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parthian persian horse archers during the wars against rome

Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part XV

parthian persian horse archers during the wars against rome

A mounted archer armed in characteristic Parthian fashion. The bulk of the Parthian cavalry would have been armed in this way and not in the Cataphract style.

A mounted archer armed in characteristic Parthian fashion. The bulk of the Parthian cavalry would have been armed in this way and not in the Cataphract style.

Crassus went to war against the Parthian Empire with no official backing and was crushed by a much smaller enemy with superior tactics including using horse archers such as this one

Crassus went to war against the Parthian Empire with no official backing and was crushed by a much smaller enemy with superior tactics including using horse archers such as this one

The Parthian campaign of Demetius II (Seleucid). Here we can see a mounted skirmish between horse archers at very close range! One can assume the Seleucid was highly skilled requiring the Parthians to close the gap.

The Parthian campaign of Demetius II (Seleucid). Here we can see a mounted skirmish between horse archers at very close range! One can assume the Seleucid was highly skilled requiring the Parthians to close the gap.

Parthian horse archers, 1st century, BCE, artwork by Johnny Shumate

Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part lX

Parthian horse archers, 1st century, BCE, artwork by Johnny Shumate

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