Types of warriors from countries

Frank81

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There is nothing special in the way the Almughavars fought. Their tactics and equipment were the same as all light infantry from the region during that time.
Talk me about these other javaline men from Europe aside of those coming from Iberia.
 
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martin76

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Dec 2014
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There is no difference between guerrilla and terrorism. The definition depends on who's side you are on.
Yes there is difference.... Guerrilla is to defeat British Army in Colenso, Majuba Hill, Spion Kop....Boerekommando is Guerrilla... To kill an age man and two 15 yo boys....in a yacht... that´s terrorism


These are guerrilleros... by the way.. they didn´t hide their faces...



And these are terrorist

 

martin76

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There is nothing special in the way the Almughavars fought. Their tactics and equipment were the same as all light infantry from the region during that time.

That you can say to the French, Greek, Turks, Bulgarian, Alans, Caucasian people.. they deafeated!!!!!

They were very very much special... because they were unbeateable.. or if you prefer.. they never lost a battle.
 

Dan Howard

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Aug 2014
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Australia
That you can say to the French, Greek, Turks, Bulgarian, Alans, Caucasian people.. they deafeated!!!!!

They were very very much special... because they were unbeateable.. or if you prefer.. they never lost a battle.
They are just light infantry. If they were so special, everyone would have adopted the same equipment and tactics. In an open battle they are useless without support from heavy infantry and cavalry.

The original Almughavars were saracens.
 

martin76

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They are just light infantry. If they were so special, everyone would have adopted the same equipment and tactics. In an open battle they are useless without support from heavy infantry and cavalry.

The original Almughavars were saracens.

Almughavars were muslims and christian in the Spanish borders (Portuguese, Castilian, Aragonese, Navarran and muslims from Al-Andalus)... Almughavars beated heavy cavalry!.... as Frank81 wrote.. you should read Muntaner before...

Have you ever heard about the Battle of Cephisus? the battle cost life to Walter V... Almughavars were 2.000 men (and 4.000 light cavalry)....Frankish Army 25.000 men between them 700 knight (Heavy Cavalry). Frankish arrogance attacked almughavar with the heavy cavalry... Almogávares stand on foot and they crushed the Frankish heavy calvary with their javaline and knifes...in military history, the battle was part of a major shift in European warfare, signalled an era where infantry successfully challenged the traditional predominance of knightly heavy cavalry
 

At Each Kilometer

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Sep 2012
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That you can say to the French, Greek, Turks, Bulgarian, Alans, Caucasian people.. they deafeated!!!!!

They were very very much special... because they were unbeateable.. or if you prefer.. they never lost a battle.
Catalan company had initially 8000 men, half of them almogavar foot soldiers indeed, but also ~1500 cavalry / later de Flor recruited 3k Turkic horsemen into the company.
 
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Dan Howard

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You are delusional if you think the almogavars were never defeated. Have you heard of the Battle of Najera? English longbows destroyed the almogavars, who predictably tried to harass their flanks, and then they turned their arrows on the charging Spanish heavy cavalry. The surviving almogavars ran away to the town of Najera where they were once again defeated by the English pillagers.
 
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Frank81

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They are just light infantry. If they were so special, everyone would have adopted the same equipment and tactics. In an open battle they are useless without support from heavy infantry and cavalry.

The original Almughavars were saracens.
In the context of Medieval Europe, Almughavars were total outliners. They were the kind of light infantry common in Roman era warfare, common throught western Eurasia, but faded away everywhere by 1300, substituted by bowmen and crossbowmen. Only in North Africa and Iberia they were still common. Thence, the mounted archers of the Middle East and the knigths of Western Europe had no idea how to fight them
 

Dan Howard

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Aug 2014
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Thence, the mounted archers of the Middle East and the knigths of Western Europe had no idea how to fight them
Of course they did. Look up the battle of Najera (1367). You counter almogavars just like any other skirmisher.