>>44940 >How could europe stop them? They couldn't, the Mongols went as far as Poland before Gengis died. I believe the invention of Cannons and improvement in pikemen formation eventually phased Calvary as a whole out as well. Though I am pretty sure Parthians found a way to stop the nomads from constantly raiding them
>>44940 Burn the countryside and dig in. Horse archers cannot attack fortifications on their own, and lose all of their advantages if you force them to wait for their logistical base to catch up and lay siege to a fortified position.
>>45046 That was Ogedei the second Khan and it was used as an excuse because Fortress Europa was too dense for Mongols. When Ghengis died, the conquests picked up where they left off, when Ogedei fied they conveniently let there European ambitions go
1. Shoot farther and harder than the archers. Pic related.
2. Aim for the horses. Also: use caltrops, ditches, stakes, and poison waterholes to take away freedom of movement. Trebuchets with fire would work too, perhaps, I'm not too sure how well trained the horses were.
>>44940 You have to force them to fight in an undesirable environment. The absolute best place would be a dense forest by a river. Cavalry would not only have to be able to maneuver through the wet ground and the trees, but could be pressed in and condensed into tight formations between their opponent and the river, making them vulnerable and weak.
See, Bannockburn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bannockburn
The ancient persians had developped anti horse archer tactics long before the mongols, they'd use archers and men carrying massive shields or pikes to pretty much render them useless It was not so effective against fallanxes though
>>45503 I think they adopted something closer to cataphracts. Whatever horse archers they could muster it wouldn't come close to the sheer number of horse archers the nomads could get thanks to their steppes. Persia is too dry for it I believe.
and to be honest I only associate the Parthians with horse archers because of the Battle of Carrhae when they rekt Crassus and the famous "Parthian shot", I don't know whether or not they constituted a large part of their army or not
>>45503 >>45584 >I think they adopted something closer to cataphracts Half truth, because the Parthians still possessed tons of horse archers it's just that their armies were also composed of foot archers, heavy cataphracts, and infantry. Horse archers still constituted a fair amount of Parthian forces, though these may have been composed of tributary people's forces. >>45801 yes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Carrhae#Invasion_of_Parthia
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