This is meant as an information resource for creative folk, not a complete guide. Be sure to supplement this with additional research. Find the rest of the series, including the previous posts on clergy, nobility, divination, spirit animals, mythical creatures, structuring an army, medieval punishments, armor, pre-gunpowder weapons, and common terms of medieval life.
This series is a companion to the Let’s Talk About Armies series from a little bit ago in which we discussed some historical examples of ways to structure armies. That series dealt almost exclusively with battlefield scenarios, however those armies that a writer creates may have to deal with enemy troops who sit behind the walls of a castle, fort, or other barriers via a siege.
— Leonard Cohen (via theunnovelist)