Genghis Khan's War Tactics

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With the help of Genghis Khan, he also created/retooled the weapons they used during their campaigns, and the use of animals for transportation and war. The horses that the Mongolian Empire used were small, but they were semi-equipped with armor and mainly used for infantry. The horses also helped them move quicker and run long distances so they can move faster during war and transportation. As well they’re nearly impossible to stop when in a pack. The usage of their bows helped them do a lot of damage when raiding as when it is used with a horse. It was very powerful as the horse can run fast while using the bow to shoot long range attacks. Which was an deadly combination during their campaigns. The bow was very composite with the horse. The …show more content…
Furthermore, they were one of the first armies to use psychological warfare. The Mongolian Empire’s technology was very advanced comparing to other empires. This gave them a better chance of winning a raid/campaign. Examples are instead of using regular arrows, sometimes they use fire arrows. Which was the tip of an arrow on fire. This can lead to burning towards the enemy if it’s a direct …show more content…
Their war tactics were as well known to be smart and dangerous during the campaigns. They had many war tactics, but there were three main ones. One was the usage of inclusion, it helped their army be stabled and support the amount of troops the empire had. It involved recruiting conquered troops/civilians from captured cities to join the army. This was smart as Genghis Khan had lost a lot of troops during war and gaining the army’s troops back by recruiting conquered ones. Not only if it was troops, just overall in general. Genghis Khan would look for engineers, soldiers, generals, etc. Genghis Khan didn’t discriminate the people he conquered. As an example, they would use Chinese siege engineers to siege the walls. Genghis Khan cared mainly about winning war and expanding his empire to the fullest. He didn’t discriminate the people he conquered since one of the main reason he really didn’t have a religion. He was an animist. Another war tactic that the Mongolians used didn’t have a significant name, but they rely on speed and mobility as key to most of their tactics. They would as well do surprise/sneak attacks against the enemies. One famous/well known tactic that was difficult to execute was the feigned flight. The Mongolians would fake to retreat and the enemies will be lured in to chase them. The Mongolians would then lure them to a bigger army and then attack the enemies. The difficult part is when they do retreat,

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