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Saturday, March 17 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Viking Encampment Shield Wall Demonstration

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Shield Wall
Combining several historically documented examples of the shield wall, the Viking Encampment recreates what it may have looked like on the battle fields of northern Europe and western Asia in the early 10th and 11th centuries. Using decorated shields personalized to the individual Viking, the reenactors will create several formations including but not limited to the single rank line abreast formation, the double rank shield wall, and the Boar's Snout to demonstrate how they could defend against mounted cavalry. This demonstration is accompanied by loud shield and weapon clattering and war cries sure to fire up a crowd.

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Viking Encampment

Background/History:With a renewed interest in Vikings with the History Channels’ Vikings, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Capitol One commercials, 13th Warrior and Thor films, Vikings have been making an appearance is everyday media and entertainment.In 2014, the Viking... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
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