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This is a large mounted crossbow firing enormous bolts.
To load a ballista, activate a ballista dart, right-click the ballista, and select Machine > Load.
You will then have the right-click options to Machine > Unload to remove the dart, Winch, Winch five laps, and Winch ten laps, shoot 1, 5, or 10 tiles further. This will start an action timer and each lap will take 1 second to winch. While winching, the winch at the back of the ballista is animated.
Having winched it, you can unload the dart, or unwind the ballista which results in an event log message.
To fire the ballista, have it loaded and winched, and place it so it faces in the direction you wish to fire in by picking it up and dropping it. When dropped, it will always face away from you. Right-click the ballista, select Machine > Fire, and watch your event log for messages. Firing the ballista will animate the model.
- 1 small nails
- 1 large nails
- 1 shaft
- 1 log (24 kg)
- 4 cordage rope
- 12 planks
- 9 copper lump (1.00 kg)
- 60 zinc lump (1.00 kg)
- 60 brass lump (0.10 kg) made from zinc and copper
- 2 brass ribbon
- 1 machine mount