The Roman Council sent its army into Germana to wipe out rebellions there, overwhelming the poorly armed tribal warriors with archers, cavalry and a large infantry.
Three years later, the Council decided that Germana needed a second thrashing and sent its legions back.
But the tribes had got wise and drawn up a new strategy. They drew the archers into the woods to block their arrows. They drew the cavalry into swamps to immobilize the horses. They drew the infantry into bogs.
Take a break: Can you think of a modern-day parallel experience?
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