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    Posted: 23-Dec-2005 at 09:11
Who were these two cavalry types were they based?

What was there quality and what arms did they use like did they have bow and lance..etc?
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I'm sorry but I have no idea what you're talking about. Were they Muslim troops or Christian ones? When were they famous? I know that Andalusia has a long history of horse breeding but I've never heard of any specific Andalusian military unit. 

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Well as far as i know, the knights copied european knights, they had almost the same equipment, as for the lancers, they are just copies of byzantine heavy cavalry, they used a very long lance to thrust with 2 hands and didn't use a shield.
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Were they troops of the Caliphate or any other Muslim state of Spain?

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For the knights, could be somewhere when Norman style cavalry dominated europe, probably pre-almoravid andalucia (ummayad period).

For lancers, they were very late, when andalucia was reduced to Granada, they had long lances, a very small heart shaped shield (slung behind the back, only used if they dismounted) and swords.

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Thanks. You always learn something new. 

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No problem, and sorry for the late reply

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