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  • #31
    I personally believe Scutums were a 'weapon' system for its time. It was a shield that was useful against an infantry army. Once the Romans began encountering cataphracts and allied light cavalry, the Scutum, much like velites, became obsolete on the battlefield.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Salinator View Post
      I have a pair of attack scrotums that never ran from a battle.
      NOW that's interesting....

      The vast majority of us have one scrotum only- with two cajonies riding , err, 'shotgun'


      either you are packing four , or your balls are too large to fit into a standard size two seater,
      or:

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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Brinkley

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      Last edited by marktwain; 18 Nov 19, 14:54.
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