Manuel assembled his forces at Ryndakos - but late, delayed by late arrival of Hungarians & Serbs

Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • Summoned many troops from the Serbs and Hungarians, preparing for war; to supply men and horses he brought in an amazing number of cattle from Thracian villages and more than 3,000 wagons (:) Kinnamos 299.13-17
  • Crossed to Asia and assembled his forces, as usual, at the Rhyndakos; troops from Hungarian and Serbian subjects were late and made him campaign in summer, a serious setback (timing is vital in war) (At the beginning of spring:ἦρι φανέντι) Kinnamos 299.17-23