WW1 Cavalry fire arms

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Darren
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WW1 Cavalry fire arms

Post by Darren » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:11 am

Hi All,

I'm planning to include French and German Cavalry for my 1914 games.

I've read conflicting articles stating that both French and German Cavalry were armed with carbines and not rifles.
I've also read that one of the reasons that French cavalry were reluctant to dis-mount was that they didn't want face rifles and MG fire with carbines with only half the range.

Based on the weight of evidence, I believe French and German Cavalry were armed with carbines.
Is anyone able to confirm this?

Regards
Darren

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