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Re: Mounted Infantry/Cavalry

From: Phil Rutherford
Date: 7/20/00
Time: 12:32:20 PM
Remote Name: 210.84.112.102

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I believe the correct definition was that Light Horse/Cavalry were troops who were mounted and could therefore fight on horseback while Mounted Infantry were only mounted insofar as it was their means of transport to a battle. The modern day equivalent is the Armoured vehicles versus trucks (or the new Bushmaster) where in the latter trooops can be taken right up to, and onto, the objective while with the latter they must be dropped well short of the objective and fight onto it from there.


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