You like guns? What about cannons? How about a shotgun-cannon? Used in the 17th and 18th century, this super-cool concept of artillery history is an example of how savage we have developed from sword-fighting. The grapeshot is basically a cluster of steel balls, held together by a sack, and tied in a cluster, and shot at short range from a cannon, and smashing its enemies on impact. They were used in military as well as naval wars, most famously the Battle of Waterloo and the Irish rebellion. Imagine having that thing (to the left) hitting you and your horse. Looks kinda like grapes, doesn’t it?

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