Units of History - Early Germanic Warriors DOCUMENTARY

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    A Units of History episode on the Early Germanic Warriors! Behold a new golden age in Conqueror’s Blade. Play Season VIII: Dynasty today and enjoy a FREE 7 day premium account! = bit.ly/3if2sRy
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    We continue our Units of History documentary series on one of the many "barbarian" foes from antiquity that all too often get stereotyped as wild brutes. In this full documentary episode though we dive deep into the much more nuanced history of the Germanic Warriors. We begin with an exploration of Germania itself which is quite difficult to define from a top down perspective. As a result we end up looking at their world from the bottom up as they would have seen it. This involves a huge social web that started at the basic family farm and eventually built its way up to the clan and tribe level.

    We discuss the weapons and armour of these Germanic warriors, how they trained, how they organized, and how they fought in battle. We then conclude with a summary of their service history which stretches over many centuries. Primarily this involves their interactions with the Roman Army starting from the Cimbrian War with Gaius Marius to the Gallic War with Julius Caesar during the Roman Republic and the later decades long struggle of the Germanic Wars that stretched out over the course of the Early Roman Empire. This latter conflict saw the famous events like the Battle of Teutoburg Forest and the Idistaviso. We cover it in more military history between the German and Roman Army during our Avenging Varus series.

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    Credits:
    Research: Eric TenWolde
    Script: Eric TenWolde
    Narration: Guy Michaels
    Artwork: Penta Limited

    Bibliography and Suggested Reading:
    Powell, Lindsay, “Combat 6: Roman Soldier versus Germanic Warrior”, Osprey Publishing, 2014
    Wilcox, Peter, “Men-at-Arms 129: Rome's Enemies (1) Germanics and Dacians”, Osprey Publishing, 1982
    MacDowall, Simon, “Warrior 17: Germanic Warrior 236-568 AD”, Osprey Publishing, 1996
    McNally, Michael, “Campaign 228: Teutoburg Forest AD 9”, Osprey Publishing, 2011
    D'Amato, Raffaele & Frediani, Andrea, “Campaign 336: Strasbourg AD 357”, Osprey Publishing, 2019
    Elton, Hugh, “Warfare In Roman Europe AD 350-425”, Oxford University Press, 1996
    Kiley, Kevin F., “An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Uniforms Of The Roman World”, Lorenz Books, 2017
    Goldsworthy, Adrian, “In The Name Of Rome: The Men Who Won The Roman Empire”, Phoenix, 2004



Invicta
Invicta

What Units of History should we cover next?

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J
J

saxons

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Jurg Bangerter
Jurg Bangerter

@Da_Ghoul Hadrians wall wasn't that big...they did the same in Germany as they build the Limes wall to keep the Germans out and allied with local Celtic tribes to do the warring against them...

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Eugene Landreth
Eugene Landreth

History of Valeria

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Da_Ghoul
Da_Ghoul

The Picts frightened the Romans so much, they built a wall, Game of Thrones style, to keep them out.

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jelena stojanovic
jelena stojanovic

Native American wariors Apache Sioux Comanche Seminole Iroquois and others

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Filip Selakovic
Filip Selakovic

It's a good thing the Germans eventually changed and stopped trying to destroy civilisation with pointless and savage wars - wait a minute.

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Hm Vollbanane
Hm Vollbanane

Very interesting and well done documentary, however there is one aspect that i would have been very interested in missing: The importance and use of magic. Arriuvistes e.g. is mentioned to have organized his army in 7 subdivisions which is a very important number in Germanic magic and is present all over our fairytales and sagas involving magic, 7 dwarves, 7 years of training, 7 brothers, 7 mountains and so on. Caesar mentions his troops being so terrified by Germanic war chants that they initially refused to engage them, which could be a reference to the use of Galster (envoking magic through singing songs found by Wotan) that were to be sung in the style of the raven (so possibly throat singing as it can still be found in the north Germanic Scandinavians to this day). Also the concept of Heil/ hail that gave people a specific innate power that made them succeed as long as they acted honourably following their heil's demand (so a commander would have to be born with the victor's heil, a warrior with the warrior's heil a king with the king's heil and so on)

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Hm Vollbanane
Hm Vollbanane

And of course the vast spread presence of runic spells engraved into found germanic spear tips and other weaponry

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Dan Söderberg
Dan Söderberg

i think you mapped to small part of scandinavia like the middle of sweden and sourthern norway

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whatthehellimbored
whatthehellimbored

Indo European=AYRAN.

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Osvath97
Osvath97

Much more of Sweden and Norway were populated by people of Germanic culture than that. The archaeology of the Nordic is very well developed, I am not sure why you decided clip off such a significant chunk. Also those roundhouses in the art are much more Celtic than Germanic. Germanic people lived much more in longhouses. Also the fact that the Germanis had so few large settlements, with mostly isolated farmsteads and even simple villages being rare, is a very old old trait from the early Indo-Europeans, which happened to be conserved for longer within the Germanis. No one is quite sure why they did so, but Tacitus offer a cultural explanation for them. Ironically, by the time Tacitus was writing that, the Germanis already had a few proper cities.

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false flag
false flag

ignoring that the northern sea was complete without water and the tribes was settling on the ground of the north sea.The land of the northern cultures and tribes was much bigger and the last ones where flooded at the doggerbank. great britain was no island these days and you would be able to working easy from denmark to norway by foot.As the water comes they all flooded back into france,germania,belgium or died on the doggerbank flood on the island.

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Tommy Tuomaala
Tommy Tuomaala

i understand germans romanised their troops to some extent. i am interestednto know how vandals became significant powerbase and how belasarius managed to eniolate them.

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Tommy Tuomaala
Tommy Tuomaala

if you base your history like incans you are erased from history. orall tradition will fade. cristianitys greatest cotribution to man kind is to document other civilisations.

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Stefi V
Stefi V

the biggest barbarians on the world,even twice they burned Roma--WW'-WW2

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pilo malik
pilo malik

do one on Assyrian warriors!

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Justa King
Justa King

Excellent production: interesting presentation, simple facts, and little fluff.

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Rhogerian
Rhogerian

Did you use a danheim album in your art

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thierrydesu
thierrydesu

Julius Caesar decided that the Rhine river was the natural limit between the civilized world and the barbarian world. Look at France and Germany today. It is still true.

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CaeTsar Agrippa
CaeTsar Agrippa

All I see is two industrialized nations.

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Michael Tumey
Michael Tumey

Arguably the Celts are "Germans" too, in that they originated from Switzerland, but long before the Germans settled in the same place. They too were considered barbarians by the Romans, however, much of the advances of the Roman army like the testudo (turtle formation) was borrowed from a tactic by the Celts of France. The Roman gladius short sword was borrowed from the Celtiberians of Spain. So it was the barbarians creating the advanced battlefield technology borrowed by the Romans.

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Sid Masey
Sid Masey

I'm remembering a vid I watched about the origins of Celts on the coasts of western Europe, places like northern Spain, Ireland and north western France. It was like a 1 hour long lecture by some academic. I'll see if I can find it.

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CLUTCH_AND STICK
CLUTCH_AND STICK

MAGA has Barbarian Hordes, they're fighting a anoscopic enemy with logic going back thousands of years.. 100% Pure Ignorance

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Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden

@ 15:45 I did not know that geese could fly backward.

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Ακαρνάν Κάππα
Ακαρνάν Κάππα

This is a bit of one sided commentary to alleviate the BRUTALITY of the Germanic Tribes. I totally agree with Tacitus. The Germanic Mentality cannot reform, they lay Devastation wherever they attack. You can take your pick from Antiquity to as recently as 1945. .......and now with the effort to resurrect ANOTHER REICH .....the IV, I believe. And YES I am from the OLD Mediterranean World. UNFORTUNATELY......They got to understand the Power of Money and the BANKS as they are trying TO RUIN US at the very present.

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CaeTsar Agrippa
CaeTsar Agrippa

salty greek

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RolandHUNter
RolandHUNter

Before 1945, the indo-europeans called to: indo-germans by everyone!!!!

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vinicius ornelas
vinicius ornelas

It's interesting that in many cases, a fragment of something is found buried somewhere and then an entre civilization is created/established from that. Should make one think what's real and what's imagination/speculation

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Arthur Downey
Arthur Downey

Conquerors Blade doesnt advertise the best part of their game: Territory Wars! The open world is all up for grabs, and groups of anywhere from 30 to 300 fight over it twice a week.

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World Traveler
World Traveler

It seems to me like germanic and scandinavian ancient Europeans were physically superior to other Europeans (French, spanish, british, roman, etc). I wonder why that is

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edo edo
edo edo

Excellent. Fascinating overview of the "Barbarians."

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Ricardo Mendez
Ricardo Mendez

Do a video on the Insane Clown Posse

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Gerr Gerring
Gerr Gerring

CB FTW!

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Sujeet Telang
Sujeet Telang

What an effort👍you recreated history love from India🇮🇳🕉️🙏please make more on famous wars

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jgranger3532
jgranger3532

This introduction is very good. It is a far more accurate representation of history than the woke history I was feed in university. This explains human behavior better than race or gender.

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Arachnophilia
Arachnophilia

I know my Saxon forebear. Titta or Teitr.💪

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Einar der Wenigen
Einar der Wenigen

Many thanks very good. But are norway dont a germanic tribes? And austria? The french were germanic too After cesar killed and slaves the gallic peoples? Please read the gallic war by cesar. But great vid. Thank you.

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Devyani
Devyani

I wonder if the German army were so strong, brave and intelligent then how did they lost!?

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Nono
Nono

It‘s explained in the Video. The Romans had better equipment, training and superior cavalry.

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c v
c v

Phevv $vm you vvin some ulouse ^ ^

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Marijan Kobaš
Marijan Kobaš

Super do Slavs next!

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Inshasha
Inshasha

Very well done!

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John Conlon
John Conlon

Interesting. Unfortunate errors in written and spoken "english". Ho-hum.

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Jurosik
Jurosik

Please make a video about slavic tribes 💪

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Azaghal1988
Azaghal1988

Funny thing is, this model of muster survived until late medieval times, if you switch out the "rank names". A King wants to go to war, so he calls his direkt Vassals (dukes or high ranking counts) to muster and also musters his own retinue. His nobles call their Vassals, lower counts, barons etc. and also organize their own retinue. and so own, until the individual farms, villages and towns get the news and muster their troops. This happened until standing armies became a thing.

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D M
D M

I dunno mate, sounds like Caesar had a fairly clear understanding of ethnic vs cultural differences between the Germanic vs Celtic people's. Digest Caesars "Commentaries on the Gallic Wars" and you'll get a fairly well understood conception of the differences for mentioned, rather I'd accuse the Post Modernists and those Westerners whom walk on egg shells on any topic to do with these conceptions, not out of a lack of understanding, but due to fear of offending those whom dislike any definition that doesn't have exact outlines. Funny that nearly all definitions are such, but. And shame on the spineless whom walk to the drum of those whom control or speech.

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Arminius Tha Great
Arminius Tha Great

In ancient books written in German it said they had no farms ect... The majority of men were all fighters and constantly raided to get there supplies. The tribes would raid mostly non-Germanic tribes and if it got alot out of the raid other tribes would try to raid them. But no stone structures except castles on major road that would charge a tax to go through.

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Legion Tacticool Cutlery
Legion Tacticool Cutlery

Excellent!

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Key North
Key North

So Rome would invade but not conquer and what was the for bribe for integration into the roman army?

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TheAmericanCristero
TheAmericanCristero

"So called barbarian forces" Proceeds to describe unorganized badly equipped barbarism in place of a military.

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Sean Cirilo-Marchant
Sean Cirilo-Marchant

I hear a lot of referrence to sources, but never heard one.

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Peter Houlis
Peter Houlis

Didnt the Roman 9th legion get wiped out by the Germanic tribes

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Tecumseh Sherman
Tecumseh Sherman

NOAH'S ARK....SHIP LANDED ON THE BORDER OF TURKEY AND ARMENIA...EXSACTLY WHERE SCIENTISTS PIN POINT INDIO EUROPEANS TO HAVE COME FROM...

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sergio Candelaria
sergio Candelaria

Not quite accurate , biased and conviniently left out important facts .

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User1 User2
User1 User2

PLEASE LIST THE TIME PERIOD (eg 500 BC) IN WHICH THIS HAPPENED IN THE TITLE OF THE VIDEO

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MusicStan
MusicStan

Soft core music like that doesn't fit with Germanic tribe videos. Since they were extremely violent and fearless.

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Laszlo Zoltan
Laszlo Zoltan

I liked the way Frank Frazetta illustrated them

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Declan Jones
Declan Jones

Great video

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User1 User2
User1 User2

ALWAYS GET INTO HABBIT OF ADDING A TIME PERIOD (eg 500 AD, etc) IN WHICH THIS HAPPENED IN THE TITLES OF YOUR VIDEOS, THANK YOU

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Ducati Ducati
Ducati Ducati

Many props

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Craftbrewer
Craftbrewer

Very well made video.

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Busta Nut
Busta Nut

Many German cities like Bonn still have artifacts from the Classical Era either within the city itself or beneath it. Love how much history the nation has, too bad seeing what it's becoming.

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Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

im wondering if there will be videos about eastern and far eastern 'how they did it/ growing up ___" I really enjoy this channel keep up the great work!

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Atargi
Atargi

I have to correct you concerning Conquerors Blade. At frist, the regions seen in the video are not accessible right now. Only the eastern ones. And second, the shenji grenadiers aren’t in the game. They were announced and leaked, but are not in the game right now and probably not coming. Instead there ist the Modao Battalion like shown in the video.

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Ginnungagap
Ginnungagap

I recall my heathen path begun after I saw German Barbarian warriors in Gladiator. Beheading that Roman and throwing the head and speaking in that strange language. I knew they were my people.

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Kawika
Kawika

The world was too big to comprehend back in those days…

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OutlawStar K9
OutlawStar K9

This man's voice. He needs to do one work on this channel.

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Donny Sandley
Donny Sandley

Actually way back when 🤔most of these Germanic people didn't speak German at all 😉

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Joshua
Joshua

Language changes over time ofcourse, these Germanic Tribes spoke Proto-Germanic

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Carmicha3l
Carmicha3l

My only objection to be made was your explanation of the Germanic people being unified as one nation. I would say yes and no to this question. They didn’t have an empire or centralized state like Rome, correct. But they absolutely did have an ethnic/cultural identity in which they clearly marked non Germanics as foreigners. Good video nonetheless. I was hoping it would go on for another hour or two but I’ll take what I can.

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Carmicha3l
Carmicha3l

@acostalot lmao you aren’t not convincing anyone that ancient Romans were liberals about race (until it’s collapse). Every ancient people valued their bloodline. Roman generals and emperors were explicitly conscious of skin color and considered dark skin a bad omen.

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Hm Vollbanane
Hm Vollbanane

@acostalot while i fully agree with your comment i have two small nitpicky corrections: - The people displaced by the huns were not proto germanic but belonged to the nowadays extinct/ assimilated east Germanics (whereas today there are only the north germanics of Scandinavia and the west Germanics of central europe and england left) -Germans actually were a part of the forces that opposed the Mongol invasion and occupation with both the German knights order and regular imperial troops being involved in several major battles as well as there being a lot of German people living in eastern europe. Keep in mind that the exodus of the German people on eastern europe only happened rather recently due to stalins purge, up to 1945 there were millions ethnic Germans in communities and regions strewn all over the region. One example would be the Transilvanian Saxons, also known as Siebenbürgen Sachsen that had already established a semi autonomy in what is nowadays Romania in the 12th century, so a century prior to the Mongol invasion which means that they were directly affected by said invasion and therefore active participants in the resulting conflicts of the region

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acostalot
acostalot

@Carmicha3l Do you mean the Huns? the Mongols came about 900-1000 years after them and were pushed back by the Russians, polish, and Lithuanians, not Germans. the Huns caused the proto-germanics peoples to flee westward and among them were the suebi,franks,lombards,ostrogoths,visigoths,alans,vandal, and others. part of my ancestors, the visigoths, also fled the huns but they didn't fight the huns, only fled them until they reached the iberian peninsula. I think the very first time europeans/whites fought together against a common enemy was when the franks, led by Charles Martel, fought against the muslims. And even then, I'm sure the most important difference that mattered was religion, then culture. Remember, many germanic tribes were partnered with the romans and learned from them. The romans were multi-cultural and as such, learned that skin color wasn't as important as the culture you belong to. so when the ostrogoths (and the lombards later on) "inherited" their lands, they had all types of people in their culture and lived alongside them in relative peace. Even the vandals, who conquered north africa, had black people living in their lands and fighting in their armies.

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Carmicha3l
Carmicha3l

@acostalot I’m quite confident in believing that my Germanic ancestors in the ancient world would be willing to ally with other Europeans in order to literally survive as a people. They did actually. To defeat the mongols who almost did conquer Europe. Some Germanic tribes committed treason by allying with the mongols to fight the Romans, but I suspect they weren’t thinking of the survival of their people (which again is major treason in the ancient world) European people as a whole *did* unify for a time being to defeat the mongols though.

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acostalot
acostalot

@J "white solidarity" wasn't a thing in those times, until probably colonialism. It was mostly about who belonged to which culture/Country/religion back then. Even then, "whites" fought 2 world wars and killed each other by the millions. I think white solidarity is a modern invention.

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Director/Davo Paul
Director/Davo Paul

My "apparently" intolerably limited scope of knowledge goes from "Bible" to "caveman" to "greece."..minimally......diluted and childish....I'm amazed. You are opening fissures, I never knew existed. Truly amazed. I'll be studying for months on this. Wow. THIS (my comment) should be the reason you produce these. No other word is appropriate...other than ...wow. Thank you. My Mom is gonna be confused. lol

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Markus Schmitt
Markus Schmitt

+

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OldMan
OldMan

What a beautiful documentary

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nole 89
nole 89

I’ve never understood why historians classify Romans as being civilized. What is civilized about a culture that embraces mass slavery, gladiator spectacles where they applaud the death of someone like we celebrate a touchdown, and a brutal two class system where a small group of elite owned everything and everyone else lived a life of squalor?

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ParkerPG
ParkerPG

Fun Fact: The German Police still uses the term "The Hundred" its called "Hundertschaft". Its usually a 80 - 120 strong unit of Men/Women

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Adam Deagnas
Adam Deagnas

very interesting of my ancestors I think the pride is in the DNA for fighting.

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Francis Fisher
Francis Fisher

I like the intro : fairness in terms to the so-called barbaric ones// To me except the drug induced [If true rage of the Berserkers engles] I.Q. was a part of their god-being too, they were not (evolved) animals and no less in potential than say Romans//

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Duwal
Duwal

Would be great with a video/documentary about either the Assyrian or Egyptian Charioteers :)

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Patrick Andre
Patrick Andre

Should also be noted that perception is big for the babarian thing. Rome saw ambushes as dishonorable

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Patrick Andre
Patrick Andre

@sneksnekitsasnek thats just wrong, they simply perceived natives as savage and wild. And the natives, had they seen european society they would have probably thought the same. Colonials never saw ambush as dishonorable, it was widely used by the english and french.

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D M
D M

Varus, give me back my legions.

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Dani Woods
Dani Woods

The quality of subject matter has dropped greatly my dude

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Michael Bern
Michael Bern

the idea of a German people existed more in the minds of Romans than in any of the tribal peoples

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Deckie Deckie
Deckie Deckie

The cermanic tribes shined some after Rome was already on its way out!!

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Deckie Deckie
Deckie Deckie

Early Germanic Warriors....good only to appear in cartoons!!

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Red Bruh
Red Bruh

One of the best history YouTubers prove me wrong I’ll wait

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Robb31
Robb31

I love your videos. Well done.

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Robert Lukacs
Robert Lukacs

What were the men who fought for the chief or king called? I forgot, but they had a special term.

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Lucy M
Lucy M

It kind of seems like these armies more or less organized themselves the same way protest movements do today. Including nonviolent protestors. Except protests are also sometimes organized by movement subdivisions or demographic rather than familial categories (i.e. "dads" or "veterans" or "moms" instead of "so-and-so clan").

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Ligiday Kurin
Ligiday Kurin

The best warfare channel

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Sqocks
Sqocks

Thank you for making this. ☺

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Mike Hale
Mike Hale

This was really friggin' good. Very well done!

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Peter Mostacci
Peter Mostacci

¥9

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Roland Smyth
Roland Smyth

Was sad to see at least one spelling error.

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Rhys Nichols
Rhys Nichols

Wait, so you’re telling me the ancestors of Beethoven, Bach, Bismarck and Fredrick weren’t dumb brutes who milled around in forests for millennia?

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Vikret
Vikret

Great video, very informative. I do wonder though, you make it seem as if the general depiction of germanic warrior or Barbarians is that of dumb, simplistic brutes. I have literally NEVER seen this depiction in any popular media. Barbarians are always shown as the clever underdogs, unforgiving, but ultimately good at heart. On the opposite end, Romans are always shown as evil and arrogant. This video makes it seem like contemporary people adopted the "civilized" Roman view of barbarians, I mean everyone understands the stereotypical dumb raging barbarian but I have never seen anyone actually hold this view, aside from actors portraying Roman senators.

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metal bean
metal bean

documentary rise of the barbarians, its fucking awesome:)

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Charlie Bell
Charlie Bell

These are our ancestors my fellow white folks

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Ragniirox
Ragniirox

The story of "barbarians" is one of freedom loving peoples fighting against foreign occupation and most of our records of these "barbarians" come from those trying to occupy their lands. In some cases they were the aggressors but given the context of the ethnic/tribal oppression they faced I don't think it's right to characterize them as blood thirsty savages.

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Green Man
Green Man

🇩🇪🇩🇰🇸🇪🇸🇯

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Joshua
Joshua

Don’t forget the Dutch flag, the Dutch and Germans have the biggest percentage of Germanic Tribal ancestors.

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Sam du Maquis
Sam du Maquis

Great vid

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Moccadjinn
Moccadjinn

History is Written by Winners and only about the most Proud Brave and Furious Enemies you got to Spread the most Lies to have a better Point in History and you couldnt spread such Lies about Germans so you tried to delete our whole Culture from History thats why you all now have to Spread Lies cause these Days you simply do not know better. You cant cause your History deleted that much.

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Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

Think of it as an ancient internet... the speeds were much greater in the warm coastal areas of the mediterranean where boats and trade multiplied cultural exchanges and hurried development in all areas... speeds were much slower in the deep sparsely populated forests of central and northern europe... or in the mountain tops of the balkans or central and northern spain... so the barbarians were less sophisticated militarily... they didnt write much... they didnt really need to because they had such low population numbers that memory worked just fine

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Beauty & Honor
Beauty & Honor

Germanic Celts are so sexy they teamed up with Berbers against Rome in the Punic wars and they destroyed an army on the other side of the Alps which is how Hannibal was able to cross because Scipio couldn't chase him past the Rhone because he had to organize another levy in Italy because the Germans went crazy on their @ss boy

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Noah Tyler Pritchett
Noah Tyler Pritchett

Germanic Celts? You mean Germano-Celts? The o and - is that what you mean?

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Aurora2097
Aurora2097

Oppida close to the rhine... define close.We jave oppida in our neighbourhood that were occupied til year zero and beyond, and we have La tene culture up north til the territory of the cherusci...

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Aurora2097
Aurora2097

The axe also looks weird, it doesn't look like an early germanic iron age axe such as from jastorf or northern la tene, it also doesnt look like an early frankish fraziska type. According to tacitus a wooden club was the typicaö everyday weapon, we know they had slingers but i don't know about many archers... arrowheads are scarce in battlefields as far as i k ow.

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Aurora2097
Aurora2097

The Krefeld gelduba helmet is the only examp,e i can think of... a few la tene helmets fou d north of the rhi e maybe were used by germanic tribes too, but i do not know more. Armor was rare, some celtic and roman chain maybe, leather i do not kmow , though tacitus states they wore lots of leather, i know so e sort of leather west or armor is mentioned for the much later franks though.

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Aurora2097
Aurora2097

The helmet in your video looks bronze age rather than germanic i think.We know so e used roman-derived helmets they modified in their own way. That armor i don't know... looks eastern germanic to me, goths or langobards maybe.The early germanic warriors did not look,lime that afaik.

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Ranic Khaan
Ranic Khaan

History is written by the victor.

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Dirt013
Dirt013

Excellent work, as Always. Thx.

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Merchant Prince
Merchant Prince

Why are the shield rims depicted as being metal? They would've been rawhide or something similar. The purpose of this would have been to cause the enemy's weapons to become lodged in the edge and harder to retrieve, immobilising him for a moment or otherwise forcing him to switch to a sidearm.

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Don Johnson
Don Johnson

What a time that would of been!

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Richard Schafer
Richard Schafer

Really well done. Thanks!

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Aaron Mings
Aaron Mings

Based.

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Mei Lin Chan
Mei Lin Chan

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