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Derived from the French term <i>arbal&egrave;te &agrave; tour</i>.
 
Derived from the French term <i>arbal&egrave;te &agrave; tour</i>.
   
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They are a popular for SCA combat because they are relatively simply to build and operate, are portable, and may be used in direct-fire against massed troops as well as against structures.
 
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Revision as of 21:49, 25 February 2007

A large crossbow-like siege engine, similar to a ballista, except that the arms are a single piece (of steel or wood) that flexes like a bow. Derived from the French term arbalète à tour.

They are a popular for SCA combat because they are relatively simply to build and operate, are portable, and may be used in direct-fire against massed troops as well as against structures.