These are scaled to the height of a Infantry if the rider is sitting on the horse.
These are larger than the Cavalry previously produced by HBG.
3d Printed in Light Grey
- Cavalry with Pistol (24.6 x 11.6 x 25mm)
- Cavalry with Rifle (26 x 11.6 x 24.5mm)
- Cavalry with Sword-High (24.8 x 11.6 x 24.3mm)
- Cavalry with Sword-Low (24.5 x 11.6 x 24.8mm)
Horses in World War II were used by the belligerent nations for transportation of troops, artillery, materiel, and, to a lesser extent, in mobile cavalry troops. The role of horses for each nation depended on its military strategy and state of economy and was most pronounced in the German and Soviet Armies. Over the course of the war, both Germany (2.75 million) and the Soviet Union (3.5 million) employed more than six million horses
Japan's environment, historically, did not foster horse breeding practices, thus after the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905 the government established a breeding bureau that imported Australian and English stallions, establishing a new local stock. After World War I the Japanese Army blended the majority of its cavalry regiments into 32 existing infantry divisions to provide mounted reconnaissance battalions. This wholesale integration created a perceived weakness in the Japanese order of battle which persisted into the late 1930s, although by 1938 four cavalry brigades had been set aside from the infantry for independent service in the wide Chinese hinterland. Contemporary observers wrote that by 1940 these brigades were obsolete, not fitting the role of a proper shock army. One Japanese cavalry unit saw active service outside China, in the Malayan campaign of 1941.
The Japanese also made use of Mongolian mounted auxiliaries, recruited in Japanese-held territory, to patrol the Soviet and Mongolian borders.
(More on Wiki HERE)