first published on August 10, 2017 by Josh
An ancient weapon system has just found its way back to battlefield. In the video below, a trebuchet is used by members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to sling large bombs at regime forces inside of Daraa, Syria. The weapon system, originally found on ancient battlefields as a siege weapon, uses the energy of a falling and hinged counterweight to launch a projectile a great range, with decent accuracy.
We have already seen the FSA using an ancient pirate cannon in the past. Now we get trebuchets. Pretty soon we’ll start seeing horse-mounted cavalry with lances and shield-walls. The equipment supply must be dwindling in some of the areas where logistics have been cut off, otherwise I doubt we would be seeing this level of innovation.