posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 01:49 PM
As we've been on about ancient civilisations, their armies and who as the best, etc - I would like to ask your opinions about ancient weapon systems
and their effects.
The Romans were probably the best at laying siege to to walled towns and cities, often using such weapons as Onagars/Heavy Onagars,
Billistas/Semi-automatic Ballistas - the world's first ever machinegun-like weapon?, Siege Towers and Rams of varying sizes.
They also used another type of Ballista, but I can't remember it's name. These were much smaller and fired shaped anti-personnel bolts about the
size of a medium throwing spear.
They also used flaming arrows with the Ballistas and 'burning rocks' with the Onagars - a very effective weapon against even the most heavily
So what do you all think?