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What was the greatest cavalry force in history and why was it the Polish winged hussars?

What other historical cavalry units were particularly skilled, successful or effective?
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Pic not related, I guess?
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>>580871
You'd probably had seen this coming, but you didn't inb4
>Subutai's Mongols
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finnish hakkapeelita were famously brave and skilled
Naps cuirassiers

but in general skill i would say the knights. one on one they probably best any other unit in history
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Swedish Cavalry c1700
Best weapons and tactics of the time. Wedges were practically unstopable.
>>580971
Napoleon's Hussars would be my second choice. The Cuirassiers were a shock troop that did exactly what the Swedes did but with bigger horses and heavier armour. Napoleon's hussars on the other hand were both brilliant horseman and better fighters because they had to fight unlike the Cuirassiers who were just ordered to smash into weak points.
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>>580871
1 Guards Tank Army
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>>580971
Which order or country?
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>>580871
>European """""Cavalry""""""""
Pretty much anyone in the Steppe.
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>>580971
>the knights
That's vague.
Roman knights weren't particularly good, they often hired Thracian cavalry even when they were still a republic.
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>>581011
Did the Romans even have their own cavalry?

I know there was an equestrian class that could possibly be somewhat equates to European knights of later times, but did they even fight on horseback?

I've never really heard of any cavalry components of roman legions or auxiliaries really. Certainly not in the sense of charging the enemy with spear/lance. But I could be wrong.
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>>581120

Did you never found the word Alae?

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_cavalry
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>>580871

Genghis' Mongols. The were trained to do it all. They could skirmish, they could go toe to toe, they could fake retreats, they had exceptional discipline.

Basically what your best is, the mongols could do it too but could also exploit your weakness.
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>>581156
>0 Guards Tank divisions

suuure
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>>581120
Most cavalry that marched with the legions was made up of allied contingents, at least by the time of Marius, probably earlier. Sorry, I wish I had a better idea of when this changed, but Roman Equites were not renowned for their skill, and local allies supplied superior examples.
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>>580871
I hate these shitty threads. There was no 'best' type of cavalry. History isnt a fucking video game like total war where they have different stats.
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11th ACR
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The Persians.
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>>580871
Numidians
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>>581156
>they could go toe to toe
lmao. They were an adequate and organized cavalry force, they were not the best individual soldiers and you see that reflect often. Mongolian success was due to superior tactics, not individual soldiers.
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>>580871
French Gendarme are pretty great in just about every time period. Polish Hussars were legendary for their time.
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