Firearrows and cannon shot


Perhaps fire arrows like those in the link below were used in the Swedish Loshult cannon, 1340-1360?

I found this forum thread, showing a lot of cool stuff; above all the fire arrows and arrows used in pot-de-fer-cannons, such as described/linked to in these posts:

Die Geschützdarstellungen des Walter de Milemète von 1326/7
Fitting round pegs into square holes?
Cool page about the earliest cannons 

Back from a little trip

Some of us have recently returned from a trip in northern Germany, where we visited Bergen am Rügen, Stralsund (including the Nikolaikirche and the Kulturhistorische Museum), Bad Doberan and the Doberaner Münster (including King Albrecht’s resting place) plus Rostock with the museum in Kloster zum Heiligen Kreuz (including effigies of Rostock knights and burghers). It was a good trip with loads of laughs, some beer and good food. It was a good opportunity for some of our members to actually see the king and to get a taste of the wholesome German cuisine!


Speaking of medieval clay ovens…


I came across this free, downloadable publication on how to build traditional clay ovens – it will come in handy when we finally decide to build one for the company! Plus, there are loads of other resources on the web, such as these: The Bread Oven: Symbol of Colonial Liberty/A Large Clay OvenBuilding and Using a Medieval-Style Hemispherical Bake Oven and The clay oven – how to build a clay oven in eight steps. The page even includes pizza recipes!