Post by Yan Taylor on Feb 21, 2015 13:59:23 GMT -5
Just a bit of fun, I was reading about the Russian army yesterday and what struck me was the problems that cavalry in 1876 had concerning one man in every set of four being a horse holder, was still prevalent in 1936, here is a modern Russian cavalry platoon;
Soviet Cavalry Platoon circa 1936;
Platoon HQ Lieutenant Corporal (in charge of horses) Private/Observer-Signalman Private/Runner 2 x Privates/Horse holders
Two Mounted Sections each Containing; 6 x Man Light Machine Gun Squad 6 x Man Grenadier Squad
When fighting on foot the horse corporal and ten men were left behind to tend to the horses, that 11 men out of 30 who are kept out of any action due to keeping tabs on their mounts.