With, say, 1000 archers pinging 10000 arrows a minute in your direction independent shooting hardly constitutes a single arrow. What is easier to defend? A shower of arrows then a dash forward or a constant drizzle with your sheild permanantly in front of your face?Hobbitstomper wrote:Any fool can block a single arrow with a shield if he sees it coming. It isn't possible against volley fire.
Still supposition is not evidence. Were archers trained in volley fire? Was there even a requirement for an archer to shoot x arrows in a certain time as is often quoted. The only training I'm aware of was shooting for distance and the requirement to practice shooting.