History of War

MONGOLS AT WAR

“THE MONGOL WAY OF WAR WAS A POTENT COMBINATION THAT PROVED IRRESISTIBLE FOR MANY YEARS”

Subotai had at his command the perfect force with which to mount this daring raid. The Mongol army of Genghis’s day was without doubt one of the most formidable in the history of the world. Its might owed much to its tactical and strategic coordination. The Mongols carefully organised their horsemen into mingghans, or regiments, of 1,000 men and, at Genghis's own direction, into much larger tumens, or corps, of 10,000 men. Coordination of these units, even when separated by long distances, was impeccable.

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