(11) The Genoese crossbowmen
, out in the front of the French army, began to fight, though they had not had time to retrieve their shields.
Startled deer sometimes ran past, but the crossbowmen
were not skilled enough to hit any, so they survived primarily on the hearts of palms.
In 1576 the crossbowmen
had fought against the Spanish who burned the town hall, which became a symbol of the town's renewal with its subsequent restoration.
Article XLI stated "[t]hat the King shall remove all Foreign Knights, Stipendiaries, Crossbowmen
, Infringers, and Servitors who came with horses and arms to the injury of the kingdom." RICHARD THOMSON, AN HISTORICAL ESSAY ON THE MAGNA CHARTA OF KING JOHN 57 (London, Johnson 1829).
Perhaps the most remarkable figure in Czech history; a brave and valiant warrior, he was a gifted strategist and an innovative and resourceful tactician; the core of the military system he created for the Taborites was the Wagenburg, a series of stout wooden wagons with crossbows or light cannon mounted in them, chained together, with pikemen, handgunners, and crossbowmen
stationed in the gaps, creating an unusually strong position, one which repeatedly frustrated Sigismund's knights; of necessity the system was tactically defensive, although success was usually crowned with a welltimed counterattack, and much of Ziska's brilliant reputation rested on his marriage of the tactical defense with the strategic offense.
in the army of King Richard the Lionheart often worked in a three-man team, one servant charged with reloading while a second held a tall shield or pavise to protect the team.
Note, in the context of the tower's name, the Granadan crossbowmen
among Tangier's Muslim garrison in 1437 (Pina, D.
The accounts list sums paid for provisions and clothing for Louis and his entourage, the wages of knights, crossbowmen
and sergeants, the replacement and purchase of horses, mules and camels, hire and provisioning of shipping, gifts and loans to crusaders, the king's ransom after he was captured by the Muslims in 1250, work on fortifications in the Holy Land, and so on.
Marines were crossbowmen
and other armed men whose duties consisted purely of fighting.
To this end, he recuited about 800 of his compatriots, stonecutters or craftsmen who were also trained crossbowmen
and were expected to serve in a dual capacity, as workers and soldiers.