Translation for 'infantry square' from English to Russian
каре {с} [нескл.] [построение]
(infantry) square
пехота {ж}
пехотное орудие {с}
infantry gun [artillery piece]
квадрат {м}square [shape]
квадратная скобка {ж}
square bracket
четырёхугольный {adj}square [quadrangular]
Красная площадь {ж}
Red Square
площадь {ж} [в городе, в крупном селе]square [in town]
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Usage Examples English
  • The column formation allowed for rapid movement, a very effective charge (due to weight of numbers), and could quickly be formed into an infantry square to resist cavalry attacks, but by its nature only a fraction of its muskets would be able to open fire.
  • Another formation that saw use was the infantry square.
  • The infantry square formation was the best formation for outmaneuvering the cavalry.
  • In particular, a large infantry square was used by the Roman legions at the Battle of Carrhae against Parthia, whose armies contained a large proportion of cavalry.
  • On 4 April, after the two unfamiliar armies had exchanged messages and stared at each other for a few days, da Gama formed his troops into an infantry square and marched against the Imam's lines, repelling successive waves of Muslim attacks with musket and cannon.

  • Its initial purpose was to ensure that riflemen could form an infantry square properly to fend off cavalry attacks when in ranks with musketmen, whose weapons were longer.
  • The regiment was deployed inside a large British infantry square during the attack by the Zulu Army, which had surrounded the British.
  • The brilliant attack of these two squadrons resulted in the destruction of the infantry square and the battery.
  • The military of the Han Dynasty (220 BCE–206 CE) utilized composite crossbows, often in infantry square formations, in their many engagements against the Xiongnu.
  • The British infantry square was broken in the battle of Abu Klea, and the British are forced to retreat.

  • Near the villages of Kallham and Riedau on 1 May 1809, Marulaz's Baden Dragoons scored a splendid success when they broke an Austrian infantry square.
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