Organisation and tactics
Eastern Europe was the battleground for many different highly skilled warriors
Drawn from diverse cultures, the mounted warriors of the Teutonic Order, the Mongols, the Russian druzhina and the Cumans fought in their native styles against each other and other opponents. The Mongols and Cumans relied mainly on archery and mobility, while the Teutonic Knights and druzhina were primarily heavy armoured cavalry.
LEFT: A depiction of Mongol armour in the 14th century. Heavily armoured Mongol cavalry compelled enemy forces to stay close together, making them easy targets for theMongol horse archers LEFT: Knights of the Teutonic Order were heavily armed and armoured, and were clad in a distinctive surcoat of white with a black cross