Casca 48 – The Austrian

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October 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm #2610
Andy Beau

Looks like another rousing tale of Casca. As some of you may know, I prefer the stories of Casca that occur during what I call the “sword-era”, where the main weapons are swords and the like, as opposed to the “gun-era”, where various types of firearms are the main weapons. However, for me, this time period is sort of a grey line between the two eras. The somewhat primitive guns are single shot, and any close in fighting involves “swords”, since the guns can’t be reloaded fast enough. This is also why I enjoy pirate stories, even with canons. Plenty of sword-fighting.
Looking online for some pictures of soldiers of this time period, there seems to be plenty of armored cavalry and foot soldiers. For instance, it seems that the unusual Polish “winged” cavalry was present at this time. Any chance they are in this story?
Looking forward to this next adventure.

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October 28, 2017 at 9:26 am #2612
Tony Roberts

Andy, yes you got this bang on right. And yes, the Battle of Kahlenberg will feature with those winged Hussars, the biggest cavalry charge in history, apparently. Think of the Lord of the Rings when the cavalry charge the army of Mordor in the flank as they are attacking the city. Not quite like that but it gives you an idea.

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