> N.B.: ships in a river encounter manuverability problems, especially if
> you're going to use them to bombard cities in sieges. Not saying it can't
> or shouldn't be done, though.

> (all kinds of interesting obstacles in any river for
> the unwarry, too.)

what, you mean like the big wooden claw on the river bed?

heheh. i nicked the idea from one of archimedes (i think) designs. it's
powered by oxen (via ropes and pulleys) and grabs ship from underneath,
crshing them.

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