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badhabum

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first bulgarian empire
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:54:32 PM »
I just read about Basil II campaing's vs the Bulgars . There are numerous INFANTRY battles ( might be dismounted warriors ) but mounted are not frequent except for raids. In MEG most are mounted and the infantry is not that good being poor .

Also that infantry could fight for some time and hold vs byzantine infantry and mounted ( city militia has LS which helps ) .

Still have to read Skylitzes but I just wonder if the Bulgarian list is not a bit too generous with the mounted and harsh with the infantry or should the mounted not have a dismounted caracteristic available ?

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Re: first bulgarian empire
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 09:08:26 AM »
Certainly this is a period and army I don't know much about, so this is perfectly possible.

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Re: first bulgarian empire
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 10:20:38 AM »
The only stuff I've read on the Bulgars is the Osprey on the Volga Bulgars so not exactly deep  :P

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Re: first bulgarian empire
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 12:56:42 PM »
Currently reading Dennis P. Hupchik

THE BULGARIAN-BYZANTINE
WARS FOR EARLY MEDIEVAL
BALKAN HEGEMONY

Interesting and available on kindle for those interested