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ShieldArray

from Shilipu Village of Shahe city in China’s Hebei Province, where it’s called “rattan shield array”. Holding a rattan shield in the left hand and a dagger in the right, the soldiers with rattan shields fight against an opponent with a trident, a broadsword, a long spear or a wooden club. There are apparently different formations – the snakey battle array, the eight-diagram interlinking array, the pentagonal array in the shape of a plum blossom, the four-sided bewildering array and the eight-sided heart piercing array.

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