Missile Weapons

Crossbow: A crossbow is a bow mounted crosswise on a wooden or metal stock. The crossbow fires a quarrel (also called a bolt).

Quarrel: A quarrel (also 'bolt') is the ammunition fired by crossbows regardless of the weapons size.

Sling: The basic sling consists of a leather or fabric strap with a pouch for holding a missile. The weapon is held by both ends of the strap and twirled around the wielder's head. When top speed is attained, the missile is launched by releasing one of the strap's ends.

Bullet: A bullet is a pellet of hardened clay or lead cast specifically as ammunition for the sling.

Dart: The dart is a small missile weapon that is thrown rather than fired from a bow or other launcher.

Throwing Dagger: Similar to a dagger, but balanced for throwing. POLEARMS

Spear: One of man's earliest weapons, dating back to the most primitive of times, the first spears were wooden sticks sharpened at one end. When man mastered metals, spearheads were made from iron and steel.

Halberd: The halberd consists of a cleaver-like axe blade mounted on a staff averaging six feet in length. The axe blade is balanced at the rear with a fluke, and surmounted by a sharp spike. A halberd combines features of both a spear and an axe.

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