A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
A division of an army; a battalion.
The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
To assail in battle; to fight.
A main division of the army; usually there were three or four battles in an army. (Prestwich, Michael. Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, 347) A division of troops commanded by a peer or knight banneret. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 246)
Fr. A formation of combatants consisting of several conrois, drawn into a formation two or three men deep and fifty or sixty wide.
The fight between the two main combatants
battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Nothern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
a general encounter between ARMIES and is used to indicate a general and prolonged combat
an armed fight and an axe is a tool for cutting trees
a series of attacks that continue until the defend ing army is completely destroyed or the attacker decides to stop, for example if he were to be worn down to only having one army left
Each attack results in a battle, unless the defender decides to "wimp out". The battle is resolved by rolling the dice and consulting the Combat Card.
Generally, a battle is an instance of combat in warfare between two or more parties wherein each group will seek to defeat the others. Battles are most often fought during wars or military campaigns and can usually be well defined in time, space and action. Wars and campaigns are guided by strategy whereas battles are the stage on which tactics are employed.
A battle was a medieval military formation, analogous and ancestral to the modern term batallion. In late medieval warfare, field armies were often drawn up into three main battles, also called guards: the vanguard, the middle guard, and the rearguard, often abbreviated to simply the van, middle, and rear. These terms imply, correctly, that the van preceded the middle, which in turn preceded the rear, into battle if the battles were arranged sequentially as a column.