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I suggested in the comments above, earlier, that the Hindustan peninsula might have some appropriate examples. A cursory look at the Moghul, Maratha and Bengali armies, etc, did show that the cavalry forces put into field were of the order of tens of thousands of cavalrymen (Second Panipat, Tukaroi), I did not find an immediate example of a combined charge. ...


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Question: Were Mongol or Chinese cavalry charges among the largest in history? The Mongol's effectiveness in battle was not based on "riding over" their opponents; nor was it based on having superior numbers. It was based upon being the only side which both possessed the super weapon of the day, the Mongol Bow, and enough talented archer/horsemen who ...


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Because Genghis Khan was the first to use tactics that went beyond horse archers. A "complete" army needs infantry, cavalry, and artillery. For instance, he retained Chinese and Persian engineers (among others) to help build catapults and other siege weapons. The Mongols also conscripted the "infantry" they needed, by rounding up local young men and using ...


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