The presence of the strongest army in a country is not only dominated in the current era but also in the past. Skilled elite army has the unique ability unlike the ordinary army. The elite army is already existed since the first time a kingdom was erected. The presence of elite army is much more developed in the Middle Age. This skillful elite army is considered as the most formidable army to fight on their enemy. Although the number of elite army is incomparable with the ordinary army but their presence can elevate the fighting spirit of the ordinary army. I will take you to a journey of ancient times where the ancient elite armies are ready to welcome you. Don’t worry, they are not going to hurt you anyway. Here are the list of ancient elite army in the world presented just for you.
Mamluk or Mameluk is originally slave army which is converted to Islam and they are serving the Islam caliphate and the sultanate of Ayyubi in the Middle Age. Mamluk is the dominating elite army and they also erecting the sultanate of Mamluk in Egypt. The Mamluk elite army was being deployed in the age of Abbasiyah in 9th century. Bani Abbasiyah are recruiting these soldiers from the Caucasus and the Black Sea area. They are not originally Muslims. The Mamluk elite army is succeed to defeat the Crusade army for more than once. The reason why the Mamluk elite army was so powerful are, they have to follow the code of Furusiyya covering the values such as courage, humble, cavalry tactic, horse riding, archery and self medication.
2. Mongol Warriors
Our next ancient elite army is Mongol Warrior. This elite army is successfully dominating the European and Asian continents. The Mongol Warrior is lead by the greatest military leader in the world, Genghis Khan. Although the Mongol Warriors are known as the barbaric and wild army but they are very discipline and excellent archers and horse archery. The Mongol Warriors are using composite arrows that can pierce the enemy’s armor. The Mongol Warriors are also excellent in spears and swords. They are also known as the psychological war experts and intimidation. With these remarkable skills, the Mongol Warriors are successfully build one of the biggest Imperium in the world ever. The Mongolian Empire is lead by Khagan (The Great Khan, the descendant of Genghis Khan) for generations. After the dead of Genghis Khan, The Mongolian Empire is basically divided into 4 sections, Yuan Dinasty (China), Ilkhanate (Persia), Chagatai Khanate (Middle Asia) and Golden Horde (Russia). All of these divided empires were lead by the descendants of Genghis Khan. According from the historical expert, R.J. Rummel, there are approximately 30 million of people were killed and half of the whole Chinese population were vanished during the 50th years of Mongolian Empire rules.
3. Roman Legion
Our next ancient elite army is the Roman Legion. Roman Legion is the backbone of Roman armies. Their number and power are incomparable. Roman Legion is a heavy infantry equipped with steel armor and post ancient Greek shield. Their skills are the combination of sword, spear and shield experts. They are consisting of expensive soldiers who can make the best weapons and shields. The Roman Legion is also discipline and expert in war strategy needed to win the battle.
4. Aztec Elite Army
Our next strongest elite army is Aztec Elite Army. They are known as fierce army in battle. When they are go to a battle, there are two objectives, to reclaim their land and to get victims needed for their human sacrifice ritual. War has been their tradition for generations. When someone is appointed as the new chief, he is expected to lead a war immediately to show his fighting ability and leadership skill. The Aztec Elite Army is dressed like animal such as falcon and jaguar during the war. They are also using ancient weapons like arrows and clubs. Although their weapons are still traditional but they can use it efficiently. The Aztec Elite Army are pledge when the enemy forces come arrive, they will not going to turn around again, in other words, the enemy will be hunted down until they are all killed. Unfortunately, the Aztec Elite Army were defeated by the modern armory of Spaniard.
Our next ancient elite army is located in America. Ninjas is already known as one of the Japanese elite army but there are also an army who moves and fight with the similar style like ninja, the name of this elite army is Apache. They will move silently and slit their enemy throat from behind. The Apache is expert in using their special weapon, Tomahawk. Tomahawk is a name of Indian axe. Although axe is categorized as a close range weapon, but they also excellent in throwing the axe. The Apache are also expert in archery and knife. The colony army can do nothing against this Apache. The Apache is also known as the best guerrilla forces and their descendants are believed to teach the hand-to-hand combat at the current era.
Viking is the name of feared elite army in the past. They are the terror of Europe known from their attack and robbery. Viking is known as a fierce and cruel army in battle. Their physical body is huge and they use various weapons which are suitable for them such as sword, axe and spear which are also obtained from their ruled cities. The Vikings adore the God of War named Odin. They believe that if they are died on a battle, they will directly goes to Valhalla when they will keep fighting on an endless battle.
Templar or Knight is the best elite army with their heavy equipment and their skill in horse riding. The horses of the templar are also equipped with armor. Therefore, they are put on the last ancient elite army on the list. The knight of Templar can be categorized as “tank” in the ancient history. The knight of Templar is also expected to have morality behavior. The knight of Templar is the best example to describe soldier and gentleman in a word.