Barber is a crossbow im currently trying to implement into a skyrim mod.
im quite happy with the mechanics of it, which can be seen in action here---
ANIMATED: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
currently within good limits for tri count (at around 2.5k) for skyrim. and will look far more detailed up close (and i do of course plan to texture it)
the crossbow conjures the arrows into place after firing (if u can summon a fire stripper, than a crossbow can summon arrows damnit) and the reloading mechanism is run by the crossbows enchantment as well. so the crossbow can fire about twice as fast as a regular bow and will only do a little less damage, but it cannot be enchanted, becuase its current enchantment is what makes it WORK. but will still, in the long run, do more damage than a bow (and im sure ill post the crossbow without mechanism enchantment in the cheat category of nexus mods)
this bow requires two hands and therefore will be more powerful than [link]
the one hand crossbow (quite appropriate given that you can also cast spells with a 1-handed crossbow)
but this is for the more hardcore.
i just feel skyrim could use crossbows, and as always, i feel weapons need innovation. so here we are. enjoy! any feedback always welcome, and as always - made in autocad.