Thanks, Mike. I wonder why I thought it was Pratchett? I’m going to agree with Mike about how the armies fought too. What evidence we have suggests very similar tactics.
When all you and your opponents have is a shield and a spear (I’m disinclined to believe that *every* high rank viking had an axe), few missile troops and not much good cavalry, a shieldwall starts to look like a good idea. Probably.
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