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“secure flank” question


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in “sun king”, “secure infantry” has its rule.  Any equivalent for cavalry ever?


Nick Dorrell
 

The 'secure infantry' rule reflects the situation that infantry were fairly secure from cavalry attack as long as their flanks were covered. Frontal cavalry attacks in this case were likely to be ineffective and what they would usually do is seek to attack the flank of the infantry. The same is not true for cavalry facing cavalry attack. Of course if they could manage a flank attack that would be better but a frontal attack on opposing mounted force was fine and indeed 'normal'.

So in short no.


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in “sun king”, “secure infantry” has its rule.  Any equivalent for cavalry ever?