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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:30 AM   #1
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German/Slovak/Polish Warriors


where there any warriors that came out of these countries?
as Japan has samurais and Sweden had vikings
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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #2

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Are you referring to any particular time period? And welcome.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #3
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Are you referring to any particular time period? And welcome.
middle ages but anything not to recent as in nothing from the 1900's-now and thank you
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Well, the Winged Hussars should certainly get a mention then.
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Re: German/Slovak/Polish Warriors


In the case of Poland, the winged hussars, as Sargon of Akkad has said. For Germany, perhaps the Landsknecht. I think the Hussites of Bohemia (modern day Slovakia) used a type of armored car rather curious during the Hussite Wars, but I don't remember its name...
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Re: German/Slovak/Polish Warriors


German and Slav Warriors you say. That came out of their countries. I would say: the whole migration period.
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In the case of Poland, the winged hussars, as Sargon of Akkad has said. For Germany, perhaps the Landsknecht. I think the Hussites of Bohemia (modern day Slovakia) used a type of armored car rather curious during the Hussite Wars, but I don't remember its name...
"tabor "I think. And their great leader Jan Zizka must be mentioned.
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Re: German/Slovak/Polish Warriors


Polish Winged Hussars were directly related to medieval Knight cavalry.
There was a great tradition of heavy cavalry in Germany and Poland. Teutonic Knight heavy cavalry was one of the best (if not the best) in the word.
Great medieval battles involved full out charge of such cavalry were common in medieval time.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #9
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Re: German/Slovak/Polish Warriors


Bohemia isn't the modern day Slovakia it's western part of todays Czech Republic. Eastern part (and north-western bit of Slovakia) is "Moravia", and then there is rest Slovakia. In my (and many other people's) opinion, these 3 categories are the most natural cultural division of former Czechoslovakia.

As for some specific warriors, the "Slav warriors" category would be correct, and there are several ancient legends about them, but often too fuzzy to be sure if it's really about Slav or someone else (especially those most ancient).
Hussites Hussites
are also good example of what OP asked for.
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Re: German/Slovak/Polish Warriors


Germany was noted for its longbowmen (quite similar to the English flavor), spearmen, and knights during the 12th-13th Centuries.

Poland's hussars and the Hussites are already mentioned above.

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