Identify the various siege weapons used in medieval warfare. How were each employed in sieges?
As Arther Ferrill explains in The Origins of War, the offense-defense inventive cycle is a cycle of warfare ingredients in which mobility, security, and firepower are intertwined in such a way that a change in one requires changes in others (44). I mention this only because I understand the development of siege weapons to counteract the efficiency of castle defense as a perfect example of this cycle. This is very apparent in the evolution of offensive weapons that transpired from a simple siege tower to ballista to the advent of gunpowder artillery--all to achieve the same final result:…
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- Identify the various siege weapons used in medieval warfare. How were each employed in sieges?
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