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 Roman Army Tactics
Byzantine tactics were to immediately collect a force of cavalry from the nearest themes and to trail the invading Saracen army.
This important section of Vegetius closes with the tactics to be used in the case of a withdrawal in the face of the enemy.
Often though infantry was not part of the conflict at all, with commanders relying entirely on their cavalry to win the day.
www.roman-empire.net /army/tactics.html   (2898 words)

  
 Roman Army Tactics
Byzantine tactics were to immediately collect a force of cavalry from the nearest themes and to trail the invading Saracen army.
This important section of Vegetius closes with the tactics to be used in the case of a withdrawal in the face of the enemy.
Information about tactics can be derived from accounts of battles, but the very military manuals known to have existed and to have been used extensively by commanders, have not survived.
www.roman-empire.net /army/tactics.html   (2898 words)

  
 Articles - Nathan Bedford Forrest
Many students of warfare have come to appreciate Forrest's somewhat novel approach to cavalry deployment and quick hit-and-run tactics, and how this may have affected mobile tactics in the modern mechanized era.
Forrest's early successes gained a promotion (July) to brigadier general and he was given command of a Confederate cavalry brigade.
Forrest was one of the first men to grasp the doctrines of "mobile warfare" that became prevalent in the 20th century.
gaple.com /articles/Nathan_Bedford_Forrest?...   (2898 words)

  
 History of THE PUNIC WARS
Hannibal's tactics are a classic case of enveloping an enemy.
The armies meet near the east coast, at Cannae, on an open plain which Hannibal has chosen as good ground for his cavalry - a section in which he outnumbers the Romans (by perhaps 10,000 to 6000), whereas his infantrymen are fewer than theirs (35,000 to at least 48,000).
Yet by December, two months later, after the defeat or tactical withdrawal of various Roman forces, the Carthaginian army has swelled again to 28,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac53   (2898 words)

  
 Guidon Books - Civil War Books
Cavalry Tactics or Regulations for the Instruction, Formations, and Movements of the Cavalry of the Volunteers of the United States.
Approaching their subjects from a variety of perspectives, contributors explore questions regarding military leadership, strategy and tactics, and the impact of the fighting on the soldiers and officers.
Drawing on hundreds of sources, including excerpts from letters, diaries and reports by soldiers who fought the battle, Eicher analyzes each side's evlving strategy and tactics.
www.guidon.com /civil.html   (12228 words)

  
 452 General Freyberg to the acting Prime Minister of New Zealand NZETC
Infantry, cavalry, and machine gunners, who form the largest part of the Division, had fired three complete musketry courses during the year and had reached a very high standard.
The marksmanship of the New Zealand infantry, machine gunners, and cavalry was superb and stopped the enemy whenever they met in Greece and Crete.
The statements are without foundation as far as the Greek campaign or infantry units in Crete are concerned.
www.nzetc.org /etexts/WH2-1Doc/c18-66.html   (420 words)

  
 Forrest and Wilson: The development of cavalry in the ACW - Civilization Fanatics' Forums
His foresight in cavalry tactics not only revolutionized the traditional concepts of the deployment of cavalry, but also established a new tactical pattern which, by a process of technological growth, led eventually to the tank tactics of Guderian, Rommel and Patton.
The heavy cavalry main role however, was to be a strike force that could play a significant role in battle had the function of being shock troops.
He came into the cavalry from civilian life, and it is therefore natural that his methods of organizing and using his troops did not follow the lines set down in the textbooks.
forums.civfanatics.com /showthread.php?t=106343   (3831 words)

  
 Alexander
Alexander himself led the companions, the elite of the cavalry.
In the spring of 334 BC, Alexander crossed the Hellespont (now Dardanelles), He had with him a Greek and Macedonian force of about 30,000 foot soldiers and 5,000 cavalry.
The infantry wore armor like the Greek hoplites but carried a Macedonian weapon, the long pike.
www.alpine.com.pk /alexander.html   (1610 words)

  
 Heavy Cavalry - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Heavy Cavalry
Cavalry tactics reached their height during the wars of the 18th and 19th centuries, with Napoleon putting mounted units to good use and the Cossack cavalry units playing a vital role in the Russian tsar's armies, both in war and in internal policing actions.
The development of reliable rifles and field artillery made cavalry more vulnerable in the 19th century, as was graphically demonstrated by the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War 1854.
Although the Egyptians under Ramses II appear to have used some form of cavalry, it was not until horse-mounted troops were deployed by the Persians that the use of such troops became widespread in the ancient world.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Heavy+Cavalry   (476 words)

  
 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.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWcavalry.htm   (688 words)

  
 CAVALRY TACTICS:
THE system of Tactics and Regulations for the Cavalry of the United States, by Colonel PHILIP ST. Geo.
I found that it greatly simplified all cavalry movements; a great recommendation,— but especially in view of our national policy; it would go far toward lessening the difficulties, by many considered insuperable, of the efficient instruction of volunteer cavalry in a period of actual war.
Cooke, 2d Cavalry, having been approved by the President, is now published fur the government of said service.
members.cox.net /ltclee/Cooke.htm   (5124 words)

  
 CAVALRY TACTICS:
THE system of Tactics and Regulations for the Cavalry of the United States, by Colonel PHILIP ST. Geo.
Cooke, 2d Cavalry, having been approved by the President, is now published fur the government of said service.
members.cox.net /ltclee/Cooke.htm   (5124 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article: Polish cavalry
The newly-recreated Polish Cavalry units were of modern type and were trained in both cavalry tactics and in trench warfare.
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 (additional info and facts about Polish Army).
Finally, the Polish cavalry detachments were also present in Haiti (A republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the Western Hemisphere), where they helped the French administration to quell a local rebellion.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/P/Po/Polish_cavalry.htm   (3083 words)

  
 Medieval warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Technological, cultural, and social developments had forced a dramatic transformation in the character of warfare from antiquity, changing military tactics and the role of cavalry and artillery.
Heavily armed cavalry, armed with swords or lances, played a significant part in the battles of the Middle Ages.
Medieval warfare is the warfare of the European Middle Ages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval_warfare   (3083 words)

  
 Polish cavalry during the 1939 campaign.
Polish cavalry moved using horses but fought using infantry tactics.
German propaganda used this event to create 'stupid Polish cavalry' myth which was believed by Germans (some soldiers even wrote in their memories that Poles used their sabres and lances agains tanks and explained that they thought the tanks were made of paper) and Poles.
The most effective battle of Polish cavalry was Mokra battle, where Wolynska cavalry brigade, supported with a armored train stopped and caused big losses to 4th Panzer division (about 50 tanks and 500-800 troops).
info-poland.buffalo.edu /classroom/cinema/rzepinski.html   (898 words)

  
 The Forum of the 1.Jagdmoroner Abteilung - Polish Cavalry Preeminence
It seems that throughout much of this period Polish cavalry tactics and units seem to have had a great ammount of influence on the armies of the rest of the world be it in the form of heavy cavalry (hussars) or light cavalry (lancers)
The cavalry's contribution in pitched battle was to oblige the infantry to form sqaure, thus deducing it's firepower by 75%.
British cavalry defeated a Turkish force in WWI with a cavalry charge but I doubt that was a significant event.
www.1jma.dk /topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=600   (3252 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Oliver Cromwell
Promoted to General in charge of cavalry for the New Model Army, Cromwell trained his men to rapidly regroup after an attack; tactics he first employed with great success at the Battle of Naseby, and which showed a very high level of discipline and motivation on the part of his troops.
Ironside was the name given to a trooper in the cavalry formed by English political leader Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century.
At the outset of the English Civil War, Cromwell began his military career by raising a cavalry troop, known as the "Ironsides Cavalry", which became the basis of his New Model Army, as well as Cromwell's nickname, "Old Ironsides".
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Oliver-Cromwell   (8848 words)

  
 Tactics in Medieval Warfare
Cavalry in wedge get to fight two ranks deep, whereas Conrois fight a rank and a half and cavalry in neither of these formations only fights with a front rank.
Large cavalry armies can use its preponderance of mounted units to pin and enemy army and attempt to smash one or both of the enemy flanks before turning on the enemy center.
No matter what your cavalry is armed with besides missiles, once the enemy is disordered, you have a tactical advantage when you charge into him and engage in close combat.
www.saga-publishing.com /tactics.htm   (8848 words)

  
 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.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWcavalry.htm   (8848 words)

  
 Gans's Soc.History.Medieval Archives
In particular Verbruggen showed that the cavalry was trained to fight as a unit and that they were skilled in battlefield tactics and the use of the complex medieval weaponry of the battlefield.
They were trained in obedience to commands, to listen to the trumpet calls used for command, and in complex maneuvers such as the feigned retreat in which cavalry pretended to be routed to entice the enemy to follow -- and then to suddenly regroup and turn on their followers whose formations were now broken.
In his book Verbruggen showed that there was in fact an art to medieval warfare, that both cavalry and infantry fought with tactical skill as units and not as individuals.
scholar.chem.nyu.edu /~gans/kelly01.html   (8848 words)

  
 Medieval Warfare
On the late medieval battlefield the use of crossbows and polearms has reduced the effectiveness of the cavalry, hence the cavalry are usually removed from the main battle.
As mentioned the cavalry are now removed from the main battle, they are usually lightly armoured and use spears, lances or something similar.
The tactics that are employed by generals, the battle arena, the troops available and indeed the weapons available will determine the outcome of the battle.
www.medieval-warfare.co.uk /MedievalWarfare.htm   (8848 words)

  
 All Empires - Medieval Tactics
Cavalry was susceptible to the attacks of archers with longbows, or to crossbowmen, and the charge could be seriously impeded by infantry bearing pikes.
Once the cavalry had charged into action, it would often retreat and prepare for a subsequent charge, until the enemy was sufficiently weakened.
When firearms were developed to the point of usefulness in warfare, they could penetrate a knight's armor easily and be used by a less skilled infantry than the bow.
yiannis95.brinkster.net /articles/text/medieval_tactics.htm   (8848 words)

  
 HELLAS:NET - History
Spearmen and foot archers made up the first dominant armies, but they were replaced by chariot archers who dominated the battlefield from 2700 to 1200 BC when they were made obsolote by new tactics for the infantry.
The phalanx had proved itself to be a superior tactic in their eyes, and for long they did not see the need to expand the army with lighter troops, archers, or cavalry.
They formed a serious threat especially to the cavalry, but could also become very dangerous to the friendly forces.
monolith.dnsalias.org /~marsares/warfare   (8848 words)

  
 Galloping at Everything
In the six chapters of the first section, "The British Cavalry," Fletcher describes the personnel, the horses and foraging, the organisation, tactics and training, picquets and patrols, and the problems affecting horses and cavalry warfare in Wellington's theatre of operations in the Iberian Peninsula.
The larger of the two sections is devoted to examining the operations of the British cavalry, with chapters on the "Early Years"; Campo Mayor; operations under Hill and Beresford; Maguilla; Salamanca to Burgos; the Vittoria Campaign; Bidassoa to Toulouse; and three chapters on the 1815 campaign.
Anyone looking for a direct comparison between the virtues and faults of the British cavalry and the faults and virtues of their contemporary friends and foes will be disappointed.
www.napoleon-series.org /reviews/military/c_fletcher.html   (8848 words)

  
 The Polish Nobility Commonwealth Guild
They were the most magnificent sight ever seen, especially at full charge, and, their cavalry fighting and riding tactics have paved the way for everything we know today in equestrian studies.
Also, would be PANCERNI Cavalry, DRAGOONS, and INFANTRY, as well as examples of the Foreign mercenaries who fought as allies with Poland, such as the SCOTS, FRENCH, ITALIANS,GERMANS and the influence of the BALKAN STATES such as HUNGARY, SERBIA and CROATIA, to name a few.
The Polish "Nobility" as such, consisted largely of the knightly "Warrior-Class" of the earlier age, and is often very confused with the concept of Nobility as "Royalty", to Western European thinking and understanding.
www.geocities.com /rik_fox/husaria/index2.html   (979 words)

  
 Silver Wings of the Cav
tactics in Air Mobile Warfare; to the way they proved what was needed in the way of future
Assoc., H.W.O. 11th Air Assault Chapter called to inform me the phone number in the April 04' column was
John is interested in hearing from any and all 11th Air Assault
hometown.aol.com /aircavnews/myhomepage/newsletter.html   (979 words)

  
 Army Lineage Series: Infantry Part I: Regular Army
Cavalry was eliminated, and eight infantry regiments and one rifle regiment arose from the ruins of the forty-six and four in existence.
Rather, it was the introduction of the Minie ball, and other advances in firearms, which in the fifties forced infantry all over the world toward wider use of skirmish tactics.
Infantry officers pointed out that when sickness and desertion occurred; these little companies were much too small to do their duty in the Indian country where 180 out of 250 of them were stationed in the 1870's.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/Lineage/in/infantry.htm   (21315 words)

  
 A Study of Ancient Infantry Tactics and Formations
There really were no other significant changes in the tactics or formations of the infantry through the decline of the Roman empire, though the increase of mounted soldiers, or cavalry troops did see an increase in use by the Romans.
The social, economic, and technological advancements of this period changed how infantrymen were recruited, armed and equipped, how they were formed up in preparation for battle, and the tactics and strategies used to defeat enemy infantry on the field of battle.
As military commanders better understood combat tactics, there were able to organize and equip their troops to take advantage of increased mobility, flexibility, technological advances.
www.historic-battles.com /Articles/Infantry%20Tactics.htm   (3997 words)

  
 GMT GAMES: Battle Line
Battle Line features 60 full-color Rodger MacGowan/Mark Simonitch cards depicting the prominent formations of the period (War Elephants, Heavy Cavalry, Phalanx, etc.) and 10 full-color tactics "wildcards" that give players extra flexibility and choices and help make each new battle wildly different from the last.
Maybe you'll dispatch the Companion cavalry to lead or reinforce a crucial point in the line, or perhaps you"ll rely on your spies to determine the enemy"s strengths and weaknesses before committing your best forces.
Battle Line is a two-player card game built around the theme of warfare during the age of Alexander the Great.
www.gmtgames.com /nnbl/battleline_main.html   (3997 words)

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