Mongols, 1206–1395

DBA Army 154

Italeri's Golden Horde Mongols may be used to recreate the mounted elements of DBA Army 154 – Mongols

Following his rise to power in 1206, the Mongol conquerer Genghis Khan created a vast empire in Asia and Europe. Upon his death in 1227, the empire was divided among the Khan's sons. Genghis Khan's oldest son Juchi received most of Russia. Juchi's son Batu Khan secured the Russian domain, and he even invaded Hungary and Germany with his Golden Horde in 1241. The Empire of the Golden Horde was eventually conquered by Timur Leng, who sacked the capital city Sarai Berke in 1395. Italeri and ZVEZDA produce 1:72 scale miniatures which may be used to raise Mongol and Golden Horde Mongol cavalry armies which dominated Asia and Europe.

Campaigns & Events

  • Until 1206 – Temu-jin, later know as Genghis Khan subjugates rival clans throughout Mongolia.
  • 1206 – Temu-jin accepts the leadership of the Mongols and establishes his capital at Karakorum.
  • 1213 – Genghis Khan campaigns against the Chin empire, ruled by the Jurchen in North China, capturing their territory and capital Yenching (Peking) by 1215.
  • 1218 to 1224 – Genghis Khan conquers Turkistan, Transoxania, and Afghanistan, raids Persia and Eastern Europe to the Dnepr river.
  • 1227 – Genghis Khan dies during a campaign against the Jurchen. His vast empire is divided among his sons. Genghis Khan's oldest son Juchi receives most of Russia.
  • Juchi's son Batu Khan assumes command of the Mongol army in Europe.
  • 1237 to 1240 – Mongol Invasion of Russia, led by Batu Khan, who conquers and proclaims the Empire of the Golden Horde.
  • 1240 – The fortress of Kiev is razed, ending the Kievan state.
  • 1241 – Batu Khan invades Hungary and Germany.
  • 1242 – Batu Khan is recalled to Karakorum to participate in the election of a Grand Khan, an event which prematurely ends the campaign in Europe.
  • 1255 Batu Khan dies while preparing yet another campaign.
  • 1395 – Tamerlane sacks Sarai Berke, capital of the Empire of the Golden Horde.

Miniatures

DBA Army No. 154 – Mongols, 1206–1395

  1. element: 2 light cavalry, or 3 cavalry
  2. element: 2 light cavalry, or 3 cavalry
  3. element: 2 light cavalry, or 3 cavalry
  4. element: 2 light cavalry, or 3 cavalry
  5. element: 2 light cavalry
  6. element: 2 light cavalry
  7. element: 2 light cavalry
  8. element: 2 light cavalry
  9. element: 2 light cavalry
  10. element: 2 light cavalry
  11. element: 2 light cavalry, or 4 archers, or 4 Chinese
    spearmen, or 2 psiloi, or 1 artillery
  12. element: 2 light cavalry, or 4 archers, or 4 Chinese
    spearmen, or 2 psiloi, or 1 artillery

Historical Enemies

  • DBA Army No. 55d – Alan, 50–1500
  • DBA Army No. 71 – Annamese
  • DBA Army No. 78 – Korean, 918-1392
  • DBA Army No. 98 – Burmese, 1043-1526
  • DBA Army No. 110 – Khmer or Champa, 605–1400
  • DBA Army No. 116 – Sung Chinese, 960–1127
  • DBA Army No. 119 – Early Hungarian, 997–1245
  • DBA Army No. 121 – Georgian, 1008–1683
  • DBA Army No. 122 – Early Polish, 960–1335
  • DBA Army No. 124 – Seljuk Turks, 1037-1092
  • DBA Army No. 127a – Early Samurai, 900–1300
  • DBA Army No. 127b – Later Samurai, 1300-1542
  • DBA Army No. 129 – Early Russian, 1054–1246
  • DBA Army No. 130 – Cuman (Kipchak), 1054–1394
  • DBA Army No. 146 – Khwarazm, 1186–1246
  • DBA Army No. 147 – Volga Bulgars, 675–1237
  • DBA Army No. 148b – Lithuanian, 1132–1435
  • DBA Army No. 149 – Late Medieval Polish, 1335–1510
  • DBA Army No. 151 – Teutonic Order, 1201–1522
  • DBA Army No. 157 – Post-Mongol Russian, 1246–1533
  • DBA Army No. 159a – Ilkhanid, 1251–1355
  • DBA Army No. 159b – Timurid Mongols, 1360–1506
  • DBA Army No. 174 – Ming Dynasty, 1356–1540

The Mongol Golden Horde is an excellent army for wargamers, because it faced so many opponents over a long period in history.

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