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Offline Oakwolf

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Archers firing...
« on: November 23, 2010, 09:02:34 AM »
Completely random, it always make me smile when i watch a movie and there's archers ready, then the hero shouts "fire!"

I wonder what was the correct call...wouldn't be "loose"?

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Re: Archers firing...
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 09:32:41 AM »
Loose.  I find it funny as well.
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Re: Archers firing...
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 10:44:14 AM »
I have never run across the actual command in anything I have read. 

However, loose is probably what Germanic speaking languages would use.   

The Romance language groups would use another word, but I suspect the tranlation would be similar to release or loose.    I will defer to someone who has some knowledge of Latin or another Romance language. 
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Re: Archers firing...
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 09:31:06 PM »
Let fly!

Found this:  http://pilgrim-archers.co.uk/terminology.aspx

Apparently, "Loose" is the correct command.
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Re: Archers firing...
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:29:29 AM »
I wonder what was the correct call...wouldn't be "loose"?

Just hope there aren't any super sensitive women in that archer unit :P