The Physics of Medieval Archery

Gareth Rees calculates that the British archers at Agincourt might have rained 50,000 arrows a minute for a solid eight minutes onto the French. So if you were snorting derisively at the title's combination of "medieval" and "physics," consider this: Agincourt was, essentially, the first battle where conventional cavalry tactics met the equivalent of the machine gun.

Al Marcy's picture

Technology is just noise. War is when one bunch of people chuck shit at another bunch of people.Statistics don't win wars, nobody does. So, we must have some more, get it?