The last time I ran my Ancient armies on a gridded board with the Charlie Sweet Ancients Rules back circa 2013, it called to my attention the need for a few more War engine units to allow me to field as many of my ancient Ancient armies simultaneously as I might want. Around that time, Mega miniatures was having a going out of business sale. Along with a supply of new "chickens" of many kinds, I also bought 4 of their 28mm Ballistas for only about $1.50 each. Such a deal!
They sat on the lead pile until this month when I needed them for my Ellis Con Ancient games with Legio Quaternarius.
While more of a giant crossbow than an Ancient Ballista, they still serve the purpose.
I don't think I'd want a line of these things pointed in my direction!
I added the "bowstrings" with the same spool of black thread I've used for ships rigging, bows etc for at least 30 years. Anyone know where I can find some suitable crew figures?