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MiniPigs28 Jul 2019 8:16 p.m. PST

Is cavalry pretty much a waste of time in this game? I am not speaking of hordes of native cavalry but rather the odd 12 man British unit.

Robert Burke28 Jul 2019 10:43 p.m. PST

They can be great for flanking purposes. You can use them to keep an enemy unit from retreating so that anothe unit can hit the enemy in the front.

And, of course, most British cavalry can dismount and fire carbines.

Nick Pasha29 Jul 2019 2:42 a.m. PST

During the Zulu War the British had few true cavalrymen. The cavalry they did have were mostly mounted infantry. They were used as a mobile force for pinning down Zulus and scouting.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 4:15 a.m. PST

The main value is in champagnes for scouting bonus.

On the table they can shoot and retreat. Also good to run off a shaken unit with a charge (and charging is the main reason to have them).

Dentwist Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 4:40 a.m. PST

How can you do Hlobane without cavalry :)

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 5:42 a.m. PST

VCarter…..i like the way you think…"champagnes"….yes indeed!

oldjarhead29 Jul 2019 5:57 a.m. PST

They bring class to what would, otherwise, be a vulgar brawl

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 6:25 a.m. PST

I goes with the white table cloth and fine silver.

advocate29 Jul 2019 8:17 a.m. PST

And on the North-west Frontier, having the Bengal Lancers is a legal requirement.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 9:19 a.m. PST

"Huzzah!" for all these replies!


pvernon29 Jul 2019 1:35 p.m. PST

And mine always come up one inch short when they charge.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 5:22 p.m. PST

I fondly remember an NWF game from maybe 35 years ago. I had a unit of Lancers that spent the entire game essentially parading back and forth along a hill line. They simply refused to close to action.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 6:39 p.m. PST

I add horse artillery. Shorter range move like cav. Extra punch.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2019 5:17 p.m. PST

I lost the Queen's Guides once to a single unit of native cavalry. British cavalry is even more powerful. evil grin


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