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26th Nov '16 6:22:24 PM Gatordragon24
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'', you start each match, and return after each respawn, riding into battle on horseback to get to the battle faster.
26th Nov '16 1:37:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, [[HollywoodTactics even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry]]. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, [[HollywoodTactics even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry]]. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss badass than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.
11th Oct '16 4:55:24 PM foxley
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'': Chisolm and Faraday are fond of showing off their ImprobableAimingSkills while riding (such as accurately fanning a revolver from horseback), and make heroic charges at different points in the film.
8th Oct '16 10:12:31 PM JackG
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* Batman does it in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.

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* Batman does it in ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'' after a nuclear EMP strike knocks out all motor vehicle transport.
6th Sep '16 1:30:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* The deghans in the ''FarsalaTrilogy'' clearly ''think'' they're this, and in the beginning they are - it's mentioned that Farsala is one of the few countries to have an effective cavalry. However, they are easily defeated by [[TheEmpire Hrum]] foot soldiers.

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* The deghans in the ''FarsalaTrilogy'' ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy'' clearly ''think'' they're this, and in the beginning they are - it's mentioned that Farsala is one of the few countries to have an effective cavalry. However, they are easily defeated by [[TheEmpire Hrum]] foot soldiers.
10th Aug '16 8:48:46 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs a couple of times in ''[[{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'':

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* Occurs a couple of times in ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} The King's Justice]]'':
2nd Aug '16 10:38:43 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, [[HollywoodTactics even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry.infantry]]. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.fighting.
* An InvokedTrope in ''Film/AndStarringPanchoVillaAsHimself''.
** Villa is skeptical about Creator/RaoulWalsh, the American actor sent to portray him, and so the two men compete in showing off their horse-riding and shooting skills. Fortunately Walsh is good enough to satisfy Villa.
** During the train ambush, Thayer sets up his cameras under fire, points them back at the train and shouts "ACTION!" Cue Villa and his cavalry riding out of the rail cars straight into battle.
29th Jul '16 5:54:59 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. When WinningTheCrowd in his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. When WinningTheCrowd in In his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.
29th Jul '16 5:54:06 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall. When WinningTheCrowd in his first gladiatorial combat in the Collesseum, Maximus ends up on a WhiteStallion taken from the charioteers he's fighting.
29th Jul '16 5:06:46 PM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which Marcus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' opens with a BigBadassBattleSequence in which Marcus General Maximus leads Roman cavalry into action against a Germanic tribe, even though Roman tactics were actually centered around their infantry. It does however enable to make our hero to look more BadAss than if he were leading the action from behind a shield wall.
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