Roman Heavy Cavalry (2): AD 500

Roman Heavy Cavalry (2): AD 500 by Andrey Negin and Raffaele D


ISBN
9781472839503
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
496
Dimensions
184 x 248mm

In the twilight of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th o6th centuries, the elite of the field armies was the heavy armoured cavalry o the cataphracts, clad in lamellar, scale, mail and padded fabric armour. After the fall of the West, the Greek-speaking Eastern or Byzantine Empire survived for nearly a thousand years, and cavalry remained predominant in its armies, with the heaviest armoured regiments continuing to provide the ultimate shock-force in battle.
Accounts from Muslim chroniclers show that the ironclad cataphract on his armoured horse was an awe- iinspiring enemy- '...they advanced against you, iron i-covered o one would have said that they advanced on horses which seemed to have no legs'. This new study, replete with stunning full-colour illustrations of the various units, offers an engaging insight into the fearsome heavy cavalry units that battled against the enemies of Rome's Eastern Empire.
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In the twilight of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th o6th centuries, the elite of the field armies was the heavy armoured cavalry o the cataphracts, clad in lamellar, scale, mail and padded fabric armour. After the fall of the West, the Greek-speaking Eastern or Byzantine Empire survived for nearly a thousand years, and cavalry remained predominant in its armies, with the heaviest armoured regiments continuing to provide the ultimate shock-force in battle.
Accounts from Muslim chroniclers show that the ironclad cataphract on his armoured horse was an awe- iinspiring enemy- '...they advanced against you, iron i-covered o one would have said that they advanced on horses which seemed to have no legs'. This new study, replete with stunning full-colour illustrations of the various units, offers an engaging insight into the fearsome heavy cavalry units that battled against the enemies of Rome's Eastern Empire.
ISBN:
9781472839503
Publication Date:
02 / 03 / 2021
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
184 x 248mm

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