“ The Spear-Danes are the Scyldings (Hrothgar’s tribe)—central characters in Beowulf. They are variously referred to as Beorht-Dene (Bright-Danes), Éast-Dene (East-Danes), Gár-Dene (Spear-Danes), Hring-Dene (Ring-Danes), Norð-Dene (North-Danes), Súð-Dene (South-Danes), West Dene (West Danes), Scyldings (after their eponymous founder) and Ingwine (lit. ‘friends of Ing [=OE. Frea / ON. Freyr ]’) - the latter originally being the same as Tacitus’s Ingvaeones (see n.1042 below).”—
Battle scenario: 50 riot police against 50 viking/saxon re-enactment huscarls, you are in charge of the huscarls. How would you take on the riot police? The setting is your average high street with no cars.
I’d send half of the army to attack the police, while the other half leave, and hide down a side street. After a while of battling, they would feign a retreat. As the police chase them down, the other half of the army comes out and attacks from the back.
Even if i am not into everything on your blog, i love the little paragraphs you put under most of your pictures. i read them then i go to someone and am like 'hey, did you know....'. Alot of the stuff i find really interesting and i look it up.