Ever wondered how the infantry square worked?

Made famous through the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 the infantry square had actually been around since theRoman times.  So not only sinceWellingtons square – as it was also commonly known – but so much longer.

Described by Plutarch, the Roman legions would use a large full infantry square at the Battle of Carrhae against Parthia’s large cavalry; this though must not be confused with the arrows and spears protection square’s of the testudo formation, usually these had the shields side to side on all fronts and also overhead. Read the full article; history of the British infantry square.

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