What did the Southern Song army and navy look like in the mid-13th century?

Nov 2014
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What did the Southern Song army look like in the mid-13th century? What were its weapons, armor, and tactics? What did its cavalry look like? What kind of ships did the Southern Song Navy use?
 
Jul 2014
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What did the Southern Song army look like in the mid-13th century? What were its weapons, armor, and tactics? What did its cavalry look like? What kind of ships did the Southern Song Navy use?
By mid 13th century Song army was a shadow of its former self. Cavalry was few to non existent. Heavy infantry was still reasonably good. Song army were perhaps the heaviest armoured infantry of its time. The navy consisted of riverine boats and was quite good.
 

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
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What did the Southern Song army look like in the mid-13th century? What were its weapons, armor, and tactics? What did its cavalry look like? What kind of ships did the Southern Song Navy use?
I suggest you buy a history book.
 
Nov 2019
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Solar System
They had large paddle-wheel ships with siege crossbows and traction trebuchets installed on-board. Instead of stone, these trebuchets would launch gunpowder bombs. The sailors/marines mostly wore paper armor, and wielded sabers, fire-lances, and axes.