TEOTWAWKI hit seven very long months ago. Food shipments ceased, zombies rose from the ground, and . . . you know how the rest goes. You and your local community came together to repel the invading hordes. All was safe, all was good, well, as good as “good” could get under such circumstances. Then you and your buddy are sucking down some homebrew, stumbling out of the pub, when your buddy looks up, pauses, and screams “INCOMING!”
What the heck is a “trebuchet” you ask? Read (source):
medieval siege engine, a weapon employed either to smash masonry walls or to throw projectiles over them. It is sometimes called a “counterweight trebuchet” in order to distinguish it from an earlier weapon that has come to be called the “traction trebuchet.” All trebuchets were made from wood.
The counterweight trebuchet appeared in both Christian and Muslim lands around the Mediterranean in the twelfth century. It could fling three hundred pound (140 kg) projectiles at high speeds into enemy fortifications, at times including corpses infected with various diseases including the black plague, in an attempt to infect the people under siege, as a medieval variant of biological warfare. Trebuchets were far more accurate than other forms of medieval catapults.
That thing just looks wrong! It’s unlikely that zombies could accomplish such a complex task such as building a trebuchet, but you never know. If they did they’d likely fling each other over the city walls, all infected and crap. Blech – zombies!
These trebuchets were real bad news way back in the day. So much so that castles would often circle the ground with a wall far enough away so the trebuchet couldn’t reach. But YOU, and your homies, you can handle it. Hell, build one now and be the envy of all your neighbors.
“What’s he doing?”
“He’s building a trebuchet.”
“A trebuchet. Our neighbors are so cool.”
– Ranger Man
BTW: This place offers plans for sale: www.trebuchetplans.com
Also, what the heck is up with this game? www.rctankcombat.com Radio Controlled “tank combat” – lol