|Hunnic organization and warriors - magnificent illustration|
I could almost believe the curator team at the Army Museum are wargamers. Why? because they have created exhibits which inspire and inform we detail obsessed gamers who lap up every little piece of information about our chosen armies.
|Turkic tactics of envelopment|
The tactical display boards provided to describe Hunnic and Turkic warfare are magnificent. These are supported by extremely informative paintings not just of battle scenes but of the army on the move, in camp and training.
|The progress of the Huns|
This post spreads itself around a bit with shots from the Fall of the Roman Empire period through wars against other Muslim nations and against Christendom.
|Not sure of the location and period of this painting|
There have been some comments regarding the accuracy of some of the dress portrayed particularly in relation to the Byzantines and other western fighting men. Quite interesting juxtapose of the normal criticism levelled at western art by the cultures inaccurately portrayed in our military representations. I do not pretend to be an expert so will not express an opinion either way other than to say that everything I saw in this museum was extremely impressive.
|Turkic nation on the move|
The next shots are from the Ain Jalut panorama. I will leave you all with this and th.en we can debate the accuracy of these wonderfully vivid pieces of military art.
This final picture is interesting as I am not sure what period it references. In terms of the historical progression of illustrations it appeared after the Huns/Turks and in the same hall as Ain Jalut.
I will leave you members to pass comment......
|QUIZ: Who are they fighting?|
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