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Normally, you always have infantry and cavalry combined if you can. For example, even in the time of Alexander the Great the phalanx was always used in combination with cavalry units. In modern times infantry always accompanies tanks. If you advance tanks without supporting infantry they will be vulnerable to various kinds of attacks. The same was true in ...


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At the Battle of Pharsalus, Caesar used infantry to support his cavalry when faced with superior numbers: Caesar himself took his post opposite Pompey. At the same time, fearing, from the disposition of the enemy which we have previously mentioned, lest his right wing might be surrounded by their numerous cavalry, he rapidly drafted a single cohort ...


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It depends on the circumstances. Equipment, training, tactics, situation (e.g. pitched battle or raiding), terrain and weather. It also depends on what you mean. I think tactically there is a significant difference in the situation with armored knights as opposed to light cavalry. For the strategic decision of what forces to bring to a major set-piece ...



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