The soldiers advanced in close formation. 士兵排成密集队形前进.
A line of soldiers,vehicles,or equipment standing side by side in close order. 并排横排紧密地一个挨一个地排列着的士兵、交通工具或装备。
Long swords are completely useless in close order combat, which is precisely why Gauls who used them for centuries were famous for having a very loose and disorderly way of fighting. 长剑在紧密阵型中毫无用处，这就是数世纪使用长剑的高卢人松散、无秩序地战斗的原因所在。