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Warwolf, or War Wolf or Ludgar (Loup de Guerre), is believed to be the largest Trebuchet ever made. It was created in Scotlandmarker by order of King Edward Longshanks of Englandmarker, during the siege of Stirling Castlemarker, as part of the Scottish Wars of Independence.

When disassembled, the weapon would fill 30 wagons. It took five master carpenters and forty-nine other labourers at least three months to complete.

A contemporary account of the siege states, "During this business the king had carpenters construct a fearful engine called the lup-de-guerre (sic., War wolf), and this when it threw, brought down the whole wall."

Even before construction could be completed, the sight of the giant engine so intimidated the Scots that they tried to surrender. Edward, declaring, "You don't deserve any grace, but must surrender to my will," decided to carry on with the siege and witness for himself the power of the masterful weapon. The Warwolf accurately hurled missiles weighing as much as three hundred pounds and levelled a large section of the curtain wall.

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