Welcome to Siege-Engine.com.
This is the home of Team Tormentum.
We build modern siege engines, compete in charity Chunkin competitions,
make guest appearances for Class Rooms and Television shows,
and are willing to help local charity events using our siege engines.
To learn about our Siege Engine building
or any of our machines, use the links on the right.
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- May 11-12, 2013: We will be bringing our new treb, and some models to Charles River Museum's steampunk weekend.
- May 4, 2013: We will be attending the Higgin's Armoury's "Siege the Day" event with a new treb custom built for the event.
- Nov 14, 2012: Added the Mista Ballista Bowstring page lending some insight on how we built the bowline, and compounded Mr. B.
- Nov 3, 2012: On the local news on Delaware station WMDT.
- Nov 2-4, 2012: Mista Ballista was at the World Championship Punkin Chunk! See the 2012 Punkin Chunk page.
- Nov 3-6, 2011: Mista Ballista was at the World Championship Punkin Chunk! See the 2011 Punkin Chunk page.
- Nov 4-7, 2010: Mista Ballsita was at the World Championship Punkin Chunk! See the 2010 Punkin Chunk page.
- June 1, 2010: We were part of a big building celebration. Check out the news article about it.
- May 29, 2010: While setting up for an office demolition, the Groupawn guy came for a visit and blogged about us.
- Nov 14, 2009: Added the Torsion division in 2009 page.
- Nov 14, 2009: Update several pages about
Mista Ballista for the latest construction and usage features in 2009.
- Nov 13, 2009: Hatra Ballista appears on TV With Gunny on Lock N Load. (DVD). Original trip report.
- Nov 6, 2009: Mista Ballista visits the 2009 Punkin Chunk.
- Aug 15, 2009: Hatra Jr visits the Zukapult contest and gets 3rd place.
- Aug 3, 2009: Hatra Jr on site with Yankee Siege. R. Lee Ermey launches with Hatra Jr. for Lock n' Load.
- Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2008: Hatra Jr, and Mista Ballista compete at the 2008 Punkin Chunk.
- Oct 10, 2008: Post first teaser of UTM pages.
- Aug 16, 2008: Our two small torsion machines went to the Vermont Zucchini Festival Zukapult contest.
- Find out where to read or watch more about Team Tormentum
in the news.
Team Web Log:
March 9, 2013
Feb 3, 2013
- Making small scale modles of modies and an arm of our next competition machine.
Random Chunk Picture of the Day:
Get your daily dose of one random Chunkin' Picture from our massive image library.
Learn about our team, how to contact us, what we do, and what we're up to.
Engines Of War:
Team Tormentum has built over 15 different machines of all different sorts, including
historically inspired machines such as trebuchets, ballistas, and onagers, in addition to modern interpretations such as the
Pumpkin Putter. Some are for competitions, and others for fun.
Details on things we've learned as we went along, including what not to do.
You won't find any detailed plans for any of our machines, but you will learn
many of our details that make our machines work.
Team Tormentum drags catapults of all sorts to various public events. Everything
from local High Schools to the World Championship Punkin' Chunk'. We've been
battling for over 15 years and documented over 25 events.
Various amusing things such as Trebuchet art, poems, and links.