Author Topic: Viking shield research  (Read 71 times)

besilarius

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on: July 01, 2020, 03:12:11 PM
https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2016/11/new-powers-of-viking-shields-discovered/

Think there were some tests like this on late Roman shields.  They were handier than the classic legionary shield. 

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Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 03:02:47 PM
They were handier than the classic legionary shield.

I believe the theory is that the round shields were supposed to be easier to lift, and sometimes used as a weapon ("bashing" against your opponent). 


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Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 07:31:32 PM
Yeah, the 'semi-barrel' shields were for shield walls and roofs so the legionaries could short-sword-stab Gauls in their naughty bits if they got too close.

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