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Well I do like the look of these and will buy them, but my first thoughts (and I blame Ironsides for this ! :-) ) were what are the crew doing ? So one of them is trying to beat the bangles to a new song and dance routine....kneel like an Egyptian, another seems to be wiping a bowling ball, while another is ringing the church bells, but joking aside ,do the helmets date this set to the first crusade ? were they used after that ?
I think the figure in question is watching the fall of the stone and yelling "Whheeeeeeeeeee!!!"
Great looking set, I think plenty of us will be building castle battlements in the near future
Maybe the Stelets website guys are using additional pictures from another set again?
The first 3D picture shows a (very nice) kind of Roman ballista with curved throwing arms instead of the usual staight ones. Another set in Peparation? Or will it replace the onager depicted in the A009 box art?
Seems they may be a little confused themselves, I would rather see something different like a Trebuchet then a poor relation of the Zvezda offering in any case...
Where does the Name Shaab come from? I know this device as a Petraria Arcatinus but cannot find it or anything like it called a shaab
Maybe an Arabic version of "Scorpion" but I cant say Ive ever seen a Medieval Mangonel refered to as such it seems to be pretty obscure, so probarbly no good as a description "Medieval Catapult" might be better...
The abbrevation SHAAB stands for a short message the crusaders wrote on the projectiles, like other generations of soldiers would do on shells and bombs. It reads:
'Saladin, Here's Another Airborne Ball'