Napoleon Series Archive 2004

Re: French Massed Cavalry Charges

Dear Digby,

No, I wouldn't say so. As has been posted by others already, cavalry used in mass for a charge was used many times and many years before the Napoleonic Wars. Frederick has been mentioned, and so has the feudal knight.

I would think one of the surviving housecarles in Harold's shield wall in 1066 could give an excellent summary of a massed cavalry charge.

Sincerely,
Kevin

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