War paint


How do you gain an advantage in battle when you are outnumbered? Here is one strategy:

The Celts scared the Romans and other ‘civilized’ contemporary observers. When they went into battle, they would strip naked and dash at their enemies dressed in nothing but sandals and their fancy necklaces. They howled as if possessed by demons, their shrieks augmented by loud bagpipes. -Ryan Hackney, Amy Hackney Blackwell, Garland Kimmer, 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Irish History: The People, Places, Culture, and Tradition of the Emerald Isle

Writing Prompt: Write a battle scene where the outnumbered warriors use an interesting strategy to gain an advantage.

Journaling Prompt: Do you ever use scare tactics to gain an advantage in an argument? How does that work for you?

Art Prompt: Scare Tactics

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