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an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

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The firepower of the Wagenburg decimated attackers, stopped German cavalry, and gave the infantry a safe place to reload their arquebuses. These wagon fortresses were widely copied.
Ils chargent leurs arquebuses, & font une salve fort gentille >> (Lalemand 1959 : 178-180).
It was a chivalrous and whimsical scene, resembling the Old Testament pictures painted in Cranach's studio during the years of the Schmalkaldic League: the pikes, arquebuses and bellying striped tents of the imperial camp; the encircled town commanded by Sibylle in a flush of demure feminine valour, neatly resolute, flitting up and down the fortifications, protecting her sons' future; the noble greybeard, admired on all sides, sagely taking home his largesse from camp to town.
In the first half of the 15th century, they began to use matchlock arquebuses, although the first references to the Ottomans' use of tufek or hand firearms of the arquebus type (1394, 1402, 1421, 1430, 1440, 1442) are disputable.
Les armes dont ils se servent communement sont la lance, & l'arc, Il y en a cependant, qui ont des fusils & des arquebuses rayees, & les plus riches portent des jacques de maille.
By September the weather was turning; in the rain the survivors had to resort to using crossbows instead of arquebuses. Food was running low but the defenders were not starving: Balbi speaks of exchanging bread for melons with the Turks, and Anastagi writes that in Mdina, cattle remained plentiful, although the wine had run out.