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One of my Chinese friends said that the Jin troops rode 5 horse at once and charged as a very heavy cathaprac.

Yue Fei used a special halberd and cut off the horses legs. The riders fell off their horses and died without having to be slaughtered further. The height of the horse and the weight of their armor along with the fall, killed the Jin riders.

Awesome. That's what I would call time saving.

Where can I learn more about this?

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The military history forum may be a good place to ask some of these questions. sinodefenceforum.com/military-history/… –  Tom Au Feb 13 '12 at 13:58
this might be of use... history.stackexchange.com/questions/857/… –  franklin Mar 23 '12 at 15:31
@franklin since he asked that question too, I bet he was already aware of it... –  Lohoris Jun 3 '12 at 12:43
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