Roman Shields – Tortoise Formation

Posted by nwyatt on Monday Feb 12, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Dear Team Kestrel,

Once the shields had been finished, children had the opportunity to stand in tortoise or ‘Testudo’ formation, which was a Roman Tactic adopted to protect the soldiers from arrows and spears from above and from the front.

I made sure to test the accuracy of the formation by launching bibs, softballs, and foam javelins at them. I can happily report that each soldier did their bit, and none of the arsenal penetrated the shielded formation.

Kind Regards,

Mr. W

 

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