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Author Topic: Oceanshoots: Hunting whales with ballistae  (Read 44663 times)

Sphalerite

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Re: Oceanshoots: Hunting whales with ballistae
« Reply #90 on: February 23, 2012, 09:53:14 pm »

I could, but I'm not sure what the point would be.  I've accomplished what I set out to do with this fortress, and verified the relationship of more density meaning more damage.
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slowpokez

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Re: Oceanshoots: Hunting whales with ballistae
« Reply #91 on: February 29, 2012, 12:09:36 pm »

The ‼Well‼ was a dwarven invention of Sphalerite's  The idea basically goes "I like my dwarves clean, but the tiles near the well are always so dirty!  I know, I'll set the well on fire!"  So he did.  And dwarves died.  Check my sig, it's nestled in there.
Thx alot I've been looking for that post quite some time now ;D

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Re: Oceanshoots: Hunting whales with ballistae
« Reply #92 on: February 29, 2012, 12:29:09 pm »

Next idea: construct the ballista out of magma-safe material.  Mod a wood of your choice to be similar to plump helmet men in structure - that being, will catch fire but will never burn - then bathe the area in magma.  Once properly alight, have a fresh, expendable siege operator fire the currently flaming bolt.
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