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By Edward. Rome VS Goguryeo. Which country had better army?. Military members of Rome. Praetorian (Heavily armed soldier). Armor looks like scales of fish Used both shields and spears Equipped swords for their sub-weapon. Pilium. Equta (Horseman). Lighter armor, big circular shield

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By Edward

Rome VS Goguryeo


Which country had better army?


Military members of Rome


Praetorian (Heavily armed soldier)

  • Armor looks like scales of fish

  • Used both shields and spears

  • Equipped swords for their sub-weapon

Pilium


Equta (Horseman)

  • Lighter armor, big circular shield

  • Most of equitas were hired soldiers

  • Minority of army


Legionary

  • Required Roman citizenship

  • Used spear, and sub-weapon was sword

  • Wore plate armor


Velites

  • Wooden shield, javelin

  • Wore animal skin, or metal helmet

  • Superior velites with better armor called ‘Auxiliary’


What was Goguryeo?

  • 37 B.C ~ 668 A.D

  • Monarch – governed

  • Adapted Buddhism

  • Huge influence over ancient Asia


Basic members of military


Gaemamusa (Heavily armed soldier)

  • Covering body with strong metal

  • Destroyed formation of opponent’s troops

  • Small number of selected people

W…WOW


Mounted troops

  • Less – equipped than Gaemamusa.

  • Attacked side of the army, escaping soldiers

  • Some of them were archeries.


Spearman

  • Length of spear was 3~4 meter.

  • Attacked horse soldiers

  • Some spearmen used short, curved spear


Axe man

  • Length of axe was (estimation) 1 meter

  • Attacked spearmen, heavily – armed soldiers

  • Used swords as their sub – weapon

Recovered shape

Excavated axe


Swordsman

  • Used swords of 1.2m and small shield.

  • Protected horsemen from side

  • Trained for rough hand – to –hand fight


Archery

  • Usually placed at the back of soldier line

  • Attacked foot soldier and horsemen

  • Some of them used crossbows.


Tactics & Formation


Rome - Repellere Equtas

  • Formation against horsemen

  • Form square that guard every course

  • Put gladius between shield and shield


Iasor Pilum (Repel cavalry)

  • Throwing pilum to their opponents

  • Specially trained to throw pilum

  • Covered bottom and put spears


Agmen Formate

  • Most common formation

  • Used to thrust opponent


Testudo (Tortoise)

  • One of the most famous formation

  • Used to approach castle

  • Not used commonly

Incredible speed

Exorbitantly strong


Sad Truth

Many documents related to tactics of the Goguryeo were eliminated due to bad preservation and war.


Goguryeo – Siege (Process)

Opponent

Goguryeo


Goguryeo – Siege (Process)

Gaemamusa rush to

side of opponent


Goguryeo – Siege (Process)

While Gaemamusa

fighting, horsemen

attack center of

opponent


Goguryeo – Siege (Process)

Mounted troops

pass enemy’s army


Goguryeo – Siege (Process)

When horsemen penetrated

opponent, rest of army

begin attack


Goguryeo – Siege (Process)

Then, all soldiers assault

in 4 directions, and archers

supports from behind


Conclusion!

  • Speed

  • Tactics

  • Defense

  • Offense

  • Some other points


Speed

  • Rome

    33km per day

  • Goguryeo

  • 72km per day


Defense - Rome

  • Basically breastplate

  • Resistant to swords

  • Weak at spear, axe, and arrows

  • Very good to move


Defensive - Goguryeo

  • Covering from head to foot

  • Resistant to swords and arrows


Offensive - Rome

  • Advanced standoff weapon

  • Enough to smash formation

These were the cheat, actually


Offensive - Goguryeo

  • At mountain, overwhelmingly superior

  • Advanced weapons

  • Tactically predominant


Important thing

We don’t know who is stronger until they actually fight!


The most, most importantly!


Thank you for watching


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