Attila The Hun : Part II
Though there were many innovative creations made and used during the reign of Attila the Hun, none was more creative than the Hunnish bow. Being shorter, curved at the top and bottom, and stronger than other bows, it was one of the most efficient weapons of their time.
First, this bow was shorter than others it faced in battle. This enabled the Huns to shoot over the heads of their horses while riding into battle. The Hunnish bow also gave them the ability to shoot forwards, backwards, and to both sides with ease.
Second, their bow was curved at the top and bottom. This thoughtful bend provided more power in the springing of the bow, making it more powerful and more accurate.
Third, this weapon was stronger than its competition. Composed of wood and bone, it was called a compound bow. Because of its composition and the fact that it was held together with fish sinews and tree bark, this bow was inch-by-inch stronger than any other bow in existence.
To conclude, the Hunnish bow was a much more efficient weapon than the Roman longbow, or any other bow for that matter. When the Huns combined their creativity and vicious nature, they were a force to be reckoned with.
The huge rampage of the Huns across Europe and Asia makes them renowned, but they didn’t just appear out of nowhere. The Huns were nomads; they wandered all over the world. These particular itinerants came from Asia. The bodies of the Huns were small, but very powerful. Their faces were squashed, and their eyes were “piglike”.
The Huns were a violent people. With no religious beliefs and no way to earn money, they used their aggression to coerce money from villagers and any others they felt like marauding. Their reputations preceding them, their non-religious attitudes and vehement ways helped win their battles before their army ever lifted a bow.