Topic: Prince Rupert's Drops as Arrowheads
I'm working on developing an army based on mongols crossed with winged hussars, and had this idea for them to attach (carefully) Prince Rupert's Drops to shafts for use as arrowheads.
Does anybody here have enough familiarity with glass works to know if this would work?
Obviously they'd be incredibly fragile and useless as piercing arrows, but thousands of arrows exploding into glass dust against enemy armor sounds like a badass weapon. It would SUCK to be on the receiving end: glass in your eyes, lungs...
My main concern is whether the drops would be fragile enough to blow up as soon as they were launched by a bow.
Honestly I may not even end up using the idea. I'd hate to have to write from the perspective of the good guys with their eyes being shredded by glass.
Last edited by Writhyn (2015-03-05 15:00:10)