Historical Warriors of all time

Top 10 Greatest Historical Warriors of all time

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Top 10 Greatest Historical Warriors of all time

In this list we see a combination of two of my most favorite things – ancient (well mostly) history and warriors. While the most  of these warrior groups originate from Ancient history – one or two come close to Modern history. They all, undoubtedly, belong on this List. so, here is a list of top 10 Greatest Hisrtorical Warriors of all time.

10. Aztecs

 Aztecs

The Aztecs were popular warriors and ruthless in Battle. They were normally dressed like animals like the eagle or the panther. They Used truly primitive weapons like clubs and bows however used them with great effectiveness.

The “Shorn Ones” (Cuachicqueh) were the best warriors and as soon as the enemy came they swore they would not take another step back. They were inevitably defeated by the Spaniards with considerably more Modern weapons however they were an great empire  in vast part because of their great warriors.

9. Mongol Warriors

Mongol Warriors

The Mongols were considered barbarians  and savages. They dominated Europe and Asia and were most famous for riding on horseback lead by one of the best military commanders ever, Genghis Kahn.

They were very taught and experts with using the bow and arrow on horse back. They used a composite bow that could tear through protective layer and were additionally really great with spears and scimitars.

They were masters of psychological warfare and intimidation, and build one of the biggest realms the world has ever observed.

8. Mamluks

Mamluks

A mamluk was a slave fighter who changed over to Islam and served the Muslim caliphs and the Ayyubid sultans during the Middle Ages.

After some time, they turned into a great military caste often defeating the Crusaders.On more than one occasion, they seized power for themselves; for example, ruling Egypt in the Mamluk Sultanate from 1250– 1517.

After mamluks had changed over to Islam, many were prepared as cavalry fighters.Mamluks had to follow the dictates of furusiyya, a code that included qualities, Such as, valor and generosity, and also cavalry tactics, horsemanship, bows and arrows and treatment of wounds, etc.

7. Roman Legion

Roman Legion

The spine of the Roman armed force that led to an empire that was unrivaled in terms of size and power. They were usually Heavy infantry with armor and a shield modeled after the Ancient Greeks.

They were masters of the sword and spear combination going along with a shield. They were made of the wealthiest fighters that could afford to make the best weapons and shield. They were trained, well-armed, and had extraordinary strategy which endured beyond their empire.

6. Apache

Apache

The apaches resembled the ninjas of America. They would sneak up behind you and slit your throat without you even knowing. They used primitive weapons made for the most part of wood and bone. 

They were also the greatest knife fighters the world has ever seen and were pretty good with the tomahawk and throwing ax. 

They threatened the southwest United States and even the military experienced difficulty beating them. They were great hit and run fighters and their relatives teach  modern day special fighters how to fight in hand to hand combat.

5. Samurai

Samurai

The samurai were the knights of Japan and the masters of the katana. They were heavily armed fighters covered in armor and willing to die for their masters. They wielded the most sharpest sword the world has ever observed and it could undoubtedly slice a man in two.

They were likewise masters of the yumi (bow) and were a some of the best shots of the Ancient world.  They were like  proficient soldiers and were brutally trained and fought knowing their respect was on the line. Because of their fierce habits, peasants soon rose up against them and the ninja was born.

4. Ninja

Ninja

The ninja were the masters of stealth and sabotage. They were originally peasants prepared to defeat marauding samurai, however the in the end turned into the legendary professional killers that the most People think of today.

They are known for Using  Kanata like sword, blowgun, ninja stars, and kusarigama which would be my weapon of choice. They are known for being stealthy shadow warriors of the night. They greatly feared for their ability to slaughter and simply disappear. They were likewise extraordinary martial artists and underwent rigorous training. 

3. Vikings

Vikings

The terror of Europe. The most feared warrior of the Ancient world. They terrorized Europe with their raids and pillaging. They were ferocious in fight and use weapons that suited their stature.

They were huge and mean and utilized their tomahawks, swords, and spears expertly in the conquering of Cities. even their religion was about war and they accepted when you died in fight you fought once again in a never ending battle.

They were all you would want in a fighter and proved it on the battlefield by destroying all in their path. On the other side, they were likewise incredibly great traders so they additionally brought much good to Europe.

2. Spartans

Spartans

You thought they would be number one didn’t you? The Spartan culture was about war and preparing men for war their entire lives.

They had an saying: “return back with the shield or on top of it” which means don’t Come Back unless you are victorious.

They were a some of the hardest fighters the world had ever seen and have turned out to be notorious for their last stand at the battle of Thermopylae. They were masters of the shield and spear combination that was later copied by numerous other armies.

1. Knight

Knight

Knights were great warriors clad in full body armor on horseback. The warrior of primitive Europe, the defender of kings. They were the most extravagant, most prepared warriors, and had the armor, weapons, and horses to take care of business.

They were among the hardest fighters in history to kill because to their armor. They were exceptionally successful warriors that had prepared nearly their entire lives (because of boys of the day needing to grow up to be one) and turned into the tank of the ancient world.

The reason they are listed as No 1 – instead of Spartans (which most people would have expected) is that knights were expected to behave in a moral manner and from the fact that most did,  we have the term chivalrous which comes from old French chevalier meaning “knight”. The knight was the perfect example  of a warrior and a gentleman.

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P. Natasha Covers Classical Archaeology news and has been with Histecho since 2017. She has a Master's degree in MA Archaeology from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program. A California native, she also holds a Bachelor of science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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