Central Asian Turk (Urbanised)

This list represents the later more urbanised Central Asian Turkish armies that fought each other, the Later T'ang & early Sung Chinese, Tibetans, Silk Road States and Abbassid Arab armies between the 6th and 9th Centuries.

It covers the armies of the following tribes:

Western Turks (Blue Turks)

Later T'u-chueh (Eastern Turks)


As the tribes had greater contact with their 'civilised' neighbours their tactics changed, becoming more 'close-combat' orientated and the quantities of armour increased.

As with the early Central Asian Turk this list encompasses the following Geographical Boundaries:

Lake Balkhash in the northwest; Herat/Samarqand in the west; Tibetan plateau in the south; and the main Chinese Yellow River border in east.

Era: Triumph of Cavalry   Central Asian Turk (Urbanised) CR: H: 3 L: 5   BP: 2 Init: 7
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
1 HC   X 4[1]0 +1 Lance/bows 12
3 LC   X 2[0]0 +1 Various/bows 8
3 LC   X 1[0]0 +1 Bows etc 6
2 HC   X 5[1]0 +2 Lance/bows 15
4 HC   X 4[1]0 +1 Lance/bows 12
1 LC   X 3[0]0 +1 Lance/bows 10
6 LC   X 2[0]0 +1 Various/Bows 8
2 LC   X 1[0]0 +1 Bows etc 6


Core: 1 GR

Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR; 1SH


Core: 95 Bonus: 148

This is the variant of the armies that were more territorial conquest orientated. They were geared up for anticipated hard-fighting & pitched battles but still with a lot of LC.

For each Bonus HC FV5, an equal number of HC FV4 must also be bought.

Ordo Link: Central Asian Turks

Last Edited: 28 March 2006

List Author: Aetius