The crossbow is one of those inventions that changed history.
Prior to its invention, an archer might train for years before developed the strength and proficiency to be an effective warrior.
With the crossbow a modicum of training could turn even the meanest peasant into a soldier.
Additionally, through the use of mechanical cocking mechanisms, brute strength was no longer a limiting factor.
All that aside, here’s my attempt to design and build a crossbow…”
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