- Oct 2016
the Spanish sent a herd of cattle after Morgan & co @ Panama. to little effect as the cattle scattered.Hannibal Barca when the Romans trapped him in a valley locked by mountains and there was only one way out.and it was heavily guarded by Roman troops.Along a path that ran parallel to the mountain road he stampeded a herd of cattle at night with flaming torches on their horns.
colonial US. Native Americans announced a celebration featuring a lacrosse game. the soldiers opened the fort (Fort Michilimackinac) and whites and natives alike came out to watch.
the female natives had weapons hidden under their clothes. at a signal the warriors grabbed weapons and massacred the whites.
(I know this isn't 'ancient' but the natives were more or less stone age so hopefully this counts.)