The charge of Taxdirt has been one of the most amazing cavalry charges made by any army ever. If took place during the Moroccan campaigns carried our by Spain in North Africa at the beginning of the 20 th century, when Alfonso XIII was King of Spain.
Only 65 Spanish Light Cavalrymen charged against more than 1500 insurgents of the Rif region shouting :” Santiago y cierra España”.
After three consecutive charges, each of them with less and less men, Lieutenant Coronel Cavalcanti and the survivors forced and overwhelming enemy to retreat and they led their nation and their kings to the glory.
The figures of the Light Cavalrymen contain:
- Etched brass complements ( reins, stirrups, horseshoes, numbers of the regiments, tacks…)
- Pith helmet, chaco hat and sirocco protector in order to make different uniforms (for winter, summer…) and different regiments and helmets.
- Full coloured instructions and a detailed story of the battle.