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Hussar by WormWoodTheStar Hussar by WormWoodTheStar
A Hussar armour, one of the elite soldiers of Poland between XVI and XVIII century. Many times their powerful charges would turn the tide of even the worst battles. I dare to say they were the equivalent of heavy tanks at their times. Even today they symbolise the courage, skills and excellent combat skills. Many times the hussars are presented on orders, awards, symbols etc. For example the 1st Polish Armoured Division used a hussar helmet and wings as its unit mark.

One of the hussars characteristic atribute are wings, placed behind the armour or on the saddle. Their origin and function are still unknown. Some people believe that because of them the enemy's horses were too frighten to carry their riders to counterattack, other - that this prevented enemy to throw a line or lasso on the hussar and pull him down. Nevertheless, the wings are now inseparable part of Polish view on hussars.

Interestingly, many people connect the Hussars with the Battle of Grunwald, altough such a formation did not exist at the time (1410).
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DarthDestruktor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Czy może być coś bardziej zajebistego?
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Centurion1345 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Never heard of these kind oof Knights before. I love their helmets. But Imagine a charge of about 40 coming at you. Id be scared! But What if we were to cross two kinds on knights together to form one awesome knight?! First thing that poped into my mind is a Templar Hussar. Imagine THAT.
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Bella3579 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is a great photo - do you mind telling me where you took it? I am going to Poland in December and if this is in a museum closeby enough I would love to go there... Thanks :)
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WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
That was in Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw.
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Bella3579 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Really appreciate it, thank you!
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Annika51 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I'm a history geek, and have always loved the hussars, especially the winged ones. Thank you for the lovely photo! :hooray:
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pruad Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great touch of the past... I like this photo :)
Wish I lived in those ages :)
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