Reply To: Additional weapons and backrounds

#2013
Sarissofoi
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Sling vs bow
http://www.lloydianaspects.co.uk/weapons/sling.html
>More mobility(can shoot when moving)
>Can be used with one hand(so can use shields or bucklers in other)
>Less affected by weather
>Can out range the bow(greater effective range)
>Hit harder, cause more terrible wounds, give more impact compared to arrow
>>Need skill and training from young age
>>Bow can be used in big formations
#Great skirmisher weapon, deadly in the hands of skilled slinger.

Staff sling
http://www.lloydianaspects.co.uk/weapons/staffsling.html
>Can use heavier ammo
>>Problems with fighting at short range
#Probably used in sieges mostly.