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Depth of infantry line

Discussion in 'Research' started by Aldarion, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Aldarion

    Aldarion Sage

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    How deep does the infantry line have to be in order to resist a charge of 15th century knights (cca 1450 - 1480)? 10th century Byzantine infantry deployed typically 7 ranks deep (2 or 3 rows of spearmen, 3 rows of bowmen, and then 1 or 2 rows of spearmen on the inside), but kataphraktoi used on the Eastern front at the time were very different from 15th century Western European heavy cavalry.
     
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