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Old 04-04-2019, 02:26 PM
Olefin Olefin is offline
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Originally Posted by Raellus View Post
Have any of you ever sat through all of making-of features of the Lord Of the Rings trilogy? (I think it's from the The Two Towers bonus content) There's an interesting bit about assembling the "Rohirrim" for the shoot that could provide some insight into this topic. The production company put out an all-call for experienced riders to serve as extras in the film. A couple hundred Kiwis answered the call. They were set up with costumes and props and the rest is celluloid history. I can see a similar thing happening in T2K, but with real, modern weapons instead of rubber medieval ones.

Anyway, in a T2K scenario, cavalry units would be raised in a couple of ways. First, all-volunteer units like Olefin's Kenyan example. Second, levies with requisitioned horses.

I can see some, more independent-minded horse owners balking at turning their prized horseflesh over to the government/military, and you might see anti-gov't mounted partisan groups forming as a result. Think about someone like Cliven Bundy and his ilk in the U.S.A.
I completely agree with you there about some people being pretty testy if they get ordered to turn over their horses and deciding they were going to do something about it. Especially if it means they are losing their only means of transportation in the bargain. And I can see people who love horses seeing them getting mistreated by some converted infantryman and not being very happy about it.
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