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Originally posted by Brainstorm Brainstorm wrote:

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Originally posted by CPWN CPWN wrote:

Middle Byzantine?
 
Well, I would say yes, probably 9th-13th centuries or thereabout.  However, in some depictions of icon saints in the 14th and 15th centuries, we can see some of the same equipment.  But therein lies the same question that always lingers: does iconography depict reality, or half-reality, half-classicization/stylization?
 
But what indicates that these are middle Byzantine soldiers are the following. 
 
1. The klibanion chest protection
 
2. Leather pteryges around the waist and on the shoulders
 
3. Wooden/metal vambraces on the forearms
 
4. circular shield
 
But I will say that the helmet on the figure at the far left looks late Byzantine.
 
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Originally posted by Byzantine Emperor Byzantine Emperor wrote:

But I will say that the helmet on the figure at the far left looks late Byzantine.

Thumbs Up Helmets with visor were used mostly in the 13th century on.
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At last,the whole battle scene.
Heavily armed horsemen with spears charge causing tremendous losses to their opponents.
One of the attackers seems to wear a "muscled cuirass"
Also note the router who is firing back.His shirt,seems characteristic nomad fashion style as his tactics (the parthian arrow) shooting  back while galloping.


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Hi!
 
Where is this picture from?
Was it a battle against saracens or maybe bolgars or pechenegs etc?
 
And: do yuo have it larger?
 
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Originally posted by Tar Szerénd Tar Szerénd wrote:

Hi!
Where is this picture from?
Was it a battle against saracens or maybe bolgars or pechenegs etc?
And: do yuo have it larger?
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It's from an illuminated manuscript of Mount.Athos-11th century.
As long as i can remember it depicts a biblical scene.
I have it larger ,but it's over 200 kb and cannot be uploaded.
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Hi!
 
Could you send me to tzh@freemail.hu?
 
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I first thought that it's a picture about a big kiev rus-bulgarian-hungarian-pecheneg (losted) campaign against Byzantium in 970.
 
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There were some units of infantry called Menlaviatoi and Skutatoi during the Early Empire? Could anyone give me a description of them? How were they armoured and how were they organized and how did they fight and so on...

What other infantry types were there?
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Skoutatos.
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Hi,dear Brainstorm,could you send me ,too? please.....

klibanionphoroi@gmail.com

A 12th century skoutatoi


Menaulion ,origional was a hunting spear maybe for boars,about 2.5meters long, but got a 45-50cm long with the shape of a broad bladed winged head and as thick as a man could grasp. Especially effective against kataphraktoi after the kontaratoi's pikes had been smashed, and whose users must be "brave and indomitable in strength".



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http://www.allempires.com/Forum/uploads/20061217_092251_Per-Skoutatos.jpg

Skoutatois.

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Amzaing!!!

Do you have other those kind pictures? I want to see that so much!!!Wink


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Yes ,i have ..but guys dont ask me to send-u can copy from here-cant u ?
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Originally posted by Brainstorm Brainstorm wrote:

Yes ,i have ..but guys dont ask me to send-u can copy from here-cant u ?


Sorry, I just ask the larger one which cannot be uploaded.Confused

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A battle scene from the same 11th cent manuscript.
Heavy cavalry attacks light Cavalry and defeats it.

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Mix of Byzantine flag.


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Hi Brainsorm!!
What's the title of the manuscript? And: do you have other pictures ,like this(with mounted archers)?
 
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Hi!
 
what do you think: the nomads are wearing helmets or caps?
And: what kind of soldier is killed on the ground? Nomad or greek? And: is he wearing an armour?
 
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It's interesting, that Byzantium had such warriors too (nomads).
F.e: vardariot turks (these were hungarians, settled by the greeks by the Vardar river), seldjucks, pechenegs etc. 
 
Do you know the battle by Zimony between hungarians (paions) and greeks? It was in the 1140's (maybe:-), in the hun. army were mostly hungarian and austrian knights (just cavalary), by the greeks infantry, seldjucks, other muslims, greeks, armenians etc. The hungarians attacked in one big formation, the greeks in many little units, their battle line was deep. And: the greeks had clubs (maces, or what , I don't know the correct name), the hungarians not. So we lost:-/. Later the greeks said that after the sword of both sides were chipped, the greeks binged out their war clubs and killed a lot of the hungarians.
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Hi!
 
Frank cavalary versus late-awars. (Pippin's and Carl's campaign against the awarians in the Carpathian basin in the 790's, Stuttgarter Bilderpsalter):
 
I'll send the picture if someone told me, how to do this:-)


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Tar Szerénd, could you avoid multiple posting from now on? There is the edit option too.
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