Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Scandinavian field fortifications , the brate
A brate is an obstacle built across a road ( in country where there are not many roads) built of logs, stones etc to stop cavalry and to delay infantry. They were defended with bows and crossbows as well as spears/ two handed axes. Here is an old woodcut depicting one in use.
And some pictures of them in use on the wargames table-