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  Warfare 1
Since the shield only protected the left side of the hoplite (his right arm had to be free to employ the spear and the sword), it was deployed in such a way that it protected the right side of the man on the left in line.
The object of hoplite warfare was to break to line of the enemy and put them to flight.
When victory had been achieved, the victorious army set up a trophy, the arms and armor of the defeated attached to a tree stump.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/dunkle/athnlife/warfare1.htm   (746 words)

  
  Infantry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infantry was the primary combat arm of the period in open battles, as a result of multiple factors, including the cultural bias toward hand-to-hand combat and the relatively limited effectiveness of ranged weapons.
This situation slowed the advance of infantry tactics and weapon technologies; those that were developed by the end of the Middle Ages included the use of long spears or halberds to counter the long reach of knights' lances, and the increased use of ranged to counter the cavalry's advantages of momentum, speed, height, and reach.
Infantry traditionally have been the main force to overrun these units in the past, and in modern combat are used to pursue enemy forces in constricted terrain (urban areas in particular), where faster forces, such as armored vehicles are incapable of going or would be exposed to ambush.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Infantry   (2741 words)

  
 Medieval warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medieval warfare is the warfare of the European Middle Ages.
Infantry were recruited and trained in a wide variety of manners in different regions of Europe all thorough the middle ages, and probably always formed the most numerous part of a medieval field army.
The Viking style of warfare was fast and mobile, relying heavily on the element of surprise, and they tended to capture horses for mobility rather than carry them on their ships.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval_warfare   (7199 words)

  
 Notes on new types of infantry units
Infantry, while high tech considering the infantry of the late 20th century and certainly soldiers before that, were low tech when considered next to their mobile battledress equipped brethren.
Infantry weapons are light, mostly snubmachineguns and snub assault rifles with a few disposable light armor busters and maybe a light man portable crew served weapon or two for good measure on a squad support level.
Infantry in woods or swamp gain a def value of 2 automatically due to their ability to go to ground and their ability of having virtually no EMS emissions (even the heat / thermal images are soaked up by their combat suits and gear and the surrounding terrain).
www.goingfaster.com /ogre/infantry.html   (4161 words)

  
 Medieval Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Warfare was a way of life in Medieval Europe.
The form of warfare in Medieval Europe was that which developed out of the military traditions and practices of the German tribes that overran the Roman empire in the 4th, 5th, and 6th centuries.
The English had an advantage in sieges for most of the war (until the French developed superior cannon) because their yeomen were more effective at siege warfare.
www.hyw.com /books/history/Medi0000.htm   (3917 words)

  
 Fort Sherman / JOTC History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In November of 1953 the JWTC was attached to the 33rd Infantry; its focus was to train Panama based soldiers in jungle warfare and survival.
In May of 1956 the 33rd Infantry was inactivated, and was replaced by the 20th Infantry Regiment, which inherited the JWTC and the mission of the 33rd Infantry.
Infantry and Combat Engineer units from all CONUS based active Army, light, airborne, and air assault divisions, the 75th Ranger Regiment, and the United States Marine Corps continued to compete for course rotations to the JOTB until its inactivation in 1999.
www.junglefighter.panamanow.net /html/history.htm   (3409 words)

  
 Defense Horizons No. 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Current procedure in infantry divisions is to attach a forward air control party to each rifle company, or at least to the companies shouldering the main effort in an attack.
Infantry squads are the most vulnerable of U.S. force components, yet they have less capital equipment than is expended in a single air strike.
The hesitation over the innovative application of air power is emblematic of the larger issue for the infantry, which is how technology should affect its composition and doctrine, and whether the infantry should develop the operational option of smaller units fighting a war in which ground maneuver supports standoff firepower, rather than firepower supporting maneuver.
www.ndu.edu /inss/DefHor/DH10/DH10.htm   (3466 words)

  
 ::Armoured warfare::
Armoured warfare was to dominate the German attack on Western Europe in May 1940.
As a man who had experienced the horrors of trench warfare, it is possible that Hitler, even though he planned wars of conquest, was keen to ensure that trench warfare never occurred again.
As tanks were used to support the infantry, the Allies found that they had no answer to the constant onslaught of blitzkrieg, despite having tanks as good or better than the Germans.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /armoured_warfare.htm   (1585 words)

  
 The Tribune - Windows - Main Feature
Centuries of non-stop warfare had led to the evolution of highly skilled and well-drilled European infantry armed with muskets and later rifles.
Infantry battalions of all the three Indian Presidencies were standardised later in 1824.
Infantry units that had sailed out to far off destinations in Singapore, Indo-China, Thailand, and Malaysia (to accept surrender of the Japanese) were recalled.
www.tribuneindia.com /2000/20001104/windows/main1.htm   (3327 words)

  
 Your Patch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Spear, an early Infantry weapon, in flames symbolizes the evolution and firepower of the modern Infantry.
It represents early Infantry's use of thrusting weapons and projectiles thrown or shot from bows, ballistas and catapults.
Infantry warfare becomes more massive in the face of these weapons, but the repeating rifle dominates, with modifications, to this day.
www.redcatcher.org /patch.html   (187 words)

  
 Vietnam Div Hist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 11th Infantry Brigade was reconstituted on April 15, 1966 as a Regular Army unit, and was reactivated on July 1, 1966 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The 199th Infantry Brigade, known as the "Redcatcher," was formed on March 23,1966 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Yellow flame signifies the advent of gunpowder and the new trend in Infantry warfare.
www.firstchoicepro.com /ken/vietnam_div_hist.htm   (1262 words)

  
 The AnarchAngel: The Right Weapon for the Job
The way the infantry fights and maneuvers today is in small groups, moving from cover to cover, and rarely engaging in the open field.
Infantry warfare since WW2 (with the exception of some Korean War battles) has been almost entirely maneuver war with meeting engagements occuring at 80 yards or less.
Those personnel who score in the top 25% (or perhaps as high as 35%), and have an infantry, or infantry related MOS should be offered designated marksmen training on the battle rifle, or if they are physically strong enough for the weight of the weapon and ammo load (which are considerable, believe me), SAW training.
anarchangel.blogspot.com /2005/03/right-weapon-for-job.html   (4990 words)

  
 Special Operations.Com
In April 1951, the Department of the Army assigned the U.S. Army Caribbean the mission of "keeping the art of jungle warfare alive in the Army." In compliance with this directive a provisional headquarters was established to conduct "Exercise Brush Bay" on the Fort Sherman Military Reservation.
In May 1956, the 33rd Infantry was deactivated and replaced by the 20th Infantry Regiment, which inherited the mission of conducting jungle warfare training.
Under this regiment, reorganized in December 1957 as the 1st Battle Group, 20th Infantry, cycle training was conducted for military personnel outside the Panama area.
www.specialoperations.com /Schools/Army/JOTB/history.htm   (728 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for infantry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
infantry INFANTRY [infantry] body of soldiers who fight in an army on foot and are equipped with hand-carried weapons, in contradistinction originally to cavalry and other branches of an army.
Infantry support weapons in an era of uncertainty; armies and manufacturers ponder weapons needs.
Looking ahead to the infantry mortar of the 1990s; the trend towards larger calibres and smarter munitions.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/06357.html   (734 words)

  
 World War I Trench Warfare - by STEPHEN BULL
The Allied attempt to break the stalemate of trench warfare by the big pushes of 1916 led to massively costly battles of attrition.
The Germans responded by developing schemes of defence in depth anchored on concrete bunkers; the Allies, by sophisticated artillery tactics in support of infantry assaults, and by the introduction of the tank - at first an accident-prone novelty, but later a front-breaking weapon.
This second of a fascinating two-part study of the birth of 20th century tactics is illustrated in colour and includes rare photographs.
www.zenithpress.com /Store/ProductDetails_9479.ncm   (355 words)

  
 29th Infantry Regiment
The 29th Infantry Regiment accesses and trains soldiers and infantry leaders, demonstrates infantry tactics, provides subject matter expertise, develops doctrine and supports the USAIS in order to provide the Army with soldiers and leaders prepared to fight and win.
The first 29th Infantry was constituted on 29 January 1813, and saw service in the War of 1812.
The second 29th Infantry was constituted on 3 May 1861, as the 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry; this unit was reorganized and redesigned the 29th Infantry in September of 1866, it was later disbanded, and the present 29th Infantry was created by Congressional order on 2 February 1901.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/29inf-reg.htm   (730 words)

  
 Royal Irish Regiment
One of the enduring strengths of the British Army is its ability to change and adapt to new situations and the changing defence requirements of our country, whilst at the same time retaining and building upon the traditions inherited from the past.
Its effect was to forge an infantry force with formidable expertise in both conventional infantry warfare and Counter-Terrorist operations.
Over the centuries, infantrymen from Ireland have earned an unrivalled reputation as fighting soldiers and demonstrated their courage and service to the Crown in conflicts around the globe, through the generations.
www.army.mod.uk /royalirish   (279 words)

  
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As for the infantry, I guess you just have to follow the "21st century soldier" programmes of several countries (USA, France, UK...) They're not all named named like that but in general seems to be an idea in all of them.
Even if tanks were still a major weapons platform, then wouldn't a "super heavy" infantry be a logical new force in the military (as the technology appears)?" I don't think that is an good idea to put infantry into IFV like the Bradley/Marder/Warrior/BMP....
Infantry riding in M 113/Strykers/Bradleys/Warriors would be doomed if hit with such weapons.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/2-7007.aspx   (1998 words)

  
 War Badges of the Heer and SS
The Infantry Combat Badge, more commonly referred to as the Infantry Assault Badge, was designed by C. Junker of Berlin and instituted on December 20, 1939 by Generaloberst von Brauchitsch.
The initial class was instituted in silver and decorated foot infantry who participated in combat action earning a degree of experience that qualified them for the badge.
The Infantry Assault Badge measures 46mm across and is slightly convex with either a solid or hollow back, and could be die stamped or cast.
www.angelfire.com /nj/ww2/heerbadges.html   (938 words)

  
 New Infantry Combat Weapons System
The New Infantry Combat Weapons System, understood as a virtual phalanx, provides an army with integrated battle tactics to create a next generation infantry that is adept at handling engagements ranging from heavy armor to high power battlefield laser systems to close-combat urban warfare environments.
By bringing infantry troops together in close rank and depth of proximity, then interlocking shields, a tight group of soldiers could move and operate to resist most arrow based attacks, as well as withstand initial contact with weapons from a charging enemy.
With odds seemingly stacked against infantry, there needs to be a “new phalanx” that is capable of arming infantry with weapons of sufficient power and methods of use that allow them not only to defend themselves but to take tactical initiative away from a more heavily armed opponent.
www.newinfantrycombatweaponssystem.com   (2495 words)

  
 Infantry Warfare [pb], 0851155715, £19.99/$37.95, 224pp, 2000
His detailed analysis of battles provides an important reassessment of the way in which infantry and dismounted cavalry achieved such striking successes.
JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY This study departs from the conventional view of the dominance of cavalry in medieval warfare: its objective is to establish the often decisive importance of infantry.
Kelly DeVries employs evidence from first-hand accounts - a major feature of this study - to examine the role of the infantry, and the nature of infantry tactics, in nineteen battles fought in England and Europe between 1302 and 1347, in most of which it was the infantry which secured victory.
www.boydell.co.uk /51155715.HTM   (386 words)

  
 Mideast Security and Policy Studies No. 28 - Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
The rise of sophisticated conventional warfare was driven by the microelectronics revolution and by the rapid evolution of missile technology.
Moreover, short and close range infantry warfare involves high numbers of casualties, especially on the attacking side, giving the defender superiority, where movement is difficult and armor vulnerable.
Such infantry must be nourished and preserved despite tendencies towards the development of a small, sophisticated army.
www.biu.ac.il /SOC/besa/books/28book1.html   (10342 words)

  
 Medieval Warfare
  The effects of the strong infantry on warfare would have a lasting impression on warfare in the future.
  The three key aspects of this revolution are “the supplanting of heavily armored cavalry by infantry as the most effective component of armies in battle,” “the introduction of gunpowder weapons,” and “the rise in the size of armies” (Ayton and Price 2).
  Although the cavalry did dominate warfare, it was eventually replaced and even made impotent by the strength of the infantry.
www.english.ucsb.edu /faculty/cpaster/courses/fc/aleman.htm   (1692 words)

  
 Law of Land Warfare : Light Infantry in Action Part II
Commanders and legal officers must insure that all soldiers know their responsibilities under the laws of land warfare.
In an insurgency, it is too easy to forget that the laws of land warfare still apply.
FM 27-10, The Law of Land Warfare, July 1956, combines into one document a complete text of the Geneva/Hague Conventions.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/call/call_2-88_chpt6.htm   (1511 words)

  
 Tribute to the Infantry
With its nine rifle companies, and its often unheralded supporting units, it was the infantry regiment that was depended upon to push forward in victory and occupy the objective.
And with only his M-1 rifle between him and the enemy, it was the individual rifleman that was the very pulse of that heart beat.
The plan had called for the air and naval bombardments, followed by tanks and dozers to blast a path through the exits so that the infantry could march up the draws and engage the enemy, but the plan had failed, utterly and completely failed.
www.104infdiv.org /TRIBUTE.HTM   (860 words)

  
 Waldman - Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
The publication of John Waldman’s study of medieval and early-modern hafted weaponry is of significance to military historians, art historians, curators and collectors.
Perhaps the most celebrated historical example of the efficacy of the halberd was the demise of Charles the Bold of Burgundy at Nancy in 1477 (p.99), whose grisly death convinced both contemporaries and historians that infantry bearing hafted weapons could be formidable opponents indeed.
Whilst halberdiers frequently amazed contemporaries by devastating an opponent, most (though perhaps not all) historians of medieval warfare reckon that the substantive contribution of halberdiers came in their supporting role while interspersed in the bristling Swiss phalanx of sturdy pikemen.
www.deremilitari.org /REVIEWS/Waldman_Hafted.htm   (1147 words)

  
 Review: Infantry Warfare in the 14th Century
Traditional military history of warfare in the Middle Ages continued to hold the medieval idea that cavalry dominated the battlefield until the introduction of gunpowder.
The breaking of this charge seems to be a common objective of smaller infantry-based armies, unsexy though it was, it was unarguably effective.
DeVries’ narrative leads me to conclude that infantry could certainly be effective against cavalry provided that the cavalry forces were not allowed to flank—and that is the reason for the great care the infantry armies seem to have taken to narrow their front.
www.chronique.com /Library/MedHistory/inf_war_review.htm   (619 words)

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