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Postby wizardnoob28 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:57 pm

be sure to use cannons. I think it was aristotle who made a steam powered cannon for his country to fight off the romans.
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Postby Dragonlord Esq. » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:04 pm

wizardnoob28 wrote:be sure to use cannons. I think it was aristotle who made a steam powered cannon for his country to fight off the romans.


That's news to me. Are you sure about that?
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Postby The Hordesman » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:30 pm

wizardnoob28 wrote:be sure to use cannons. I think it was aristotle who made a steam powered cannon for his country to fight off the romans.


Thats purely fantasy. They had no idea what a cannon was, and while some did know how to make steampowered engines, they were never used, not even produced to start with. There is no historical record of this.
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Postby Scnicker » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:39 pm

Yeah, as far as I'm told, europe got their first gun powder from the east (I don't know if it's the middle or far east :) ) during the crusades. If Aristotle had a cannon, he would have conquered Rome :D
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Postby Maedhros » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:51 pm

As far as I know gunpowder was invented in China but it wasn´t used as much there as it was used in Europe when they got hold of it. But I know that some sorts of rare guns and "cannons" were used by ninja in Japan. They were very primitive though, hollowed out tree trunks or bamboo.
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Postby wizardnoob28 » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:08 pm

no no no no. the cannon ball was shot using steam. the pressure in the cannon built up and fired a ball. there was no gunpowder involved at all. I saw an entire show about it and other weapons on the history channel.
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Postby The Hordesman » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:22 pm

wizardnoob28 wrote:no no no no. the cannon ball was shot using steam. the pressure in the cannon built up and fired a ball. there was no gunpowder involved at all. I saw an entire show about it and other weapons on the history channel.


TV people smoke weed. :roll:
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Postby Scnicker » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:38 pm

The Hordesman wrote:
wizardnoob28 wrote:no no no no. the cannon ball was shot using steam. the pressure in the cannon built up and fired a ball. there was no gunpowder involved at all. I saw an entire show about it and other weapons on the history channel.


TV people smoke weed. :roll:


HAHAHA! That's so true. You should see the tv show here and how stupid they are. Anyways, but maybe it's true. who knows?
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Postby Graynar » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:41 pm

I have never heard of steam powered cannons in my life. :shock:

I've seen pirates lighting a fuse to fire their cannon. Gunpower being loaded into the cannon...how is there steam involved? Is this some sort of wacky expirement some dude tried?

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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:58 pm

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