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alexpotato · 2021-01-27 · Original thread
I remember reading in Gates of Fire [0] that the Spartans used heavy, round oak shields which suited there phalanx style of warfare.

The Persians (and their allies) used wicker shields that chose light weight over protection [1].

More recently, there was also a video floating around recently of how protesters were building Viking shield walls to protect themselves [2]

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