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  Siege Warfare in Ancient Egypt
Yet some recorded sieges were prolonged affairs going on for months and even years, and a few of them are important markers in Egyptian history: For example, the successful siege of Hatwaret (Avaris) by Ahmose I signalled the end of the Hyksos presence in Egypt.
When sieges were called for, depictions of such campaigns, such as those in Merenptah's campaign in Palestine recorded in the annals, display soldiers assaulting the fortifications by scaling ladders, sometimes on wheels and by infantry using axes to break into the wooden gates, all backed up by a hail of arrows from Egyptian archers.
Early siege warfare was undoubtedly a costly affair from the standpoint of human life, though in some situations the king's may have looked upon this as simply a loss of resources.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/siegewarfare.htm   (2446 words)

 Beware of the Dog | Main / HomePage
SIEGE is an http regression testing and benchmarking utility.
It was designed to let web developers measure the performance of their code under duress, to see how it will stand up to load on the internet.
Those users place the webserver "under siege." The duration of the siege is measured in transactions, the sum of simulated users and the number of times each simulated user repeats the process of hitting the server.
www.joedog.org   (278 words)

  Beware of the Dog | JoeDog / Siege
Siege is an http regression testing and benchmarking utility.
It was designed to let web developers measure the performance of their code under duress, to see how it will stand up to load on the internet.
Siege was written on GNU/Linux and has been successfully ported to AIX, BSD, HP-UX and Solaris.
www.joedog.org /JoeDog/Siege   (286 words)

  Siege - LoveToKnow 1911
obsidium, a siege), the "sitting down" of an army or military force before a fortified place for the purpose of taking it, either by direct military operations or by starving it into submission (see Fortification And Siegecraft).
A special form of coin is known as a "siege-piece." These are coins that were struck during a siege of a town when the ordinary mints were closed or their issues were not available.
A common shape for the siege pieces which were issued during the Great Rebellion was the lozenge.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Siege   (140 words)

  Siege - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A siege is a prolonged military blockade and assault of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
A siege tower could also be used: a substantial structure built as high, or higher than the walls, it allowed the attackers to fire down upon the defenders and also advance troops to the wall with less danger than using ladders.
Although siege warfare had moved out from an urban setting because city walls had become ineffective against modern weapons, trench warfare was nonetheless able to utilize many of the techniques of siege warfare in its prosecution (sapping, mining, barrage and, of course, attrition) but on a much larger scale and on a greatly extended front.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siege   (5551 words)

siege formed as a hardcore punk band in weymouth, massachusetts in 1983.
as rob,kurt,and hank were waiting for kevin to show up, kevin was in boston commons, feeding squirrels, and blowing off siege.
siege got another singer, but things kind of fell apart with the band.
www.sethputnam.com /siege.html   (316 words)

 Siege of Paris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Siege of Paris lasting from September 19, 1870 – January 28, 1871 brought about French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and led to the establishment of the German Empire.
But the German high command, headed by the king of Prussia, turned down the proposal on the insistence of General von Blumenthal, who commanded the siege, on the grounds that a bombardment would affect civilians, violate the rules of engagement, and turn the opinion of third parties against the Germans.
Field-Marshal Helmuth von Moltke and General Leonhard, Count von Blumenthal who commanded the siege (seen in the illustration on this page peeping behind Bismarck's right shoulder) were primarily concerned with a methodical siege that would destroy the detached forts around the city and slowly strangle the defending forces with a minimum of German casualties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siege_of_Paris   (1435 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Moscow Theatre Siege   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After a siege of two and a half days, the Russian government raided the building with the assistance of Knockout gas is a fictional substance used in certain types of stories.
Moscow theatre siege: Some medical experts now believe that the Moscow hostages and terrorists were gassed with a military incapacitating agent such as BZ or a similar substance.
Moscow theatre siege: The Chechen rebels holding hundreds of hostages in a Moscow theater shot and killed one captive and said they were ready to die for their cause, warning that thousands more of their comrades were "keen on dying."
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Moscow-Theatre-Siege   (3689 words)

Siege spires take a long time to build, and as such, building one during a siege will likely be unfeasible.
Siege spires will continually drain money while they are on - this amount will be negligible when a bane is on the city, but substantial when a bane is not on the city.
Whenever a player enters a city zone with a siege spire in it (which is slightly larger than the city grid itself), the enchantment that the siege spire disperses is put on the enchanted.
chronicle.ubi.com /SiegeSpires.php   (626 words)

 LineageDB - Siege Guide for Lineage 1
Sieges are one of the features that make Lineage unique from the other MMORPG's on the market.
A siege only lasts for 2 hours and once those two hours are up, you are no longer able to break down the tower.
In order to ensure there are no sieges in the middle of the night for most US players, the siege times are set during the daytime hours for the US (around 7AM to 10 PM).
www.lineagedb.com /siegeguide.php   (2284 words)

 Siege Coins
This was evident in the siege of Vienna in 1523 which clearly showed the Turks' skill in crude psychological warfare....captive Austrians impaled on poles in clear view of defending forces.
The siege of Groningen in 1672 displayed a sophisticated plan of battle on the part of both sides The event was struck in metal after the siege.
Siege (or obsidional) money was essentially created as a means of payment during a siege when normal sources of revenue ran out.
www.coinlibrary.com /wpns/club_wpns_pr_siege2.html   (1992 words)

 Siegecraft HOWTO: A Guide To Pointing and Shooting
Highly skilled tradespersons may produce siege weapon components for less than it would take to purchase them from a merchant, but it is still far from a trivial expense.
Remember, siege weapons do not move, and once the siegecrafter is handed the pieces for assembly, due to their weight s/he will not be able to move either until the engine is built.
Siege weapon parts are not salvageable and disappear once the siege weapon is crafted.
support.darkageofcamelot.com /guides/siegecraft   (1484 words)

 State of Siege Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For State parties that are signatories to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Article 4 permits States to derogate from certain rights guaranteed by the ICCPR in "time of public emergency".
A state of emergency was declared in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War, though Ireland was not a participant, which was not lifted until 1972, only to be succeeded by a second state of emergency to deal with the Troubles in Northern Ireland, which lasted until the IRA ceasefire in 1994.
In Spain there are three degrees of state of emergency (estado de emergencia in Spanish): alerta (alert), excepción (exception[al circumstance]) and sitio (siege).
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/State_of_siege   (2101 words)

 Siege Tank   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Siege Tanks have an Explosive Attack (50% damage to Small Units 75% damage to Medium Units, and full damage to Large units).
Siege Tanks have splash damage (Such as Catapults in Warcraft 2) that will damage both your units as well as any enemy units, so you want to be careful to keep your troops away from targets your tanks are firing on or your own troops will be hit.
When you are on lower ground, your Siege Tanks can't fire on units on higher ground on their own, but if you use a flyer of some kind over the high ground, it will allow your Siege Tanks to see and fire at targets on high Ground.
www.battle.net /scc/terran/ut.shtml   (1796 words)

A few years ago I discovered that SIEGE is legendary in the hardcore/grindcore world, and this was their first show.
Siege fans or members are welcome to shoot me an email here: siege1984@exotope.com.
Siege appeared on Pushead's classic hardcore Cleanse the Bacteria compilation.
www.exotope.com /siege   (610 words)

 B'Tselem - Freedom of Movement - Siege
The degree of "effectiveness" of the siege differs from place to place, depending on the topography and the number of alternative routes residents manage to create to avoid the checkpoints.
The level of IDF enforcement of the siege in the various areas is affected by another variable: the IDF is generally stricter in blocking access roads to villages near Israeli settlements than roads in areas where settlers do not live.
Even if the siege contributes to the safety of IDF soldiers and civilians — which some senior defense officials themselves question — the appalling human consequences make the siege a classic example of collective punishment, which is prohibited by both Israeli and international law.
www.btselem.org /English/Freedom_of_Movement/Siege.asp   (636 words)

 Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions: Siege Ladder
The articulated moveable siege ladder, usually referred to simply as the siege ladder, is one of a class of weapons used in offensive siege warfare.
The siege ladder also provided offensive armies with a method of gaining entrance to a castle without first knocking down the castle walls.
We hypothesize that siege ladders were used infrequently because of the difficulty involved in transporting these heavy and bulky vehicles over rough terrain.
www.smith.edu /hsc/museum/ancient_inventions/siege2.html   (173 words)

 The Camelot Herald
Most siege weapons can be used to attack any gate, keep wall or tower, or outlying tower.
Siege weapons you've built yourself can be built at, or moved to, the most strategic location.
The war ram is created by moving a regular siege ram and a battle ram close together and using the war ram Siegecraft recipe.
www.camelotherald.com /newfrontiers/siegeweapons.php   (2120 words)

 Lineage II : The Chaotic Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Take care when choosing a siege time, as it cannot be changed once it is set.
If he/she does not select a time, the siege time is automatically set by the game for two weeks after the castle has been occupied -- on the same day of the week.
The next castle siege time is either Saturday or Sunday, two weeks after the castle has been occupied.
www.lineage2.com /Knowledge/castle.html   (200 words)

Thus, the goal of a siege army was not to destroy a castle, but to penetrate it.
The front and top of the siege tower was covered with leather hides to prevent defenders from catching it on fire.
Siege engines were machines, and as machines, they could be powered in many different ways.
library.thinkquest.org /10949/fief/medsiege.html   (1579 words)

 History of St. Petersburg, Russia: 900-day Siege of Leningrad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For everyone who lives in St. Petersburg the Blokada (the Siege) of Leningrad is an important part of their heritage and for the older generations it brings the memories that they will never forget.
The Red Army was outflanked and on September 8, 1941 the Germans had fully encircled Leningrad and the siege began.
In January 1943 the Siege was broken and a year later, on January 27, 1944 it was fully lifted.
www.cityvision2000.com /history/900days.htm   (429 words)

 Crimes Of War Project > The Book
The capture of an enemy-controlled city is a legitimate military aim, and army commanders have often seen siege as less costly than the alternative—fighting house to house, street by street.
Historically, a key element of siege warfare has been to reduce a town’s defenses and force its surrender by cutting off its vital supplies and leaving the population, civilian and military alike, to starve.
Though the word “siege” is never mentioned as a term of law, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocols impose restrictions on warfare that, if enforced, would effectively make siege illegal.
www.crimesofwar.org /thebook/siege.html   (734 words)

 NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Medieval Siege
In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages.
The trebuchet was only the most frightening of the weapons early European warriors employed in siege warfare.
Professor Richard Holmes, a British military historian and member of the NOVA trebuchet-building team, describes what everyday life was like in a typical English castle of the Middle Ages.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet   (208 words)

 Warcraft III - Humans -> Units -> Siege Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Siege Engine has a ranged attack and is used solely to kill buildings.
You want them to discover the Siege Engines as they are losing their town and can't do anything about it.
Siege Engines have building armor so use Siege Units against them.
www.battle.net /war3/human/units/siegeengine.shtml   (444 words)

 Dungeon Siege II: Broken World Review
Having bought the Dungeon Siege IP from Microsoft earlier in 2006, new owners 2K Games have wasted little time in making their multi-platform mark on the series with the upcoming release of the amusingly subtitled Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony for PSP.
Linking Broken World with Dungeon Siege II and Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony, players are able to play through the original DS2 adventure with their new expanded character, as well as unlock crossover items from within the forthcoming PSP story.
What Dungeon Siege II: Broken World does do, is establish its new presence under the 2K Games banner - something that the company is sure to persevere with - so don't be surprised to see Dungeon Siege III announced in the too distant future.
www.totalvideogames.com /articles/Dungeon_Siege_II_Broken_World_Review_10549_5629_0_0_10_0.htm   (702 words)

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