[quote=“stragbasher”]Isn’t there a story about Poland having no tanks to resist Germany’s armour when WWII started, so they sent cavalry instead? Men on horses against tanks! Absurd, futile, maybe not even true, but guaranteed to impress anyone with even an ounce of romance in them.
And sometimes the idiots win. Rourke’s Drift, anyone?[/quote]
That’s a myth… Noone in their right mind riding a horse would attack a tank armed with a rifle only.
Actually, when the polish cavalry were surprised by German tanks, their only hope of surving the meeting would be to get behind the tank(s) as fast as they possibly could.
How do you get behind something fast?
You ride straight towards it, and pass it. Once they passed the tank(s), they would be in the clear, unless there were a few infantry platoons waiting for them.