Most impressive army during the middle ages? - Page 3

View Poll Results :which one was the most impressive?
English longbow men 6 20.00%
Spanish conquistadors 2 6.67%
French knights 2 6.67%
Mongol saddle shooters 7 23.33%
Japanese samurais 8 26.67%
Egyptian Mamluks 1 3.33%
Turkish janissaries 2 6.67%
Swiss pikemen 2 6.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

July 23rd, 2004  
Originally Posted by Mark Conley
okay so go back and edit your topic guy.

I still think my group is cuter than your groups.
what does that mean?
July 23rd, 2004  
Mark Conley
It means go to the first topic that you put down as the starter topic, edit the document to reflect how you want you reader to post, and re-save it.


my group is still cuter than yours!

July 29th, 2004  
an impressive army would be one that deters any type of aggression while keeping itself from using its forces for anything other than defense and so on. So my vote would be the armies that werent attacked and still yet never made an aggressive move. Im a big fan of chivalric knights so I'd go with the French Knights from your list I suppose
July 29th, 2004  
The french knights were one of the most well trained fighting units in the medieval world. What's amazing about them is that they were trained in all aspects; reading and writing, forien language, arethmatic, dancing religion etiquette ect... As a whole they are the most talented fighting forces in the world at the time.
July 30th, 2004  
silent driller
I say the Samurai. They fought with the same codes as European knights, but with considerably more viscious tactics and a good deal more passion. Not to mention the fact that they had much cooler looking headdresses.
August 4th, 2004  
Well, your talking about 3 different periods here; Dark ages, Middle ages and Renaissance.

Dark ages: 500AD - 1000AD
Middle Ages: 1000AD - 1450AD
Renaissannce: 1450AD - 1600AD

Dark ages, I'm not sure, The Mamalukes possibly they almost conquered Europe, had it not been for the Franks.

Middle Ages: The Mongols conquered the whole of Asia, and part of Europe. no mean feat, they were second to none at any form of Cavalry.

Renaissance: The Samurai were at their peak, although they were constantly at war, Spain dominated Europe at this time, so maybe Conquistadors.
August 4th, 2004  
Japanese Samurais.

One attack, one kill.

VERY lethal in swordfight (Katanas)
and VERY lethal with Japanese Longbows too.

Other than that I would say the Roman Legion. (I know..)
August 4th, 2004  
No props for Alexander's companion cavalry, he almost conquered Europe and Asia!! And the French knights were way to pompous, their over-eagerness to charge cost them the major battles of the 100 years war.
August 4th, 2004  
The French Knights were not well ordered or trained, they were nobles gathered together for battle not a homgenous fighting unit. Their bravado led to their destruction at Crecy. And They were again destroyed by the Longbow at Agincourt...

Gimme the longbowmen anyday....
August 5th, 2004  
Well if this is the middle Ages, then it would probably have to be the Golden Horde. Mostly for its organizational skills during battle, great idea using whistling arrows to signal different formations, as well as wearing silk under their armor to stop arrows from penetrating their body. Another great idea was the use of their pony express, which significantly improved their communacation. The kahns were certainly not barbarains, but a higly mobile and elite force. They were born riding a horse, and with a bow in their hand, and that's what they did best. I cannot say they had the best infantry, as their soldiers weren't higly trained for that, but they had the flexibility to crush almost any army. As for their bows, the horse riders would carry two bows, one for a long range, one for a shorter. I have to say that the longbow was ill in comparison to a mongolian composite bow. A mongolian bow could out range a longbow easily. The design of the composite bow was small for horse riding, and very thick, made out of layers of bone and sinew from animals. These people were riding horses and making bows before the english were hanging by their tales in the trees