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Lithunian Light Cavalry 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Mars Figures 72056

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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A light cavalry is a kind of troops that used the horses of fast and small in weight of the breeds (450-500 kg at hussars), usually high, capable of making long daytime crossings on a foot of firm, without a significant loss of combat qualities.
The light cavalry was mainly used as shooters, to carry out strategic intelligence and coherent functions. They were sent to battle (with rare exceptions) only to destroy the enemy who lost the system (trembling, running), or not having a dense system, since the horses often refused to go to a tight -built infantry. Usually, one cavalryman accounted for two or more horse, as they were too tired under the saddle.
The main difference from the heavy shock cavalry was the mass of horses that had much less weight (150-500 kg, and in the early Middle Ages, the European Rum weighed 750 kg larger (4 times) larger than the steppe Mongolian or Tatar horse). The advantageous difference between light cavalry was significantly greater endurance and mobility: strategic, in view of the possibilities of using only pasture, and tactical, in view of a smaller mass. The disadvantages were the inability to conduct battle against the tight -built masses of heavy cavalry and infantry (with very rare exceptions). Often, significantly superior in mass, the horses of heavy cavalry simply knocked down light enemy horses, condemning the riders crushed by their means of movement.
The design of the saddle (less height of the rear) and the stirrup, which was attached much higher, was also different.