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The Lech

Battle Name : The Lech

Date(s) : 10 August 0955

Part of : Magyar Invasions ,

Outcome : A victory for Army of the German duchies over Magyars

Type of battle : Land


The Magyars mainly lightly armed horse archers attempted to throw the German force into disarray by attacking the rear of their marching column. While at the same time forming a battle line ahead of the column. The plan failed and the German heavy cavalry inflicted a crippling defeat on the Magyars. This was a rare encounter for this period when the Magyars normally avoided pitched battles but in this instance were decisively beaten.