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Cavalerie Platoon (GFBX04)

GFBX04 Cavalerie Platoon

Cavalerie Platoon (GFBX04)
Includes one Lebel Pistol team, nine Berthier Rifle teams, two Medium bases and eight large bases.

French cavalry formations that retained their horse mounts were allocated armoured cars to provide additional firepower and speed for the exploitation phase of the battle. Once the infantry and tanks had broken through the enemy defences, the cavalry and armoured car would rush through the gap to get into the enemy’s rear areas, disrupting their reinforcements and communications.

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Painted by Jeremy Painter

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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

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The French have a long and proud cavalry tradition with a great variety of regiments and roles. The colonial troops provide even more exotic types like the Spahi and Chasseurs d’Afrique regiments. However, by 1918 their uniforms and tactics are very similar.
GFBX04 Cavalerie Platoon
French cavalry heavy machine-gun teams were mounted on horses for speed when the formations were on the move. To bring their Hotchkiss heavy machine-guns into action they dismounted, sending their horses to the rear, and provided supporting fire from the ground.
GFBX04 Cavalerie Platoon

Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023