A specially selected force to guard the backs of a retreating army. Rearguards were a great honor to command.
Related term(s): Infantry; Cavalry; Melee
Category: Military - General
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 27.
List medieval glossary terms alphabetically:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z