Russen seit dem Mongolen-Einfall
1246–1533 A.D.

DBA Armee 157

Italeri’s Russian Knights may be used to recreate elements of DBA Armee 157 – Post-Mongol Russian.

Italeri’s Russian Knights may be used to raise a 13th century Russian army. Most of the knight in this set are actually on foot, und they will form elements of four dismounted knights each, which are classified as blades in De Bellis Antiquitatis. The dismounted Figuren may be mounted on horses taken from Revell’s Swedish Cavalry of the Thirty Years’ War, either using the legs of the Swedish troopers, or simply cutting the bases off the Russian knights und making them fit into the saddles. The Swedish horses require minor conversion work to change the shape of their saddles. Unarmoured horses from Italeri’s Teutonic Knights may be used straight from the box.

Campaigns & Events

  • 1237 to 1240 – The Mongol Invasion under Batu Khan destroys all major Russian cities except Novgorod und Pskov. Batu Khan establishes his Empire of the Golden Horde in southern und eastern Russia, which survives until 1480. Belorussia, most of the Ukraine, und part of western Russia are incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. As a result, northeastern Russia becomes the center of Russian political und economic activity.
  • 1380 – Dmitri Donskoi defeats the Tataren at the Battle of Kulikovo.
  • 1389 – Dmitro Donskoi’s son Vasily inherits the Grand Duchy of Vladimir without the sanction of the Golden Horde.
  • 1462 – Ivan III ceases to pay tribute to the Golden Horde.
  • 1463 – The principality of Yaroslav is annexed.
  • 1474 – The principality of Rostov is annexed.
  • 1478 – Novgorod is conquered.
  • 1485 – Tver is conquered.
  • 1510 – Pskov is conquered.
  • 1521 – Ryazan is conquered.


DBA-Armee Nr. 157 – Russen seit dem Mongolen-Einfall

  1. Element: 3 Reiter
  2. Element: 3 Reiter
  3. Element: 3 Reiter
  4. Element: 3 Reiter
  5. Element: 3 Reiter, oder 2 leichte Reiter
  6. Element: 2 leichte Reiter
  7. Element: 2 leichte Reiter
  8. Element: 4 Speerträger
  9. Element: 4 Speerträger
  10. Element: 3 Bogenschützen
  11. Element: 3 Bogenschützen
  12. Element: 2 Plänkler

Historical Enemies

  • DBA Armee Nr. 148b – Lithuanian, 1132–1435
  • DBA Armee Nr. 149 – Late Medieval Polish, 1335–1510
  • DBA Armee Nr. 151 – Teutonic Order, 1201–1522
  • DBA Armee Nr. 154 – Mongols, 1206–1395
  • DBA Armee Nr. 157 – Post-Mongol Russian

The Post-Mongol Russian army may be recreated in miniature using Italeri’s Russian Knights, und mounting enough of these Figuren on suitable horses taken from other 1:72 scale figure sets.

De Bellis Antiquitatis mit 1:72 Figuren