Mongol Invasion of Russia
Smart History of Russia
Battle Report #1 :Battle of kalka River 1223
A mongol Elite cavalryman or commander.Magnificently equipped in steel lamellar armour. While the mongol light cavalry wore leather lamellar armour or no armour at all,the heavy cavalry had the excellent steel lamellar armour. Mongol commanders didn't participate in the battle,but would head to a excellent view point of the battlefield and direct orders from there-unlike their counterparts.They also used banner flags rather than voice commands for excellent command and control.
n 1223, Prince Mstislav Svyatoslavich together with his eldest son in a battle with the Tatars at the Kalka River, where his troops led Duke died. Kozelsk passed into the possession of the young son of Prince Mstislav, Basil. However, his reign was very short. When Prince Vasili was 12, in April 1238 the Tatar-Mongol hordes foot on the Chernigovka principalities and came right up to the walls Kozelsk.