The Dark Centuries of Warfare - The Medieval Army

Nov 2010
7,325
Cornwall
#2
I thought I'd be a bit cynical about it being too broad an era etc, but it seems quite sensible stuff to be honest. Broadly speaking there ain't too much difference between the organisations (and weaponry) of the Franks, Ostrogoths and Visigoths in 500 AD (and what they took from Roman systems) as there was in the forces of the region 700 years later. Either way light cavalry from North Africa or from the east seems to cause chaos in those established systems.
 
Jul 2018
262
London
#3
Yep, that's the point I am making. It took centuries to see real change and a "scientific" approach the organization of military affairs.
Thanks for watching, the birth of this video was plagued with tribulations, actually.