The cavalry was the main striking force of the ancient and Medieval Armenian armies. As well as the elite cavalry, there was a light cavalry. The army had an infantry, archers, shield-bearers, slingers, special mountain troops trained to roll rocks on the enemy. Armenians were among the first to use iron horse armor. When attacking forts or defensive positions, the army had iron hooks to help soldiers scale the enemy’s walls and large leather shields to protect their backs from rocks thrown from above.

The cavalry was the main striking force of the ancient and Medieval Armenian armies. As well as the elite cavalry, there was a light cavalry. The army had an infantry, archers, shield-bearers, slingers, special mountain troops trained to roll rocks on the enemy. Armenians were among the first to use iron horse armor. When attacking forts or defensive positions, the army had iron hooks to help soldiers scale the enemy’s walls and large leather shields to protect their backs from rocks thrown from above.

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