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If two combatants were dressed in full plate armour, how would that work out? Did they just bludgeon each other in the head until one of them was knocked unconscious?
Captain Sam wrote:If two combatants were dressed in full plate armour, how would that work out? Did they just bludgeon each other in the head until one of them was knocked unconscious?
Figlio di Moros wrote:I'm pretty sure the longbow undermined plate armor, Travesty, not promote it. Plate-armored knights, for instance, had been a part of war for hundreds of years when, at the battle of Agincourt, the English made quite a pointed argument against the validity of French Knights in battle.
Social_Critic wrote:At that point it was fairly easy to turn him face up and put a plastic bag over his head.
The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 29, says that "Employed against the Mongol invaders of Europe, knightly warfare failed even more disastrously for the Poles at Legnica and the Hungarians at Mohi in 1241. Feudal Europe was saved from sharing the fate of China and Muscovy not by its tactical prowess but by the unexpected death of the Mongols' supreme ruler, Ogedei, and the subsequent eastward retreat of his armies
The Seljuks were organized into a crescent formation about four kilometres away. Seljuk archers attacked the Byzantines as they drew closer; the centre of their crescent continually moved backwards while the wings moved to surround the Byzantine troops.
However, the right and left wings, where the arrows did most of their damage, almost broke up when individual units tried to force the Seljuks into a pitched battle; the Seljuk cavalry simply disengaged when challenged, the classic hit and run tactics of steppe warriors. With the Seljuks avoiding battle, Romanos was forced to order a withdrawal by the time night fell.
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