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Guthroth25 Sep 2017 5:39 a.m. PST

When is the first instance of walls being a feature on a battlefield ? Not City walls or fortifications, but field or boundary walls. I have an idea some were used by the Petrans, but when did they first appear on European battles ?

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

There were the hot walls at Thermopylae which didn't figure much in the original battle but did, later, when the Romans fought the Seleucids there. Also Iphicrates trapped some Spartans in a walled field.

catavar26 Sep 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

I've read of both the Romans and Sassanians using field works (small walls, ditches and or stakes) on the battlefield. Wouldn't surprise me to hear that the Chinese did as well.

Sandinista27 Sep 2017 11:14 p.m. PST

Found this link
That may be the area to search in


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