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Jan
13th Nov 2017, 12:38 PM

good order in the ranks will they get some airsupport?

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Air support in a forested zone

TomHCinMI
13th Nov 2017, 2:09 PM

How much would the fully-leafed-out trees of the forest interfere with air-support? Those trees are not the tallest I've ever seen; nor is that forest the thickest growth; but it's probably tall enough and thick enough that, anyone requesting or providing air support should at least ask.

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DizzasterJuice
13th Nov 2017, 3:04 PM

You won't get to see the air support until later.

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About the female archers in combat

TomHCinMI
13th Nov 2017, 2:05 PM

The ancient Amazons (assuming their legend was based on reality) seemed to think that being well-endowed mammarily would interfere with an archer's effectiveness in combat. Is that true? --- This comics felinoid warriors have bodies that are humanoid pretty much from the neck to the hips; meaning the women have breasts, most of them non-negligible breasts. Should/do they (or at least the better-endowed among them) cut one off? Or use a crossbow or atlatl or some other missile weapon than a longbow? --- This is not meant to imply I''m not enjoying the comic; rather I'm a typical Trekkie getting into the facts of a story I'm enjoying very much!

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DizzasterJuice
13th Nov 2017, 3:05 PM

If you notice, the stance of the female archers is different from the male archers. They have to face the target just a bit more and keep a neutral foot position (toes in line with the target) and chest back a bit.

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TomHCinMI
14th Nov 2017, 1:28 AM

Thanks! I guess I did see that.

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DizzasterJuice
14th Nov 2017, 1:25 PM

Most of the Daz/Poser archery stuff is done by people who have never done archery, so most of it is inaccurate. The bows don't have arrow rests, the arrows have 4 fletchings when they should have 3, and the poses are terrible. So as an experienced bow hunter, the least I can do is make accurate poses.

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TomHCinMI
14th Nov 2017, 1:31 PM

And I for one thank you for it. I also notice the command to let fly is "Loose!" instead of "Fire!" -- another bit of accuracy. It always bothers me when people say "Fire" instead of "Let fly" or some such -- unless the arrows or bolts are actually on fire, and even then ...

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DizzasterJuice
14th Nov 2017, 2:04 PM

I'm pretty sure that the command "fire" originated with matchlocks or cannons from the age. The shooter carried a lit wick that he touched to the breech touch-hole to ignite it.

I believe "loose" was the command used by English longbowmen and "release" for siege weapons like a trebuchet.

But i wasn't around then so I may be wrong. =)

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oldarmourer
14th Nov 2017, 11:35 PM

not exactly 'miniscule'....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9RGnujlkI


neither are these ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn0PbYN6UJY


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DizzasterJuice
15th Nov 2017, 12:00 AM

That speed shooter girl is awesome!

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TomHCinMI
15th Nov 2017, 1:53 PM

I also was very impressed; especially with the walking archer who hit the target every time.

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oldarmourer
16th Nov 2017, 7:43 PM

depending on the style of bow and the draw, particularly a Mongolian recurve shortbow with a heckuva draw weight, the bowstring doesn't need to come close to a woman's breasts let alone 'hit them', the old story about amazons removing one to shoot better is just that, a story...

http://thechive.com/2017/05/23/pull-and-release-with-some-archery-girls-56-photos/

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TomHCinMI
17th Nov 2017, 12:05 PM

Those bows do look recurved -- are they doubly-recurved (like Mongolian bows)? I can't tell from looking.
OTOH they don't look like compound bows. Are they? or would you have to look closer to tell?
....
thanks for the URL; I'll look.

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TomHCinMI
17th Nov 2017, 12:12 PM

Mongols drew their bows with their thumbs (protected by a thumb-ring made of horn). The Olympic archers, and the women in TheChive photos, draw them with a device that I don't know the name of. I can't tell how Dizzasterjuice's models are drawing their bowstrings.

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TomHCinMI
17th Nov 2017, 12:20 PM

Some of the TheChive archeresses are using a Mediterranean "grip"; the one most modern Americans would be most familiar with. Is that maybe the grip the Dalai archers are using? -- Am I obsessing too much over the archery? Maybe someone who actually knows something about, for instance, strategy or tactics or fortifications could re-direct to some other obsession.

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oldarmourer
16th Nov 2017, 7:50 PM

of course, the Dalai archers' bowstrings could always get snagged on the buckles and ornaments on those leather breastplates...best to lose them ;)

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Steve O
17th Nov 2017, 10:21 AM

Sounds like a voting incentive to me.

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