In 1313, 60 Scottish soldiers disguised as cows seized control of a castle held by the English.
“Berserkers” were Norse warriors who fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury. It has been suggested that the warriors consumed hallucinogens before battles. Some were said to wear the pelt of a wolf (or bear) when they entered battle.
After Olga of Kiev’s husband got murdered, she went after the culprits and not only obliterated the whole family through ruse and deceit, but also destroyed their city. With pigeons.