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Chinese soldiers of the Ming Dynasty they had the lowest social standings unlike the western armies a soldier in the Ming Dynasty military.

Often considered the epitome of Chinese armors, they were usually worn by generals in campaigns and parades decorated with precious gems and colorful tassels.

Mountain scale armor with mirrored plates and elaborate tassels. The mirrored plate feature would remain well into the Qing dynasty- by then the mirrors would have been incorporated into the design of the brigandine armors.

3 Stunning Building Designs That Can’t Be Beat, Even Centuries Later

3 Stunning Building Designs That Can't Be Beat, Even Centuries Later

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Replica Three Kingdoms General's armor costume and helmet.

Ancient Chinese Three Kingdom General Armor Costume and Helmet for Men

Photo by Auguste Francois, ca 1870, depicting Su Yuanchun, (1844-1908 AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi.  A tough illiterate Manchu, Su Yuanchun was one of the last great warrior Manchus. He distinguished himself in the field and made it from a simple soldier to a distinguished general in a time when the Qing fought battles against modern firearms with sabers, spears, bows, arrows and matchlock muskets. He commanded a force against the French at the battle of Zhennan Passwhich and won.

Фото: Огюст Франсуа, 1870 г. Photo by Auguste Francois, ca depicting Su Yuanchun, AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi.

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