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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Jun, 2019 9:26 am    Post subject: Transport of Crossbows in the Middle Ages?         Reply with quote

Okay, I know longbows were transports in bow bags to protect them while on the march. What about crossbows? Were they ever rigged to slings for carriage? Carried in bags? On the supply wagons?

Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Martin Fischer




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Jun, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

in special futerals, probably made of leather - here some examples from the late 15th century:


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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Jun, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Outstanding! Thank you!
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Tom Wolfe




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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul, 2019 3:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Or over the shoulder?

See Lazzaro Tavarone's painting at the Palazzo Cattaneo Adorno of Genoese crossbowmen.

Also see detail from Paolo Uccello's Battle of San Romano, in the National Gallery, London.

Crossbowmen marching to battle, from a painting in Ghent, circa 1400.

I can't find a picture of it, but there's a Matthew Paris manuscript which shows crossbowmen carrying their crossbows over their shoulders.



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Tom Wolfe




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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Somewhat later, but potentially of interest: http://myArmoury.com/albums/displayimage.php?...fullsize=1


Martin Fischer wrote:
in special futerals, probably made of leather - here some examples from the late 15th century:

Collector of original 16th-17th century European arms and armour. Would like to collect earlier, but budget doesn't allow- yet!
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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul, 2019 11:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks a lot guys! Yeah, I was specifically looking for storage and transport when a fight isn't imminent.
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