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 Post subject: Role of Orthodox priests in the army?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:34 pm 
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I like to put the Orthodox priest on the table to bless the army before a battle, in a bit of psychological warfare against the enemy. :P Or to use them as markers to remember 'Numerical Superiority' or other bonuses with.

I saw the new Cossack command models and I remembered that I wouldn't mind some more priest models. I was also wondering about converting a Muscovite Golova to an Orthodox priest, but that led to the question of whether Orthodox priests even rode horses when accompanying an army?

That in turn led to the question of whether priests did in fact accompany the army at all? What was their role in the field? Did they indeed bless the troops before battle?


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 Post subject: Re: Role of Orthodox priests in the army?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:52 pm 
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Certain armies have priests on regular (Swedes) or semi-regular (Poles/Lithuanians) basis. I cannot find any information about Orthodox priests serving in regular Muscovite units but of course they always played big role during defence of towns and monasteries.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:02 am 
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Did (or do) Orthodox priests ride horses sometimes?


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