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    Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 23:53
What were some of the most famous or perhaps not so famous cavalry charges in history. Brief description, opponants,timeframe,troop strengths etc., would be nice as well. And not armoured tank cavalry
    

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Charge if the Light Brigade:
In the Battle of Balaclava, in the Crimean Wars. English 668 men committed a cavalry charge over 2000 yards against cannons being crossfired double. About 200 men survived. The Russian position was won although they were beaten back from there. The leader of the Charge was Lord Cardigan and he survived being the first to retreat.
 
Alexander's Charge at Chaironeia:
I hope it was at Chaironeia when Alexander charged with his cavalry into the enemies flank and so crushed it and turned back and attacked the enemy. The overall General was Phillipos II.
 
 
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1.Charge of Napoleon's Polish Guard during the Battle of Somosierra. Napoleon was angry about the delay caused by 9.000 strong Spanish army in the valley of Somosierra. He ordered his Polish Guard to charge Spanish Spanish positions. 100 polish Lancers charged in suicaidal attack on Spanish positions. Spanish had also 16 cannons. Polish took some Spanish batteries and caused havoc in Spanish position. Then attack was later suported by other cavalry troops and infantry and Spanish were defeated. Polish Lancers became a legendary regiment and were never defeated.
2. Charge of Vistula Lancers during the Battle of Albhuera. Vistula Uhlans Regiment ( 500 men ) with French Hussars ( 300 men ) destryed completely British infantry Brigade commanded by Colborne.
3. Battle of Kircholm. Whole Battle was a great cavalry charge but special mention about 300 Wojno's Winged Hussars who overran about 4.000 Swedish infantry losing abou 20 men.
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And many others Battles of Polish Lithuanian Cavalry which I will maybe describe later.
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Two regiments of Saxon heavy cavalry at Borrodino, first and secong units to make it into the Grand redoubt.
 
Murat at Eylau charging straight through the Russian centre, wheeling on a pin head and charging straight back through.
 
 
 
 
 
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The charge of Ney against the english in Waterloo, in the forums are the most remembered.

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Dragoons of the KGL at Garcia Hernandez. Seydlitz Cavalry Charge at the battle of Rossbach. charge of the Bayreuth Dragoons at the battle of Hohenfriedeberg. charge of the Union Brigade (incl. Scots Greys) at Waterloo. charge of the Italian Savoia cavalry at the eastern front (sucessfull!) perhaps last great cavalry charge in history. charge of the brigade von Bredow at the battle of Mars-la-Tour. charge of the Russian guard cavalry (incl. Kavaliergarde) vs Napoleons Guard cavalry (incl. Mamluks) at Austerlitz. charge of the Takeda cavalry at the battle of Nagashino.
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What does the word Dragoons means?
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A dragoon is a mounted infantryman, if this helps.
 
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Charge of the Afghan Cavalry at the Third panipat.
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genghis khans army conquerd so much terrotory so fast it was like one big cavalary charge.
 
Is cavalary still used today I mean as term like infantry etc... what are they not tanks not plains of course what?
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Originally posted by xi_tujue

Is cavalary still used today I mean as term like infantry etc... what are they not tanks not plains of course what?
 
Sorry, does this question mean:
 
Is the term 'Cavalry' used in infantry regiments or battalions excluding the tank forces?
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Originally posted by rider

Originally posted by xi_tujue

Is cavalary still used today I mean as term like infantry etc... what are they not tanks not plains of course what?
 
Sorry, does this question mean:
 
Is the term 'Cavalry' used in infantry regiments or battalions excluding the tank forces?
 
 
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The Charge of the Union Brigade of Heavy Dragoons(Royal Scots Greys included) at Waterloo. They charged into D'Erlon's infantry regiments. The Royal Scots Greys captured the eagles of the 45th Infantry and 105th Infantry regiments.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Aug-2006 at 14:37
and thereafter being crushed by Pirés lancers.....
 
RE dragoons: Dragoons were created by the French at the end of the 16th century to fight as mounted infantry but by the period we talk about (mid-18th-early 19th century) they became true cavalry and charged with straight sabres from horseback.


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Originally posted by Temujin

and thereafter being crushed by Pirés lancers.....

Yes, that is what happened to them, they charged to far in.

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So...May I ask for clarification...

Are we allowing Tank Unit Charges in this disscussion, because in WWII there were many uses of the Armored Cavalry from Rommel and Patton.

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Might I suggest a cavalry charge of a less conventional nature. The use of 16 elephants by Antiochus I Soter in Asia Minor against the Gauls, these beasts alone given credit for winning the battle by stunning the stupefied Gauls.
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Not less conventional...just smart in my opinion.

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