Divided into five sections, the text examines the individual components of the oriental army, the foot soldier and the mounted soldier, the equipment they wore and used, and how they fought together as a unit. Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World describes why certain types of units-such as the cavalry horse archer, were more effective than others, and why the heavy cavalry of the type dominant in Western Europe never became a feature of Asian armies. The third section discusses how these units were used together on the battlefield, and the importance of a general correctly disposing his troops before the battle began. The fourth part of the book looks at the specialist techniques and equipment developed for siege warfare -a common event in this era of fortification. Finally, the last section covers naval warfare, from the ships in which the men fought to the weapons they carried and the naval battles of the period. Using specially-commissioned colour and black-and-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of Oriental World shows in detail the methods by which armies gained and lost ascendancy on the battlefield.
FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE ORIENTAL WORLD AD 1200 – 1860 Equipment, Combat Skills And Tactics (Off Mint)
A comprehensive study of the techniques, weapons and battlefield tactics that made the oriental armies of Asia such feared opponents, this book describes both the strengths – such as the cavalry horse archer – and the weaknesses of oriental armies from the middle ages to the 19th century.
Michael E. Haskew, Christer Jorgensen, Chris McNab, Eric Niderost, Rob S. Rice
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HB, 256 pp, Illustrated