Today is a day for linking, apparently. Via Boingboing, I came across the “Periodic Table of Awesoments“, a listing of the fundamental components of awesomeness. The table confirms what several commenters here have said: Trebuchets are awesome. Fundamentally awesome, it would appear.
Sadly, little else medieval made the awesoment cut, unless ninjas count. Perhaps medievalia tends to arise primarily in compounds. Or is that awesomounds?