VI - IX century invaders of the remains of the western and eastern Roman empires and Byzantium.

Many ideas for various fashions of armor / armaments in After Empire.

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Some of the Allies and Vassals of the Mongols in what is now the Middle East.

The Varangian Guards were Viking mercenaries who operated far beyond their native shores as an elite force within the Byzantine Armies. Descendants from a legendary line of warriors, the Varangian Guard was formed after a group of Viking mercenaries made a major contribution to the Byzantine Emperor Basil II’s victory over rebel forces in 988 AD

The Varangian Guards were Viking mercenaries who operated far beyond their native shores as an elite force within the Byzantine Armies.

varangian guard vs pecheneg in 1091 battle, The Empire won thanks to Cumans allies

Byzantine Varangian guard vs Pecheneg in 1091 battle, The Empire won thanks to Cumans allies.

Cataphract was the precursor to the medieval knight. Used by Byzantian empire against eastern armies.

شاهنشاهى ساسانيان Reconstruction of a Sassanid cataphract - Soldiers Sassanid Kingdom - Iran

0800 - 1000 Varangian Rus' The Varangians or Varyags (Old Norse: Væringjar) was the name given by Greeks and East Slavs to Vikings, who between the 9th and 11th centuries ruled the medieval state of Rus' and formed the Byzantine Varangian Guard.

0800 - 1000 Varangian Rus' The Varangians or Varyags (Old Norse: Væringjar) was the name given by Greeks and East Slavs to Vikings, who between the and centuries ruled the medieval state of Rus' and formed the Byzantine Varangian Guard.

Emperor Alexius V and his Varangian guard. Fall of Constantinople 1204. Osprey publishing.

Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part XIX

clearairturbulence: “ Byzantine Emperor Alexios V and Varangian Guardsmen ”

Byzantine soldiers

THE BATTLE OF MANZIKERT: BYZANTIUM’S TERRIBLE DAY

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