This is a fairly irrelevant introduction, but attempting to think of one, I immediately realized that maybe 50% of blog posts about eminent or in-depth usually note the fact that eminent and in-depth snuck up on them or ended unreasonably fast. This is probably because people have trouble figuring out what they want to say in the beginning. I’m sure somewhere among the expanse of my blog I’ve done it, and I’m pretty sure why I made this introduction to begin with.
But anyways back on track, this year for eminent, I have decided to do the God himself (he might as well be) Subutai. Right now you might be asking yourself, “who is Subutai?” Well, this is Subutai. Just look at this man, he has two feathers a top his head. TWO FEATHERS. One to raid your village and another to abduct your women. Look into the eyes of this man and tell me he isn’t eminent.
Subutai was born in 1175 in Mongolia, at least this is what scientists believe. He belonged in the Uriankhai clan, and was closely associated and good friends with Temujin, the young soon to be Genghis Khan. As a commoner by birth Subutai built his way up the food chain, taking every opportunity, rising up and eventually claimed the highest possible position without being related to Genghis Khan by blood, a general. Subutai claimed his spot at the top of the food chain, literally being entitled as a “dog of war,” with full command of his own tumen (approximately one thousand men).
When I said Subutai might as well be a God I was saying that in all seriousness. He was so crazy his title was “the dog of war.” Not only was this man a general but a prodigious tactician. He knew the in’s and out’s of his opponents, devised strategies unimagined, on a complete other scale, ripping his opponents in half. His coordination was unmatched. This man is considered the greatest general in history. By far.
Subutai’s successes was partially due to his respect for innovation and engineering. He holds the first recorded use of artillery in the west, in the battle of Mohi. Subutai turned around a fight that was pretty much already lost, but some how desolated the opposing forces, killing around 25 percent of the population and essentially deconstructed the Hungarian empire. The Mongols didn’t even expect a fight let alone expect to win. Considering the fact that the Hungarians were the ones tried to invade the Mongols, you could say the fight was not worth.
The fight starts with Subutai baiting the Hungarians to a skirmish on a bridge, meanwhile the other half of his troops are crossing the river through makeshift bridges. Once they cross the river, the Mongols collapse and encircle their camp. They use stone throwers and catapults and essentially eradicate the troops. Note that the Hungarians have about 10,000 more troops than the Mongols. This victory opened up Europe and made it vulnerable to a multitude of attacks by Subutai later on. This was a single victory that allowed Subutai to mow through the rest of Europe, until he was ordered to retreat so he could make it to the coronation of Obedei Khan, the son of Genghis Khan.
Subutai went on to win sixty-five battles, conquering thrity-two nations and commanded the only force in history to conquer Russia. He was most also well known for operating campaigns that destroyed Hungary and Poland within a period of two days, with his forces spread hundreds of kilometers apart.
This man is a living legend, something about him makes me really exited. Maybe its my connection to cadets and the military, or just his “general” sense of badassness, because if any one is a badass, it is defiantly Subutai and of course Samuel L Jackson. I guess I just enjoy studying the badasses. Recently I’ve become more fond with battles and strategy, and I fully believe Subutai will guide me into the that kind of interest.
As a child, the military was always something in the back of my head, something I admired. Its quite nostalgic and sometimes I think that’s why I enjoy being in cadets, not that I plan to join the army, but I want to diversify my choices. So in a way, studying Subutai somehow lets me feel satisfied. As a goal, I would like to rediscover some of these attractions I had.
As another goal, the only thing I can hope for is to create a Godlike learning center for a Godlike person. Many ideas have came to me, and honestly after being so disappointed last year, I cannot possibly let myself do bad this year. Also, my sister, who does commissions, is going to help me create an amazing costume and armour. Seems like a lot of work, but I am really looking to blow it out of the water this year. So until then, lets sit back and enjoy the show that is eminent person.