This is a special release. A while ago, Evan Carothers reached out to me to see if I would be willing to do some community models for his Oakenspire Kickstarter. Well, the stretch goal has been unlocked, so my first model is being released. The Mangonel. This model is based on a real recreation of a medieval mangonel. There's a lot of misrepresentation about what these machines are for. Most people think of them as siege weaponry that are used to batter down castle walls. In truth, the mangonel (and other tension based catapults) had a pretty hard upper limit to the force they could apply, and were nearly entirely used as anti personnel weapons as covered in this Shadiversity video.
There are two versions here. One is fully articulated, but is made up of 12 pieces, and can be a little fiddly to put together. The second one, contributed back to me by ecaroth is 3 pieces with the arm in a fixed position, so much easier to assemble. He also added in a pile of stones for good measure.
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