Mongol, War Tactics, Weapons,
and Conquest
By: Bryan Robison
Mongols History
• The Mongols originated on the steppe of
Central Asia.
Mongols War Tactics
• Due to their nomadic origin on the steppe of
Central Asia the Mongol preferred the Horse
Archer.
Mongol Mobility
• The Mongols would often travel 100 hundred
miles a day.
• Mongols would often feign retreats to lure
opp...
Attack
• After weakening enemy troops with their
horse archers, Mongols would attack with
lancers.
Siege Battles
• To conquer cities, Mongols would bombard
city wall with dozens of siege
engines.(catapults)
• Mongols woul...
Mongol Bow
• The favorite weapon for the Mongols was the
composite bow.
• It could hit targets from
hundreds of yards away.
Unification
• In 1206, Genghis Khan (great khan) defeated
his rivals and unified the Mongol clans.
Genghis
Khan
Attack!
• Mongol soldiers under Genghis Khan attacked
and defeated the Jurchens and Western Xia in
China, and the Khwarizm...
Mongol Expansion
• Mongols under later Khans attacked and ruled
The Middle East, Russia, Persia, Central Asia,
and China.
Division
• In 1264, the Mongol empire divided; Yuan
Dynasty in China, Golden Horde in Russia, and
Ilkhanate in Persia.
Downfall
• Civil War between various Mongol groups led
to anarchy and rebellion such as the Ming
Rebellion in China in 136...
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  1. 1. Mongol, War Tactics, Weapons, and Conquest By: Bryan Robison
  2. 2. Mongols History • The Mongols originated on the steppe of Central Asia.
  3. 3. Mongols War Tactics • Due to their nomadic origin on the steppe of Central Asia the Mongol preferred the Horse Archer.
  4. 4. Mongol Mobility • The Mongols would often travel 100 hundred miles a day. • Mongols would often feign retreats to lure opposing armies into traps.
  5. 5. Attack • After weakening enemy troops with their horse archers, Mongols would attack with lancers.
  6. 6. Siege Battles • To conquer cities, Mongols would bombard city wall with dozens of siege engines.(catapults) • Mongols would also launched plague victims at the city wall to infect the defenders. Mongol Siege of Baghdad, 1258.
  7. 7. Mongol Bow • The favorite weapon for the Mongols was the composite bow. • It could hit targets from hundreds of yards away.
  8. 8. Unification • In 1206, Genghis Khan (great khan) defeated his rivals and unified the Mongol clans. Genghis Khan
  9. 9. Attack! • Mongol soldiers under Genghis Khan attacked and defeated the Jurchens and Western Xia in China, and the Khwarizmi Empire in Central Asia. The Mongol Empire at Genghis Khan’s death.
  10. 10. Mongol Expansion • Mongols under later Khans attacked and ruled The Middle East, Russia, Persia, Central Asia, and China.
  11. 11. Division • In 1264, the Mongol empire divided; Yuan Dynasty in China, Golden Horde in Russia, and Ilkhanate in Persia.
  12. 12. Downfall • Civil War between various Mongol groups led to anarchy and rebellion such as the Ming Rebellion in China in 1368. First Ming Emperor, Zhu Yuanzhang
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