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  DBA Tactics: Using Cavalry
Cavalry is faster, allowing it to choose when to attack, create advantages, and disengage if necessary.
Cavalry will be able to disengage units on its turn because of their speed advantage, but this doesn't usually make up for the fact that it is +3 to the enemy +4.
Cavalry is much more capable of redeploying to achieve favorable matchups than most troops because of their speed.
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  Cavalry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cavalry techniques were an innovation of equestrian nomads of the Central Asian and Iranian steppe and pastoralist tribes such as the Persian Parthians and Sarmatians.
Cavalry found new success in Imperial operations (irregular warfare), where modern weapons were lacking and the slow moving infantry-artillery train or fixed fortifications were often ineffective against native insurgents (unless the natives offered a fight on an equal footing, as at Tel-el-Kebir, Omdurman, etc).
Cavalry "flying columns" proved effective, or at least cost-effective, in many campaigns—although an astute native commander (like Samori in western Africa, Shamil in the Caucasus, or any of the better Boer commanders) could turn the tables and use the greater mobility of their cavalry to offset their relative lack of firepower compared to European forces.
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 Polish cavalry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the outbreak of the Polish Defence War of 1939, the Polish cavalry units were organised in 11 cavalry brigades, each composed of 3 to 4 cavalry regiments with organic artillery, armoured unit and infantry battalion.
Polish cavalry units took part in most of the battles of 1939 and on several occasions proved to be the elite of the Polish Army.
A unit of German organic cavalry from the German 8th Infantry Division counter-charged from the hill, but was repelled and the Poles captured the town and took the HQ of the division, together with its commander and ca.
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 Cavalry Biog @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cavalry fight from the backs of their mounts, which most often are horses but can sometimes include camels.
For instance, Cossack cavalry regiments were an important part of the Imperial Russian Army until the Revolution, and some even served in the Red Army.
In the British Army, all cavalry regiments were mechanised, redefining their role from horse to armoured vehicles to form the Royal Armoured Corps together with the Royal Tank Regiment.
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 Jine the cavalry
The cavalry's military role had dramatically changed by 1863 and the armies were making use of their horse soldiers in more combat situations.
Cavalry divisions were utilized by commanders as advance scouts and as a mobile fighting force.
The cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General J.E.B. Stuart, was organized into one large division, divided into brigades, and accompanied by six batteries of horse artillery.
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 Norman Cavalry
As explained in the main text of the battle, the concept of actually using the horse in a battle was totally alien to the Saxons.
This tactic was probably used by the Norman cavalry at Hastings due to the extremely hilly nature of the battle site and their inability to penetrate the Saxon shield wall.
Despite the undoubted skill of the Norman cavalry, they were at a disadvantage and of little use during the initial battle.
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 U.S. Cavalry School: Cavalry History
Cavalry units usually exhibit speed in excess of the preponderance of the main force and are likewise able to execute a higher level of maneuver.
Throughout history cavalry continued to be the arm to exploit infantry success by driving hard through breaches created in enemy lines to wreak havoc and then pursue a routed enemy offering him only destruction when he sought retreat.
Fighting constant attack from Russian cavalry and irregular forces as well as the bitter cold of the Russian winter and the demoralization of the Grande Armee, Ney fought and maneuvered his cavalry tenaciously until the remnants of the once great French military machine were extricated from Russia.
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 Cavalry History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cavalry was used for scouting and pursuit of a routed enemy, but with a few exceptions infantry remained dominant in Europe until the threat of light cavalry relying on archery, typified by the Mongols, brought about the adoption of heavy armored cavalry, developed first by the Parthian Empire.
cavalry differences were a reliance on pistols and carbines versus bladed weapons and dismounted fighting once in contact with the enemy.
Modern cavalry, with both air and ground assets, began to focus on reconnaissance, security, and the flexible employment capabilities of nineteenth century cavalry.
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 Cavalry Warfare
The British, French and German armies all considered their cavalry to be an elite force and had considerable influence over the tactics used during battles.
The reconnaissance function of the cavalry during the First World War was rendered obsolete by the use of aircraft such as the Farman MF-II, Avro 504 and the BE-2.
When the cavalry were used on the Western Front it was found to be completely ineffective against machine gun fire.
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 cavalry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Cavalry was used for scouting and pursuit of a routed enemy, but with a few exceptions infantry remained dominant in Europe until the threat of light cavalry relying on archery, typified by the Mongols (see Jenghiz Khan), brought about the adoption of heavy armored cavalry, developed first by the Parthian Empire.
European feudalism was based on such knights, made possible by the introduction of saddles in the 4th cent.
In the 19th cent., cavalry was frequently used by Europeans in colonial wars, by the U.S. army and Plains peoples in the Indian wars, and in the U.S. Civil War.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United States Cavalry
The United States Cavalry was, in various forms from 1775 to 1942, historically a horse-mounted cavalry force.
The "plains cavalry" played an important role in extending American hegemony into western North America by forcefully subduing and displacing Native Americans from their lands during the western Indian Wars, thereby making way for colonists of primarily European descent.
Chief, the Cavalry's last horse, died in 1968 at the age of 36.
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 The British Cavalry Regiments of 1914-1918
Known to the other branches of the army as the 'Donkey wallopers', the cavalry is the subject of one of the Great War myths - that they were the first love of High Command, but did nothing to help the poor Tommies.
The mainstay of the mounted units, the Regiments of the Cavalry of the Line fought most of their war on foot.
The Regiments of the Special Reserve were irregular units that were among the first to join the regular army in France.
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 Cavalry Arms
On February 27, 2008, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a federal search warrant on the business premises of Cavalry and on the private residence of its CEO, Shawn Nealon.
Cavalry is confident that all its conduct has been lawful in carrying out its business activities.
While we are waiting for this situation to be resolved, Cavalry Arms will remain open for business and continue operations to the best of our ability.
www.cavalryarms.com   (333 words)

 Alabama Civil War Cavalry Regimental Histories
The 5th Alabama Cavalry Regiment was organized at Tuscumbia in December, 1862, by increasing the 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion to a regiment, and it was brigaded under Gen'l Philip Dale Roddy.
The 8th Alabama Cavalry was organized at Gadsden during the spring of 1864 by increasing the strength of Livingston's Cavalry Battalion.
The 53rd Alabama Cavalry Regiment, Partisan Rangers, was organized by increasing the 1st Cavalry Battalion to regimental size at Montgomery on 5 November 1862.
www.tarleton.edu /~kjones/alcav.html   (4377 words)

In 1870, the 1st, 3rd and 8th Cavalry were in Arizona, 2nd and 5th in Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming, the 7th in Kansas and the 4th, 6th, 9th and 10th in Texas.
The cavalry rode by twos, the intervals between the companies, except those which formed the rear guard behind the pack mules, being just sufficient to define the respective commands.
We used to joke about the infantry and call them by their Indian nickname of "walk-a-heaps," but before the campaign was over we recognized that man is a hardier animal than the horse, and that shank's mare is the very best kind of a charger.
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 The 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Company D-Confederate cavalry reenactors
The Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, Co. D was reactivated in 1986 with a goal to present an accurate and honorable portrayal of the Civil War cavalry from the western theater- and in particular, the Confederate cavalry troopers that served under General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
We have been blessed with a loyal and growing membership that is dedicated to a high standard of safety and authenticity; and a desire to remain one of the premier living history organizations.
We believe it is important to preserve the tradition and heritage of the old "Horse Cavalry" for future generations as well as sharing this unique experience ourselves.
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The patch of the 1st Cavalry Division has a history as colorful as its design, reflecting the proud heritage of the United States Cavalry in a timeless manner.
The traditional Cavalry color of yellow and the horse's head is symbolic of the original organizational structure of the Cavalry.
The field is yellow for Cavalry and the blue triangle with the sun and three five-pointed stars are from the old flag of the Philippine Insurrection with a change of color.
www.cavalrycountry.org /cavalry.htm   (0 words)

 cavalry - Wiktionary
Branch of military transported by fast light vehicles, the mechanized cavalry.
An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.
We'll be the cavalry and arrive at the last moment to save them.
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 106th Cavalry Group Web Site
The 106th Cavalry originated as a National Guard unit based in Chicago, Illinois that had a proud service record extending back in history to World War I and the Spanish-American conflict, when it was known as the 1st Illinois Volunteer Cavalry or the Black Horse Cavalry.
It is true that the firepower of the lightly armed vehicles of the 106th Cavalry Group were often no match for the heaviest German tanks deployed in the latter stages of the war.
Colonel Vennard Wilson, the commander of the 106th Cavalry Group throughout its service in Europe, paid tribute to these men in a Memorial Day address that was delivered to the troopers at the end of the war in 1945.
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We have a responsibility to the spectators and to the organizations who have put together the event to provide a safe, enjoyable and instructive lesson in the history of our country.
If permission to fall in is granted, they will fall into the ranks of that cavalry company as a trooper and fall under the command of the cavalry company officer they are assigned to.
The overall cavalry commander will be made aware of this decision.
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 The Buffalo Soldiers on the Western Frontier   (Site not responding. Last check: )
of "colored" cavalry that was to be designated the 9th Regiment.
Under the command of skilled warriors like Skinya, Nana, Victorio, and Geronimo, the Apaches proved to be an illusive and worthy adversary for both the troopers of the 9th and later the 10th Cavalries.
As 1881 came to a close, the battle-weary Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry had been serving continuously on the Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona frontiers for 14 years.
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 20th (Russell's) Tennessee Cavalry CSA
Russell's 20th Tennessee Cavalry was recruited from Carroll, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley Counties in West Tennessee during the fall of 1863.
In March of 1865, the 20th was consolidated with the 19th (sometimes 18th) (Newsom's) regiment of Tennessee cavalry.
It was consolidated about March, 1865, with the 18th (Newsom's) Regiment Tennessee Cavalry (which was known in the field as the 19th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry) and the consolidated regiment was paroled at Gainesville, Alabama, in May, 1865, as the 19th and 20th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry.
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 Deborah Grace, The Horse in the Civil War
In that engagement, the aforementioned colonel commanded a band of cavalry with a battery of mountain howitzers carried on mules.
In addition to the horses with the artillery, cavalry, and horses and mules used to pull supply wagons and ambulances, there were thousands of saddle horses carrying officers and couriers.
It is interesting that the saddle, which became standard issue, and the cavalry manual were developed by a man who never served a day in the cavalry.
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 First South Carolina Reg. of Cavalry (Reenactors)
The First South Carolina Regiment of Cavalry as formed in 1861 and ordered up to Northern Virginia in the fall of 1862.
Ordered South to defend their native state and surrounding areas in the fall of 1864, the First South Carolina Cavalry served in the defense of the city of Savannah, and the Campaign of the Carolinas.
In memory of troopers of Southern heritage who rode into history, the Ist S.C. Cavalry is a memorial unit of the oldest Confederate cavalry regiment in South Carolina.
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 U.S. Cavalry School: Home
U.S. Cavalry Horsemanship and Tactics Training, ride the Little Bighorn Battle / Custer's Last Stand Reenactment, Gun Familiarization Training for Horses, Reenactment Training, Cavalry Encampments, Staff Rides, Cavalry History instruction, and more.
Experience the United States Cavalry School at Washington State's majestic Methow Valley, on the Banks of the Little Bighorn River, or at your location.
We are an organization committed to preserving the proud history of the horse soldier.
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McRae's Battalion North Carolina Cavalry was organized as a result of the serious depredations being committed in western North Carolina in 1862 and early 1863.
North Carolina was also serving as the bread basket for Virginia, and nearly all the food for Virginia's cities held by Confederates came from North Carolina as did as nearly all the food for the soldiers in the field.
While mounted, the McRae's men were not cavalry in the true sense of the word, and were not even good mounted infantry, but they were all who were available.
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The primary function of the cavalry was intelligence seeking.
Rarely was the cavalry used to engaged in all out warfare with infantry divisions.
As the war years declined, the cavalry's role diminished and the past fighting of sword and pistol fell by the wayside.
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