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Subedei versus King Bela IV: A Mongol army under Subedei is confident of victory against a larger Hungarian army under Bela. Will Subedei’s smoke and mirrors prove to be too much for Bela’s numbers? Also known as the Battle of the Sajo River. .
The crucial failure of Bela in this battle is reconnaissance; by assuming the river had only one crossing, he failed to post his light cavalry along the river as an early warning, allowing a large Mongol force to encircle his own. Subedei meanwhile proved his flexibility; after failing to lure Bela across the bridge as intended, he quickly devised another equally devastating plan. This battle is a stereotypical Mongol victory and features a wide range of their tactics..
The Hungarian side should include more cavalry unit symbols instead of infantry symbols. This is unfortunately not something easy to correct once the animation is completed.
Dupuy, Trevor N. The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History: From 3500 BC to the Present, Fourth Edition. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
Kennedy, Hugh. Mongols, Huns & Vikings. London: Cassell, 2002.
“The Battle of Mohi.” All Empires Online History Community. http://www.allempires.com/article/index.php?q=battle_mohi (Apr. 6, 2008).
Hungarian infantry: http://www.sierratoysoldier.com/ourstore/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=158&idproduct=2817
Hungarian heavy cavalry: http://www.miniatures.de/int/dba-army-151-teutonic-order.html
King Bela IV: http://www.krizevci.net/hr/html/belabula.html
Map of Europe: http://www.greendragonsociety.com/warriors/Mongols_page.htm
Map of the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_map_projections
Mongol mixed cavalry: http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/russia/ru01.html
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