Cavalry during World war 2 and it's not the polish one!
The new surprise from my favorite figure manufacturer "Waterloo 1815" is the Italian cavalry during World War 2.
The charge of the polish cavalry during "Case White/ Invasion of Poland" is a well know-myth.
But a lot of people don't know that the 3. Cavalry Division Amedeo Duca d'Aosta took part on the eastern front during WW2.
The division was part of the Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia and fought till 1943.
Each division had two cavalry regiments, a highly-mobile infantry (Bersaglieri) regiment, an artillery regiment, and a light tank group.
The squadrons of the cavalry regiments were horse-mounted and, other than a motorcycle company, the Bersaglieri were issued with bicycles.
The light tank group had a total of 61 tanks. The tanks were typically L3s or L6s.(All info from Wikipedia!)
This part of history is now alive thanks to "Waterloo 1815" in 1/72 scale.
Here are the first picrures: (From plasticsoldierreview.com)
The set contents 10 figures and 10 horses, with 5 figure- and 2 horse poses.
The material is fairly hard.
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