could also use engines to hurl missiles back into the attacker's camp).

The History - The Trebuchet: Utilizing Gravity

Gotham is used for Obama’s CHANGE ad. :)
I use Avant Garde, Myriad Pro, Trebuchet, and a lot of custom fonts I do using the font’s shape and I play with the font a bit in vector.

Tobias gave a brief history of the bridge and ..

I love trebuchet, lucida and myriad. They look fresh. At some particular sizes they look well defined, and the default spacing between letters is also nice.

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My favorite for web are: helvetica, arial, verdana, lucida grande
and for print: dax, myriad, trebuchet, rockwell.
i want to have dax and frutiger for free. is there any similar for them?