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Re: Woman against Abelisaur

    Hun archers could fire 3 shots in 7-8 seconds with a heavy pound bow.  Add 
the speed of the horse onto the velocity of the arrow and you have serious fire 
power.  A typical attack against Roman, Goths, etc would involve huge #s of 
horses charging forward and unleashing volley after volley .  If the troops 
were not terrified by the thunderous hooves and constants hail of arrows, then 
they had to deal with firepower at close range.  The Huns would then turn their 
sturdy little ponies to the side and ride sideways along the ranks still 
unleashing arrows.  They would then turn away and ride off, often tricking the 
troops into thinking they were retreating.  THe Huns would then twist backwards 
in their shadows for their Partian shot (Parting Shot) and hit the gullible 
pursuers.  Check out Youtube for some amazing modern horse archers.  

  I actually own a few Hunnish composite bows ( took two years to make, from 
Hungary) and even though I'm only a ' fairly good shot' I've let experts 
shooters use my bows and result is usually ' I gotta get me one of these'.
The design is really quite genius, and they are gorgeous as well.  The Huns 
were most likely a Turkic tribe, so that technology carried into Ottoman days.  
A Turkish bow is so received it almost creates a circle when unstrung.  They 
fire so unbelievably smooth.  The mongol bow, at least the ones I've tried, 
have a bit of a jolt on the release due to design of the siyahs ( tips) 
To bring this back to topic....An Abelisaur from the front would make a 
difficult target, the large corticoids would protect vitals very well, and the 
head would be ( in the case of Carnotaurus) a small and narrow target.  MInd 
you , I still imagine myself as Turok shooting Honkers when I fire at haybails. 
 Not very PC, but still fun!

On Jul 21, 2011, at 10:12 PM, vultur-10@neo.tamu.edu wrote:

> Didn't the Ottoman Turks improve the composite-bow even further?
> BTW, a composite-bow doesn't have to be gold standard in order to be
> deadly effective.  The Huns used their composite bows to devastating
> effect against the Roman Empire.