Sunday, September 16, 2012

Making my inner medievalist smile

Came across this cartoon.

Made me chuckle.

Though it was not the longbow which made English armies so deadly at CrecyPoitiersNajera and Agincourt, it was that their command-and-control was considerably superior to their opponents (who outnumbered them in each of the aforementioned battles). An English army with the same weapons mix as in those four battles was decisively defeated by a smaller Scottish army at the Battle of Bannockburn because of lack of effective command-and-control.

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