Re: The Glorantha Digest V8 #140

From: Joe Mills <>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 15:35:52 -0400

>Of course they train! What's this nonsense about an untrained fyrd? Ever
>heard of the classical Greek phalanx? ...
>All of them peasants with spears and shields! All
>of them trained... in tactics and the rest!

As far as I know (and I admit I'm not up on current scholarship), the only requirement to stand in a hoplite phalanx was that you were able to afford the equipment. The idea was that no peasants were allowed.


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