SEIGE WEAPONS


of the middle ages

What Is Siege

Siege is where a military blockade is made around a fortified place or city to try and
compell it to surrender. So, siege weapons were used to try and bombard, destroy, or sclale the walls and/or fortification.

Siege Weapons

  • siege tower (belfroy)
  • ballista
  • catapult
  • trebuchet
  • battering ram
  • sappers
  • mangonel
  • escalade
  • borers
  • mantlet
  • tortoise
  • onager
  • ect.


Here are some we are going to talk about!


siege tower / belfroy
battering ram
trebuchet
sapping mangonel

Siege Tower


Battering Ram


Trebuchet


Sapping


Mangonel

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