The Almogavars - Spain's elite medieval shock infantry

martin76

Ad Honorem
Dec 2014
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Spain
Almogávares and Genoese had trouble (not very good explained... Muntaner, Paquimenes and Moncada have different versions). In any case, almogávares took from the Genoese neighborhood and they killed 3,000 of them ...after that, almogavares landed in Asia.. and attacked the Turks in the battle of River Cizicus (1303). As it is said by Wikipedia Rather than a battle, it was a massacre: the almogavars made a surprise attack on the Oghuz Turkish camp located at Cape Artake, killing about 3,000 cavalry and 10,000 infantry and capturing many women and children