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- n. Plural form of shieldman.
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As Orisian musters his few remaining shieldmen, Kanin of the Black Road does the same, taking unprecedented measures and training even those not of his blood to join his motley army and march against Aeglyss.
Blood Thane Orisian realistically understands what he and his people face as he has few shieldmen warriors left with his line nearing extinction.
So on the next day, while the wind was high and the waves broke with a heavy roar upon the rocks, Olaf dressed himself very simply, without any body armour, and went ashore, attended by two shieldmen.
The "caetrati" were in their rear; the legion were fronting the shieldmen of the phalanx, who were known as the "chalcaspides."
The viking line was two deep before us, and Olaf's shieldmen and mine were between us and the rear rank, and my spearmen leant on their weapons behind us again.
Sarpedon lies low, the leader of the Lykian shieldmen, he that defended