Carmanian Cavalry tactics

From: Howard Fielding (
Date: Sat 01 Apr 2000 - 23:55:10 EEST

Martin Laurie,

>The Byzantine Cataphract or "Kataphraktoi" actually closed at a slow trot and
>engaged in a grinding, attritional close combat, relying on heavy armour and
>nasty weaponry (mostly maces) and training to literally crunch their way
>through the enemy line. Once the pentratation was achieved, the lighter
>lancers and other horsemen would continue the pursuit.
>The Carmanians use the lance as the primary shock weapon and contact at the

I always assumed that the Carmanians used the Kontos, and not a "couched"
lance as this implies.



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