Shield Wall

20x20 -Oil On Board

As the northmen swept across Norhtern Europe they met much resistance with their trusty shield as their side.  The sheild was the Viking’s primary weapon used to deflect blows in conjunction with a weapon weidled in the dominant hand.  The weapons included; the spear, the hand axe, the long axe known as the “dane axe” and in the hand of the wealthy, broadswords.

The image depict the clash between two opposing sheild walls, with the flank being guarded by an ally.

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