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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2020 9:33 p.m. PST


"One of the most famos stories of the Franco-Prussian war is the death ride of Bredow's Brigade at Mars la Tour. More about the battle you can read at Wikipedia.

Prussian Cuirassiers and Ulans charged the French lines, took several guns and broke two lines of French infantry. Afterwarts they were pushed back and hunted by French Cavalry.

The charge bought enough time for the Prussian infantry to reform its ranks and continue the fighting. In German teachings after the war, this charge was seen as a success, so in 1914 it was repeated time and again by several nations until they learned, that a machine gun is enough to stop such an attack…."








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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2020 3:25 p.m. PST



Mollinary04 Feb 2020 5:56 a.m. PST

Lovely energetic figures!

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