BC: I am Austin Duddy. I was born August 27, 1998. I live in Wescosville, PA. I have a mom and dad and two sisters and a dog. My favorite book genre is action and suspenseful. I was very interested in Vikings because i heard so many interesting things about them. I enjoyed writing this Mixbook very much. It is my second book I have written. I want to write more!!
FC: The Vikings War Tactics: The Brutal and Bloody
1: Viking War Tactics: Brutal and Bloody | This Mixbook is dedicated to all the people who have had the urge to learn or write about Vikings in any way. | Viking Quote: Wake early if you want another man's life or land. No lamb for the lazy wolf. No battle's won in bed. - Anonymous
2: How did Vikings fight? | Vikings were very sketchy about how they fought. They used precise and complex forms of defeating the enemy. From their bone crushing weapons to their mind boggling strategies, the Vikings were feared by all.
3: "Bone.... | ...crushing"
4: Where did the Vikings invade? | They invaded many coastal towns to their advantage because many traveled by ship. They attacked monasteries and church-like places. They were easy to sack so they went for them. They took over the religious places because they had easy targets. They held money because of taxes. Religious officials could read and write so they had much knowlege their. They went for them most of the time. They sometimes sacked houses because everyone feared them.
6: Longships | The longships were crucial to their success in battle. They led them to victory constantly. They were at least 35m long, which gave them an advantage because of their immense size. They became the "lords" of the sea. They had names to score enemies, such as, "Snake of the Sea."
7: The longships were very effective,as you can see in the picture to the left. They could withstand alot of things.
8: Strategies | Shieldwall- it blocked arrows, spears, and overhead attacks by making a wall around themselves. Boar Snout- they charged full speed, full force, and with all they could ran into their enemies to unstabalize them. Hurscals- they were the best troops in the Viking army. They were placed in front of everyone for the best protection.
9: Leadership- the leader in front of the whole entire army had to earn their position and were the highest position. If the leader were to die the whole army would immediately retreat. Hurscals would stay with their brave leader to die with them. Most times in war the opponents went for the leader first to make a quick and easy battle.
10: Viking Weaponry | Swords- they had very brittle edges. , they were at average 90cm long. They were the most used. They were carried most of the time. Owning a sword meant high power. Axe- usually a small single handed weapon for them. Other types were large and sure to kill its target. Most common hand weapon. Spears- long and thin and were an average of 30 to 50 cm. They were used with two hands. They were the most common weapon of the Vikings. They were used for throwing and thrusting. Bows and Arrows- they were 1 to 1.8m long. The range was up to 250m, arrows speed was around 70cm. It had a force of 100 pounds on its enemy. It was used in hunting and battle.
11: Shield- they were usually round, made of wood, they were used for one battle. They were 60 to 120 in length. Most common use for defense. They defended them for the most part. Armour- it was usually chain mail. It covered with the most vulnerable parts of the body. They were protected well, but not the best it could have been.
12: Bibliography | Ager, Barry. "Viking Weapons and Warfare." TS 1989. Oxford. BBC - Homepage. 29 Mar. 2011. Web. 14 Dec. 2011.
13: Margeson, Susan M., and Peter Anderson. Viking. New York: Knopf, 1994. Print. BookTagsEditDelete "THE VIKINGS:Combat Equipment and Fighting Techniques." TS. Libero - Community - I Siti Personali. Web. 14 Dec. 2011.