The fighting method of most soldiers: one-handed spear and shield


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How did soldiers fight with the commonest historical weapon combination: one-handed spear and shield? Nobody knows, but here you see me describe one way they might have done it, with the help of HEMA enthusiasts in Germany.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped out with this video, and to the Tremonia Fechtschule organisers for inviting me to the event.

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