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В XI—XII веках основу конного войска составляли тяжело­вооруженные всадники-копейщики. В снаряжение такого воина входили одно или два копья, сабля либо меч, сулицы или лук со стрелами, кистень, булава, реже боевой топорик, а также оборонительный доспех, к которому относится известный уже с XI века чешуйчатый панцирь.

В XI—XII веках основу конного войска составляли тяжело­вооруженные всадники-копейщики. В снаряжение такого воина входили одно или два копья, сабля либо меч, сулицы или лук со стрелами, кистень, булава, реже боевой топорик, а также оборонительный доспех, к которому относится известный уже с XI века чешуйчатый панцирь.

Reconstructed Heavy Armoured Kök Turk (Tujue) Warrior of Balyk - Sook, Turkic Khaganate Era

Reconstructed Heavy Armoured Kök Turk (Tujue) Warrior of Balyk - Sook , Turkic Khaganate Era

Helmet used by Song heavy infantry.

I find it intriguing how this shape of helmet was ubiquitous throughout the Song dynasty

Extremely heavy lamellar armor of a Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) "Iron Pagoda horseman" Some historians have referred to these heavy cavalry as cataphracts or clibanarii, in reference to their near identical appearance to heavy Persian cavalry from the 4-7th centuries.  http://dragonsarmory.blogspot.com/2017/02/medieval-chinese-cataphracts-1-iron.html

Extremely heavy lamellar armor of a Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) "Iron Pagoda horseman" Some historians have referred to these heavy cavalry as cataphracts or clibanarii, in reference to their near identical appearance to heavy Persian cavalry from the 4-7th centuries. http://dragonsarmory.blogspot.com/2017/02/medieval-chinese-cataphracts-1-iron.html

Jurchen or Jin Dynasty Warriors (founded by Manchu) (1125 CE - 1234 CE) - After a series of raids conducted all along Liao’s western frontiers, Aguda went on to a general attack, taking Liao subordinate capitals one by one, sometimes with help of native Chinese dynasty occupying the rest of China, Northern Song (960–1126). Aguda died before completing his conquest of Liao, but his successor Wuqimai, or Taizong (1075–1135), not only completed his task, but even began a massive invasion of…

Jurchen or Jin Dynasty Warriors (founded by Manchu) CE - 1234 CE) - After…

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