Essays Tagged: "Cavalry"

Compare and contrast the style of commands of Ghengis Kahn and Napoleon. Incl. Strategy and Operations, and army organization. In what areas did they succeed over their contemporaries?

trategies were implied despite army organizations were anything but similar. The Mongolian Army was cavalry "pure," that is, the Mongolians fought from horseback and were masters at horsemanship and a ... apoleon, he chose to abstain from siege warfare whenever possible, and therefore, the reliance on a cavalry-pure army was upheld.Before discussing the strategic similarities of the two generals, the s ...

(5 pages) 151 4 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Horsed cavalry and horsemanship, as it reached its perfection when it was finally relegated to history.

Horsed cavalry and horsemanship in general played a tremendous role throughout human history. Our life migh ... have been different without those magnificent animals.It is indeed extremely ironic that the horsed cavalry ultimately almost reached its perfection when it was finally relegated to history.After ten ... perfection when it was finally relegated to history.After ten centuries of battlefield dominion the cavalry started loosing it's supremacy around the 14th century, when infantry acquired the deadly lo ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Describes evolution of the Frankish panoply from the Merovingian to the Carolingian period. compares it to the Roman Legionnaire?

ans and Franks were still "essentially a people of the forest, which precluded the extensive use of cavalry" (Beeler 8). The Franks were basically a light-armed infantry based army--with no armor, sma ... this combination of mobility, armor, armament, and stability quickly secured the advantage that the cavalryman would maintain over the common foot soldier (essentially until the introduction of the ha ...

(2 pages) 92 2 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Study the arms of the medieval period. Which weapons were preferred by infantry and cavalry through the different periods of the Middle Ages?

he Frankish army under Charlemagne. In 792 he issued his Capitulare missorum requiring a lance (the cavalry version of a spear) be included in the armament for all horsemen, and strengthened its use w ... s; however, Charlemagne further enhanced the spear's influence as the major Frankish weapon by both cavalrymen and infantrymen when the practical use of the spear as a javelin was altered and was used ...

(6 pages) 125 2 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Study the rise of Swiss heavy infantry. Describe the arms, armor and tactical formation of the Swiss heavy infantryman.

y different from earlier medieval heavy infantry?For the most part, Western Europe was dominated by cavalry heavy armies, an attribute to the feudalization that spawned from France; however, it was in ... rdsmen, with pikes at the ready, were the first infantry to stand and absorb the shock of the heavy cavalry charge--with their halberds (which was an assortment of pikes, polearms, and the Swiss Morge ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Persian war.

a raid in Asia Minor, Persia sent a small force by Persian standards, about 20,000 infantry and 800 cavalry. The Greeks met this force with 10,000 troops at the plain of Marathon on the west coast of ...

(1 pages) 56 2 3.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Medieval Warfare: Stagnant or Flowing?

ated, ground comes the early modern period of European history. The main point of contention is the cavalry's early dominance over European culture, which inevitably will be replaced by infantry soldi ... ry of war. One scholar, Charles Oman, writing at the end of the nineteenth century, argues that the cavalry, which shaped European medieval culture, was easily replaced with the more deadly infantry. ...

(7 pages) 69 1 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Essay: The roman Army

he fifth class carrying no armour at all, solely armed with slings.The army officers as well as the cavalry were drawn from leading citizens who were enrolled as equestrians (equites).All in all the R ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Nobles, Tyrants, and Their Effect on Greece

e of reasons they were so important and crucial in the eyes of the Greek kings. The nobles supplied cavalry to the military forces. The military depended intensely on the cavalry so without it, they w ... e nobles' power. Foot soldiers became more significant in war, eradicating the need for the nobles' cavalry. The nobles constantly fought amongst themselves by targeting their loss of power on each ot ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Roman Army

eapons were two pila's {spear type weapon} or javelins each and a short thrusting gladius or sword. Cavalry was supplied by the auxilaries (second line troops) and was organized mainly in units 500 st ...

(2 pages) 31 3 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Roman battle techniques

was to protect the legion's soldiers from any attacks from the side. Behind these two would be the cavalry. Soldiers on horseback with longer swords ready for action once the infantry had played thei ... uted and in disarray, the legion soldiers would step aside, as their were not pursuit soldiers. The cavalry would then come forward and ride amongst the enemy soldiers slashing and stabbing at them fr ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Macedonian army under Alexander the Great

The Macedonian cavalryThe army of Alexander the Great could be called Macedonian because it fought for the Macedoni ... tive Macedonians however remained the most important part of the army. These men served both in the cavalry as well as in the infantry. The most prestigious of the mounted troops were the hetairoi or ... infantry. The most prestigious of the mounted troops were the hetairoi or companions. The companion cavalry had its origins in the retainers kept by the Macedonian royal house. At first the members of ...

(10 pages) 31 0 1.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

World War I tatics.

hough this war turned out as a "non-contact" war, in the beginning of it the British commanders had cavalry set and to go. Soon it became obvious that the horses were clumsy and a very easy target for ...

(4 pages) 12 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Trench Warfare in WWI.

ugust 1914 operated on essentially 19th century doctrines, large units of riflemen were screened by cavalry and supported by artillery. Commanders expecting a decisive engagements to settle the war ra ... weeks. No one anticipated a struggle that would endure over 4 years. Sweeping maneuvers exposed the cavalry and infantry to the killing power of modern weapons. Modern weapons, especially artillery an ...

(7 pages) 24 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

World War One - Trench Warfare -- describing the horrific conditions.

ugust 1914 operated on essentially 19th century doctrines, large units of riflemen were screened by cavalry and supported by artillery. Commanders were expecting decisive engagements to settle the war ... weeks. No one anticipated a struggle that would endure over 4 years. Sweeping maneuvers exposed the cavalry and infantry to the killing power of modern weapons. Modern weapons, especially artillery an ...

(6 pages) 39 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Spain's War Tactics During the Reconquista

ght. During the Reconquista, Spanish armies were mainly formed by two groups of soldiers. One was a cavalry, mainly nobles and commoner knights, and infantry, which were mainly peasants.Cavalries foug ... Alls I had was bows and arrows, spears, and short swords. Us peasants contained the enemy until the cavalry came", says a peones.The typical armours were the leather ones. They usually had iron skille ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Alexander the Great

paign against the Persians would not have been as extraordinary if Alexander himself hadn't led the cavalry, which he did at Guagamela on the Tigris, states Document 7. After a brief stay at the Persi ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Battle of Sand Creek

On November 29, 1864, a cavalry brutally attacked a camp of Indians. These Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians were nearly harmless ... led were women and children. They did not deserve to be brutalized and attacked without warning.The Cavalry attacked and many people ran as they were in their homes when the event started. Most men st ... s still alive. They took him out of the pile and blew his head off (Powell). It is obvious that the cavalry had the advantage when you look at the death tolls. The Indians lost between four hundred an ...

(2 pages) 429 0 2.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Chivalry

ge; they were mainly composed of mere foot soldiers that had great difficulty combating the mounted cavalry. As a result of this, the nobles began to employ cavalry training and tactics in order to co ... armed warriors who fought on horseback with lances and swords. Horse maintenance was expensive, and cavalry training was a long and difficult process. To make up for the expenses of cavalry training, ...

(5 pages) 466 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Frederic Remington's Picture Of The Old West

ure while working for Harper's Weekly in 1887 (FredericRemington.org). The painting is about an old cavalry soldier on duty, surveying a harsh desert plain. Remington uses an almost monochromatic sele ...

(4 pages) 6 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers