And the only example cited in the threads was for Napoleonic infantry, is there information around for the other arms of service in that war? I always wondered if there was an official difference between the prescribed rates for the various types of cavalry, for example.
Absolutely. There are a number of period studies, reports and military men answering those questions–basically because, for them, they were important questions. I’ll be glad to give sources, but from what I’ve seen, the prescribed rates were the same for all cavalry, but the speeds that different types of cavalry were worked at varied. It also had to do with the size of the horse rather than just the type of cavalry.
Best Regards, Bill