« There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it.
A politician who portrays himself as 'caring' and 'sensitive' because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he's willing to try to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't?
And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he'll do good with his own money - if a gun is held to his head.» - P. J. O'Rourke
so, in medieval times Georgian kings for military service used (except for Kypchaks):Thats pretty sweet!
Did I put any latin knight mercs in the georgia area?
I think perhaps Armenia and Georgia could get access to certain knightly orders for future versions.
1. Viking auxiliaries (in Georgia they called as "Varangni") from Russia and Byzantium - see battle of sasireti (1042). probably medium-heavy axemen infantry.
2. Allan mercenaries - see battle of Didgori (1121, 12 august) - light cavalry
3. French Crusaders auxiliaries - see battle of Didgori (1121, 12 august) , medium-heavy infantry and cavalry
not so strongest I think Mamluks army and Khorezm army are more strong than Georgian in late period, but in early period Georgian infantry (Kartlian spearmen and Khevsurs) is best infantry ! gamer have chance quickly conquest the rebel settlements and build strong state, then he have more options to employ more strong units (like Tadzreuli, Metsikhovne and Monaspa).I downloaded broken crescent and it is the best!! i think that the kingdom of GEORGIA hes the strongest army.
Recently I have found out in a museum of Tbilisi double axes of medieval ages, according to scientific, such axes were two kinds, small and the average size. Small axes used heavy лучники, and more big size axes were used the by elite, heavy cavalrymen who were registered in bodyguard of the Georgian tsars. Leaning against such sources I have created new model of the heavy cavalryman with an axe.
soon I shall create proper model (sketch) of Metsikhovne heavy archer.
I find georgian bodyguard impractical, because when I need a strong heavy cavalry charge my bodyguard are shooting arrows, while rest of the army is butchered. Historically many battles in Georgian medieval history were changed by kings guard charges. Can we modify it?
Well Georgia does have Monaspa lancers, which are alright.
There have been too few axes in BC.
Who cares if we don't learn from History, its bloodly interesting.
Too much weird stuff happens for god not to exist
Ladies like superior firepower literally and metaphorically
England>Scotland and rest of the world, only the Welsh come even close.
Maybe I am wrong, but I think you should add some units to georgian army, like MESKHEBI, because in the middleages they were the strongest warriors in georgia and I think more famous than svanian archers or khevsurs
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Reap the promised end to the struggle. Reap every point on our linear path.
Reap the smiles in time we borrow, every harvest relies on the last.
Reap the promising song of the sparrow, that they learned from the birth of sea.
Silenced by the threnody of the crows. Reap the fallen fruit of the dogwood tree.
But I witnessed in all this silence one soul's definition of beauty. and a backlit smile so temporary.
A facade so rich with evil history. Cast in direct opposition set to overwhelm this moment to shine and sleep.
came out on top of what was borrowed, and found all that beauty to be still...
I have not got any pictures, but "mematiane" had written that after Georgia was united, since 975 A.C. "Meskhebi" were the warriors who fought the first, that was a tradition, they were the best warriors and so they fought the first, sorry I do not know enough English.
("cesad ars cinambrdzoloba meskhta" ase cerda mematiane, 1225 cels garnisis cnobil brdzolashic mesxebi iyvnen mecinaveebi, mat shalva da ivane axalcikhelebi metaurobdnen. mgoni girs mati chasma rogorc mdzimed shechurvili meomrebi)
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