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TATAR

Historical Overview

The Crimean Khanate became a vassal state of the Early Ottoman Turkish Empire in 1475 and subjugated what remained of the Great Horde, sacking Sarai in 1502. After seeking refuge in Lithuania, Sheikh Ahmed, last Khan of the Horde, died in prison in Kaunas some time after 1504.

The Crimean Tatars wreaked havoc in southern Russia, Ukraine and even Poland in the course of the 16th and early 17th centuries, but they were not able to defeat the Early Russian?s or take Moscow. Under Ottoman protection, the Khanate of Crimea continued its precarious existence until Catherine the Great annexed it on April 8, 1783. It was by far the longest-lived of the successor states to the Golden Horde.

Crimean Tatars were known for frequent, at some periods almost annual, devastating raids into Ukraine and Russia through which the Crimean Khanate maintained a massive slave trade with the Early Ottoman Turkish Empire and the Middle East which was the most important basis of its economy, allowing the funding of a massive industrial infrastructure capable of undertaking the manufacture of the large number of arquebuses that were used by the almost incalculable numbers of Dragoons in the Tatar army. Some researchers estimate that altogether more than 3 million people, predominantly Ukrainians but also Russians, Belarusians and Poles, were captured and enslaved during the time of the Crimean Khanate in what was called "the harvest of the steppe".

At the same time the lands of Crimean Tatars were also being raided by Cossacks. Cossacks, armed Slavic horsemen, who often savagely attacks and plunders the land of Crimean Tatars. The Don (meaning the Don Cossacks, not Don McHugh ) and Zaporozhian Cossacks also managed to raid Crimean Tatar lands.

Manufacturers

See the manufacturers here in the Renaissance Supplier Directory. You can see some of the figures in the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site. The Mongols had many subject troops, so look at the other Arab and East European ranges as well.

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Tactics

  • Use the dragoons to snipe at the enemy, but don't get them caught as every dragoon unit lost is a cavalry unit that isn't fighting
  • Massing the Cv against a lightly held part of the enemy line is the way to go.
  • Once you do that, man up and take the enemy shooting, and go in 2 ranks deep to maximise your own shooting. You want to DIRS the enemy foot more than likely...

Lists

800AP used at Warfare in 2015
  • 6 Bow
  • 6 Bow
  • 4 Unarmoured Average Cavalry
  • 4 Unarmoured Average Cavalry
  • 4 LH Bow
  • 4 Unarmoured Average Cavalry
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 3 Dragoons
  • 4 Superior Armoured Cavalry
  • 4 LH
  • 4 LH
  • 4 Superior Armoured Cavalry
  • 4 Superior Armoured Cavalry
  • 6 Janissaries
  • 6 Janissaries
3 TCs and an allied Ottoman TC



900AP used at Oxford 2013
  • 4 x 4 Cv, Bw, Sw, unarmoured, Superior
  • 4 x 3 Dragoons
  • 4 x 4 Cv, Bw, Sw, unarmoured, Superior
  • 4 x 4 Cv, Bw, Sw, Armoured, Superior
  • 4 TCs

900 AP used to get joint first at Godendingdag 2012
  • 4 TC
  • 4x4 Armoured superior cavalry bow swordsmen
  • 8x4 unarmoured superior cavalry bow swordsmen
  • 4x3 unarmoured average dragoons arquebus

800AP used to win Roll Call 2012
  • 1 Moslem Archers MF Unarmoured Average Bow 6
  • 2 Moslem Archers MF Unarmoured Average Bow 6
  • 3 Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Unarmoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 4 Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Unarmoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 5 Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Unarmoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 6 Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Unarmoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 7 Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Unarmoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 8 Segban Dragoon Unarmoured Average Arquebus 3
  • 9 Segban Dragoon Unarmoured Average Arquebus 3
  • 10 Segban Dragoon Unarmoured Average Arquebus 3
  • 11 Segban Dragoon Unarmoured Average Arquebus 3
  • 12 Veteran Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 13 Veteran Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 14 Veteran Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 15 Veteran Tatar tribesmen Cavalry Armoured Superior Bow Sword 4
  • 4 x TCs

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