This is not a "Crossbow Boat." It's an Escape and Life Raft.
First of all, let's address the obvious. The guy has left whatever saftey the hole he was hiding in afforded him and has jumped into a one-man dinghy - he HAS to be desperate at this point.
I mean, look. The guy is rowing in the boat, right? Ok, well, to those who are uninformed - when rowing a boat, the direction you are facing is the opposite direction in which you travel.
The dude is not rowing looking out for trouble. The dude is running for his life! I mean, look at what you have. You have a guy rowing his little dinghy with a shield and crossbows facing the rear of the boat.
Granted, if the crossbows were facing the other direction they'd be pretty useless in a fight, cause he'd have to turn around to use them.
Now I don't know how many of you have ever been in a raft or canoe, but it takes a good amount of time to actually turn 180 degrees. A lot more time than it would take for an arrow to make contact with our unfortunate rower.
No, the shield and weapons are facing the rear of the boat to protect the rower from his pursuers. The shield protects him from incomming arrows and the crossbows give him two rounds of return fire.
Last edited by SavaTheAggie
on Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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