stirrups

From: Karin Goihl & Daniel Fahey (goihlk@zedat.fu-berlin.de)
Date: Sun 23 Apr 2000 - 01:08:15 EEST


Joerg or Peter:
>Stirrups: Haven't the Char Un had good opportunity to adopt them by now?
>In DP they appear as shock cavalry rather than as mounted archers.

Stirrups aren't used by all cavalry. Most plains "Indians" chose not to use
them. Stirrups were known to them and often used by their women.
Alexander and his cavalry didn't know of the stirrup but fought as heavy
cavalry, and were pretty good at it.

Happy Eostra!
Daniel

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