Concept art of a Polanian archer

Concept art of a Polanian archer. After it was drawn, we realized that we cannot use it. Anyone can guess why?

Composite bows, as in this image, had an enormous tension force of 40-80 kg. Therefore, a special arrow release type (AKA “Mongolian”) had to be used by the archers armed with it. And then the arrow would have been on the right side of the bow…

For more details about ancient Slavic archery refer to our posts in September 2019.