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WillPhillips21 Dec 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Is anyone aware of any accounts or documentation of the Habsburg Spanish Army of Flanders using Croat light cavalry in the Low Countries in the late sixteenth century?

I'd like to include them in my Spanish vs. Dutch armies, but am having a difficult time finding evidence to justify their inclusion.

Daniel S21 Dec 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

Given that no such evidence exists it is no surprise that you have a hard time findinf it. The Spanish had neither the need for nor access to Croat cavalry at the time and instead used burgundians, walloons, italians and some Albanians for the light cavalry role.

WillPhillips21 Dec 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

Apologies for being loosey-goosey with my terminology.

Happy to find accounts of Albanian or other Balkan light cavalry, too.

I've found a reference to the Albanian cavalry in a book, but some additional points of reference would be welcome, too.

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