Originally Posted by Gromrir Silverblade
I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one. I'm never going to agree that a non-blackpowder war machine could ever stand up to an artillery barrage.
I think again you are over estimating an 'Artillery Barrage', Trebuchets were designed for knocking down castles not for use against infantry. Mortars and Cannons the size we see the empire use are for anti-infantry/cav and light fortifications. There's no useful comparison Trebuchet Vs Cannon as they're for different purposes.