Questions tagged [archery]

Questions involving bows, arrows, crossbows, bolts and their use in hunting or warfare. Intended for person-scale weapons rather than siege artillery.

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Shooting around obstacles with bow and arrow (without magic) [closed]

Bow and arrow are a basic part of many medieval and fantasy settings. Be it for assassins (silent), for (elven) tribes that live in harmony with nature (not industrialized), or to emphasize the skill ...
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Would chainmail stop an arrow from a longbow?

Restated in more words, would a conscripted pikeman with a decent set of chainmail but no shield have any hope against an arrow from your basic english longbow?
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How to trigger explosive arrows?

So, I have a small tribe of island people with stone-age technology who have discovered how to make gunpowder. However, they want to make war on the neighboring islands, and they need a delivery ...
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Making freezer arrows using endothermic reactions

Fire arrows are a pretty common trope, however, according to Lindybeige, they're not really that great. In contrast to fire, what if you make arrows that create an endothermic reaction upon impact, ...