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Fighting force

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Highly mobile

The cavalry only made up about 10 to 20 per cent of Charlemagn­e’s army but they were his dominant fighting force. Their primary use in battle was to charge through gaps in the enemy line — a tactic that frequently secured victory. However, the highly mobile horseman could also be used for search-and-destroy missions or to scout ahead.

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