Saturday, April 13, 2013
In case anyone was wondering, the longbow is my weapon of choice. And to give you an acurate idea of what a longbow is, Legolas (from Lord of the Rings) uses a longbow. Hawkeye (from The Avengers) uses a re-curve bow. (The two are very often mistaken for the same thing.)
The Longbow was a very specialized weapon in medieval ages. It took years to be trained by a master to learn how to accurately shoot a Longbow. Where as the Crossbow only took a few weeks. BUT as I already said, the longbow had more accuracy.
*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors. I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge.