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Early Hungarian

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Historical Overview Section

Early Hungarians from 1000 to 1308

After his dad decided to make the 7 Magyar tribes into one Christian country, Saint Stephen I applied to the Pope to be crowned King. He was accepted and crowned in December 1000, in the capital, Esztergom. By 1006, Stephen had consolidated his power, eliminating all rivals who either wanted to follow the old pagan traditions or wanted an alliance with the Eastern Christian Byzantine Empire. Then he started sweeping reforms to convert Hungary into a western feudal state. What emerged was a strong kingdom that withstood attacks from Imperial German? kings and Emperors, and the many nomadic tribes following the Hungarians from the East, integrating some of the latter into the population (along with Germans invited to Transylvania and the northern part of the kingdom, especially after the 13th century Battle of Mohi), and conquering Croatia in 1091.

In 1241–1242, the kingdom received a major blow with the Mongol Invasion: after the defeat of the Hungarian army at the Battle of Mohi, the then king Béla IV fled and a large part of the population died in the ensuing destruction leading later to the invitation of settlers, largely from Germany. Historians estimate that up to half of Hungary's then population of 2,000,000 were victims of the Mongol invasion as only castles, strongly fortified cities and abbeys could withstand the assault. During their campaign into the Early Russian? territories the Mongol Invasion forces drove some 40,000 Cumans west of the Carpathian Mountains. There, the Cumans appealed to King Béla IV of Hungary for protection. After the Mongols retreated King Béla ordered the construction of hundreds of stone castles and fortifications to defend against a possible second Mongol invasion. The Mongols returned to Hungary in 1286, but the new built stone-castle systems and new tactics (using a higher proportion of heavily armed knights) stopped them. The invading Mongol force was defeated near Pest by the royal army of Ladislaus IV of Hungary. As with later invasions, it was repelled comprehensively with the Mongol Invasion losing much of their invading force.

In 1260 Béla IV lost the War of Babenberg Succession, his army was defeated at Battle of Kressenbrunn by the united Czech troops, however after in 1278, Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Austrian troops fully destroyed the Czech army at Battle on the Marchfeld. In 1301, with the death of Andrew III of Hungary, the Árpád dynasty died out. The dynasty was replaced by the Angevins, followed by the Jagiellonians, and then by several non-dynastic rulers, notably Sigismund an Imperial German? Holy Roman Emperor and Matthias Corvinus.

Using the army in FoG

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  • It looks neater if you do it with bullet points. Just put each new suggestion on a new line, starting with an "*"

UK Tournament Results with this army

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Allies

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Painting and Collecting the Army

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15mm Manufacturers supplying figures for this army

Another difficult one, as many Hungarian troops are for the Later Hungarian period, and this period itself covers the transition from Norman style knights to full plate armour seen in the Later Hungarian list.

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Army Lists

800AP list used at Hubcon 2010

  • 1 Foot Archers lf unprotected poor undrilled bow - - 6
  • 2 Foot Archers lf unprotected poor undrilled bow - - 6
  • 3 Cuman LH lh unprotected average undrilled bow - - 4
  • 4 Cuman LH lh unprotected average undrilled bow - - 4
  • 5 Cuman LH lh unprotected average undrilled bow - - 4
  • 6 Foot Archers lf unprotected poor undrilled bow - - 6
  • 7 Cuman LH lh unprotected average undrilled bow swordsmen - 4
  • 8 Cuman LH lh unprotected average undrilled bow swordsmen - 4
  • 9 Szeklers cv protected superior undrilled bow swordsmen - 4
  • 10 Szeklers cv protected superior undrilled bow swordsmen - 4
  • 11 Szeklers cv protected superior undrilled bow swordsmen - 4
  • 12 Szeklers cv protected superior undrilled bow swordsmen - 4
  • 13 Hungarian Knights kn armoured superior undrilled - Lancer Swordsmen - 4
  • 14 German Knights kn armoured superior undrilled - Lancer Swordsmen - 4


See a report of a game against this army at http://www.madaxeman.com/reports/Hubcon_2010_4.php

900 AP list as used at Badcon 2010

  • 4 LH, Av, Bw/Sw, Cumans
  • 6 LF, Bw
  • 6 LF, Bw
  • 6 LF, Bw
  • 6 LF, Bw
  • 4 LH, Av, Bw/Sw, Cumans
  • 4 LH, Av, Bw/Sw, Cumans
  • 4 LH, Av, Bw/Sw, Cumans
  • 4 LH, Szecklers, Superior Bw, Lt Sp, Sw
  • 4 LH, Szecklers, Superior Bw, Lt Sp, Sw
  • 4 LH, Szecklers, Superior Bw, Lt Sp, Sw
  • 4 Knights
  • 4 Knights
  • 4 Knights
  • 6 LH, Av, Bw/Sw, Cumans
  • 4 TCs


Sample army lists for this army
Name of Army / Date

  • Using asterisks inthe edit mode creates a bulleted list in the actual site
  • This is a lot easier to do than easier than setting up tables
  • For FoG I suggest listing your army in order or march
  • with troop desctiptions on each line, for example
  • 4 HF Armoured Average Drilled Impact Foot Swordsmen
  • 8 LG Undrilled Unarmoured Poor Bowen
  • Dont forget to include your Generals !!!

Include any notes you want here, including comments on how to use - or play against - the army.

Remember to leave a line before you copy the above section as a template for your own list

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