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The Caracole - The Weirdest Military Tactic

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The caracole is one of the weirdest military tactics used on the battlefield. The caracole, Spanish for spiral was used to avoid a headlong charge into pikes and instead utilizing a wheeling formation to fire then retreat from the enemy.

Sources:
http://bcw-project.org/military/glossary#caracole

Please note, this quick video makes use of popular sources as opposed to the academic sources usually used for my videos.

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I'm Imperial Scribe, I make animations about military and naval history as well as war theory. I put out 1-2 major battle videos per month with a number of shorter videos in between.

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Information is derived from a number of historical sources including websites, historians, and literature. The fog of history is a real thing, even relatively recent events often have sources in disagreement or relying on one another. When possible information is derived from first-hand sources and where not possible information is found by taking multiple second-hand sources. It is not possible for anyone to guarantee perfect historical accuracy, but I do my absolute best to ensure that all information in my videos is well sourced and backed up by historical sources and evidence.

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Fine thanks :P <3

very educational! :)

-shawn (Chronamut)-

Great video as always. Short sweet and to the point. I would maybe have some of the misc. facts during the video to use up some empty space, but not so much that the video becomes cluttered. You seem to have a good grasp on your format and it really shows. Hope to see you continue to improve and inform.

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