iffr762 at iffr762 at
Sat Feb 27 00:09:57 UTC 1999

	In discussing the efficiency of "chariot cavalry" and all that,
there is really no getting around the fact that chariot cavalry was
eventually replaced (in some out of the way places rather later than
elsewhere)  by "true cavalry".  Thus its efficiency must have been less,
as most of us could probably have figured out anyway.

	But if this is true, it has implications (however circumstiantial)
for the development of true cavalry, for as of about 2000 BC chariot
cavalry was evidently regarded as the latest most terrifying thing by all
concerned (as various nomads burst out of various steppes employing it)
and so this would suggest that the development of true cavalry must have
been later.


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