Cavalry

Cavalry, Soldiers or warriors fighting from horseback.

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Cavalry (from the French word cavalerie, itself derived from "cheval" meaning "horse") are soldiers or warriors who fight mounted on horseback. Cavalry were historically the most mobile of the combat arms, operating as light cavalry in the roles of reconnaissance, screening, and skirmishing in many armies, or as heavy cavalry for decisive shock attacks in other armies. An individual soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations depending on era and tactics, such as cavalryman, horseman, trooper, cataphract, knight, hussar, uhlan, mamluk, cuirassier, lancer, dragoon, or horse archer. The designation of cavalry was not usually given to any military forces that used other animals for mounts, such as camels or elephants. Infantry who moved on horseback, but dismounted to fight on foot, were known in the early 17th to the early 18th century as dragoons, a class of mounted infantry which in most armies later evolved into standard cavalry while retaining their historic designation.

Household Cavalry
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Household Cavalry ... The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the two most senior regiments of the British Army, the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards...

1st Cavalry Division (United States)
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1st Cavalry Division (United States) ... The 1st Cavalry Division ("First Team") is a combined arms division and is one of the most decorated combat divisions of the United States Army. It is...

United States Cavalry
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United States Cavalry ... The United States Cavalry, or U.S. Cavalry, was the designation of the mounted force of the United States Army by an act of Congress on 3 August 1861....

Heavy cavalry
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Heavy cavalry ... Heavy cavalry was a class of cavalry intended to deliver a battlefield charge and also to act as a tactical reserve; they are also often termed shock cavalry...

7th Cavalry Regiment
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7th Cavalry Regiment ... The 7th Cavalry Regiment is a United States Army cavalry regiment formed in 1866. Its official nickname is "Garryowen", after the Irish air "Garryowen"...

Cavalry scout
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Cavalry scout ... The Cavalry Scout is the job title used to refer to someone who has achieved the military occupational specialty of 19D Armored Reconnaissance Specialist...

Polish cavalry
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Polish cavalry ... The Polish cavalry (Polish: jazda, kawaleria, konnica) can trace its origins back to the days of medieval cavalry knights. Poland is mostly a country of...

Roman cavalry
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Roman cavalry ... Roman cavalry (Latin: equites I Romani) refers to the horse-mounted forces of the Roman army throughout the Regal, Republican, and Imperial eras. The...

Cavalry tactics
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Cavalry tactics ... used some form of cavalry for war and, as a result, cavalry tactics have evolved over time. Tactically, the main advantages of cavalry over infantry troops...

Light cavalry
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Light cavalry ... Light cavalry comprises lightly armed and armoured troops mounted on horses, as opposed to heavy cavalry, where the riders (and sometimes the warhorses)...

Tengger Cavalry
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Cavalry draw
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Companion cavalry
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2nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)
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Cavalry FC
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Stop the Cavalry
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Armoured cavalry
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Cavalry Corps (Ireland)
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