03/29/2018 (Thu) 05:32:11
Actually that video failed to illustrate phalanx properly. I also believe when he >>15374
said one big ass line he meant one big ass formation (of several lines) and not smaller individual units (of several lines). But it's a general rule which has deviation I have to add. For example I think when an alliance fought then the allied states' hoplites formed their own phalanxes, or the terrain wasn't that much suitable for that but then again these units were very few in number unlike the Roman manipules/cohorts. Also the Greeks didn't used exclusively phalanxes as they had lighter infantry and cavalry.
One could argue that the term phalanx
could be used on broader scale and military historians tend to use it so but I don't know how widespread that is. One swallow doesn't make a summer.>So what makes swiss squares so special?
I already answered that. But noone said: "so special". Just special. Landsknecht is a feudal copycat.
There's an economical aspect for the thing too tho I didn't write about.