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The Polish Hussars have their fanboys, not without reason. But their usage was pretty limited when seen in the wide scope offered by the 1500-1700 battlefields.o54881 wrote:Which nations had the best cavalry?
On the other hand, it depends on the situation. As battlefield cavalry the Reiters with their handguns had their days, but became obsolete later.
If you factor in strategical movement (mainly for the east) or availability (noble cavalry, like the Poles), the equation changes.
Imho you need to specific area (Europe) and at least narrow down the timescope for that question.
BTW: Some armies where fully mounted, eg. the Crimean Tartars. In 1571 they managed to burn Moscow (including most inhabitants), but when they returned a year later they where outmaneuvered near Moscow and had to attack the wooden mobile fortifications of the Russian army near Molodi. The majority of their army of 60.000 perished (according to other sources well over 100.000).