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#redirect [[projectile weapons]]
A '''missile weapon''' is a [[weapon]] which throws missiles. This means that, generally, it does no harm in and of itself (being ''in simpliciter'' a delivery mechanism) but projects, in some way, a missile so as to do harm at a distance.
 
 
In general they come in three varieties, all of which employ methods to store energy, so that it can be accumulated and then released.
 
 
One method is the "[[bow]]", where the weapon tends to be long and pointy, the energy is stored in the equivalent of a bow-string, and on release the missile flies and (all being well) hits and hurts the target.
 
 
A second stores the energy by twisting a cord or series of cords, which apply rotation to an artificial arm (much as muscles apply rotation to a cricket-bowler's arm) and project a generally roundish missile (a rock, bomb or dead and diseased cow) a distance.
 
 
The last requires [[alchemy]] to produce an [[gunpowder|explosive mixture]], which is placed at one end of a tube. A ball or bullet is then introduced into the tube, and when the explosive is ignited, the ball is thrown out.
 
 
<table border="1">
 
<tr>
 
<td>''Weapons''</td>
 
<td>''Type''</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[bow]]</td>
 
<td>bow</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[catapult]]</td>
 
<td>rotation</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td>[[musket]]</td>
 
<td>explosive</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
 
== Missile Weapons in the SCA ==
 
A variety of missile weapons can be used at [[SCA]] [[event]]s. However, not all are allowed in [[combat]].
 

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