Viking Era

Viking warfare – weapons – 5/

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Survey of weapons used by Vikings and their opponents is described in Norse Warfare: A Portrayal of Combat, Raids, and Plunder in the Viking Age by Martina Sprague. This is a continuation of a series of posts describing various aspects of warfare in the Viking era explained in the book. Offensive weapons Book provides interesting […]

Viking Era

Viking warfare – overview of raids – 1/

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Great discussion of the Viking way of war can be found in Norse Warfare: A Portrayal of Combat, Raids, and Plunder in the Viking Age by Martina Sprague. I will summarize a lot of comments in the book, starting with an explanation why even though they had the same weapons and essentially the same techniques […]