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Tango0104 Dec 2021 9:23 p.m. PST

"In 1745 the British Army could call on the services of 14 regiments of dragoons, but only eight of Horse plus the Household Cavalry. The dragoons were fast losing their original role as mounted infantry, although they still sometimes fought on foot at this date, but they were aware that the Horse remained the superior cavalry in terms of social standing. However dragoons were much cheaper to maintain, and in 1746 the British Government converted three of the Horse regiments into dragoons, a trend that would continue later in the century until all Horse regiments disappeared. The majority of cavalry action during the Jacobite Rebellion was conducted by dragoons, including two regiments present at Culloden, who could equally well charge an enemy with cold steel or dismount to act as mobile infantry…."

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Tango0105 Dec 2021 3:08 p.m. PST

Good for Jacovite Rebellion?….


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