Siege Engines

Combat using ballistae, trebuchets, catapults, and similar machinery

Changes to Siege Engine Rules at Pennsic War

Master Quinn Phelan, OL, DSEM for Siege, wishes to clarify rules for use of siege engines at the Pennsic War.

Multiple slideshows from Potrero War posted

Jim Engebretson has posted multiple slideshows with photos from the most recent Potrero War, held recently in the Barony of Calafia in the Kingdom of Caid.

Paper Trebuchet

If you're one of those people who has always hankered to own your own siege engine but don't have a large enough garage to store it, your prayers may be answered in the form of a paper trebuchet.

Modern-day seige engineers compete in annual "Punkin Chunkin" contest

The 19th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin was held last weekend near Millsboro, Delaware (USA). Thousands of people came to see modern "seige engines" (mostly powered by compressed air) hurl pumpkins across a cornfield.

Try your hand at the (virtual) trebuchet!

GlobalSpec, an engineering search engine, has a mathematically-realistic online game that models the physics of a trebuchet.

Missiles fly in backyard 'war'

The Manawatu Standard reports on a model siege engine competition held by a historical re-enactment society in New Zealand, in which all the entries were constructed entirely of popsicle sticks, and had to be under a foot high.

The Grey Company Trebuchet Page

Excellent resource on the history and construction of trebuchets. Both counterweight machines and traction trebuchets (where the force is provided by a crew of men pulling the throwing arm) are discussed.

Trebuchet.com

Resource for the history and design of medieval artillery.