The Infantry’s Square Formation
Cavalry has been among the most dangerous and effective weapons of any army for most of history. Even through the Long Eighteenth Century and the mass adoption of firearms, cavalry could use their speed and weight to rapidly outmaneuver enemy formations. By getting around their enemies’ flanks and driving themselves through gaps, cavalry could split forces apart before cutting them down as they fled.
But horse borne warriors weren’t invincible! And one of the best ways to counter them, was the Infantry’s Square Formation. Throughout the period in question it would take different forms, and go by different names, for example the Oblong, but the basic principles and object were always the same. The Square…was a cavalry killer.
Credit to : Brandon F.