Schreiber-Bogen Card Modelling Roman Siege Tower


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Card Modelling

Roman Siege Tower

 

The romans have used siege towers since the 2nd century b.c.
Their first towers were modelled after a greek design. Those models showed the typical attributes of a roman siege tower.
It'd have been place as close as possible to the walls of sieged towns on it's own wheels.
To move the towers the are was either flattened or ramps would have been needed to be prepared beforehand.
In the lower part a movable battering ram was plaved, which allowed to smash walls.
The floors above allowed soldiers to invade the tower positions directly via a dropping bridge.
On the topmost floor archers were striking with ranged attacks.

Length: 10 cm
Width: 6 cm
Height: 19 cm
Difficulty: 2
Sheets: 3
Scale: 1:87
Suited for children: -

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