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Throughout the world, many different weapons are used by the civilisations. This article lists the most common varieties of weapons. The civilisations that use these weapons are listed here. Because there are many types of wepons to list, this page shows only larger weapons, war vehicles, and another weapons don't used by infantry. For infantry weapons, see this page.
Mêlée weapons Edit
Some weapons on military vehicles and machines don't detatch from the vehicle. These include cutting enemy infantry, like with scythe chariots and wagons, battering rams, used for crushing walls of fortresses. The melee devices and weapons mounted and used on the vehicles are not used very often, because they are mostly inpractical, heavy, and easy to destroy. Only battering rams are used very often of these
Other melee weapons are wagons filled with the stone, what are released from the hill to the battlefield, to crush the enemy army and sometimes the city walls and palisades too. Spar torpedoes also fit in this category, but are used only on the ships. Another naval melee weapons include well known naval rams, what ram the ship and crush it.
Civilizations which use battering rams include:
Civilizations which use other melee vehicle weapons include:
Projectile weapons Edit
Projectile weapons use a solid, liquid, or gas as a means of causing damage, or delivering an agent that causes damage.
The Projectile weapons are undoubtely the largest class of the vehicle weapons, and include all from flamethrowers(greek fire), to the magnificent monster bombards. Weaponised projectiles are sometimes self-propelled (in which case they are usually known as "rockets" if they use a reaction drive for their engine). Most of projectiles, however, (and even some missiles) may be launched from a gun by using a chemical explosive (known as "firearms" when handheld, or just as "chemically-propelled" or a synonym in other circumstances). Alternatively, they may be pneumatically-propelled or mechanically-propelled, but such weapons tend to not have a long range. Bombs are the simplest of explosive weapons, as the projectile only needs to be dropped onto its target.
Projectile weapons can also be classified based on what they use to cause damage. Kinetic projectiles do damage purely using their own kinetic energy, while greek fire uses its chemical energy and temperature. Spread weapons disperse substances that can cause damage over time, rather than in the instant of impact or explosion, such as toxins, or infected materials.
Kinetic missiles Edit
Traditional kinetic weaponry Edit
Kinetic weapons are the non-explosive projectile weapons, and are typically launched from one of the types of catapult. They are very often used in many nations, from basic mangonels to ballistae, and often as infantry weapons too(bows, crossbows). They are very popular, and can be found in the most of armies.
Ballista developed from various infantry weapons, mostly bows and crossbows. They are mostly using two levers with torsion springs instead of a prod, the springs consisting of several loops of twisted skeins. They eject many projectiles, from heavy darts and arrows, to spherical stone projectiles of various sizes for siege warfare.
There are many variations of the ballista, most known being scorpio(weapon smaller than ballista, firing heavy spears and darts on enemy infantry), and repeating ballista, what has much shorter fire rate and can shoot up to 15 projectiles per minute, while normal ballistae can shoot only about 2 per minute. Of course, repeating ballistae are more advanced technology and are used more rarely.
Civilisations that use ballistae and its variations include:
- Tragnon Kingdom: rarely, mostly repeating ballistas
Onagers, and their smaller versions Mangonels are types of catapult that uses torsional pressure, generally from twisted rope, to store energy for the shot. The Onager and Mangonel consists of a large frame placed on the ground to whose front end a vertical frame of solid timber was rigidly fixed; through the vertical frame run an axle, which has a single stout spoke. On the extremity of the spoke is a bowl-shaped bucket or sling used to launch a projectile. Most of Onagers and Mangonels use bowl-shaped bucket instead of a sling to fire the projectile.
The Onagers and Mangonels are both heavy catapults, what fire mostly sphere shaped stone balls, sometimes iron balls, but they can also be used for throwing infected and toxic material to the city, like dead infected cattle, or other toxic chemicals, but these are used mostly rarely.
Civilisations that use Onagers and Mangonels include:
- Tragnon Kingdom: rarely use Mangonels
A trebuchet is a type of catapult that works by using the energy of a raised counterweight to throw the projectile. Initially, the sling, which has a pouch containing the projectile, is placed in a trough below the axle, which supports the beam. Upon releasing the trigger, the sling and the beam swing around toward the vertical position, where one end of the sling releases, opening the pouch and propelling the projectile towards the target. The efficiency of the transfer of the stored energy of the counterweight to the projectile can be quite high, even without, for example, restraining the path of the counterweight.
The Trebuchets are the most powerful type of catapults, but much less powerful than many cannons. They are used similar way as onagers, shooting mostly stones, sometimes biological weapons, and similar.
Civilisations that use Trebuchets include:
Chemically propelled kinetic weaponry Edit
The Chemically propelled weaponry don't use counterweight and gravitational force to fire projectiles, as other like Trebuchets does. They use chemical reactions of some materials, when the huge amount of gases are released, what push the projectile out of the barrel(like cannons). They are much more advanced than other missile weaponry, and use mostly gunpowder, nitric cotton, or another explosives. The weapons from which are the projectiles fired are usually called cannons, or guns(if handheld).
Culverins are the smallest type the cannons. They are only bit larger than large guns, and were invented first of all Tragnon gunpowder weapons. They fire sharp and fast projectiles, capable of piercing armor plating better than largest cannons. Sometimes, smaller type of culverin is used as hand weapon, but, because it is very heavy and unpractical, it is not very popular.
The hand culverin consists in a simple smoothbore tube, closed at one end except for a small hole designed to allow ignition of the gunpowder. The tube is held in place by a wooden piece which could be held under the arm. The tube is loaded with gunpowder and lead bullets. The culverin is fired by inserting burning slow match into the hole. These hand culverins are often used as heavier portable culverins, around 40 kg (88 lb) in weight, which require a swivel for support and aiming. Such culverins are further equipped with back-loading sabots to facilitate reloading, and are often used on ships.
Civilizations which use Culverins include:
Mortars are another class of the cannons. They are short and heavy, fire huge projectiles at slower velocities in big angle. They are slow, but deadly. Mortars are used in the besiegements of cities, and sometimes in the battle against other siege weapons or cavalry. They are very good only on short distances. A mortar is relatively simple and easy to operate. Some larger caliber mortars have a string operated firing pin instead of a fixed one. The tube is generally set at between 45 and 85 degrees angle to the ground, with the higher angle giving shorter firing distances.
These attributes contrast with the mortar's larger sibling, howitzers , that fire at higher velocities, longer ranges, flatter arcs, and sometimes using direct fire. These weapons also do not use the mortar's gravity-assisted means of detonating the shell. They are the most advanced weaponry ever invented, and are used only in primitive forms experimentally by the Legion of Shiarchon.
Civilizations which use Mortars include:
The largest and most famous class of the cannons are the Bombards. These cannons are most famous, huge, and most destructive of all chemically propelled war weapons, what are commonly used(not counting howitzers). They shoot projectiles as large as the large mortars do, they are very long, hard to operate with. They are used for crushing walls of the cities, but they are very expensive and heavy, so they are used only by the most advanced civilisations.
The larger siblings of the bombards are called Monster Bombards, what are largest weapons in the existence, and can fire cannonballs up to caliber 1200 mm, making them unimaginably destructive(and expensive).
Civilizations which use Bombards include:
Ribaults are special type of cannon, what consists of many classic guns together in one artillery. It is also called Organ gun. These cannons are especially good against infantry, it unleash a shower of sharp iron projectiles, and can kill most of soldiers in the close distance. It has usually from 6 to 12 barrels. Sometimes, there are even larger ribaults, called monster ribaults, what consist of more than 50 culverins, and can unleash true "hell" on the enemies.
It is a volley gun with many small-caliber iron barrels set up parallel on a platform. When the gun was fired in a volley, it created a shower of rapid iron shot. They serve mostly, as an anti-personnel gun.
Civilizations which use Ribaults include:
Rockets are rare type of chemically propelled weapons, what are fired without barrel, and are propelled by chemical reactions. This makes them very powerful on the long distances, and, sometimes the rocket can be even filled with biological weapons.
Rockets are quite long, and filled with explosives and fuel. When the fuel is lit, the rocket starts to move and fly, and it will keep its original speed through its whole journey to the target. Not many is known about them, because only small amount of nations use them.
Civilizations which use Rockets include:
The Source Edit
The source can be also used as, sometimes extremely powerful, weapon. However, it is only possible to the great sorcerers. Its powers can, for example, heat the enemy walls, what will melt them, make enemy gateway or ships catch fire, or, if the sorcerer is too powerful enough, to unleash earthquakes, tornadoes or tsunamis, what will sweep out whole enemy army. It is used quite often, but only in weaker forms, like killing soldiers one by one by making them catch fire or similar.
Civilizations which use The Source as weapon include:
- Tragnon Kingdom: Not very often