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Cavalry Troop (GBBX04)

GBBX04 Cavalry Troop

Cavalry Troop (GBBX04)
Includes one Webley Pistol team, eight SMLE Rifle teams, one Hotchkiss MG team, two Medium bases and eight large bases.

A Cavalry Squadron is lightly equipped with just its trench mortars and machine-guns that can be transported on horse-back, providing fire support. However, they would fight in close cooperation with the infantry and often be supported by the armoured cars or tanks of the Tank Corps.

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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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Unlike the infantry who used the Lewis, the Cavalry had adopted the Hotchkiss light machinegun, a more compact design.
GBBX04 Cavalry Troop
GBBX04 Cavalry Troop
For heavier firepower, the cavalry had their own machine-gun section armed with a pair of Vickers heavy machine-guns. Along with the trench mortars, the Vickers are called up when the cavalry encounter anything that impedes their progress.
GBBX04 Cavalry Troop

Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023