Cavalry Division

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Cavalry Divisions (Cav) are able to move fairly rapidly over most types of terrain and do not require a supply of fuel to operate, but they are lightly armed when compared with Armoured units, and the automatic weapons of the time can inflict devastating casualties to both men and horses. That is not to say that Cavalry can't prove useful in some instances as a mobile reserve.

Cavalry Division Statistics

Model Default ORG Morale Air Attack Air Def. Soft Attack Hard Attack Tough-
ness
Defens-
iveness
Soft-
ness
  Cost Build-
time
Man-
power
Max Speed Supply Cons. Fuel Cons. Supp. Transp. Weight Upgrade Time Factor Upgrade Cost Factor Speed Cap Art Speed Cap Eng Speed Cap AT Speed Cap AA
I. Great War Cavalry 30 30 1 2 4 0 10 10 100   8 95 9 7 1.2 0 4 30 1.0 1.0 7 7 7 7
II. Early Cavalry 30 30 2 3 8 1 10 10 100   8 95 9 7 1.2 0 4 30 0.5 1.0 7 7 7 7
III. Basic Cavalry 30 30 3 4 10 2 12 12 100   8 95 9 7 1.3 0 4 30 0.5 1.0 7 7 7 7
IV. Semi-Motorized
Cavalry
30 30 4 4 12 2 14 14 95   9 95 9 7 1.5 1.5 4 30 0.5 1.0 7 7 7 7
V. Armored Cavalry 30 30 7 6 16 10 20 20 60   14 135 9 10 2.2 3.0 4 30 0.5 1.0 10 10 10 10
VI. Air Cavalry 40 40 7 6 16 10 20 18 80   25 155 9 14 2.8 7.0 4 30 0.5 1.0 14 14 14 14

Brigades allowed

Notes

  • Cavalry divisions are considered a soft unit.
  • It is often considered that Basic Cavalry are a good place to stop for upgrading of units. Reasons include, cost effectiveness, Lack of Oil Consumption and the combat differences between Basic Cavalry and Semi-Motorised Cavalry being quite small.
  • Cavalry are often useful as disposable raiders. When an enemy front has been holed the Cav race through to attempt to either encircle the enemy troops or race to capture/deny resources, IC or Victory Points
  • Cavalry are classified in the category of TECH_CAT_CAVALRY and thus are affected by Terrain and Weather differently to other land types