Originally Posted by Batz
Limits mobility, uncomfortable, and shield means one less hand free. Recipe for disaster, and hurts as much as it may help.
But they only carry 'one' weapon at a time. Only one it hinders is redneck dude. It sure as helped TDog for that brief moment. Besides, Spartans possibly the greatest warriors of all time used a shield and they were effective against trained moving weapon carrying opponents.
With a shield you can use it to block, push, hit, pin, crush, etc.etc. you can make sharp turns if needed so mobility aint an issue.