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Ride Into Battle With The Russians!

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Ride Into Battle With The Russians!

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It's not all armoured cavalry in Bolt Action; there is even an opportunity for some actual horses with the Soviets. Check these out...

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aermord
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Horses were used much more in WW2 than people often realize.

comoran
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whoa! 🙂

ryking
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They have some good mounted SS figures as well ;).

ryking
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I bet I the Germans could smell them as they approached… :S

ryking
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I assume the horse counts as an extra attack during a charge?

doomrider
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I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time :p

fox40
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Would be interesting to see how they play

umgrimmy
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For the motherland.

stusidle
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Cavalry are excellent in BA. Quick and brutal in assaults they also get to use the recce special rules which makes them very hard to shoot at. You also have got to love the Tachanka, basically an MMG firing backwards off of a horse drawn wagon… amazing.

The Russians used a lot of cavalry, particularly after the initial German invasion. The Germans captured a great deal of the Soviet’s vehicles in the early stages of the war so the Russians had little choice.

macadams00
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All that horse meat and no pasta sauce

tachycardia
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Those are cossacks aren’t they? Can you take them for Germans?

A lot of cossacks fought against the red army as collaborators.

steve1797
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They are Cossacks and will be painted up as one of the ‘families’ that fought for the soviets all the way through the war…

Steve1797

hauptmanncanuck
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The cavalry adds a great element to the game for sure.

mc1gamer
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I can’t imagine the crazy you need to have in order to mount a charge on horseback against tanks

maledrakh
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The Charge Of The Light Brigade
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Memorializing Events in the Battle of Balaclava, October 25, 1854
Written 1854

Half a league half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns’ he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
Was there a man dismay’d ?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d & thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash’d all their sabres bare,
Flash’d as they turn’d in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army while
All the world wonder’d:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro’ the line they broke;
Cossack & Russian
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke,
Shatter’d & sunder’d.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
While horse & hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro’ the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!


Yeah, I know it is the wrong war, but still..just had to.

cuendillar
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Is this wise, when you take in account the cow and pig in earlier pictures…best luck in battle.

sercoffee
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At least they’re better than 40K rough riders…

spamelot
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Neigh way said the horse!

szuhayeva
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Russians!

heregrim
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Great cavalry charge!

ghent99
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Wonder if the Greeks get horses?

mo3355
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Need a lot of cavalry against machine guns

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