Tirailleur Corse wrote:Hi guys!
There is something historicaly completly wrong with the 1914 Frenchies.
This concerns Cavalry. The book gives lances to the Cuirassiers and don't for any other kind of horsemen.
it is just the opposite!
The Cuirassiers were the only regiments of the "metropolitan" army which did not carry lances when all other (Dragons, Chasseurs and hussards) did.
I speak about "metropolitan" horsemen as the "colonial" regiments (Chasseurs d'Afrique and Spahis) had no lances.
This lance was made either of wood or "bamboou du Tonkin".
May be can you correct this?
I think anyway that mentionning lances, swords or any equipment without special rules is a mistake.
I guess that the intent was to offer a profile for the Elite cavalry that the French had at the outbreak of the war, and as these needed a name it is Cuirassiers. I can see at least a couple of other cavalry regiments that would desserve some improved statlines, and I've used the Cuirassier profile for these.
But you're right, the lance should not appear, though I suspect based on the various accounts I've read, that most cavalry in fact did not carry it during most operations, wheter Hussards, Dragons, etc...
Thanks for the input.