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HUNGARIAN        

HUNGARIAN

Historical Overview

1494-1526
Hungary was in a real mess when King Matthias Corvinus died without heir in 1490. His illegitimate son John Corvin wasn't recognized by the Hungarian nobility (he must have been wearing a disguise, perhaps a big bushy moustache?) and they kicked him out. The nobles called up a chap named Vladislaus, who's mother was the sister of the long dead King Ladislaus V of Hungary, grandson of the legendary King Sigismund. Vladislaus thought this was a super idea, and was crowned King of Hungary on 18 September 1490.

During his reign (1490–1516) Hungarian royal power declined as the Hungarian Barons took over and so whilst his reign was largely stable Hungary was under consistent pressure from the Ottoman Empire and went through the revolt of György Dózs, a soldier of fortune who won a reputation for valour in the wars against the Ottoman Empire, but then accidentally built a huge peasant army to go on a crusade, which when the nobility decided this was a bad idea, turned it into a textbook Peasant Revolt against Nasty Noblemen. The revolt was repressed but some 70,000 peasants were tortured.

Vladislaus died two weeks after his 60th birthday on 13 March 1516 in the city of Buda, leaving a right mess and a young son to clear it all up. The Ottomans loved this, and took advantage of the resulting degradation of order. In 1521, the strongest Hungarian fortress in the South, Nándorfehérvár (the Hungarian name of Belgrade, Serbia), fell to the Turks. The early appearance of Protestantism further worsened internal relations in the anarchical country.

In 1526 the Ottomans crushed a poorly deployed Hungarian army at Mohacs with King Louis II of Hungary perishing along with 14,000 of his foot soldiers. Following this defeat, Hungary ceased as an independent power and served as an Ottoman tributary state, constantly at civil war with Royal Hungary. The war continued with the Habsburg Austrians now fighting Suleiman and his successors.

Manufacturers

See the manufacturers here
Donnington make some neat little figures for the foot in this army

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Lists

800AP used in the Southern League 2012
  • 4 Nobles Gendarme Fully Armd Superior Hvy Lance Sword
  • 4 Nobles Gendarme Fully Armd Superior Hvy Lance Sword
  • 4 Nobles Cavalier Armoured Average Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 Huzzars Cavalry Unarmoured Average Bow Sword
  • 4 Huzzars Cavalry Unarmoured Average Bow Sword
  • 4 Germans Horse Armoured Average Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 Germans Horse Armoured Average Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 Huzzars LH Unarmoured Average Bow
  • 6 Szecklers Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow'* Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 Szecklers Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow'* Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 Szecklers Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow'* Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 TCs

800AP also used in the Southern league 2012
  • 10-base 8+2 Kiel, Armoured and average
  • 10-base 8+2 Kiel, Armoured and average
  • 8 Unarmoured X-bow foote
  • 6 Arquebus armed foote
  • 4 Huzzars LH Unarmoured Average Bow/Sw
  • 4 Huzzars LH Unarmoured Average Bow/Sw
  • 4 Huzzars Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow Sword
  • 4 Nobles Cavalier Armoured Average Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 Nobles Cavalier Armoured Average Lt Lance Sword
  • 4 Huzzars Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow Sword
  • 4 Nobles Gendarme Fully Armd Superior Hvy Lance Sword
  • 4 Nobles Gendarme Fully Armd Superior Hvy Lance Sword
  • 4 TCs

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