The crossbow was a weapon often used in the middle ages, it was used as another choice instead of the bow. It was a piece of wood with a streched string used to arm arrows, which was formed to fix to the shoulder. The first version was a simple bow with a string, but later on harder wood and better string was used for the creasion of crossbows. One thing the crossbow did not have was the long distance shot, which the long bow had, another problem the crossbow had was the fact that it took longer to reload with a crossbow, then with a normal bow. This invention allways got pushed on and developed, and still today the crossbow gets used for hunting, on carnivals shooting at targets, but it even gets used for combat, as there are oxploxing arrows, in real as in games.