History’s Most Interesting War Tactics Explained

Feb 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm |
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So Much More Than the Trojan Horse.

Mankind has evolved into the societies and nations we know today because of warfare.

From the dawn of our species, tribal and later national and even world wars were common and defining moments of history that spread our populations across the planet and constantly shifted powers between regimes, dynasties, and upstarts.

Aside from sheer manpower and weaponry, winning a battle comes down to strategic skill. Outsmarting an opponent is the best opportunity an army has if they can’t overpower their enemy, and this has been put to the test countless times throughout history.

Reddit users were asked to name some of the most impressive and unique war tactics, and these are what they came up with.

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Source: Twitte @erenrifatokay

Which of these is the most surprising?

How about the time a cavalry took down an entire fleet of ships?

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