Discuss Mongol war tactics,
weapons, and conquest in the
13th century.
The Mongols were a brilliant people. Their leader, Genghis Khan, led a very large,
powerful army. Genghis Khan wanted to e...
The Mongolian army took great care in predicting their enemies
next move. Like a giant game of "Eye Spy," the Mongolian
ar...
After the Mongolian army took time to get to know their enemies and their
lands, the Mongolian army coordinated grand atta...
The Mongols would have men on
horses posted throughout the land
in order to spread gained
information throughout the army....
Now that you
know how the
Mongols fought,
you need to
know what the
Mongols fought
with!
Do you think this is
what the soldiers
looked like?!

The most useful
Mongolian weapon
was the horse. A
Mongolian warrior
...
FUN FACT –
Horses are still a very
important aspect of
Mongolian culture. Every
year there is a “Festival oF
horses!”
Composite bows were small and lightweight, mainly used
for hunting and warfare. This small, lightweight bow
allowed boys t...
The Mongolian army used three different
types of arrows, but they all shared a
single purpose - to be used in battle. Both...
Wealthy soldiers would
use a weapon called a
halberd. The halberd is
a double sided blade
atop a six foot pole.
Warriors u...
All of the soldiers in the Mongolian army received the
Turko-Mongol sabre, a simple, one handed curved blade.
The Turko- M...
Warriors of a lower class were given spears and
lances. Spears and lances were able to be
thrown yards away and could also...
While the Mongol saddle and chain mail were not technically
weapons, it was imperative that the Mongolian warriors had a s...
The Mongolian empire used their vast military expertise to conquer
a lot of land during the thirteenth century. Mongolian ...
Sources

• All images either from Google Images or the clipart app provided by
Microsoft Powerpoint
• "Genghis Khan - Mong...
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Mongolian army

  1. 1. Discuss Mongol war tactics, weapons, and conquest in the 13th century.
  2. 2. The Mongols were a brilliant people. Their leader, Genghis Khan, led a very large, powerful army. Genghis Khan wanted to expand his empire – and he knew he had the army to do it!
  3. 3. The Mongolian army took great care in predicting their enemies next move. Like a giant game of "Eye Spy," the Mongolian army had great, big spy networks that allowed them to scope out routes and knowledge of the enemy.
  4. 4. After the Mongolian army took time to get to know their enemies and their lands, the Mongolian army coordinated grand attacks, the most famous of which being the feigned retreat. During a feigned retreat, the army would let the enemies believe they had won, only to turn and begin pursuing their enemy again. RUN! JUST KIDDING – ATTACK!
  5. 5. The Mongols would have men on horses posted throughout the land in order to spread gained information throughout the army. To tie all of their military tactics together, the Mongolian army had an extensive web of communication. Think of the Mongolian communication system like modern day telephone poles - stationed and ready to spread information.
  6. 6. Now that you know how the Mongols fought, you need to know what the Mongols fought with!
  7. 7. Do you think this is what the soldiers looked like?! The most useful Mongolian weapon was the horse. A Mongolian warrior would have began training with horses hunting and herding them - at the age of fifteen!
  8. 8. FUN FACT – Horses are still a very important aspect of Mongolian culture. Every year there is a “Festival oF horses!”
  9. 9. Composite bows were small and lightweight, mainly used for hunting and warfare. This small, lightweight bow allowed boys to practice while hunting before fighting in battles. Composite bows were great for fighting while riding horseback!
  10. 10. The Mongolian army used three different types of arrows, but they all shared a single purpose - to be used in battle. Both the iron head arrow and the v-shaped arrow were used to hit the enemy while the last type of arrow was made with holes in it to be used as a warning signal.
  11. 11. Wealthy soldiers would use a weapon called a halberd. The halberd is a double sided blade atop a six foot pole. Warriors used the halberd to fight from a horse - it was useful in swinging at soldiers who running towards the horsed army.
  12. 12. All of the soldiers in the Mongolian army received the Turko-Mongol sabre, a simple, one handed curved blade. The Turko- Mongol sabre was ideal for both horseback warfare and marching warfare. Do you think YOU could ride a horse, man blade, and pay attention to your fellow warriors?
  13. 13. Warriors of a lower class were given spears and lances. Spears and lances were able to be thrown yards away and could also be used for impaling an enemy up close and personal.
  14. 14. While the Mongol saddle and chain mail were not technically weapons, it was imperative that the Mongolian warriors had a saddle and an armor. The saddled aided the warrior in horseback warfare while the protective armor could protect any warrior at any time. Hmmm, the Mongols appear to have a lot of similarities with a cowboy, but remember that the Mongols were much, much more lethal than cowboys!
  15. 15. The Mongolian empire used their vast military expertise to conquer a lot of land during the thirteenth century. Mongolian take over began in northern China and eventually spread to central Asia. While Mongolian expansion did not reach Europe fully, Mongolian expansion did lead to the spread of ideas, cultures, and diseases between Asia and Europe.
  16. 16. Sources • All images either from Google Images or the clipart app provided by Microsoft Powerpoint • "Genghis Khan - Mongols."http://genghiskhan.fieldmuseum.org/. N.p.. Web. 2 Dec 2013. • Wolfe, R.. N.p.. Web. 25 Nov 2013. <http://ryanwolfe.weebly.com/weapons.html>. • May, T.. N.p.. Web. 25 Nov 2013. <http://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/5.2/may.html>.

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