Air War Desert Storm by Lou Drendel

By Lou Drendel

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There they returned to the steppes and clashed with the Kipchak Turks who dominated the area. Faced with this sudden, but not altogether unexpected, invasion the Kipchaks tried to placate the Mongols. They deserted their erstwhile allies, the partly Christian inhabitants of the northern Caucasus, and joined forces with the invaders. But Jebe and Siibotai, having destroyed the Caucasian peoples one by one, promptly turned upon the Kipchaks. In desperation these nomads appealed to their ancient foes, the Princes of Russia.

A rural population, leaving the remaining fifth to recover under the guidance of a Mongol or loyal local official. Genghis Khan's 'general staff also administered the army, the battle layout of which may be reflected in a plan preserved in a thirteenth century Indo-Persian manuscript. This purports to portray 'The Battle Layout of the Turks when their Khaqan is present'. Though it may have more to do with the Kara Khitai than their Mongol successors, it obviously describes an army that, divided into nine sections and including a good number of infantry, was essentially organized for steppe horse-archery tactics.

The composite bow more when regular release of tension also loosed and thus gave its a much arrows had about twice the range, with a flatter trajectory and greater accuracy, than English infantry bows. It appears, in fact, that whereas the penetrating Many different forms of frag- mentary lamellar armour have been found across the medieval The varia- reflect local Eurasian steppes. tions probably tradition as well the as of different shapes to use protect particular parts of the body as lamellar armour could be very sophisticated of design.

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