I hereby sent you some pics of my Persian medium cavalry.
The Persian (medium) cavalry consisted partly of horsemen protected by scale or linnen body armor. On there heads they wore the typical tiara which protected them from the blazing sun and wind on the dry planes of the vast Persian empire.
Persian light- and medium cavalry units were not used to charge an enemy head on but to shower them with javelins and arrows and retreat. To defend themselves at close quarters the cavalerists used mostly swords and battle axes. It was one of these axes that crushed Alexander's helmet in the battle at the Granicus river.
MAnovski@productions (The Netherlands)
Many thanks to MAnovski.
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