Late Han/early 3 kingdoms army

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    It seems it can represent any time period from the Qin or early Han to the end of the 3 Kingdoms but the representational details is about right. Use of chariots for command vehicles is still present in the Han and maybe in 3 Kingdoms but later discarded in later periods. At the same time, you have standing cavalry, which although introduced in the late Warring States period, has its greatest impact and institutionalization under the Han. One cannot see the details on the polearms, but the Han period still saw considerable use of the Ji or Ge or dagger axe, but later Chinese armies abandoned that and solely use the spear.
     
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    but the cavalry are using spears as their main weapon, without stirup and saddles it will be difficult to use this, and when i went to Xi'an the han cavalry clay models were not armed with spears.
     
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    You can still use spears on horses without stirrups, as you see that with other ancient kingdoms. The use of a leather saddle and a strap for the foot that acts like a stirrup itself, also predates that of the metal stirrup. By late Han and 3 Kingdoms period, China would already be mass manufacturing metal stirrup, so cavalry troops would have polearms like Ji or Qiang (spear), bow (cavalry bow is shorter than foot bow), and steel dao (single edged steel sword).
     
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    in the late han\early three kingdoms\china only have 1 million families,about 8-9 million people,as 1 soldier\8-10 people in the war time ,three kingdoms only have 1 million army,the wei has 700,000,shu 100,000,wu 200.000.the army is small in the history of china.
     
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    in fact,only the wei kingdom has cavalry army because only northchina have grassland to feed horses.shu and wu have no grassland to feed number of horses.they only have cavalry army in small size.but the crossbow men in shu kingdom has "chu ge lu"made by zhu ge liang. wu kingdom has many navy on the yangzi river.
     
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