Reperti sunt complures nostri qui in phalanga insilirent et scuta manibus revellerent et desuper vulnerarent. DBG I.52
Caesar has finally cornered Ariovistus and the Germans. The Germans attempt to delay battle to satisfy their augurs, but Caesar outmaneuvers them with a cool deception: use his auxiliaries to make it look like his camp is fully fortified while he marches his entire army against the German camp.
Ariovistus and the Germans, their hand now forced, march out against the Romans. They deploy a shield wall to turn back the infantry attack.
“Hah! Shield Wall! What now, Romans?”
Reperti sunt complures nostri qui in phalanga insilirent et scuta manibus revellerent et desuper vulnerarent
“Then were found very many of our men who could leap up onto the shield wall and peal back the shields with their hands and deliver wounds from above.”
“Ninja Roman Squad! Go!”
The Germans lost. Bad.