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A Catapult is the first siege weapon available.
The Catapult was the ancient ancestor of Artillery. It was a large mechanical arm that threw heavy stones, fireballs, or other missiles at a great distance. It could pierce or eventually batter down even the strongest gates and walls, while inflicting damage on buildings and the defenders. Though cumbersome and nearly useless on a battlefield, the Catapult was an effective weapon during sieges and attacks on fortified enemies.