The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire in history. It was started by tribes in the Steppes of Central Asia. Genghis Khan united the Mongol tribes in the Steppe and proceeded to decimate their enemies. Using superior technology and more sophisticated battle tactics allowed them to dominate the battlefield. At it’s height it covered 9 million sq mi.
Subutai was Genghis Khan’s best strategists and a military genius few could compete with. He operated more than twenty campaigns, conquered thirty two nations, and won sixty five pitched battles. In this time he conquered more territory than any commander in history. Subutai managed to defeat the armies of both Hungary and Poland within only two days of each other. It’s unbelievable but Subutai would even be able to command multiple armies over 500 kilometres apart. Subutai took part in the war against the Jin dynasty. The war was interrupted halfway through when Genghis Khan died. His son Ogedei took over and personally led the Mongol army against Jin.
They attempted to take Henan but were forced to retreat when Subutai suffered a rare defeat. They attempted to take Henan again later, and this time Subutai successfully defeated the Jin forces. Subutai was a strategic genius and may be one of the greatest commanders in history. He worked for both Genghis Khan, and Ogedai Khan, and lived to the ripe old age of 73.