[SCA-AE] RE: [Historic-HornAntlerBone] New Robin Hood Series
edward.lindey at us.army.mil
Sun Mar 4 21:13:01 EST 2007
Amazingly enough, the History Channel just had something about the mongol
bow and the problems if it got damp. The glue used to hold it together gets
weak and it de-laminates, rendering it useless. Not such a good bow to try
to use in the dampness of the British isles. I also believe that the English
longbow was more powerful, but I haven't seen a comparison. If anyone else
has, I would be interested in reading it.
The armor does make a kind of sense. I would expect someone that has
traveled to take the best of what he has seen and combined it for his own
From: sca-aethelmearc-bounces at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
[mailto:sca-aethelmearc-bounces at lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of Taranach
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Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] RE: [Historic-HornAntlerBone] New Robin Hood Series
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't he being held in a turkish/ saracen
prison? Would it not then make a certain sense that he might have had
some of their armor if we consider the period practice of taking
superior armor from fallen foes.
Whatever is wrong with a mongolian horse bow? The mongols had invaded
parts of europe as well as the mid east by that time... are we now
saying that it would be impossible for someone to be weilding such a
weapon if they found it to be useful?
Finally, documentaries don't always make for "good TV" as in being able
to attract the advertisers which help to pay for the show. Plus making a
show to be "authentic to period" would be *very* costly to whomever
caleb at buffnet.net wrote:
>>My friends from 'that side of the pond' have all stated the show is pure
>>rubbish, and not worth paying their TV license to watch.
>>In short, don't bother watching.
>>Lady Kathryn MacLuing
> I saw the "Making of..." special on BBC America. It looks like Robin Hood
> meets Xena. Robin is using a Mongolian horse bow and is wearing "Saracen"
> I'll wait until the Anthony Valentine series to be released for the US.
> Caleb Reynolds from dark and chilly Danbury, CT
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