The Alans

   According to Dr. Malcor, 'the Alans came into Gaul in two waves. The first arrived in 406CE and split in two. Part settled in Brittany, part settled in Spain. The second group arrived in 414CE and settled in Southern Gaul. The Alans of Brittany held the center of the line at Chalons against Attila, not for him, and used the feigned retreat tactic to win the battle for their side, stopping Attila's advance. The Alans, as a whole, did have extensive contact with the Huns; but the ones who fought for Attila were not the Alans of Gaul.'