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UNIT: Elite Tang Tiger Cavalry: 虎冠骑
Elite Tang dynasty cavalryman wearing the distinctive 虎冠 "tiger crown" that marked them as some of the most elite warriors on the battlefield, sometimes the item would be sewn out of colorful fabrics with gilded rims and lacquered features that imitated a g...

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THREE KINGDOMS TOTAL WAR IS COMING!!!
I have been gushing about this all day with all of my social circles. Thank you Activision, a hole the depth of a skyscraper has been filled in my heart. Lol, one more reason to not kill self! My oh my oh my oh my was I happy to see the comment section fill...

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Ming Lieutenant and Auxillary 明军尉与土兵
Ming Lieutenant: Most of heavy infantry and heavy cavalry would have been equipped like this, with a long scale, lamellar, or mountain- scale coat armor. His rank and regiment is marked by the small pennon and feathers that peaked out from his helmet. His h...

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Gorgeous Chinese Armor Study by Shuai Zhang
Song, Yuan, or early Ming infantryman encased in lamellar armor but wears his rough shifts  over the armor. To protect against elements of the weather he wore a hide  cloak over his shoulders and dons a hat made of straw or rattan. I think at this point I s...

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Northern and Southern Dynasties 南北朝. The South Part 1
The period between 386 and 581 A.D. in Chinese history is conventionally called the Northern and Southern Dynasties. It was an age of great division when North China was—under the control of the Tuoba clan of the Xianbei tribe (a proto-Mongol people)—warred...

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The Punisher, the Breaker of Armies Yue Fei: 岳飞 2. Barbarians: Homefall
→ Music : ← Red Lotus Theme The realm had fallen, the capital and the entire government fell. The emperor was taken as hostage, along with his court of ministers. All corner of the empire was plunged into an information paralysis. There was no one to give t...

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Northern and Southern Dynasties 南北朝 1. The North
The period between 386 and 581 A.D. in Chinese history is conventionally called the Northern and Southern Dynasties. It was an age of great division when North China was—under the control of the Tuoba clan of the Xianbei tribe (a proto-Mongol people)—warred...

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The Punisher, the Breaker of Armies Yue Fei: 岳飞 1. A Wheat Stalk in a Storm
During the darkest phase of China'a struggle with Japan in the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. The Chinese Nationalists widely distributed a propaganda pamphlet that featured the blueish profile of a Chinese Nationalist soldier- easily distinguished by his German im...

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Preview: Tang Dynasty General 唐大将 (李淵)
Hi all, in the upcoming months, I will be recounting the founding of the Tang dynasty. It will be a tale of tyranny and revolution. Where one witness China emerge from the  chaos of a nation in chaos to the meteroric heights of heights unseen since the long...

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Guards of the 9 Gates (Beijing) 九门步军 2. The 9 Gates of Beijing
THE DEFENSIVE MATRIX During the early Qing dynasty the frontiers of northern domains extended far beyond those previously limited by the Great Wall. As a result the Ming Great Wall languished and fell into gradual obsolescence as the Manchus incorporated wh...
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