DOGs of WAR: Chapter 1 (post no. 013)
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The 3,000-strong reinforcement regiment of Volga Bulgaria (the Bulgarh)comprised of one hundred heavy armor knights, five hundred horsemen, five hundred archers, and nineteen hundred foot soldiers enter the steppe of the Samara bend.
The massive force is led by general Alexis Romanovich, a son in law of Mstislav the Brave*.
General Romanovich, highly respected among the Bulgarh military commanders, is one of a greatest war strategists of his time.
Himself a fierce warrior, he is well-informed about the Mongol forces and has made extensive preparations to ensure a victorious outcome... an outcome which which will determine the destiny of Southern Russia and the Slavic people.
On his way to Novgorod, Mstislav delivered the key town of Torzhok from a siege laid to it by Vsevolod III of Vladimir. He led two successful Novgorodian campaigns against the Chudes in 1212 and 1214. In 1215, he expelled Vsevolod IV from Kiev and elevated his uncle Mstislav Romanovich to the throne.NOTE 2: **"Dogs of War" often refer to Subutai and Jebe, the two greatest commanders who pursue many victorious battles in the West (Eastern Europe to middle Europe, some say they went as far as France ) Military generals and strategists who served Genghis Khan, both played considerable roles in the practicalities of the war, using a hands-on approach. These generals were purely chosen as part of a meritocracy, as none of them were from the direct family line of Genghis. Genghis Khan did not as a general rule trust his relatives to command large number of troops for larger campaigns, and so he did not allow them to command significant numbers of soldiers.
"The Battle of Samara bend" is one of the campaigns under the command of Subutai and Jebe.
Creator's NOTE: To readers, keep in mind that most of the characters in the series are fictional being, there maybe some historical figures appear in the story to make it a bit more tasteful and have some touch of realism through my research. Most of the events happen in the story are true, some are fictions. So I am not trying to write a history book (I probably couldn't, even if I try) I am just trying to tell my story, but I will make it as accurate as I can according to the real history. When you read, just think of it as fiction, not historical fact.
Art and Story: Xia Taptara
Editing : skylark (Thanks again tofor helping me editing those texts in this post.)
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