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20th Jan '17 11:24:08 AM REV6Pilot
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* [[BossInMookClothing Ghouls]] in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' carry across their chests a bandolier of skulls that are not just for show. Skull Toss is their go-to method of wrecking your backline: it causes a ''lot'' of physical damage, deals stress, and has a considerable chance of stunning the targeted hero.
5th Jan '17 1:47:43 PM MAI742
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* In Tercio/Line Infantry warfare (c.1550-1850) the most common form of shrapnel removed from the wounded was bone. Arquebus, matchlock, and musket barrels were made wide enough for them to fire bullets which could shatter even the body's largest bones and spray them the other side of a man as shrapnel. The second-most common material removed from wounds was of course clothing. Overclothes were particularly dirty as they were rarely washed, since very few (common) dies were capable of retaining their colour when washed with water (undyed underclothes were there to insulate your overclothes from your sweaty body, and ''were' washed). Both bone and clothing had a tendency to cause infection when left in wounds.

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* In Tercio/Line Infantry warfare (c.1550-1850) the most common form of shrapnel removed from the wounded was bone. Arquebus, matchlock, and musket barrels were made wide enough for them to fire bullets which could shatter even the body's largest bones and spray them out the other side of a man as shrapnel. The second-most common material removed from wounds was of course clothing. Overclothes were particularly dirty as they were rarely washed, since very few (common) dies were capable of retaining their colour when washed with water (undyed underclothes were there to insulate your overclothes from your sweaty body, and ''were' washed). Both bone and clothing had a tendency to cause infection when left in wounds.
4th Jan '17 2:34:00 PM captainspycrab
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* The [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Cave Goblins]] of ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' craft most of their weapons from bone, including their crossbows and the ammunition that goes with them.
7th Sep '16 11:55:22 AM MarqFJA
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A subtrope of AbnormalAmmo. Compare BadWithTheBone, ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks, and ImprovisedWeapon.

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A subtrope of AbnormalAmmo. Compare BadWithTheBone, SpikeShooter, ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks, and ImprovisedWeapon.
22nd Jul '16 7:32:11 AM SebastianGray
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* In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the Tomb Kings army has access to Screaming Skull Catapults (affectionately terms "Skull Chuckers" until around the turn of the millennium) - large trebuchets made from the bones of desert animals that fire flaming skulls at the foe. In the large-scale Warmaster spin-off game they also have Bone Throwers - gigantic bolt throwers of similar manufacture whose ammunition is the sharpened femur-bones of giants.

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* In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}:
*** The
Tomb Kings army has access to Screaming Skull Catapults (affectionately terms "Skull Chuckers" until around the turn of the millennium) - large trebuchets made from the bones of desert animals that fire flaming skulls at the foe. In foe.
*** The background material says that Nagashizzar,
the large-scale Warmaster spin-off game they also have Bone Throwers - fortress of the Great Necromancer Nagash, is protected by gigantic bolt throwers of similar manufacture whose ammunition is the sharpened femur-bones of giants.giants. While these Bone Throwers havenít appeared in the main game they were an option for the Undead army in the large-scale GaidenGame ''Warmaster''.
** In TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar the Bonesplitter Orruks believe that the bones of wild beasts contain the energy of the Waaagh! The Savage Orruk Arrowboyz fire these bones from their primitive bows with such force that they can penetrate even a Chaos Knightís armour.
26th Jun '16 2:03:13 PM Quanyails
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-->-- '''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''', commenting on the bone throwing skeletons, ''WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}} - VideoGame/CastlevaniaI vs. VideoGame/{{Castlevania II|SimonsQuest}}''

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-->-- '''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''', commenting on the bone throwing bone-throwing skeletons, ''WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}} - VideoGame/CastlevaniaI vs. VideoGame/{{Castlevania II|SimonsQuest}}''
9th Jun '16 6:44:02 AM StFan
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* The more advanced skeleton enemies of ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'' can throw these.

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* The more advanced skeleton enemies of ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'' ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' can throw these.



* A certain tribe of Pacific Islanders uses arrow points made out of human bones. Preferably coming from a ''relative'', mind.
** Shark tooth arrows are far more common and reliable in Oceania and South America. After all, they don't need additional sharpening.

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* A certain tribe of Pacific Islanders uses arrow points made out of human bones. Preferably coming from a ''relative'', mind.
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mind. Shark tooth arrows are far more common and reliable in Oceania and South America. After all, they don't need additional sharpening.
8th May '16 10:42:35 PM MAI742
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* This is one of the reasons cannonballs were effective. If a cannonball hit somebody dead center in the chest, their torso would pretty much explode, and bits of their ribs and other bones would fly out as shrapnel, killing or injuring nearby soldiers..

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* This is one of In Tercio/Line Infantry warfare (c.1550-1850) the reasons cannonballs most common form of shrapnel removed from the wounded was bone. Arquebus, matchlock, and musket barrels were effective. If a cannonball hit somebody dead center in made wide enough for them to fire bullets which could shatter even the chest, body's largest bones and spray them the other side of a man as shrapnel. The second-most common material removed from wounds was of course clothing. Overclothes were particularly dirty as they were rarely washed, since very few (common) dies were capable of retaining their torso would pretty much explode, colour when washed with water (undyed underclothes were there to insulate your overclothes from your sweaty body, and bits ''were' washed). Both bone and clothing had a tendency to cause infection when left in wounds.
* Outside of 'grapeshot' (musket) range, the chief use of cannon on the battlefield was not to kill men by punching great big holes in them with solid shot. Rather, it was to kill or wound them by using solid shot to shatter the bones
of their ribs comrades and other bones would fly out eject the fragments from their bodies at high speed as shrapnel, killing or injuring nearby soldiers..shrapnel.
25th Mar '16 2:57:55 PM HyperEmerson
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** In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon Circle of the Moon]]'', there is a spell that turns the hero into a frail bone-throwing skeleton. This form has little mobility and [[OneHitPointWonder any hit kills you]]. [[LethalJokeCharacter However]], there's also an average chance of throwing a huge bone that can kill even the bosses in one or two hits.
23rd Dec '15 9:02:10 PM spudwalt
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** You can still reduce skeletal enemies to shrapnel with the Lee's Rapid Deconstruction spell, which, while intended for rock or stone walls, works on any suitably brittle substance.
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