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Parhae Korean

The earliest recorded mention of the Parhae (or Balhae) comes from the Book of Tang, which was compiled between 941 to 945. Southern Manchuria and northern Korea were previously the territory of Three Kingdoms Korean Goguryeo / Koguyro which fell to the allied forces of Three Kingdoms Korean Silla and the Western Wei to Early Tang Chinese Tang Dynasty in 668. The Tang annexed much of western Manchuria, while Silla unified the Korean peninsula south of the Taedong River and became Unified Silla. In the "New Book of Tang", it was recorded that the founder of Parhae Dae Joyeong was a former Goguryeo general.

The second king Mu attacked the Western Wei to Early Tang Chinese with his navy in 732 and also sent a mission to Japan in 728 to threaten Silla from the southeast. Because of its proximity to many powerful states, the Parhae became a buffer zone for the region. The third king Mun moved the capital several times stabilizing and strengthening central rule over various ethnic tribes in his realm. Although the Western Wei to Early Tang Chinese recognized him as a king, Parhae itself referred to him as the son of heaven and an emperor.

The tenth king Seon reigns controlled northern Korea, Northeastern Manchuria and now Primorsky Krai of Russia. King Seon led campaigns that resulted in the absorbing of many northern Mohe tribes and southwest Lesser Goguryeo kingdom, which was located in the Liaodong Peninsula, was absorbed into Balhae. Its strength was such that Silla was forced to build a northern wall in 721 as well as maintain active defences along the common border.

Eventually, Parhae succumbed to the Khitan Liao, an emerging power in the Liaoxi area (east of the current Beijing area). After destroying Parhae in 926, the Khitan Liao established the puppet Dongdan Kingdom, which was soon annexed by Liao in 936. Some Balhae aristocrats were moved to Liaoyang but Balhae's eastern territory remained politically independent

Using the army in FoG

  • A mix of charging lancers and Bw/Sw cavalry, with foot there just as filler.

Tournament Results with this army

Have a look for them on the Official FoG Database on the FoG site

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Painting and Collecting the Army

  • Paint schemes, insignia, shield designs? Put it here.


15mm Manufacturers supplying figures for this army

There are relatively few companies selling named "Korean" ranges - they are listed here. You may also want to look at Liao or Song Chinese ranges maybe? There might one day be photos on the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site

Yi Korean Cavalry
Yi Korean Cavalry
Korean Bowmen image to come

Army Lists

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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