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    I found this. I remember watching the series when I was kid.

    The Republican Guards showing how the Imperial cavalerie would have done it.

    https://youtu.be/cOl4piWh2eA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenus View Post
    I found this. I remember watching the series when I was kid.

    The Republican Guards showing how the Imperial cavalerie would have done it.

    https://youtu.be/cOl4piWh2eA
    closed link on copyright issues.....sigh
    "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." -- A. de Tocqueville

    "Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite." -- J.K. Galbraith

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    Try this one
    https://youtu.be/9VG4dTZfxVY

    Unfortunately the guy who put it on line found useful to put a stupid music which covers the buggles for marche, trot then charge...
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    "You did, sarge", said Polly." You said you were in few last stands."
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    Viewed from the front would be bloody disquieting methinks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Viewed from the front would be bloody disquieting methinks....
    Easy to see why it might be hard to convince ground pounders that holding in the face of it was their best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopAlongBunny View Post
    Easy to see why it might be hard to convince ground pounders that holding in the face of it was their best bet.
    Keegan observed that this was one of the reasons the half-pike and the sword persisted as the battlefield weapons of sergeants and officers, respectively, for a century after musket/bayonet combo had become the dominant infantry weapon system employed.

    They maintain usefulness as personal defense tools in a hand-to-hand encounter....and serve as great persuaders held sideways at the backs of your soldiers to stop those first few from edging out of line when the cavalry is coming at you (at least if the discipline is pretty solid to begin with).
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    Quote Originally Posted by HopAlongBunny View Post
    Easy to see why it might be hard to convince ground pounders that holding in the face of it was their best bet.
    I saw a docu-tainment show once where they put a guy and a camera down the field from the Strathcona's mounted troop and had them charge at him. The thumping of a hundred horse at the gallop was quite loud.
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    Imagine at least seeing the charge of the Scots Greys, as portrayed by that famous painting. Must have been a sight to watch from the English side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    Imagine at least seeing the charge of the Scots Greys, as portrayed by that famous painting. Must have been a sight to watch from the English side.
    The painting is inaccurate as all get out. Were it real, their would have been a 20 horse and rider pile up within the next minute or so. She took a lot of artistic license.
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    Which painting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    Which painting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    The painting is inaccurate as all get out. Were it real, their would have been a 20 horse and rider pile up within the next minute or so. She took a lot of artistic license.
    Fair enough, but the artistic license was enough to inspire to create a superb piece of artwork.

    I actually read about the charge - the charge was not even a charge, because of the horrid terrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    Fair enough, but the artistic license was enough to inspire to create a superb piece of artwork.

    I actually read about the charge - the charge was not even a charge, because of the horrid terrain.
    What's the current general view on Victor Hugo's portrayal of the doomed charge of the French heavies? I read somewhere that it originated with a lowly lieutenant who gesticulated excitedly at some British movement, leading to nearby horseman moving to see what he was talking about, and a domino effect resulting in an assumed command to advance. If the Scots Greys couldn't really charge because of the terrain, would it have been any different for the French cuirassiers?

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