Context (Event Photos, Primary Sources, Secondary Sources, Field Notes)
* Haskew/Jörgensen/McNab/Niderost,/Rice 2008 p85 (reconstructing a Yuan period Chinese cavalryman, 1280)
"The peak of Mongol efficiency and professionalism was reached by their cavalry during the Sino-Mongol Yuan empire and especially during the reign of Kublai Khan. Their equipment was a major improvement on the past, with regular, elegant uniforms in the Chinese fashion."
* Peers/Sque 1992 p43 (reconstructing a Chinese cavalryman, c.1260)
"The fabric covering of the armour conceals riveted iron plates. Shoulder pieces ... could be added ...."
* Peers/Sque 1992 p43 (reconstructing a Chinese cavalryman, c. 1260)
"Cavalry shields are described in manuals as round and made of ox-hide, but are rarely shown in art and were probably not widely used in East Asia."