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==History==
 
==History==
In 434 AD, King Rugila of the Hunnic Empire died and left the Empire to his nephews Attila and Bleda. Durring a hunting trip, Attila most likely assassinated his brother Bleda and gained total control over his Emprie.
 
   
 
At first Attila agreed to declare a peace treaty with the Roman Empire and was conquering lesser barbarian tribes. Attila attempted to invade Persia (Sassanid Empire or Eran) but failed and returned to Europe to invade the Eastern Roman Empire instead, breaking the treaty with raids on boardering cities. The Romans were being overwelmed by both Attila's huns and other barbarians attacking at the same time like the Vandals in Carthage.
 
At first Attila agreed to declare a peace treaty with the Roman Empire and was conquering lesser barbarian tribes. Attila attempted to invade Persia (Sassanid Empire or Eran) but failed and returned to Europe to invade the Eastern Roman Empire instead, breaking the treaty with raids on boardering cities. The Romans were being overwelmed by both Attila's huns and other barbarians attacking at the same time like the Vandals in Carthage.

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Attila the Hun
Atilla 3
Weapons Sword of Mars, Lasso, Hunnic Composite Bow, Scythian Axe
Origin Eastern Europe
Activities Conquering Eastern Europe
Service 434–453 AD
Battle Status Won vs. Alexander the Great
Experts

"Attila's essence, really, is his cruelty." - Sean Pennington, Attila the Hun expert on Deadliest Warrior

Attila the Hun: the notorious barbarian horseman, who terrorized and ravaged the European Continent.

Alexander the Great: the warrior king, whose brutal tactics carved out one of the largest empires in history.

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Stats

  • 406 - 453 AD
  • Height - 5' 6"
  • Weight - 145 lbs
  • Armor - Leather Lamellar

Weapons:

Close Range: Sword of Mars 117

Mid Range: Lasso 30

Long Range: Hunnic Composite Bow 354

Special Weapons: Scythian Axe 95

596 kills

Deadliest Warrior: Legends weapons:

Short Range: Hunnic Short Sword, Scythian Axe

Medium Range: Hunnic Heavy Spear, Hunnic Light Spear

Long Range: Magyar Composite Longbow, Magyar Composite Shortbow

Armor: Leather Lamellar, Scale Mail

Joke Weapon: Fishing Rod

Final Strike: Attila quickly punches his victim in the chest, then slices the opponent across the chest, causing them to fall to their knees. Attila grabs their head and then rips it off with his bare hands


History

At first Attila agreed to declare a peace treaty with the Roman Empire and was conquering lesser barbarian tribes. Attila attempted to invade Persia (Sassanid Empire or Eran) but failed and returned to Europe to invade the Eastern Roman Empire instead, breaking the treaty with raids on boardering cities. The Romans were being overwelmed by both Attila's huns and other barbarians attacking at the same time like the Vandals in Carthage.

Attila soon traveled all the way to Gaul (France) where he was now fighting the Visigoths, Celts, Franks, Burgundians and the Western Roman Empire. In the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, Attila suffered heavy casualties (Those there is debate over if Attila won the battle or not, the Hunnic army losses were significant). Attila left Gaul to invade Italy, but quickly stopped the invasion. It is said that Pope Saint Leo I met with Attila in 452 AD and convinced him to stop the invasion of Italy. However many historians claim that Attila used this act of desperation to make a peace treaty because the Huns themselves were desperate. The Hunnic Army was facing a pandemic of diseases and were low on logistics, which better explains Attila's reasoning to stop the conquest.

Although at peace, Attila was secretly rebuilding his army and planning to invade Constantinople, but this would never happen. In 453 AD, while celebrating his wedding with his new future wife Ildico, Attila died from either a severe nosebleed or internal bleeding. His deathbead was covered in blood. Attila's body was burried in an unknown location, those who burried him were executed to keep the location secret. After his death, Attila's sons split the Hunnic Empire, which soon collapsed and merged into other barbarian tribes.

Despite the downfall of the Huns, the Ancient Roman Empire was too overwelmed by the Huns to survive. 23 years later in 476 AD, the Roman Empire fell to their former allies the Visigoths.

Battle

This battle opens with two of Alexander the Great's soldiers pushing a ballista toward a city pillaged by Attila and his men. They slowly turn the crank on the ballista to pull back the band. Inside the city, Attila the Hun is sitting down and having lunch while his men are examining their weapons. They see a flock of birds suddenly take off and realize that something is up ahead. The Macedonian soldier loads the bolt onto the band and, upon Alexander's command, fires it toward Attila's men. One of Attila's men stands up to see what was going on, and is consequently hit with the bolt. Attila gets up and sees Alexander and his men rushing at them, with Alexander on a horse. Attila jumps onto his horse and takes the bow and arrow handed to him by his fellow warrior. The Hun then takes his own bow and arrow and charges at the oncoming soldiers. One of Alexander's men tries to set up his Gastraphetes bow, but is shot by the Hun's arrow. Attila draws his bow and tries to shoot Alexander, but the arrow bounces off his armor. The Hun also tries to shoot Alexander, but Alexander rides in with the Xyston and thrusts it through the Hun, killing him. Attila and his horse run toward Alexander, and Attila attempts to get his lasso around Alexander's neck. This backfires when Alexander grabs the rope and pulls Attila from his horse. Attila yanks on the rope in retaliation and pulls Alexander off his horse as well. Alexander grabs a shield from one of his fallen comrades and draws his Kopis while Attila grabs another shield and pulls out his Scythian Axe. The two begin fighting, and Alexander knocks the shield out of Attila's hands. He attempts to slice Attila, but misses. Attila swings the axe and lodges it into Alexander's shield, pulling on it and removing it from Alexander's hands. Attila then draws his Sword of Mars and the two warriors begin to clash swords. Attila manages to hit Alexander's arm, but as he goes in for the kill, Alexander drops his sword, flips him over, and knocks him into the wall, causing him to lose the Sword of Mars. The two start fighting with their bare hands, until Alexander throws Attila onto the floor. Attila spots his sword on the floor and scrambles to retrieve his sword. Alexander grabs Attila's leg and tries to pull him away from the sword, but Attila kicks Alexander in the face. He tries once again to grab his sword and succeeds. Alexander approaches Attila and is promptly stabbed through the neck. Attila thrusts his sword in the air and yells in victory.

NOTE: One of Alexander's men was not seen to be killed during the simulation, but was shown to have died.

Expert's Opinion

After the battle the expert's gave their opinion on why Attila won. They stated that what gave Attila the advantage, was that he was capable of fight at both long, and close range.

Trivia

  • Attila is the first ancient warrior to have his long range weapon as his best weapon.
  • This is the first episode where a warrior's mounted combat skills and weapon effectiveness on horseback was tested and factored into the simulation.
  • The Attila the Hun vs. Alexander the Great episode is not the first show that warriors fighting from horseback contrary to what the hosts say on the show. In the Pirate vs. Knight episode, the knight is shown to have been riding on a white stallion. However the knight's weapons were not tested from horseback and it is very likely that the Knight's horse was not actually factored in the simulation and was only added for dramatization.
  • Some historians believe that the Huns decended from early Mongolian tribes, which can explain the similar fighting style and devotion to the horse and archery. Like Genghis, Attila was burried in a secret location and those who witnessed his burial were executed to keep it secret.
  • Like Crazy Horse, there is no official official first-person account or image of Attila the Hun. Attila has normally been depicted with messy facial hair and a barbaric appearance with Leather Armor. There are debates over if Attila would look European, similar to Celts or Vikings, or Central Asian, similar to Mongolians.

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