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Being that they were heavy cavalry..

September 15 2004 at 8:38 AM
Richard Godin  (no login)
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I think they (both horses and men) were supposed to be larger than average cavalry. I think that was the whole point of heavy cavalry; large men on large horses, usually armoured and with large heavy swords.

Was that figure of 15-15 1/2 hands for standard British Cavalry or for British heavy cavalry, do you know?

I thought I read once that in Napoleanic times the French heavy cavalry (the Cuirassiers)required the men be a height of a minimum of 6 feet...which was really tall back then given that the average european male was about 5'5" or so. I can only gather that the horses were likewise, quite large but I have never heard a figure quoted.

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  1. Heavy Cav - Mike Cooper on Sep 16, 2004, 4:05 AM

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