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Get to Know Us. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But these days they are better known for being the equestrian squadron that escorts the royal Danish family at official events around Copenhagen. King Christian IV founded the very first regiment in with the intention of creating a cavalry that was quick and easy to move, and King Fredrik V added two more regiments in To this day, the Danish Guard Hussars is the oldest regiment in the world still in operation.
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A Guard Hussar is trained first and foremost as an escort rider. The Russians? They toppled Ivan the Terrible in the dead of winter. The Khanates?
There's a reason the Mongols, and, eventually, the succeeding khanates, never made it past Poland and into Europe. Creighton Abrams may be remembered for it, but Polish-Lithuania lived by the mantra, "they've got us surrounded again?
The poor bastards It might sound silly that heavily armored cavalrymen felt the need to include giant, feathery wings on either their saddles or their backs, but it wasn't just a fashion statement — it was an effective strategy. Hussars were shock troops, meaning that they needed to instill as much fear as they could as fast and effectively as they could — before the enemy has a chance to realize what's going on. In an era when it was unlikely that you'd ever even see a neighboring city, what were you supposed to make of the rapidly approaching, heavily armed legion of vengeful, glittering angels?
Marching into battle looking like Roman angels was steeped religious symbolism.
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As new technologies are introduced to the battlefield, old tactics get thrown out. No single piece of military tech changed warfare quite like firearms. Firearms instantaneously made arrows obsolete and swords pointless — if you can keep your distance. The Hussars never really got the memo, though, and they'd still charge into battle, decked-out in armor that could take a bullet or two and close the distance before their enemy got a chance to reload.
The Hussars eventually got their own firearms, which meant their enemies now had to deal with a heavily armored Hussars charging at them with spears, swords, warhammers, and rifles.