The ballista is a powerful weapon invented by the Greeks over 2000 years ago and that was widely used by the Roman Empire to conquer countries all over Europe!
Used during battles and sieges, the principle used stored energy in a twisted sinew cord to throw projectiles on or over fortress and castle walls.
This ancient ballista model is based on authentic drawings and written records, recreating the way in which torsion powered weapons worked, firing small projectiles over 15 feet! The kit includes all pegged parts to build your kit easily so you start your siege rapidly!
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