Saturday, May 13, 2006
With my army of Britannia almost finished it was time to add the cherry on the cake, with the introduction of the heavy Sarmations. Once the Romans had had a taste of these Tiger tanks of the ancient world, they decided they had to have some of their own. By the time of Hadrian, Sarmation cavalry could be found on the wall and in the north of Britannia. These mounted warriors fought in slow moving tightly packed ranks and literally pushed the enemy down and rode over them, although in open battle their slow speed could lead to them being out flanked where their advantage would quickly be lost. Here, a well armoured but slow moving Sarmation horsemen finds himself in the worst possible position.......in the open and on his own.