The battle of Manzikert

The battle of Manzikert

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  • Come on men we are going to take over Asia minor!
  • Be prepared for a great battle
  • Come on men we are almost there.
  • And the rest of you will come with Romanus and I
  • Half of you will come with me to secure the fort of Akhlat
  • The Byzantine army consisting of 5000 Byzantine men and their allies left for Asia minor. They were led by their emperor Romanus and Andronicus Ducas.
  • Ahhhhh
  • Ahh, the Seljuks, RUN
  • The Journey to Asia minor was long and hard. Romanus brought along with him a horse and cart, to carry him and his luggage.
  • Manzikert is now ours!
  • The army spilt in half.  Romanus and Androncius Ducas led one half  to Manzikert and the other half led by John Tarchaneiotes went to secure the fort of Akhlat.
  • Where are they?, we want a battle!
  • Tarchaneiotes and his half of the army caught sight of the Seljuks and fled. 
  • Romanus was unaware of Tarchaneiotes's loss and continued to Manzikert. He captured Manzikert easily.
  • The Byzantines got into battle formation however the Seljuk's did not come to battle.
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