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Simon Miller

Hi Sam,

The Goths at Adrianople 378 (just after arrival inside the Empire) already had a substantial cavalry contingent.  OTOH the Germans at Strasbourg 357 preferred to dismount their cavalry, either because they were less effective or less numerous  than their  Roman equivalents.   So there was perhaps a bigger emphasis on cavalry in the East.  But not a lot of data points as far as I know.

Best, Simon