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02 Feb 2019 6:33 p.m. PST
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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

I'm not looking for a single historical figure but rather a type of cavalry warrior (ie. British Napoleonic Hussar, French Gendarme, Mongol or Samurai Mounted Archer, Boer Pathfinder, etc…).


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 9:32 a.m. PST

Norman Knight
Comanche warrior
Parthian archer cavalry
Alexander the Great's Companion cavalry
Nubian cavalry, Punic wars

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

French Italian war gendarmes is up there.
Russian Napoleonic hussars.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

"Nubian" or Numidian? Cause I'd vote for Numidians as well.

DeRuyter10 Jul 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Sassanid clibinari & cataphracts
French Grenadier a cheval
French Napoleonic cuirassiers
Polish winged hussars
Cromwell's New Model horse
Australian Light Horse

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

Polish winged hussars

Norman Knight

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

But it's French hussars on my shelves. Much better uniformed.

Alcibiades10 Jul 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

How about the Huns and Avars?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

Nubian" or Numidian? Cause I'd vote for Numidians as well.

Brain glitch. frown Yes, Numidian.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Anna Comnena was quite impressed with the Normans.

USAFpilot10 Jul 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

As a group, the Mongols.

As a romanticized individual, the medieval knight.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

Sassanids, Mongols (most definitely), Plains Indians and the Normans.

PzGeneral10 Jul 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

Winged Hussars

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Plains for light Cavalry
Winged Hussars for heavy Cavalry

MajorB10 Jul 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Define the criteria to be "finest"?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

Now there you go again. grin
Whatever you want it to be.

Tommy2010 Jul 2018 11:43 a.m. PST


Personal logo Aurochs Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 11:58 a.m. PST


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 12:03 p.m. PST

Turcomans come to mind, they beat Mongols and Normans!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

15th Century Wallachians

The Night Raid!

Also …




Women Polar Bear Riders in Ridiculous Armour selling Peppermint Schnapps


wrgmr110 Jul 2018 1:08 p.m. PST


Razor78 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 2:52 p.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 3:29 p.m. PST

Am I overlooking Byzantine cataphracts?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

As a group no question Mongols

One on one I would pick a medieval knight

21eRegt10 Jul 2018 3:42 p.m. PST

American Plains Indians
Rohirrim get honorable fantasy mention

BW195910 Jul 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

Repeater armed Union Cavalry

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

Comanche warriors -- at least until the Texas Rangers got a hold of revolvers.

McWong7310 Jul 2018 5:49 p.m. PST



evilgong Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

Numidians? as I think Duncan Head points out in his book Masso-Punic book, the reputation of the Numidians is inflated, the only time they meet other light cav, Spanish, they get thrashed.


TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 7:19 p.m. PST

What, no one is going to bring up the modern tanker? The mount may not be a horse, but they still ride that mount into battle.

If we're limited to horses, I'd go with the Arab cavalry (circa Saladin) or the Winged Hussar.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 8:01 p.m. PST

Women Polar Bear Riders in Ridiculous Armour selling Peppermint Schnapps – Oh, now I HAVE to start modelling!

Elephants? Add in all those elephant types from Burma, India, Carthage etc. Ahhh, Camels! The Camel Corps, add them. :)

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 2:07 a.m. PST

Polish Winged Hussars

USAFpilot11 Jul 2018 6:58 a.m. PST

The Winged Hussars look cool, but one would think those wings don't serve any practical purpose and would only weigh you down and get in the way when in a fight.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

All those that say winged hussars are wrong, wife is quite clear that they are stupid!

goragrad11 Jul 2018 8:42 p.m. PST

Byzantine cataphract.

Winged hussar.

Armenian heavy cavalry.

Georgian heavy cavalry.

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