|dapeters||14 Jul 2009 8:45 a.m. PST|
|kyotebluer than blue ||14 Jul 2009 8:51 a.m. PST|
| Rebel Minis ||14 Jul 2009 9:06 a.m. PST|
|Shagnasty||14 Jul 2009 9:41 a.m. PST|
Very cool, especially the pic of arrows in flight.
|Farstar ||14 Jul 2009 10:26 a.m. PST|
"We are descended from one of the few nomadic horse archer tribes to survive as a people 1000 years later. We have not forgotten that."
|Irish Marine ||14 Jul 2009 11:16 a.m. PST|
|Daffy Doug ||14 Jul 2009 11:38 a.m. PST|
I bet they could add a few pertinent details to some of our technical archery discussions!
|dapeters||14 Jul 2009 12:31 p.m. PST|
"Very cool, especially the pic of arrows in flight." My thought exactly, never would have thought that their would be some many living-history folk in Hungry.
| Sue Kes ||14 Jul 2009 2:12 p.m. PST|
Very, very impressive, I'm deeply envious of those archers! They obviously take their reenactment very seriously.
Do you think enough of us could get up a TMP team? Maybe not
| Waco Joe ||14 Jul 2009 4:46 p.m. PST|
Do we get to pick sides as in shooters and shootees?
|Farstar ||14 Jul 2009 4:52 p.m. PST|
You didn't when the Magyars first arrived in Europe. Why would you now?
|Rassilon ||14 Jul 2009 8:36 p.m. PST|
WOW! I wonder what the distance was to those targets
the number of hits were impressive.
|Whatisitgood4atwork ||14 Jul 2009 8:36 p.m. PST|
[I bet they could add a few pertinent details to some of our technical archery discussions!
Absolutely! The massed archery and shot-up shield wall pics are most impressive. 1,800 archers is a fair few and could give a really decent impression of the power of massed archery.
|Daffy Doug ||15 Jul 2009 12:30 p.m. PST|
Judging by the perpendicular impacts the target hits were all under fifty yards, probably within thirty yards
|Daffy Doug ||15 Jul 2009 12:31 p.m. PST|
That many archers is probably more than Wm the Conqueror had in his whole army!
|shelldrake||15 Jul 2009 3:39 p.m. PST|
I have just started to learn archery a few weeks back
I think these guys are a bit more practiced than I am
|KTravlos||16 Jul 2009 9:31 a.m. PST|
Oh my God. Better invest in a good set of armor, and a BIG strong shield :)
|Daffy Doug ||16 Jul 2009 9:31 a.m. PST|
Shell, keep at it. Once you learn this, and train your muscles to the task, your body never forgets how. I hadn't drawn a bow in over eleven years, and when I went out with my son a couple summers ago, I found my body stronger than before, and within seconds I was getting groupings almost as tight as my best. (mind, I was never better at targetting than average, imho)
| Der Alte Fritz ||27 Aug 2009 9:03 a.m. PST|
Impressive. I'd hate to be on the recieving end of that.
|ScottWashburn ||16 Dec 2009 7:44 a.m. PST|
There is something a tad odd about the two pictures showing the arrows in flight and then the next picture of the targets with all the arrows stuck in them. The arrows just being loosed are all flying upward at nearly a 45 degree angle. This would give the arrows impressive range. But the arrows stuck in the target are all pretty much parallel with the ground, indicating that they were fired from close range with a very flat trajectory. That picture also seems to show one or two arrows still in flight and they do appear to be flying almost parallel with the ground, rather than descending at an angle.
Taken in conjuction with the fact that there don't appear to be any missed arrows sticking in the ground and I have to conclude that the first picture with the massed arrow volley was just fired for a photo-op and that the next picture with the pin-cushioned targets is an unrelated shot showing a target competition fired at a much closer range.
Still impressive, tho'!