https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/79/?q=arrow Here is a description of a skirmish between thirty-four Texan colonists and hundreds of Comanche on May 26, 1839. This battle is known as the Bird's Creek Fight. Recoiling under the fire, the Indians again formed on the hill and remained about twenty minutes, when a second charge was made in the same order, … Continue reading “The Best Arrow Shot in the History of Indian Warfare”?
James P. Ward http://james.wardware.com/J-Europ-Econ-Hist.pdf Halberds were 3-4 times more expensive than pikes. Bows were very cheap: The poor man's other weapon besides the pike was the longbow with its arrows. One hundred longbows cost Gouda 14 stuivers in 1508, the same price as one halberd at Leiden. Although arrows were bought in larger numbers (thousands) … Continue reading Prices of Weapons in Early 16th C Holland
The main written source regarding the conquest of Mexico is the memoir of Bernal Diaz, written in his old age. Diaz served under Cortes for the entire duration of the invasion. Of all the history books I've read, this one is probably my favorite, and I learned the most from it. If you have any … Continue reading The Spanish Conquest of Mexico, part 1
https://archive.org/details/Book_of_the_Crossbow_The_by_Sir_Ralph_Payne-Galloway/ Ralph Payne-Gallwey claimed that his Book of the Crossbow, published 1903, was the first to examine the use of the medieval crossbow in detail. He is probably correct. He was able to examine a large number of extant medieval crossbows and provided diagrams along with descriptions of their context, construction, and point-blank and maximum … Continue reading The Book of the Crossbow by Ralph Payne-Gallwey; Crossbow, longbow ranges compared