String fullTitle = "Spears vs Swords";
int postNumber = "5622525";
String image = "hastatus.jpg";
String date = "11/09/18(Fri)10:17:39";
String comment = "From what I can tell from shallow popsci depictions of ancient and medieval warfare, spear+shield was really fucking good and thus saw wide use on battlefields in ancient greece, central europe, the vikings and their likes and more civilisations as pretty much their main go-to formation weapon.
Why did the romans then decide to go against that notion and instead pick sword+board for most of their troops? Why were they more successful with that, and why did people go back to mainly using polearms in the medieval period?";