About Use your common sence. Ancient or any warfare and how men fought them.
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Use your common sence. Ancient or any warfare and how men fought them. info
The real casualties unlike hollywood probably wouldn't happen until one side turned and ran.
I got all this info from a book called Canae, i read up on all this stuff alot, I just don't understand why some people not accusing anyone but some people think back then their human morals were any different then ours, people value their life even the 300 spartans did, not every battle is one you need to die in and im sure there is a ton of people who would die for there country, but I have a hard time believing that people would run straight at the enemy, trying to knock him over at the beginning. Its easier to picture officers urgering scared soldiers to engage again, and trying to get fresh bodies at the front line
I think thats a fair statement?
Last edited by Riddell10; November 23rd, 2009 at 07:34..
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I would totally agree with you. When you watch movies you want the blood and gore. But I must agree with you, armies were well mobilised and I think they spent most of their time trying to cause the army to rout. This is what I have noticed when playing Medieval Total War II. Fair enough, not a reliable source yet when you fight all the advice you given is to cause the army to rout before you you charge in. And that way you do get less casualties. Isn't this what happened at the Battle of Hastings? William tried destroying the shield wall to rout the enemy, with arrows and occasional waves of troops. Harold tried routing William's men by holding the line and letting his men kill themselves in their waves. In fact Harold nearly won this way, his troops just charged after them a bit too early! So yeah, I would agree with your idea.
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Exactly, my overall point right there is that they weren't super humans. Everything like hollywood makes things so dramatic when realisticly they were all human and faced the same feelings you might go through while in battle. A small minority of men can truly staight that they would charge and wouldn't stop its rare and probably because they weren't taught the morals we have or were brain washed with the idea that this sacrifice is somehow in the name of their god