wtorek, 14 czerwca 2016
Wczesna husaria walczyła jak lekka jazda, a raczej jazda uniwersalna, ponieważ mogła także szarżować na przeciwnika. Taki sposób walki był dostosowany do głównego przeciwnika - Turków.
Polish hussars are usually associated with armoured cavalry. However they originate from entirely different formation. At the beginning of the 16th Century new units appeared in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. They were aremd in Serb or Hungarian type. First accounts of such horsemen come from 1500-1503. These units were equipped with light lances and "Turkish" type shields. They had nearly no armour.
Early hussars fought as light cavalry or rather a universal one because it was also able to charge the enemy. It was an adaptation caused by fighting against the Turks.
Figures QR Miniatures
Hussars in battle of Orsha (1514) against the Muscovite forces.