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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 12:01 p.m. PST

Interesting thread here….



Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 12:25 p.m. PST

Very good.

Toaster26 May 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

Any military force will be shaped by its opponents and fare badly when it encounters something different. Knights and men at arms were no different.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


goragrad27 May 2018 10:29 p.m. PST

The first post has several errors – Nicopolis was won due to a charge by the Serbian contingent of the Muslim army. Serb knights being some of the hardest charging knights then alive.

Later at the Battle of Ankara fighting as vassals of the Ottomans against those Eastern forces the poster admires so much – the Timurids under Tamerlane – the Serbian heavy cavalry/knights repelled the Mongol assaults and cut through their opposition three times before ultimately escaped the encirclement that trapped the rest of the Ottoman army.

Interestingly the bulk of the Ottoman army was composed of the same light and medium cavalry as the Timurids.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

Thanks for the info!.


dapeters29 May 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

Western armies were comprised of groups of individuals not really units as such. Many of the listed winners and discovered unit discipline. Of course who won the hundred year?

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