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The Scots were largely unarmoured; while they broke through or outflanked the AngloNorman line, they suffered severe losses from the AngloNorman archers, and were unable to make an impact upon the armoured knights. Initial dispositions: (A) King David and household troops; (B) Scots from Lothians and West Highlands; (C) Allied troops from Kingdom of Galloway; (D) Allied troops from Cumbria and Teviot regions; (E) Prince Henry with Scots cavalry; (F) Vanguard of Anglo-Norman archers and dismounted knights; (G) Dismounted AngloNorman knights in centre and on flanks; (H) English shire levies; (I) Horse lines.
2) Galwegians flee after death of two leaders; (3) Scottish army starts to fragment; (4) Cavalry charge by Prince Henry reaches Anglo-Norman horse lines, but fails to make AngloNorman army pull back; (5) King David withdraws; (6) Anglo-Normans pursue retreating Scots; (7) Prince Henry furls his banner to hide his identity, and returns with advancing Anglo-Normans to rejoin King David. 44 destriers or war-horses, which were only used in battle; nor would they normally wear full armour, this being heavy and tiring, thus reducing the endurance of men and horses.
Little is known of their combat skills at this time, though the mid 13th-century 52 Lithuanians are said to have fought much like the Mongols, but with javelins rather than bows. During the 12th century the Slav tribes of the southern Baltic coast had made great use of infantry archers, but these soon found themselves outclassed by the apparently larger bows and more powerful crossbows of Danish invaders. Perhaps these Slav archers were using a form of the short or 'flat-bow' characteristic of the Lapps far to their north.
American Cryptology During the Cold War - Book 2 [TOP SECRET - DECLAS.] by T. Johnson