From: Georgetown, Texas, USA
::pulls saber from scabbard, points:: Who you calling, infantry, redleg?
Apart from JWE's inability to tell the dashing cavalry apart from the plodding infantry (to any artilleryman, they're all 'targets') he's right on point.
In my day, we had embedded artillery forward observers assigned to, and billeted with, each cavalry troop, even in peacetime, to ensure better coordination and faster response.
Somehow, I knew you would dial in with your horsey stuff. Okey doke, I'll match your sabre with my 105, but seriously, you know what I'm saying. We work together. You have yellow stripes, I have red ones, but we both have that US on the collar. As you know, we shot behind you guys. For me, personally, you guys were my faves. You knew what, where, and when you wanted stuff and were oh, so incredibly righteous about calling it in. I really loved working with you guys. You were almost as good as Airborne (not really, but I had to say it).
Yeah, I guess those 105s and Mech Cav are OK if you don't have any naval gunfire support and Marines...