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Pvt Snuffy11 Dec 2018 7:21 p.m. PST

I've some pretty good books on medieval warfare, but generally speaking it's always an on-going mass of new learning and info…

So what's the latest on the longbow? I'm especially interested in its Welsh origins, and when the Welsh began to use it in sufficient numbers to discomfit their enemies.

Thanks in advance!

Glengarry511 Dec 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

This is so new it isn't out yet! I've read his Osprey Weapons volume on the crossbow and found it was full of new and interesting ideas and not just a rehash of old historical platitudes.
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Glengarry511 Dec 2018 9:01 p.m. PST

By the same author and just on the longbow. link

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

I bought his Crossbow- very useful- I plan to buy Longbow and Compound Bow, too.

Thomas Thomas26 Dec 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

Strickland & Hardy's The Great Warbow is still the best available comprehensive work. Richard Wadge and Soar have also done useful work in this area (Soar has lots of modern test re effectiveness v. armor etc.)

TomT

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