ok ive been thinking about this for a few days and, does ANYONE know of a character in WoT that actually USES a shield? i find it really odd but, unless i forgot someone in the books, the main charcters weapons are usually two-handed (besides perrin, and i guess rand now too. ha ha ha, ooooo.... too soon? ;D)lol
Aiel all use bucklers. Mat has the Band form a phalanx with shields and spears during the battle with the Shaido at Caemlyn. We also see a lot of soldiers with shields. Don't think we actually see the main characters use shields though.