The weather here is a little unseasonably spring-like and this young man's fancy is turning toward... the Cavalry Melee.
My thoughts currently stand at this point, but I recognise that this is very underdeveloped.
Now, I do seem to remember that this topic was discussed at no small length on the OSW site in times past.
I think what I'm wondering is how in many of even the most terrible cavalry fights, there was often relatively little blood was shed, but a decision of sorts was reached. Ultimately, I'm looking for a mechanism whereby we decide that Side 'A' bottles out and runs even though it has taken very few casualties - and indeed they ought to be hard for cavalry to inflict upon each other, as opposed to what happens to disordered Infantry once the Horsemen get among them.
I suppose it's all about the unit which maintains it's integrity, but how do we portray the loss or maintenence of this?
Another consideration is how to represent cavalry haring off into the ountryside after a charge and what mechanisms might be emplaced to make it possible for cavalry to reform after a charge and to become a potent force again?
I could just go and buy a copy of BAR, I suppose..!