Friday, December 31, 2021

But sometimes, being the unstoppable force is more important than speed.


In Roman warfare, the testudo was a shield wall formation commonly used during battles, particularly sieges and was used to protect the soldiers from all types of missile attacks. The primary drawback to the formation was that because of its density, the men were required to move in close quarter unison which greatly sacrificed speed on the battlefield. 

1 comment:

  1. Caesar orders a turtle during the siege of Alexandria (48 BC). Starts at 2:40.