[MOC] Trebuchet Emplacement
Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:47 PM
Despite the introduction of crude gunpowder-based artillery by rival guilds, the mainstay of the Avalonian army's arsenal of siege engines remains the reliable trebuchet.
It is a bit on the small side, but I wanted it to fit on the 24x24 base. This is one of the smaller support trebuchets, which would be used to take out men on the walls or lob small bombs and the like into enemy fortifications, as opposed to actually knocking down walls. Yes, it moves. No, it doesn't shoot. I went for looks instead of functionality, and the counterweight isn't heavy enough to generate the amount of force fast enough to whip the sling around, and if it was, I doubt the frame would hold it up.
Pikemen are positioned near the trebuchets to guard against an enemy cavalry strike.
The commander of the emplacement waits while his crew prepares for the next shot.
While his peasant assistant helps him hold down the arm, the master engineer loads a stone into the sling.
Finished November 2011, C&C welcome. Thanks for looking!
Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:52 PM
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:33 AM
Lord Khelperth Darwyn of Avalonia
Master Cartographer, High King of the Elves
Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:57 AM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:02 AM
Velethuil, Captain of the Kaliphlin Elf-Knights
Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:09 AM
Where did you get inspiration? This is a thing that I wanted to build for a long time!
I worked off these two images, from Wikipedia, though I had to simplify the ropes, since I only had two pieces of LEGO black string available at the moment.
Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:13 AM
Jeddam Ashenbow in Sandy's Cruel angel's theis
Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:43 PM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:55 AM
Looks great, mate - and I like the usage of the hood as the sling pouch.
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