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Ancient warfare expert notes 10 more combat tactics in movies and TV


Ancient warfare expert Roel Konijnendijk assesses the realism of 10 combat tactics in film and television, with scenes from “Game of Thrones” and “The Witcher”. Konijnendijk holds a doctorate in ancient history and is a professor at the University of Edinburgh. Konijnendijk discusses the correctness of combat tactics in “Game of Thrones” (2016), with Kit Harington; “Hercules” (2014), with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; and “The Witcher” (2019), with Henry Cavill. Konijnendijk also comments on infantry and cavalry formations in “Outlaw King” (2018), with Chris Pine; “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014), with Evangeline Lilly; and “Alexander” (2004), with Colin Farrell. He dissects the use of ancient warfare weapons in “King Arthur” (2004), “Spartacus” (1960), “Mulan” (2020) and “Spartacus: War of the Damned” (2013). Watch the first part of the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPGdOXstSyk You can follow Roel Konijnendijk here: https://twitter.com/Roelkonijn



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