By Terry Deary
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Or may well you protect it? do that fast quiz to determine if you’re a Siege Survivor or a Siege patient… 1 you're in Aiguillon, France, and the yr is 1346. you're the English commander contained in the fort and the French are surrounding you. The French have equipped a dozen catapult machines to throw boulders inside of your partitions. Are you simply going to take a seat there and enable it ensue? get a hold of a plan to forestall the boulder bombardment. Clue: you will have a great offer of wooden contained in the citadel and sturdy workmen. 2 you're in Wallingford, England, in 1152. you're protecting the fortress and also you be aware of that an enemy military is at the approach. you have got plenty of plants within the fields round the citadel. The citadel will carry out opposed to an assault yet you're afraid lengthy siege may starve your humans. What issues do you have to do sooner than the enemy arrives in days’ time? Clue: you've extra infantrymen than the enemy who can be arriving. three you're in St Andrews, Scotland, in 1546. you're protecting good yet are afraid that the enemy will have the opportunity to get into the fortress. you think they are going to try and dig underneath your partitions and pa up within. yet which path will the tunnel come from? and the way will you cease the assault? Clue: They can’t dig lower than your partitions with out making the floor tremble a bit. four you're within the citadel at the Greek island of Rhodes in 1440. you're being attacked through Egyptians utilizing tall wood towers on wheels. they start through smoothing the floor so the towers have a degree street. in any case, if the tower tilts too some distance it's going to topple over. you are attempting to dig ditches to forestall the towers coming ahead however the robust attackers force you again into the fortress and fill the ditches in. the sleek highway is nearly whole. the next day to come the towers jam-packed with males will roll ahead and they'll climb over your partitions. rainy animal hides will cease you surroundings fireplace to its roof. What are you able to do? Clue: How could you capture an elephant? five you're in Ballon fort, France, in 1098. you're surrounded by way of count number Fulk’s military and also you are becoming hungry. The attackers are solid infantrymen and safeguard their camp good at evening. yet you think they get careless at time for supper. in the event you assault them as they take a seat to dinner then you definitely have an excellent chance of successful. the difficulty is, you don’t be aware of what time they've got their dinner. how are you going to discover? Clue: James Bond may be aware of. 6 you're in Hosn Al Akrad within the Holy Land in 1099. you're Turks surrounded via Crusaders who will bloodbath you in the event that they get inside of. All you have got are your sheep contained in the fort with you. they aren't savage combating sheep, yet they're invaluable in assisting you to flee. How? Clue: The Crusaders have little or no nutrients with them. solutions: 1 construct your personal catapults from wooden and fireplace again on the French. The extra boulders they throw at you the extra boulders you might want to throw again. They can’t see the place your catapults are simply because they're hidden at the back of your partitions. yet you'll find their catapults out of your viewing posts on best of your towers. target at their catapults! the end result? In 1346 all 12 French catapults have been destroyed by way of the defenders and the siege failed.