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CQH-003 SPANISH CAVALRYMAN

CQH-003 SPANISH CAVALRYMAN
CQH-003 SPANISH CAVALRYMAN
CQH-003 SPANISH CAVALRYMAN
CQH-003 SPANISH CAVALRYMAN
CQH-003 SPANISH CAVALRYMAN
CQH-003 SPANISH CAVALRYMAN
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SKU: CQH-003
Restocked April 2022!
Status: In Stock
Price: $106.00
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From the moment that the first Horse was put ashore in November 1493, horses were the key to Spanish success in the Americas. They gave the Spanish not just distinct tactical and logistical advantages, but a moral advantage as well, because the native Americans had never seen such creatures before, and were initially scared to death of them.

At first the Aztecs thought that each cavalryman and his horse were one supernatural creature, with 4 legs, 2 arms and 2 heads! They were so relieved when they discovered that the horse was just an animal like any other that when the first one was killed , it was cut up and portions circulated throughout their lands, to demonstrate that such creatures were mortal.

It is therefore no wonder that horses captured by the Aztecs were sacrificed as if they were human, and their heads ended up alongside those of Spanish soldiers on the temple racks!

Scale 1:30 / 60mm

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