Still, the Norse people in general were not very prone to gathering into giant armies and fighting as one.
It wasn't just the cold that killed Napolean in Russia, it was the Russians slashing and burning all the resources while the retreated. Vikings needed those resources-namely food-to bulge their bellies and fill out their asses that they would use to crush feeble English monks and woman during their pointless quests for loot. They struck Europe when it was at it's weakest, and if met on the battlefield by a well-trained, well-equipped, and very large Mongol army, they'd shit in their pants and run. Well, as far as they could run before they got perforated by arrows, spears, and sabres.
You really don't like me do you? Or do you just make it your business to annoy me?
Anyways, more on topic. This is Finland we are talking about.
FIN. LAND. How much resources do you think they have over there? They barely have anything there now, let alone in the Viking- Mongolian age.
But how many times do I have to tell you: Yes, in a battle with all the vikings and all the mongols, yes, they would win. Mostly because the entire population of Scandinavia wouldn't equal the Mongol Horde. I won't let a petty dispute get in the way of an obvious fact. The main reason why they won is not so much their fighting ability as the fact that they just keep coming
. The thing is ******** rediculous. The most a viking army would be able to field is probably around 10,000 to maybe 20-30,000 troops, but thats if they got every and any man who could bear a weapon. A majority would just be untrained footmen. Meanwhile, the Mongol horde ranges around, what, 100,000? Maybe more? As you, good sir, are expert on the Mongol Horde, you could probably tell me the exact number, down to that little flippin infant with polio they carried around or whatever.
Also, on the Vikings supplies, they mainly relied on food from the sea, such as fish and the like, and some hunting, mostly because their own land is a shithole for farming. So unless the Vikings or Mongol's managed to burn the fishies and bambies, Vikings are likely to be okay. So how do you suggest the vast Mongol Horde feed their army? The herd animals most armies carry around wouldn't last long. A few days at most. And if I recall, the great people of the steppes aren't too good at fishing. And the vikings would easily pop onto the shore, run up to the supply train, and burn it, then leave as fast as they came.
It's called logistics, my friend. A major part of campaigning. In many cases, it can be more important than any battle.