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Jan
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revised Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
Correct spelling, add disclaimer.
Jan
15
comment How did Aztec armor and weaponry match up to the Spaniards?
"The best hope of generating such would of been to lure the Spaniards into an enclosed area and trapped them there." Is that why the Spanish lost about 1,000 (out of about 3,000) troops in the initial battle at Technoctitlan, and only 100 or so on the return march?
Jan
15
revised Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
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Jan
15
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
15
answered Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
Jan
14
asked Why did Charles V divide his holdings as he did?
Jan
13
comment What were the advantages and disadvantages of Mongolian cavalry (compared to European cavalry)?
@AlexP: I would say archetypical Western European knight. But would consider an answer using eastern European cavalry as an "intermediate" case. I don't see eastern European cavalry as having any advantages over the Mongols, but may be wrong.
Jan
12
comment What were the advantages and disadvantages of Mongolian cavalry (compared to European cavalry)?
@PieterGeerkens: OK, deleted some questions.
Jan
12
revised What were the advantages and disadvantages of Mongolian cavalry (compared to European cavalry)?
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12
revised What were the advantages and disadvantages of Mongolian cavalry (compared to European cavalry)?
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Jan
12
asked What were the advantages and disadvantages of Mongolian cavalry (compared to European cavalry)?
Jan
10
comment What factors discouraged the Nazis from focusing all their forces on the Caucasus region during Operation Barbarossa?
I changed your last link to one that discusses a possible linkup between List and Rommel in the Middle East. That is an Allied "disaster scenario" that too few war accounts discuss, IMHO. See my answer to this question: history.stackexchange.com/questions/1593/…
Jan
10
revised What factors discouraged the Nazis from focusing all their forces on the Caucasus region during Operation Barbarossa?
Changed link to one that discusses "link-up" possibility.
Jan
10
comment How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
@Oldcat: Which is what Vercingetorix did at Alesia. Which was the battle I had in mind.
Jan
10
comment How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
@DVK: Tesco. THAT's where I got the idea that horsemeat was inferior to beef.
Jan
10
comment How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
@DVK: I'd be thinking terms of killing a few horses a day. that's why I introduced the idea of fodder (grass) for the surviving ones. Horsemeat can give disease, but so could other items. The main objection was that horsemeat was NOT as nutritious as beef, so you could starve soldiers by giving them as much as you would beef. I'm assuming there would be salt or other preservatives.
Jan
10
asked How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
Jan
9
accepted Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
Jan
9
comment Who was the shepherd that discovered the Gobekli Tepe?
I'm not sure that the shepard has a name. But he must have some kind of identifier/tribal affiliation, and that identifier may be important in evaluating the Gobekli Tepe discovery.
Jan
9
revised Who was the shepherd that discovered the Gobekli Tepe?
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