Few advices from Caveman!
1. Take shield if your not good dueling. And take strong shield, beacuse somebody is always smashing your free weak shield to pieces.
2. Take backup weapon, if somebody kick you, you drop your current weapon (this not happen everytime of course but it is good to have backup weapon, like seax)
3. Take javelin, it maybe save your life in tought positivion and dont hesitate to shoot a good target if you see one and shoot to legs, it is very nasty and deadly
. But ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT IS ENEMY, NOT TEAMMEMBER IF YOU ARE GOING SHOOTING ANYONE WITH JAVELIN!
4. Listen your leaders orders and be with your team, lone wolf thing not work.
5. And watchout ponys! Belive me, horsie and spear are nasty thing
. Silly horsies...
6. If you have spended all money to fancy armors and helmets and there is no money to weapons, take butterknife (seax) it is free weapon and take club if you have few coins left to buy it.
These are my advices and i am pretty well survied in battle with these tips, but i am Caveman and proud one