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shieldwall

(ˈʃiːldˌwɔːl)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a protective wall formed by interlocking the shields of foot soldiers
2. a protective wall
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Both sides would have adopted a shield wall formation, linden shields overlapping, a barrage of missiles ahead of the main clash, (no frantic running about I fear as film/TV would have us believe).
com/wiki/Weapon_and_Shield_talents_%28Dragon_Age_II%29) Weapon and Shield to batter opponents with the shield, while Shield Wall is the upgrade of Shield Defence on the same talent tree.
The shield wall of a car washing shop in front of a hill slope in the county seat of Gongshan Dulong-Nu Autonomous County collapsed at 7:30 a.
An example of the metal shield wall mating to the shield clip is shown in figure 1b.
Readers learn of the via francigena the well-traveled route leading pilgrims to Rome (where Alfred was sent for a visit at age four) and the shield wall which "consisted simply of a line of men standing shoulder to shoulder with their shields overlapping one another forming a continuous wall of protection" an already ancient battle tactic in 871.
Dressing up in chain-mail, wielding a sword and reliving the Viking lifestyle has led to a three-book publishing deal for one man in the shield wall.
The well-trained English turned and faced the on-rushing force, and the Norwegians could do little but batter themselves against the English shield wall.
The western shield wall runs north-south along a ridge ca.
Tired of clattering their spears against the impenetrable ranks of the Saxon shield wall, some of the Norman infantry turned tail and went running back down the hill.
He was crushed by a rugby scrum and set on fire in a police recreation of a Saxon shield wall - andhe blacked out in the Spitfire.
in the Battle of Hastings game, for instance players can choose to use the shield wall that Harold fatally discontinued.