By Erich B Anderson
Usually armed with lengthy lances, they harnessed the mobility and mass of the pony to the sturdiness and reliable battling energy of the spear-armed phalanx. even though very dear to equip and preserve (not least end result of the want for a provide of appropriate horses), they have been strength conflict winners and remained in use for lots of centuries. Erich B Anderson assesses the advance, gear, strategies and wrestle checklist of cataphracts (and the same clibinarii), displaying additionally how enemies sought to counter them. it is a important examine of 1 of the main attention-grabbing weapon structures of the traditional world.